Happy Wednesday ~ I had to check before I said that though because I have my days all in a mess, for some reason. This week for my Anti-Card Challenge, you (the general you unless you do really want to do my challenge which will tickle me to no end) were to make an Easter centerpiece. How and what you used were up to you but you got brownie points for using eggs.
I'm quite proud of mine, if I do say so myself...
I did not have a flower die that was exactly the same as the flowers in the bucket but close enough. I used a Sizzix die and my Big Shot to make the flowers and put pieces of patterned paper in the centers. The flowers were then glued to skewers with my glue gun (haven't used that thing in a week or two and was feeling a sense of withdrawal).
Then I worked on the bunnies. I couldn't decide originally if I wanted to make punched bunnies but say this adorable image from Pink Cat Studios and decided I had to have it. The bunnies were printed up and colored with copic markers (ooops, I don't have the numbers with me at the moment). They were layered onto a scallop circle and then onto binder clips. I figure I can use them as place settings or to hold photos once I break apart the centerpiece.
The eggs are actually dyed hard boiled eggs that the kids created on Sunday. Those are a temporary addition because they will go bad once out of the fridge. I'll scatter jelly beans after I put the eggs away.
So let's build this centerpiece.
I found a plastic serving tray that was fairly flat and the right size. I first added the bucket and placed pink "grass" all around it, covering up the tray. I added the bunnies and the eggs next. To finish off the piece and to cover the tray, I pieced together three scallop borders from one of the new Papertrey scallop border dies. (I use the dies in my Big Shot and they cut like a dream, if you were looking to be enabled). And there you have, A cute Easter centerpiece and another challenge completed.
You know, participation in these challenges is low (okay, really low) but I'm going to keep plugging away anyway. I would love to have company in my journey here and hey, there may be, at some point, giveaways but only for people who are actually playing along with me!
Have a great night!