Tuesday 19 March 2013

Eggcellent and some copic Altered Art

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

A little while ago I played with distress inks with my good friend Polly and some other very talented crafters. Polly said I should get dirty more and diverse from my cards more, so whilst I had some play time, here is what I did.

Apologise for the photo heavy post and will explain how I did this nearer the end of the post.

I started off with a egg shaped metal box from last Easter, recycling it.  I gave it a good couple of coats with gesso, and then scuffed this up with a sanding block.  I then got to work with my copic air brush system.  Selecting some blue violets, pinks and purples from my sketch markers, I topped them up to ensure they were all juicy and ready to go.  I then attacked the egg with my little latex gloves on, with my air brush system, creating a similar effect to that, that you would get if you used distress inks.  I then found some old pretty lace and held this over the egg and air brushed in a deep BV copic. To create the lacy look.  Then to finish off.  Decorations apart from one flower were all from the Hobby House. So that is the flowers, little bows, lace that has also been airbrushed, liquid pearls and those gorgeous pearl flourishes.

I love how this turned out, have some more altered art pieces to get on with so off to play :)

Here is a composition piece 
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I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Creatalicious - Easter
Mad 4 Markers - Easter
Lady Ann - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty-emblies - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz - Easter
Sketchy Colours - photo inspirational

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day


Miria said...

Amazing altered art, Kate! Your creativity is endless, I love your egg hugs, Miria xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is stunning Kate..such beautiful colors and fabulous creation!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Karen Willis said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies. Karen x (DT Member)

Jane said...

What a gorgeous egg you created Kate, that colour is so rich. I am SOOOO confused about this blogger thing. I thought that blogger reader and google reader are 2 different things. The blogs I follow come up in my blogger dashboard reader..there is a button for looking at google reader which I understood is something different with RSS feeds etc etc and it is this they are stopping. If they stopped your dashboard reader you could never see any new posts without visiting every site? I have looked a the google official site and google reader does seem to be differentto my ordinary dashboard?? Does any one know anything more? Hugs, Jane x

tilly said...

a beautiful project and love the colours
so pretty

Catherine said...

Oh Kate this is gorgeous ! What a fantastic idea ! I love the colours and the flowers are stunning ! You rock Lady ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

KandA said...

WOW this is amazing. The colours and decorations are so beautiful xx

rachel said...

stunning work Kate - such an amazing project - love it xx

Janette said...

Oh wow this is stunning, such a gorgeous creation.xxx

Sue said...

It's another WOW from me too Kate. This is totally stunning. I love the design and your detailing looks gorgoeus.
Hugs Sue

theCook said...

What a splendid egg! Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz Easter challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is drop dead gorgeous Kate. I am gob smacked at how gorgeous it is.


Ps. Kate is it just our friends connect that Google are stopping or all the challenge blogs that I have listed down the side of my blog.


Laine said...

Fabulous project Kate. Love all of the design and details. Thank you for you message. I seem to be up and running now in bloglvin'. This really is all beyond me but I will muddle through as usual.

ARTfulWings said...

Good on yer Kate for getting inky - you should do more!!! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING creation - beautiful rich colours. See you soon Polly xx

Tess Ekwall said...

wow wow wow!!! kate, this is just stunning!! hugs, tess.

Sandra H said...

Absolutely beautiful and stunning creation kate!! x

Tammy said...

Oh Kate, what a stunning creation! Love the gorgeous color and lace!

Unknown said...

Stunning Creation....Love all the Detail! Thank You for entering our Challenge this week at Hobbycutz...Hugs Kobie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Kate, this is absolutely beautiful I like all the pearls the flowers and the colours.
Kevin xx

Debs said...

Oh WOWZERS Kate this is simply stunning. Love the gorgeous colour and all the beautiful flowers.
Debs xx

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Oh WOW, who needs chocolate eggs when you can have a beauty like this one instead!!!! Absolutely LOVE it!! Woof, Woof from DP too. Colour palette is fantastic too and every element you used goes so well.
Michaela and DP xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kate. The colour and all the embellies look so pretty.
Lorraine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning beautiful made Kate.
gorgeous egg.

greetings karin

Christine said...

AWESOME stunning work Kate yep am shouting.. you defo need to get dirty more..the flowers & pearls are so pretty lovely colour combo..

smiles Christine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation. Such gorgeous colours and beautifully decorated

May said...

WOW, Stunning project.. Full of wonderful colours & flowers... Love it so much! Hugs May x x x

Lisa Jane said...

wow just fabulous and i agree you should do it more often!
Lisa x

mags said...

Stunning work Kate. Such a beautiful creation. With my DT hat on thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.

Tracy said...

Fantastic project and beautifully decorated. I am interested in where you got the egg from. I got a couple of paper mache type hollow eggs from Norway a couple of years ago and they were fun to alter, it would be great to know where to get something like that in the UK. Thank you joining in the Crafty Emblies Challenge too.
Tracy (DT member)

cuilliesocks said...

Amazing work Kate, quite beautiful, and such a lot of work, I just love it.

Thanks for the info on how to put the button on my blog, not tried it yet, will give it a go when I have more time. Kate x

coops said...

so beautiful kate.i love the colours and really stunning details ;D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Oh wow, it reminds me of a faberge egg, such devine colours too, Luv Sam x

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous, Kate. I love the effect you created with the airbrushed lace. Beautifully decorated.

Hugs, Dawn

Natali said...

Kate, this project just fantastic!! Love this "deep" colours and gorgeous details.

Gretchen said...

Wow that is amazing. I have never used the airbrush system. It was great to see your art over at the Mad for Markers Easter Challenge. Thank you for joining us.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fabulous project hun. TFS with us over at Crafty-Emblies this month. Hope to see you in future challenges and remember we are now an Anything Goes challenge blog be it either card/paper craft or Altered Art.
Elaine aka Ellapu CEDT

Unknown said...

Fabulous hun thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty-Emblies
Seema x

Beccalite said...

Awesome what a fabulous creation, such attention to detail and a gorgeous colour.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with out 9th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (Crafty-Emblies DT Member)

Mette said...

What a stunning easter-egg! Amazing! thank you for joining the challenge at Sketchy Colors! Good luck!
Hugs, Mette

valou250809 said...

Wonderful creation! so shabby, so elegant! thanks for playing with "Hobbycutz" this week!.

Sandy said...

Love the egg, it is so delicate and so very elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
Happy Easter
Sandy :) DT

Sammi said...

ooh Kate this is gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a fabulous decorated egg, it looks beautiful. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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