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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

easter gifts but not in a basket for Frilly and Funkie DT

well the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight is to create an Easter or spring gift holder with a difference..and no baskets. Make sure you pop across here and see some of the wonderful Dt makes and hopefully you will be inspired to join in yourself. one lucky person will be picked as winner and another winner chosen at random will receive a $25 gift voucher to spend in the funkiejunkieboutique and believe me this is full of yummy goodies!

So onwards here is my make:

 I started with a papier mache cone which I painted with gesso to give a base coat . I then got painty happy with the fab new distress paints...did I say I Love them!? and covered the cone with layers of scattered straw and antique linen.. then realising that was too much for me I spritzed with the fab white linen Dylusions spray, water, more painty drippage  (frayed burlap and antique linen ) and voila...

I then used the ledger stamp from ephemera backgrounds from Artistic outpost and stamped in antique linen distress paint. Now for the decorations...

I stamped the eggs I coffee archival ( from Artistic Outpost birds of a feather set) onto tissue paper and left to dry. When dry I added distress paint to the back of the eggs in antique linen and frayed burlap paints using a water brush and left to dry. I then cut them out and applied to the cone using matte multi medium..some of them I added the inked side and some the reverse.

I also added the spring is here sentiment from the same set.

To complete I added a handle of rusty wire and some crochet ribbon and rusty wire around the top. I then cut some old book pages into strips and nestled some chocolate eggs on top.

All the supplies are listed below..hope you will have time to play along and make sure you pop across here for all the fab DT makes.

Also the funkie junkieboutique now has a page on facebook and can be found here.. thanks to the lovely Jenny.

I am entering this for the artistic outpost challenge.. any artistic outpost stamps here:

have a fun and inky day
p.s scroll down for my dragons dream DT make
trace x


  1. Love your cone Tracey, that background with the paint and white Dylusions spray looks fantastic. The eggs look great too!

  2. A wonderful idea and it looks very artistic the way you have fastened to the twigs

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. I so love seeing what you create your work is amazing thank you for sharing. Great Easter cone


  4. Oh Wow..that is wonderful Trace!..LOve Love Love it! x

  5. oh this looks fabulous Trace - really gorgeous! Love it xx

  6. Wow Trace, this is a great make! I love the subtle colours you have used for the cone, all set off nicely with the rusted wire and the yummy looking choccy eggs. A fantastic project. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Gosh! You have turned paper-mache into what looks like felt! Love the way you have done that and your subtle decorations. Bet the eggs won't last but I hope the cone does. Hugs, Jenny xxx

  8. That looks great and unique Trace!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  9. Lovely idea, love the subtle colours and the spray of white. Love the shape too. Tracy x

  10. What a unique project Trace. It's smashing and something really different. Love it.

  11. WOW! Amazing project here Trace - I love everything you make and this is as wonderful as always! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx

  12. Such gorgeous paint effects on the cone, and the stamping looks great! Knew you'd love the White Linen spray... and I love your wood display for the photos too!
    Alison x

  13. An original and beautifully made project here Trace. Love the painty background and tissue paper images. Now who is going to eat those eggs I wonder?
    Have a lovely Easter.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. xcellent deco Trace!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  15. What a unique and lovely Easter treat holder! Love the effects and of course those delicious AO stamps! Happy Easter to you! Hugs!


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