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.