Sunday, May 5, 2013

Inspired By

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show we are being inspired.  You choose what inspires you, it can be a song lyric or a quote from your favorite author, or an idea from your favorite blogger or your favorite artist.  I was  inspired by the fantastic  Hot Air Balloon created by Candy from a previous challenge.  

I had sitting out plastic Easter eggs left over from our Easter decorations.  I decided to use the idea of covering my egg with the embossed metallic sheets. 


I cut the embossed sheets into pieces which I layered over the egg. 

I had my DH drill hole in the top and bottom of the egg. And I added a handle to the top and the bottom had a leftover handle found at the flea market.  

I decided to create a coordinating butterfly.  I cut the butterfly from a die cut and embossed the surface with the embossing folder.

I decided to antique my metal with a coat of versamark and Stampendous Aqua Embossing Enamel. I then smeared the surface with StaZon Black ink. 

I added changes, charms, and pearls draped around the top.  I covered the inside of the egg with the same process. I added a hinge to the back to allow the egg to open to hide a gift.

Simon Says Stamp is offering a  $50.00 gift voucher for one randomly selected participant in the challenge, so come join in on the inspiration this week.

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. Wow Suzz...thanks for the shout out. I so appreciate the fact that I inspired YOU! Your work, week in and week out is always so gorgeous. Your egg is fantatic! I totally love everything about it. All of the elements you used look amazing with the embossed metal sheet. Love how you distressed it and put it all together in your own special way! <3 Candy

  2. An amazing project, beautifully designed and great inspiration. Thanks or sharing.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  3. What fun making this must have been :-)


  4. What an amazing project,
    Rosie x

  5. Ohh this is amazing, Suzz! I love your piece very much! Such a cool stand it's on! Hugs, Sandra

  6. what an amazingly interesting project.

  7. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Loved Candy's balloon and I love this too. Especially that butterfly - absolutely adore the metallic blue colouring, I am so going to have to borrow (nick!) this idea lol! Thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

  8. wow, outstandingly creative Sue! love it.

  9. You would never know that started out life as a plastic egg. Love the embossed foil and coordinated metal butterfly. The pearls are a lovely touch as are the knobs top and bottom. A fabulous creative piece. Tracy x

  10. What an amazing transformation Suzanne. This is fantastic. Nicola x

  11. So imaginative! and not a surprise you were inspired by the talented Candy. Love this. Hugs, Jenny x

  12. It's faberge meets industrial chic...I love it so, and love that Candy inspired it! The world of blogging makes life a happy crafting place!!! This is an amazing design piece Suzanne!!!

  13. Wow, this is absolutely fantastic! What a transformation! Love your egg and that it opens, and the butterfly is wonderful. The distressing of that metal looks really really cool.

  14. Gorgeous creation, Suzz!! I love all the detailing work you did :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. What an amazing creation - grunge Faberge! Love it!
    Alison x

  16. Fabulous creation. Love all that

  17. Oh my what a brilliant project Sue! I would never think to do anything like that let alone be able to. It's awesome!

    Lesley Xx


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