Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Elegant Eggs

Good morning, my dears.

Today I am sharing my creation for the Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge team.

Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my card:

I combined both of the baskets from the Spring Baskets set from WMS to create a very elegant egg basket. I paper pieced the fancy eggs and the bows, using patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs. I used some Copic markers to add some highlights to the basket and then I cut it all out - not for the faint of heart, I warn you! :)

I added some silver glitter to cushion my eggs (it also serves to cover up the seam between the eggs and the basket). The Happy Easter sentiment is also from the set. Those are elegant eggs, aren't they?

If you didn't see it yesterday, Waltzingmouse Stamps has announced some great news! You can read about it on my blog here, or head straight to the WMS blog and check it out there! Exciting stuff!

Have a great day - thank you so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Rose Red - Stampin' Up!; Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: On a Whimsy, Delight - Fancy Pants Designs
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Antique Silver glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Stardust gel pen - Sakura; Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder - ProvoCraft; Petite Oval and Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities - Spellbinders; sewing machine


  1. Darling use of Mercy's sketch!! Wonderful card.

  2. anya...this is such a beauty! love that elegant easter set, the dp, embossing, and stitching. your color combo is so elegant, too...amazing sample!

  3. Oh WOW! you cut the basket OUT! I didn't dare!!! it looks fabulous!!! Thank you!

  4. Love the stitching around the oval and the paper pieced eggs- just gorgeous!

  5. Anya, This is so pretty. I knew it was a WMS as soon as I saw it. Claire's designs are so distinctive and amazing. You really bring them to life.

  6. Outstanding card Anya! I am loving the way you stitched around the oval! Unique touch!

  7. Oh Anya - this is such a terrific creation! Beautiful design, lovely choice of papers and colors. It's just spectacular!

  8. oh wow, this is sooo pretty!!! I love the basket and the eggs plus the embossing and scallops. Great card!

  9. This is SO PRETTY, Anya!! Beautiful image...

  10. Oh, my, my Anya! what an elegant basket - I never would have thought to just leave it white - and the glitter 'grass' is the perfect touch - the colors on this are just wonderful!! well done GF!!!

  11. This is so gorgeous Anya. Love the elegant feel of this card. Beautiful!!

  12. I just love this set! You did a great job with it!


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