Teaching up to 5 different classes a month, being on 3 design teams and coming up with samples for the store sometimes stretches my imagination. And then an idea comes along that's just too good not to copy. If I want to directly copy something from another person, I always ask permission and this project was no exception.
At CHA-W, I met one of the gals I faithfully follow. Her name is Karin and you can find her at Creative Chaos. I love her work - all of it - every little sparkle. She designs for several different companies and it was a real thrill to meet her in person at the Melissa Frances booth.
Here's one of the projects she had displayed:
I asked if I could copy this design and she was sweet to say *yes*.
So here's my version of Karin's. Not quite as sparkly as Karin's but ready for Easter. Most supplies (bird's nest, egg, Melissa Frances crepe paper fringe and paper) available at For Keeps Sake.
The box and ball fringe I had at home and originally purchased at a local craft store (probably Michael's or Hobby Lobby). The adorable bunny is a stamp from Oxford Impressions.
The egg is wooden and first painted with some acrylic paint I had at home. Once the paint was dry, I applied rub-ons then used a clear acrylic based finish on top of that.
The Oxford Impressions bunny was colored in with Copic Markers.
Honestly, without having to wait for glitter to dry, this project probably took me about 1.5 hours (and that's counting the paint dry time). So easy and so fun. Tuck something inside the box for an Easter surprise that will wow the recipient.
Thanks to Karin for her constant source of inspiration.