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4/01/2014

Shiny Easter Egg

Hello there and let me start off with a warm welcome to a new follower, Kim H.  Thanks for your blogger help (we connected via good blogger buddy Darnell - gosh, I think Everybody in Blogland knows our Darnell! What a resource this lady is - besides being crafty & humorous too). I have to report, sometimes with a little finagling, it seems I can join a blog, but I can't get my profile picture to change. Been doing a lot of research, reading in FAQ's, forums, and see that lots of others are having the same blogger issue as I posted about. So thanks to all of you who sent me suggestions and advice. I spent time trying each one; wish I could say definitively that something I've tried has worked, but the best I can report is that it seems to work - SOMEtime. Not always. Oh yes, I should say "April Fool's Day" - 'cause it is today, but it seems appropriate for Mr. Blogger & his troubles

too.

OK..enough on the aggravating stuff. Here's my card for today.



- image is The Artful Stamper Clingmount. Stamped out very nicely using Memento Tuxedo black.
Colored with various copics, and it really was not difficult to stay 'within the lines' as I colored. A bit more concentration required to get the shading, and there's not a lot of intense shading. Mainly I just wanted a bright look to this egg. When finished, applied a layer of SU Crystal Effects (like Glossy Accents if you aren't familiar with the SU product. Found that the Effects spread better for me than the G/A). Once the first coat was spread, set this carefully aside in a place where I wouldn't forget and bump against it. It dried overnight, then the image was handcut. No egg shaped die that fit this size well. Edged the white bits that still showed on the outer edge with a sponge dauber and Black ink.

- Lavendar Bazzill texture cardstock embossed with a Marianne EF - no name; then bottom edge of this piece was shaped with a SU accent die. The white cardbase had a piece of green waste paper adhered to the bottom portion. Then once the lavender top was shaped & glued down, none of the white base was visible. { I need to clarify this waste tissue type paper comes from airbrushing AND other product overspray. Not just airbrush spraying. When the paper covering the table gets quite saturated, it's removed & replaced with a new underlying layer}
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- Memory Box Charlotte Border die cut both sides of a piece of blue overspray paper for the border and the Cheery Lyn sentiment die.

That's it. One more for the Bunny basket. Have a happy afternoon, come visit again when you have time. This week should be fine porch swing weather around here. Hugs.

35 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

GREAT job Mary. Beginning to feel more like Easter. Your card certainly helps.

Pippa said...

That is a lovely egg, very colourful.

Rita said...

Hi Mary. Love your Easter egg. When I was a little girl I had a beautiful wooden egg that had very similar paintings on it. Every year it was lovingly filled with Home made Russian Toffee. So Thank you for bringing back that memory. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! The egg looks amazing!! I love the colors and the dimension the Crystal Accents gives to it!! This is absolutely fabulous!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

What a beautiful egg Mary!! I love the shine xx

Patricia said...

Hello Mary, what a super Easter Egg, great colours.
Love all your additions making a super card.
Hugs

Patricia xx

vicki said...

Hi Mary wow I love your bright egg! Such pretty colours and they all go so well together! Very pretty card :)
Hugs
Vic x

Carol L said...

Now that's an Easter egg!! That's really pretty with all the colors and designs and the glow looks awesome! Great fussy cutting too! The diecuts, borders and colors on this card have taken it right to the top of the charts! Well done!

Chrisboldo said...

Love it, Love it Love it! Very Eastery. Love all the pretty colors and the glossy effect really makes it pop.

Hugs
Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, I love the vibrant colors here Mary.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a colorful gorgeous Easter card Mary. Love the effect of the Crystal Effects. That recycled waste paper is terrific too - Hope you got out on the porch swing. I got up to church today and made the rounds and notes for Clean-Up Day on Saturday! It got to 60 degrees in NJ!!!! Woo Hooo!

Kathleen said...

I think you should have said "enough of the eggravating stuff" lol.
Gorgeous shiny egg, great card, gorgeous colours.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

Shiny, bright, bold, and beautiful!!! Love the glow of this egg and the gorgeous coloring. Also love the entire card! So lovely and a great card for Easter.
Can't help you with changing the profile picture since I can't do mine either!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Ooh, that egg is gorgeous...it even has my favorite flower, the tulip, on it. The Crystal Effects look great and so does the green peeking though the base of the card. It's a super card for Easter.

Hubby off work today and we worked in the yard. I'm exhausted. It has been a beautiful day and it was 80 degrees or a bit more today. Yea!!!
s

crafty-stamper said...

love the glossy egg and fabulous colouring
carol x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful and colorful!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mary what beautiful vibrant colours:) I'm glad blogger is behaving or seems to be because its been a right pain over the past few weeks I was pulling my hair out lol huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a really pretty card. That eggs just shimmers with the crystal effects!

I agree about just setting it aside overnight as i have knocked things and smeared the liquid once before...it is so easy to do.

Great card Mary...I need to get a move on and get some Easter cards made too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Your egg is very shiny and the whole card is shimmering with excellence. That's a very nice card indeed. When Blogger asks me to log in, it has an old photo of my cat there. I have no idea how Blogger got it. Nor am I sure how a stamped cat because my "photo" when I follow blogs. I just chalk it up to one of those mysteries of life like where does that one sock go when the drier eats it???!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful and bright, Mary! Such lovely coloring and love the crystal effects for that pretty shine.

Hazel said...

Mary this is a beautiful Easter card, love that egg and all the pretty colours on it. Hazel xx

SarahGeorge said...

A vibrant Easter card! Lovely Easter egg :) Love all the shimmers :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Mary, I like the gorgeous egg and the colours.
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary this card is gorgeous! I am so loving that egg. It is so lovely and you have it colored so pretty and bright. The crystal effects (which I love too because of the self leveling it has) has that egg polished to perfection! The card base is so pretty to show case that egg on. I love the edge die you used and I love the lacy middle and the embossed cut out top! The color combo is beautiful. Hugs

Sandy said...

What a beautiful Easter egg Mary but I hate to tell you, you should see the eggs my hens lay. They are not only beautiful but delicious too!
Sandy xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, shucks, Mary, you have me blushing again. Thank you!!

If we get the follow button fixed, maybe we should next bombard them with complaints about the photo issue. It's almost like someone at Google is playing with us. I'll let you imagine the word I'm thinking about to describe such a person!

Your egg card is magnificent!! I want to touch it on the monitor. I was just thinking about Crystal Effects, which I have in a drawer somewhere, wondering if that stuff stays good or dries up because I haven't had it out in years. I shall be looking into it now, however, because I always get bubbles with GA. Hugs, Darnell

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a beautiful card and that egg is just gorgeous! I love the crystal effects and the polished look it gives. Beautiful job!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Karen Petitt said...

A beautiful Faberge-esque egg! I love the sparkle and shine and it is so perfectly coloured for Easter! Beautiful card. Blogger is just being a naughty little b****r right now for just about everyone - so you are not alone huni!
Donna had a post on her blog about following issues and I followed her steps and have been able to follow new artists since then Karen x

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous Easter egg...just beautiful and would amazing in someone's Easter basket!

Sheila H said...

Love it - the shine is perfect!

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous creation. Really love that glossy look TFS

Bonnie said...

What a lovely, shiny Easter egg, Mary! Beautifully colored! Love the background and the dies too!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Beautiful shiny egg...love <3

Sarah said...

I love the bright colors on the egg and all the shimmer on the card. Great combination of dies and the embossing folder. Yet more lovely "waste paper." Great card.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a lovely shiny Easter egg, Mary!!! Great colouring - must have taken you a long time to do it so perfectly!! Lots of detail to appreciate on this card!