Let's Ink It Up - Challenge #12 Easter

Here it is, the first weekend of April, and the new fortnightly challenge at Let's Ink It Up is Easter. Click on the hyper link to the blog ,and check out the gorgeous projects from the Design Team.

Remember that no DIGIS are allowed - we like to see inky fingers! LOL   The sponsor for this challenge is:

SCRAPPIT is a company based in Australia that provides all scrapbooking and card making supplies from all the top brands at the best prices.Paula has generously donated a prize package of

For my project, I have seen lots of  art canvases on blogs. I figured it couldn't be too difficult...just like card making, only on a bigger scale!  However, I decided to use a piece of 8"x 10" MDF board (manufactured fibreboard wood) to create my Easter wall hanging.

The background -I painted the entire surface of the wood with Tim Holtz White Distress Crackle Paint. After the paint dried and the crackle formed, I sponged randomly these colours of  Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, and Tumbled Glass over the entire surface. The routered edge of the board is painted with Egyptian gold acrylic paint. I also stamped an easter script stamp in Tea Dye (Serendipity Stamps #702HCL Judy's Easter Basket - set of three stamps) on "thirds" of the board .  I covered the middle section with a strip of easter egg paper, cutting and pasting some of the eggs to give the paper added dimension.

I stamped the easter basket, from the same set as mentioned above, coloured with Copics, applied Crystal Glaze and stickles on the eggs, fussy cut it out, sponged Tea Dye on the edges and mounted it on the board with pop-dots. The "grass" at the bottom of the basket is a lacey branch punch by Martha Stewart.

The bunny was cut on my Cricut from the Easter cartridge in a brown patterned paper. I sponged white craft ink and Tea Dye & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks on the body to give it dimension, stamped a scroll stamp on the bunny's back, added the pink gingham ribbon, and created the tail using gathered crocheted lace & a pearl.

Near the basket, I cut a flourish from a Quickutz die and added the butterfly (Martha Stewart punch), highlited with stickles and pearls.The border on the bottom is also a Martha Stewart punch.

For the banner title, I punched scalloped circles from K&Co paper, sponged with Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass and a touch of Fired Brick distress inks. The letters were cut on my Cricut with the Plantin cartridge and sponged with Tea Dye DI.

All in all, this project took a few days to complete, but I'm very happy with how it turned out! I have it hanging in my front porch.


Double click to view Easter Wall Hanging

Close up of "crackle" on the wood

April 3, 2011


Die Cutting Divas #8 Hippity, Hoppity - Easter cartridge for Bunny, Plantin Cartridge for letters on banner

Fantabulous Cricut #53 - Looks Like Spring  - Easter Cartridge for Bunny, Plantin Cartridge for letters on banner.

Paper Variety 1-2-3 Challenge- 1 stamped image (basket), 2 ribbons (pink gingham & crocheted lace gathered into bunny tail), 3 punches (Martha Stewart butterfly, scroll border, and lacey leaf which is the "grass" at the bottom of the basket.

Really Reasonable Ribbons #21 Punches & Ribbons - 3 Martha Stewart punches -butterfly, scroll border, and lacey leaf which is the "grass" at the bottom of the basket.  2 Ribbons - pink gingham, and crocheted lace with is gathered into bunny tail.


  1. Absolutely beautiful so much detail love the soft colors and that flower on the basket sure adds that extra touch.

  2. beautiful card! I love the details you added to the eggs. Thanks for sharing your talent at The Paper Variety! :)

  3. Oh my, what an amazing amount of work that turned out absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

  4. a lovely and wonderful card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Sharon this creation is adorable it brings a huge smile to my face every time I look at it. Such a lot of work but well worth it.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  6. Fantastic card and i bet it was fun to make, i love to get messy, the background eggs and basket are fab. Xx

  7. How pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB!

    Lisa N.

  8. Really pretty card. I love the eggs in the baskets. Well done. Thanks for playing at FCCB.


  9. Great job on the challenge!! Happy Spring and thanks for joining us at FCCB!!


  10. this is sooo beautiful! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

  11. What a masterpiece. It is just beautiful.Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB.

  12. totally gorgeous project Sharon, I love all the little details you've added. A really special creation
    claire xx

  13. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! What a great job. Love the crackle and all the extras. A wonderful basket and that bunny.....oiy.....perfect!

  14. Beautiful! I love the vintage feel to this! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FCCB!


  15. Great Easter Wall-hanging! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.