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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter challenge at My Artistic Adventures


It's time for another challenge over at Heather Hudson's challenge site, My Artistic Adventures.  The theme this fortnight is Easter and/or Flowers which should be easy peasy!  Use at least one of Heather's images and come play along!

My project was super fun to make.  It's a set of six 2-inch wood puzzle blocks and I used a different vintage postcard from Heather's Etsy shop for each side.  This is my favorite side.  Those cute little chicks are so adorable.  They're from the Vintage Easter Postcards Collage Set and there are three sheets of images to this set - a super value and so versatile!

These little blocks start out brand new with sharp edges and corners, and after much sanding (and more sanding, and still MORE sanding) and painting and distressing and decoupaging, I end up with cute little blocks that look like they've seen many decades of love.

This image is from the Victorian Vintage Basket collage sheet.

From the Vintage Easter Postcards Collage Set mentioned above.

Also from that set.

And another.  See what I mean about versatile?

And you can't have Easter without a cross.

This is from Heather's Shabby Vintage Easter Cross set.  

Thank you for joining me, and I urge you to go visit Heather's blog and that of the other designers to see their Easter/floral creations too.  

Happy crafting!

I will be entering the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 
The Shabby Tea Room #212 - Pretty In Pink (this probably doesn't qualify but I couldn't help sharing since the images do contain all the colors and even images of ribbon! :-)   )
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #58 - Animals (Easter Chicks and Bunny)
Oldie But a Goodie -  April Showers Bring May Flowers (I followed the floral theme as opposed to the rain theme.  The blocks are over a year old and I was saving them for a special occasion.)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Collage sheets used:

 Vintage Shabby Chic Easter Post Card Focals Digital Collage sheet Printable        

       Victorian Vintage Easter Shabby Pink Basket Violets Eggs Card Fronts Digital Collage sheet Printable 

Shabby Vintage chic Victorian Easter Cross Digital Collage sheet


Carol S said...

I absolutely love these blocks! You've displayed Heather's images wonderfully! And such a fun idea...I want to play with them...I love puzzles!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh MY, Shea! how BEAUTIFUL and fun these block puzzles are! I would love making them with a puzzle from each side! Your style is so delicate, very sweet, wonderfully colored (love the inks around the edges) and so cute are the papers! SOOOOO cute! Too pretty, too. LOL Thank you for sharing, Shea. hugs, de

Shani Thomas said...

I am so impressed. These are gorgeous!!! And the work you've put in to them...I have to take a nap just thinking about it.

Michellew said...

Absolutely beautiful Shea! Love, love, love,

Aluna said...

Amazing project :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this time.Good Luck, Joanna DT

MichelleZ said...

Puzzle Blocks! How wonder!ul! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blocks with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Janice said...

How creative, these are just so lovely. Great vintage images too, thanks for joining us at an OBAG, Jx

May said...

Gorgeous blocks, the images are so beautiful..very creative, Thank you for joining us at Altered eclectics challenge... Hugs May x x

May said...

Gorgeous blocks, the images are so beautiful..very creative, Thank you for joining us at Altered eclectics challenge... Hugs May x x

Janine said...

What a gorgeous project and so unusual. The vintage papers make it look like a toy from a bygone era. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are so pretty, Shea! I love 'em. Hope they sell fast, my friend.

Heather said...

I just love how you created this little puzzle using my images on these blocks!! At first I just thought they were decoration...all cute..and then realized you had different images on each side...(I knew that before today...but still...not right off the get a super fun idea!! It is ADORABLE...LOVE it!!
thank you for finally deciding to be a for realsie diva on my design :0) Hugs!!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
Elaine aka Ellapu
Altered Eclectics
Eclectic Ellapu