Sunday, March 31, 2013

Egg Fail

This year we continued a family tradition of making Star Wars eggs. I love this, both the dyeing and the decorating and the photos after. I always scrap a page I call "Jedi Eggs."

Last year, however, was problematic. The only Star Wars egg dye kit I could find had crayons to melt on top. OK, then. I made the eggs in advance for once and put them in the fridge, taking them out for the dyeing only to discover that the eggs had to be hot for the wax melt to work.

#@&%!

My only hope at this point was the internet: I went online and found a recipe for home made egg dye. I also pulled out a white crayon, surmising that I would be able to create a resist effect by drawing on the eggs before dyeing them.

Here's the result:


I used Fancy Pants Designs Park Bench Collection for this. It seems like a springy color collection, working perfectly with the colorful eggs. I added a piece from Down by the Shore because I thought I needed a more intense color, orange in this case.

Here's the details:


 I made the title with the Cameo, using the font Lobster, I think. I loved using the Cameo and can't wait to use it even more.

 

I stitched around the photo on the mat, a delicate effect I love to use.


The stickers all seemed to fit a bit thematically, as did the yellow quote strip on the bottom.



There's my white crayon bunny! And the almost black dye. Ah, well.

I also hand stitched these circle frames, which was harder than the square. These I had to hand crank the wheel rather than using the foot to stitch. My arm was killing me by the time I was done with three circles. Once I realized that after stitching one circle, I'd already committed to the stitching and had to finish it. I added some orange cross stitched just because.

The supplies:

Park Bench Bench / Park Bench Strips / Park Bench Blanket / Park Bench Fountain / Park Bench Flower Garden / Park Bench Sticker Fundamentals / Park Bench Label Stickers / Park Bench Button Set / Down by the Shore Brag Pad / Park Bench Decorative Tags

Thanks for reading about my less than perfect Easter moment last year. Hope you had a blessed, festive Easter weekend, free from egg fails!

11 comments:

Diana Waite said...

what a FUN layout to remember a fail! ;)

alisonm said...

I think you were nuts to stitch those circles!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Loving your layout design & creative cut outs! Great colors, border, and stitching....no doubt you arm hurts!
Thanks for sharing!

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