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Sunday, April 5, 2015

#2 Easter Basket & Alcohol Ink Easter Eggs

Decorated this Easter Basket of Easter Eggs inspired by Tim Holtz. You can click here to see how a white plastic Easter egg can be transformed by watching TH blog video.

Had made one of the baskets earlier and gave it as an Easter gift so I made a 2nd one to keep for myself. Cut the flowers with wire cutters. Weaved the flowers/greenery into the basket. Put Reindeer Moss inside basket. 

Colored the 2 blue eggs using blue inks & no mixative. Used same felt pad & alcohol inks. Liked that each are different & one is darker than the other.

Put the Alcohol Ink Easter Eggs in the basket. 

Stamped chicks from a popular Hobby Lobby wood stamp set that sold out at one HL here & there was only one more left after I bought last wk. Colored chicks with pencil color. Used Wink of Stella clear on the chicks eggs. Stamped sentiment.

Added ribbon.

Daisy & I wish you a Happy Easter. Photographed in my backyard where my BlueBonnets (isn't that appropriate since I colored blue Easter Eggs) are blooming. Thank goodness I photographed yesterday since it rained today. Did manage to walk Daisy after the rain stopped this morn. She has been walked every day since I adopted/rescued her from shelter in Aug of last yr.

Supplies List 

Crayola: yellow pencil color
other:  basket  flowers/greenery  Reindeer Moss
white plastic Easter Egg - bought at Hobby Lobby 99 cents for dozen, 40% off this wk
punch: Crop-A-Dile to make hole on tag for ribbon
ribbon: Craft Narrows
stamp: Cardz TV "Easter Punnies" - sentiment   Hobby Lobby Easter 2015 - Chicks
Tim Holtz: alcohol ink - Indigo,  Mermaid, Sail Boat Blue
   Citrus, Purple Twilight, Sail Boat Blue, Watermelon
   Clover, Purple Twilight, Sail Boat Blue, Sunshine Yellow  
   Cranberry, Meadow, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow
   mixative -Gold, Silver

 Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/6 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#145 Use Your Fav Embellishments UE 3/31  fav embellishment - ribbon

4/7 C.R.A.F.T. Ch305 Insp Pict 5E(#2) 4/2   Insp - yellow flowers woven thru basket


4/7 Mod Squad  Tick Tack Toe Ch  UE 4/1
   2nd coloumn - Flowers, Punch - used to make hole for ribbon on tag, Dimension 

4/10 HIMCR#194 Think Spring 3E(#2) 4/4
4/10 Suzy Bee's Ch#70 Anything Goes w/ Twist ... Use Pastel Colours  UE 4/4  Pastel Color - Yellow

4/11 Artistic Inspirations Ch#129 Anything Goes w/ Twist of Flowers UE 3/30
4/11 Pile It On #63 Die Cuts and/or Punches UE 4/5  punch

4/12 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Anything Goes Ch#52 UE 3/30

4/16 Cardz TV 3D Des Ch#6 Spring Home Decor 3E(#1) 4/3


  1. Beautiful basket of eggs! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  2. Beautiful basket of eggs. thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial.

  3. Happpy Easter Melissa, your eggs look amazing and the blue bonnets with Daisy enjoying them is so precious. It is a good thing she adopted you - you make a good team You are both fortunate to have each other.

  4. I love Daisy! What a wonderful pet she is! Your eggs are gorgeous! Love the colours!

  5. The eggs you've colored with the alcohol inks look so cool! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  6. Super cute!!! Love this adorable little tag! Thanks so much for creating with us at CardzTV Stamps :)

  7. Love those eggs!! I need to check out that tutorial!! Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas "Anything Goes" linky party!
    CDD dt

  8. A really cute project and I love that photo of Daisy!

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. I love your basket of eggs and I love Daisy! Such a good girl, sounds like a perfect match. Cool technique. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda :)

  10. Omg love the picture of your dog with the bunny ears!! And those eggs are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for linking it up to our "Anything Goes" challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

    CDD DT Member

  11. Your eggs are awesome, love them!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz TV