Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Easter Egg Decorating Technique

 Make life as sweet as honey


From where I'm sitting, I can hear the sound of two little voices whispering when they  really should be sleeping.  The voices are those of our two boys who are currently sharing a room while Bella's room gets redone.  


It's hard to make out what they're saying, but perhaps their conversation revolves around the fact it takes 2,247 steps to walk home from the local 7-11, where Hubby took them after school today to get 'Slurpies'.   


When they rushed to tell me they had counted their steps on the walk home, I instinctively said 'how boring'.  The disapproving look on their faces as they responded 'No, it was a lot of fun", told me I had failed to appreciate the experience.  Turns out Hubby had asked the kiddies to guess how many steps it would take to get home and with each of them being competitive in their own way, the counting game helped make a long walk seem a little shorter.


Or perhaps they're making plans of what we'll do at the park tomorrow.  With another nice day in the forecast, we promised we would stop at the park on the way home from school.  Their lives still simple, innocent and carefree...

Their faith, pure and beautiful.  I the apprentice, and they my teachers.  Even though I am the adult , they teach me what blind faith really means.


They worry not about what they will eat or wear, they just KNOW.  Expect that we - as their parents - will provide.  Isn't that the same way we should feel about our Heavenly Father's promises?  Oh if only I had a trace of their faith...

Today was their first day back from March (Spring) break.  While I missed their voices around the house, I was able to get a few things done around here.  My kitchen sink was sparkly and the fridge handle was fingerprint free.  For a few hours anyway...:)

I opened windows and allowed the fresh Spring air to fill our home.  Don't you just love that feeling?

On my previous post, I showed this picture and mentioned I had been 'playing around' with some of the Crafty Secret's stamps.  Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to create a very whimsical and versatile Easter egg that can be used as decoration or as a place setting.

You will need:
Stamp and ink pad 
White napkin or white tissue paper
Glue or ModPodge
Paint brush
Scissors
Egg

- Stamp subject onto napkin or tissue paper
- Cut it out
- Apply a thin coat of glue or ModPodge onto egg with brush
- Stick cut out napkin onto the egg
- To smooth edges, gently rub the napkin cut out with the handle of the brush


Simple, no? 

Because the clear art stamps are flexible, I was also able to do some without stamping the napkin first but I found that the napkin method gave me a cleaner image. 


I also stamped some eggs with our names on them to use as place settings but got so carried away photographing this little guy that I forgot to include them in the shoot.


I'm smitten with the Queen Bee stamp set and while looking for a link for them realized that this particular set - and all the other clear art stamps - are currently on sale over at Crafty Secrets.  Isn't that great? 


I am excited to tell you that I will be having a Crafty Secrets giveaway coming very soon..:)  


For now, I leave you with a quote from honey's biggest fan...



Some people care too much, I think it's called love. 
-- Winnie the Pooh 





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23 comments:

  1. Oh those are so Beautiful... You would ALMOST hate to have to crack them and eat them.. :) Oh I love how your Boys counted their steps.. My husband and I were just talking about how when we were kids we tried to count how many licks it took to get to the TOOTSIE in the Tootsie Roll Pops.. :) Neither of us never made it.... We always ended up biting into it.. :)

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  2. I love how you used our Queen Bee stamp set Lucy! Also, those honey photos look so good I'm going to go make myself a cup of tea with a giant spoonful of honey
    Sandy

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  3. Wow, such a clever idea, I love it! will definitely be making some of these :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  4. I love this technique with the eggs! Elegant, simple - very pretty! TFS!

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  5. I love how you did these, Lucy. You are right, we do have to have faith that we will be provided for. It is sad that we lose that faith at some time in our lives.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  6. Boy am I glad you did this tutorial. I would have stamped right onto the egg and wondered why it didn't come out as clean. Thanks so much for this!!!

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  7. these are gorgeous Lucy!! So cute about your boys... mine are 6 and 4 and they are always doing stuff like that. sometimes I think they are just being annoying but I try to remind myself to see things through their eyes :) I am loving all your easter and spring posts!

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  8. Pretty! I love everything involving bees. Great technique by stamping tissue paper. Just when I think I've seen every way to decorate an egg :)

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  9. Lucy, your egg is gorgeous! I can't wait to try this method on the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    Gen http://cabinfeveredgem.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Thanks for your lovely post today Lucy. Children are wonderful teachers aren't they? In faith and so many other ways!
    Love this Crafty Secrets stamp on the egg. I know you can do a similar technique with candles too. Can't wait for the giveaway!

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  11. This egg is awesome!!Great post!!xx
    http://artnouveaucom.blogspot.com/

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  12. LOVE this idea! And your photos are always so beautiful!

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  13. I am dying over how adorable and simple this is. As usual, everything you touch turns to beautiful!!!

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  14. Lucy, please check out my W.I.M. Wednesday - imagine trying the same technique on Easter eggs...inspired?

    http://feellovdeveryday.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-made-wednesday-melted-crayon-art.html

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  16. Egg-cellent idea!hehe I love it and what a great idea

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  17. These are adorable-Following you from Kate's party-stop by for a visit!

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  18. Very cute egg idea. I love your photography. Very pretty!

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  19. I love your blog and all of your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing....I'm your newest follower!

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  20. Why not just stamp the eggs!!!

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  21. I see what you did there and it is really effective.

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  22. Great project! I love it and will try it!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

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