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Monday 16 March 2015

Big Egg!! Not Easter!

Hi, everyone in blogland.
Firstly, I must warn you, there is a pics overload!
As in my title, this is a very big egg.
In fact, it is a real, empty Ostrich egg.
My Daughter and Granddaughter have just been around.
I showed them what I had done to it.
My Daughter said it was the most beautiful thing I had ever made.
I told her it was going on my stall to be sold.
She said that I was not to sell it and it would go perfectly in my bedroom.
So it is now sitting on my dresser in my bedroom.
I have had it for a couple of years and didn't know what to do with it.
My Brother-in-law made the stand for me and it has just sat on a shelf
in my craft room.
I then had a euricka moment on Wednesday and this was the result.
I had great fun doing it.
I first tore up loads of papers into smallish pieces.
Then I glued them all over the egg.
A covering of Gesso and assorted paints.
Using a glue gun, I stuck bits of lace very randomly and flowers, buttons
and also a few clay butterflies I had made.

I also cut some flourish die cuts and glued them on along with
wooden flowers and more butterflies, with sequins on.
At this stage it looked a mess!!

A bit of grunge paste and stamped text.

I love this Butterfly Flourish die from Wild Rose Studio,
 which I got from The Craft Barn.
They have loads of their stamps and dies, so check them out here

And then it suddenly looked ok!! 
Are you still awake?!!
This was a little out of the box for me but I loved doing it.
I am now onto another project,
that is all gessoed and waiting for my attention.
Watch this space. If it is c..p, I will let you know and hide it somewhere!
Thanks for popping in and I hope you liked my egg.
It's surprisingly heavy, even though it's empty.


Marie-Louise said...

This is beautiful Carol. Well worth keeping.

Elise said...

OH MY GOSH Carol! Wowwwwww! You did such an AMAZING job with this! My goodness! This is GORGEOUS! And yes, I agree with your daughter .. you should keep it! :) sigh .. this is a work of art!

Big Hugs,

Sarah said...

DO NOT sell this egg, it's far too beautiful and you deserve it!! xx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Carol..gorgeous decorated egg and no way could you sell it..beautiful.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh your own Faberge egg how clever, gorgeous stand too, glad you kept this

Diane said...

Greetings Carol, ooh just fabulous, what details and love the color.

Hugs Diane

Carole said...

Wow what a creation...certainly too nice to let anyone else have it!

Louise said...

Oh my goodness Carol - this is just gorgeous! What a beautiful piece of work and I'm so glad that your daughter persuaded you to keep it. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my BFF, I don't think you should keep it, I think you should post off to Australia to your friend.hehehe...
stunningly gorgeous..clever clever YOU>xxx

Unknown said...

Carol that is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. You clever girl. xXx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Carol! I love the colours and all those beautiful embellishments. Your attention to detail is incredible!

Lynsey said...

Wow Carol your daughter was right this is stunning! I bet it looks lovely in your bedroom.
Hugs Lynsey x