Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Everything Easter - Sinful Beauty

Time for another challenge over at

Everything Easter

Morning folks, hope you are having a good day today :)   It is week two of the IKEsWORLD challenge, Everything Easter and still plenty of time for you to enter.  Just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store, Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this challenge I have used the digi Sinful Beauty, a bit odd for Easter I know but when I saw the challenge theme I had an idea lol.  Some time ago I bought some cardboard eggs to decorate and promptly put them away and forgot about them until now.  My hubby is not into recieving daft items (he likes cameras, computers and chocolate). Well I can't afford to buy him the cameras he likes, and he builds his own computers but chocolate I can do so this is for him (well he can have the contents I am keeping the fake Fabergé egg for myself after the contents have been devoured)!!!!

OK, so how did I put this one together.  I started with a pre made cardboard egg which I bought ages ago.

Using acrylic paint I had mega amounts of messy fun painting it.  Purple for the outside and chocolate brown inside.

Next I sprayed the outside with Glitter Mist
For the decoration I first marked out the top and bottom sections of the egg using something I bought about three years ago and have never used.  It is meant for marking up areas ready for punching.  Must say, it came in really handy today for this this project.
Using line peel off sticker I created a sort of quilted pattern.  I then used diamonds (well glass really but lets pretend they are diamonds hahahahaha.  Once every thing was attached I finished off with some decoupage varnish and put to one side to dry.
Time to move onto the digi.  I created an egg shape which I coloured brown and added the text 'I can melt your chocolate any time'.  Next I placed the digi and printed.
Out with the Promarkers to colour the digi.
I mounted the coloured tag onto brown card, added an eyelet to the top and attached to a tassle which was threaded through a hole I made in the top of the egg.  To tidy up the edges on the egg I added a rather scrumptious button using silicone adhesive.

Here are some photos of the fake Fabergé egg from the outside.

 I filled the egg with chocolate - yummy
Now when my hubby get the egg and removes the lid the tag inside will be lifted too with my special message to him.  Yep that should put a smile on his face for the day and hopefully please him so much I will be rewarded with a reprieve from kitchen duty for the next few days <g>

  • Digi - Sinful Beauty by IKEsART
  • Pre made cardboard egg
  • Promarkers
  • Peel-off Stickers
  • Glass gems
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glitter Mist
  • Decoupage Varnish
  • Ribbon, bead and tassel from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Eeeeek !!! So AWESOME... this is just stunning. What a masterpiece and the colouring on the image is amazing. Those flames just look sooooo real.
    I hope he enjoys his chocolate but I bet he won't really appreciate the stunning work on this egg. It is truly gob-smacking !!!
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. This is a beautiful project, the purple colour so rich - fab!!!! (and the tutorial is great)
    Pixie - DT member at Craft for the Craic

  3. Wow, this is beautiful, such a brilliant project and your beautifully coloured image is stunning. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  4. Wow What a lot of work, very nice and ornate. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'.
    Debbie X

  5. Gorgeous progect, fab coloring. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  6. This is such a "Sinful Beauty" of a FABerge egg treasure and bound to get your dear husband very excited .... (now, now, I'm talking about his anticipation of tucking into all that chocolate you naughty temptress).

    Ok, as you can see, I am very excited about seeing this wonderful eggstravaganza but I'll behave now because seriously treasure, this egg is Gorgeous. I'm so pleased to see that you intend to claim it back once the chocolate has been enjoyed ......along with your secret message.! The sheen you have achieved on the deep purple is so rich and luxurious and the diamond encrusted quilting coupled with all the rich gold is just So Faberge .... classy, luxurious and so authentic in style.

    A stunning project that you really need to keep on display for all to enjoy as much as I have. Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. Wow, this is super awesome!! I love how you designed the whole thing, the gold with the purple is just beautiful. :D
    Deborah (DT sis @ OSAAT)

  8. Amazing decorated egg thanks for sharing your tutorial. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Robyn’s Fetish Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  9. Hi, Mimi, Beautiful Easter egg--your husband will love it, the pop up card, and yummies! . I love it too--definitely think you deserve a kitchen reprieve for a WHOLE MONTH--your attention to details--wonderful!!! Thank you for entering our Easter/Bunny Challenge at Simply Create Too. Our new challenge starts this coming Friday and we hope you enter it too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. What a fabulous decorated egg! Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck!
    Love Jacky x

  11. What a stunning creation and a clever concept from start to finish.The details are just fabulous on this sumptuous gift for your husband.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. What a great project Jane. Love the contents almost as much as the egg itself! Lol! Hugs Christine xx

  13. What a great project, thank you for the run through too. A stunning creation and chocolate as well, what could be better. Thanks for joining us at All Crafts challenge.

  14. What an awesome turned out beautifully!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope you'll join us for our current challenge!!!

  15. wow great project, just love how you have decorated the egg, thank you for joining us at created with love challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  16. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Marlene DT

  17. What a stunning faux Faberge, and made with so much love. Hope he gives you the week off! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  18. Hey Mimi, I love seeing the process of making this creation. I never would have guessed the process, nor the gold. It is so fantastic to see this. Thanks for that. And, I am in love with your round letter making. My my your imagination is wildly spectacular. Such a beaut. Did you actually give this to someone yet? Or is it a treat just for you!!!! Love Samara xox

  19. Wow! Amazing creation! So glad you joined our challenge at My Craft Spot this week!

  20. What a fantastic project, so lovely.

    Thank you for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges.

    Anne-Marie x x

  21. Wow, that is amazing! Great idea. thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.

  22. Absolutely wowed by your egg and your tutorial on how you decorated it. Thank you for showing us at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

  23. Wow fabulous work! Thanks for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  24. Oh wow this looks amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    Hugs DT Katya


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi