Friday, April 1, 2011

FTL134 Unusual Eggs

When I saw the Clean & Simple sketch, I immediately thought of some eggs...but on my worktable were the chalks, and so I tried this technique- White Daisy pigment ink on black, and then used small make-up applicators to rub in chalks. It's a very cool look I saw on some display cards in a shop years ago. They used metallic inks on black with flowers. I am not sure my version works for eggs. What do you think?

It will be a card that must sit around for a while for approval! I used a Fiskar's basket weave embossing plate for the Sweet Leaf card stock, White Daisy textured card stock for the 3" x 5" front panel. The eggs are from a lovely CTMH stamp set that is retired. They are just too pretty to let go.

I am going to try these again embossed in white with pastel resist and see if it doesn't look quite so somber. But when I go upstairs the black paper and chalks will be sitting there...and I will want to try this technique with another flowery stamp first! It's how I've been all week. Lovely to drift on the craft winds...


  1. Love your card and the technique, those eggs are gorgeous.

  2. lovely colours in the eggs. Fab card.
    Jennie X

  3. unusual or not this card looks stuning!

    thanks for inspiration


  4. This is perfect for the season!

  5. All the cards are so stunning,Looks fresh by their shape and color...Amazing cards for the winter season events.....
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