Monday, 2 April 2012

TRR25 Happy Easter - Faberge Style!


A sunny good morning to you!

I'm sharing my creation as design team for The Ribbon Reel's fortnight's challenge hosted by my teamie, Fran who has chosen the absolutely gorgeous photo for your inspiration...isn't it beautiful??

...and she asks that you create a card / project using the colours in the photo with a Spring or Easter theme! It's your chance to win some beautiful ribbons and other goodies from The Ribbon Reel shop - just for entering!!

I was drawn to the beauty of those sweet blue eggs and decided to use The Ribbon Reel's trims to decorate my stamped eggs. 

TRR25 three little eggs in a row

I used blue ric-rac on the first egg, some natural button twine on the second and some pale blue loopy trim with tiny blue pearls on the third.  The are sitting on some white silky crush ribbon that I gathered using a needle and thread and some more of the sweet pale blue gingham.  My background is very subtle - some cream and white patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection and some light blue mini ric-rac trim from The Ribbon Reel at the top and along the bottom.

TRR25 Egg

The large Faberge style egg is a stamped image from Waltzingmouse's 'Nestie Eggs'.  I used some versamark ink and then heat embossed the image using pearlescent embossing powder,  I edged the outside of the egg using The Ribbon Reel's gorgeous blue loopy trim and then added May Arts white silky crush, sky blue gingham and white Organza spot ribbon at the top.  A loopy trim bow and button finished with blue gem finishes the top of this faberge egg.
trr25 flower

I couldn't help adding a flower - this one is a stunning gardenia blossom to which I've added just a hint of blue ink to a few of the petals.

TRR25 heart close-up

The little white chipboard heart is stamped with colorbox brown chalk ink.  The 'Easter' sentiment is from the same Nestie Eggs set and the other little image is from WMS's 'French Country'.

Don't forget to visit my lovely Ribbon Reel team-mates and leave them some love too! All the info you need to join us for the Spring/Easter themed challenge is right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look!

I'm back tomorrow with my DT card for the weekly Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

Have a good one!



Elaine said...

Fabulous work Helen what a lovely card I love it , the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Elaine

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Helen, those eggs are gorgeous! Love the way you decorated the eggs, and I we used the same papers lol! Love the little chip board heart, and the stacked button and ribbon tab, so pretty!

Beate said...

Beautiful Easter card. I love the pattern of your big egg.
Hugs and smiles

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, thanks for joining our Easter challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Bea und Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Helen. Die eggs are simply stunning. Love the embossed egg and all the pearls.
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Margaret said...

Wow! this is gorgeous!! I love the design on the main egg

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our Spring challenge
Margaret DT

Céline said...

so gorgeous and elegant!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Berit Synnøve said...

This one is so gorgeous !
Love your colors and your use of ribbon.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away :)

Hugs Berit DT

Trish and Treasure said...

What a beautiful Easter card! I love all the details ! Thanks for playing in the challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle.
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, lovely eggs, great design!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very delicate. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Bettina L. said...

I really love this easter card. Looks so different and I love the white and blue colour scheme and use of different types of ribbons and heart. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your egg is so gorgeous and delicate. Love, love your card in the pretty blue and so very creative! Thanks so very much for sharing this lovely card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!