Friday, April 8, 2011

OVA April Altered Item Challenge - Easter Decoration

Well, it's my second attempt at this challenge - I forgot to include the most important element of the first attempt at this challenge - the Easter Decoration! LOL. Oh well, I've had fun playing :)

So for the April Altered Item Challenge - Easter Decoration over at Our Vintage Affair we had to alter an item and decorate it Easter style.

Here's my entry-

Products and materials used:

12 tongue depressors (that's what they look like LOL) in lightweight timber, cut to size, chomped ends with the Zutter corner rounder, painted base coat burnt umber, painted on a layer of Derivan Matisse Crackling Medium, then painted on a mixture of white & bisque (cream).

I then hot glued all pieces together, then took some twine and tied it around the long "timber" pieces.

For the sign I used lightweight chipboard and cut a "tongue depressor" to size using my Tonic scissors for the post. Again, painted both the sign and the post - the base coat in burnt umber, then dry brushed the white/cream mixture over the brown base coat (I didn't use the crackling medium on this). Then took a wood-mounted stamp by Fern Gully Stamp (made in Australia), inked it up with Versamark, stamped it onto the sign, then used black superfine detail embossing powder by Stamp-It and heat set the sentiment. I hot glued the signpost to the sign.

Took some white "Shreds" by, glimmer misted it using Apple and Forest Moss.

I made a false bottom using white cardstock to give some height to the contents (I only had one pack of shreds), then added the easter eggs and finally set in the sign!

I went for the country-style look here with minimal "pretty" embellishments. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by :)

A few close-up shots of the Easter crate


  1. WOW Jen, this is an awesome entry. I just love everything about it chick. Thankyou so much for joining us over at Our Vintage Affair *grins*.

  2. stunning love the idea and the content thank you for joining us at Our Vintage Affair
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. wow, I love all those details! It is so Easter-like! Thanks for playing with us at OVA!

  4. Hi Jenny... what a darling Easter basket. I just love how you made the sign and such a shabby chic design.... Thank you for creating with us at Our Vintage Affair...

  5. great project--impressive that you made your own egg crate!

  6. very nice! thanks for a job blog OVA!
    Hugs Elena

  7. Ooh what a gorgeous shabby chic design its Eggstra special!!
    i just wanted to let you know i have a gorgeous background freebie on my dezinaworld blog at the moment but it will be gone at the end of the week,so please pop by and grab it before its gone!

    have a great week hugs June

  8. Gorgeous !!!!
    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Our Vintage Affair