Easter Egg Hunt Layout

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Hello everyone. Today I am sharing an Easter layout using CutCardStock Curious Metallics. My layouts are usually done as two 8.5″ x 11″ pages. When I started the scrapbook for my daughter this was the size available. (As you can see by the date, I am a little behind.)

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I started with 2 sheets of Curious Metallics in Cryogen White. I wanted to to add a splash of color, so I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and Distress Markers.

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Next, I used We R Memory Keepers Hello Darlings 6×6 Paper for some background mats. I matted the larger picture with Curious Metallic in Violette and pink from the Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock in Carnival.

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I used my Sizzix eClips 2 to cut the title for my page from the Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. You can see how detailed I was able to cut the words.

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The Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock made it easy to apply the words to the page.

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Then I added several Easter Eggs cut from Curious Metallics (Violette, Mandarin, and Lime) and Core’dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. I matted some smaller pictures on the eggs. The large egg is hiding my journaling.

Watercolor Easter Eggs

EGG12After creating my version of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015, I thought the technique  would look great on some paper mache eggs.  The paper mache eggs were too dark to use the Distress Markers on.  Then I remembered that Wendi Vecchi used newsprint and Ranger’s Glue n’ seal on surfaces so that she could stamp on them.  I thought may be this would work for me. So I have combined techniques from Tim and Wendi to create my eggs.

Step 1:  Tear up the newsprint into small pieces. This makes it easier to work on the curved surface of the egg. EGG1Step 2:  Spread Glue n’ seal with a brush to a small area. Attach a piece of newsprint. Smooth around the egg with the brush or your finger. Repeat until the egg is covered. Repeat for all eggs. EGG2 EGG3 EGG4Step 3: Allow eggs to dry.

EGG6Step 4: Using Archival Ink stamp images on eggs. I used the stamps without an acrylic block.EGG7EGG8EGG9Step 5: Color the stamped images with a variety of Distress Markers. Use the water brush to blend the colors.EGG10 EGG11Step 6: Place in basket and enjoy.
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