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Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Eggs - Digi Darla Challenge #54


It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #54 - Easter/Spring.  That means either an Easter card or simply one that conveys springtime, for which I'm sure most of us are more than ready. One winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images!

If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you!

Today's card features the Digi Darla stamp "Easter Eggs," which you can find here

I embossed the white base layer with two different embossing folders, a swirl on top and a stripe on the bottom.  The pink lacy edge is a straight border that I snipped to wrap around the oval shape.  

I decided to do something a little different and color them with various colors of Creative Inspirations paints.  Check out the shimmer.  I LOVE using these paints!  I used some of the colors straight and mixed others.

I paper pieced most of the flowers and one of the eggs and used Copics on the remaining (purple) flower, grass and ground.  Tiny pearls form the flower centers.  It's hard to tell, but I used patterned paper for two of the flowers and colored toward the centers with Copics for a little added depth.

Little twill bow and tiny tag.

I colored the Candi's myself, using two colors of CI Paints as I didn't have any lavender brads.

Showing the dimension.
Thank you for joining me today, and I wish you a lovely week full of crafting happiness.

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Easter Eggs (Digi Darla), Easter Wishes (Flourishes)
Ink: printer, Memento Versafine Smoky Gray
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card; Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Subtles Stack (SU)
Extras: Dies: Faux Crochet Border (Dienamics); Classic Tags (Flourishes); Copics, CI Paints, Candi, Candi Fix,  baker's twine, pearls, swirls and stripes embossing folders, twill ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Challenges entered:

The Ribbon Reel #49 - Spring Cottage
ALOTA#103 - Springtime

Love to Create #57 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner #54 - Easter
Timeless Tuesday #211 - Go Green (incorporate green)
Tuesday Throwdown #138 - Paper Piecing
Ladybug Craft Ink - Springtime
Divas By Design - Put On Some Pink
Crafts and Me #124 - Ribbons and Lace
RRR #68 - Flowers and Ribbon
My Sheri Crafts #106 - Easter
Pile It On #11 - Circles and/or Squares
Allsorts - As Easy as 1, 2, 3 (Pink square and flower, and yellow flower are two dp; ribbon, Candi, pearls as 3 embellishments)

Friday Sketch Challenge #39 


Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect Easter card Shea! Beautiful colors. I love the accent around the oval, I need to remember that trick. Mwah!

Donna Ellis said...

A brilliantly colored Easter for sure at your house, Shea! Wonderful colors on the decorated eggs! These are toned down slightly by the softness of your pale pink and lavender layers behind, producing a wonderful effect! Did you ever not find a few of the eggs hidden on Easter morning? hugs, de

Michele said...

Those are paints?? Gosh... I love!! This card screams EASTER like no other! Absolutely love this!!

Pauline said...

Simply lovely Easter card, such fab dimension, and I love the shimmer on the eggs.
Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

brenda said...

A really bright and pretty Easter card Shea and super colouring.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Broni said...

What great layering and I love the shimmer!! Thanks so much for playing along in the Timeless Tuesday challenge with us!

Nonni said...

Beautiful Easter card, I believe the shimmer must look amazing IRL -it shows well in your photo too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Helene Siermans said...

This is so pretty. Love how you got the eggs to shimmer like that. Look awesome! Like the embossed background as well.Have a great week!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Digi Darla said...

Gorgeous Easter card! Love the embellishments, embossing, shimmer, and how you rocked that layout! Awesome job, Shea!! Thanks so much!!

Sarah said...

Such a pretty Easter card Shea, love all the bright colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our 1-2-3 challenge x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Shea, love the image and pretty design.

Donna x

Sandy Palmer said...

Darling Easter card! It's simply beautiful! Love the layers! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Super cute card! Love all the colours! Thanks for joining us at Flourishes for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge"!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Gorgeous card for Easter with all the pretty colors that you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo beautiful!!!! I'm so sorry that I didn't comment before but just realized that I wasn't following you... took care of that!! Beautiful coloring of these eggs and love the embossing.

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Tammy Ortiz said...

Just so very beautiful
We are so pleased to have you this week.
I love your Design. I love the colors and the image is so cute.

we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used 2 different embossing folders for the background, the edging around the oval ~ super cool that you changed it from straight to oval, and the Easter Eggs look beautiful as the focal point! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Whimsey said...

Great card; love the image and the bright colors you have used. The embossing looks so delicate!!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!


Shirley said...

Pretty card, love the oval die and the embossing and colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
Shirley xx

Anonymous said...

yummy sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful! I need to try that border technique. Great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

Crafty and Green said...

Really Pretty!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create's Anything Goes Challenge!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

Many Blessings,

Heather said...

Lovely Easter card Shea! Love your Easter eggs..and great take on the sketch! I love that you colored the candies!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

amanda phillips said...

Sooo pretty ! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! I love those eggs and how you colored them!! Fantastic!! Thanks for playing along at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck :) I hope we see you again next week!!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shea, love the glossy sparkle of the eggs and the dimension you added is wonderful!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow, that embossed layer is just awesome Shea and the sparkle on those eggs, oh my, I need my shades!


Susan said...

Beautiful Spring card - colours are lovely.
Thanks for joining the challenge @ Ladybugcraftsink xx

Anonymous said...

pretty easter card. i love the bright coloring contrasted with the clean white embossed bg. thanks for sharing this with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

Jeanne J said...

Stunning - fancy die cut, embossing, glittery gems, and a colorful image - a winner in my book!

Alexander said...

Your card looks really good!!!
Good luck to the challenge!
Please come to my blog ... and please more if all pass on there sign up on my blog!
Thanks a lot.

Michelle said...

Beautiful easter eggs, Shea! Thanks for joining The Ribbon Reel!