Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter + a Winner!

Happy Easter, everyone! I have a fun little project to share with you that I made while playing around in the studio the other day. It's a steampunk egg (a real one!) that I treated to Tim Holtz's Remnant Rub Resist technique. I had been thinking of doing some kind of altered egg and I thought the Remnant Rubs would be perfect on an egg. After I applied them, I colored the egg using Distress Stains. They work so well! On areas that I wanted a little more intense color, I sponged on a bit of Archival ink.

I added a stand made with a wood candlestick, along with some coiled copper wire. On the egg I added a few gears, a spinner, and some more copper wire. AND, there's a secret hidden within all those rub-ons. Do you see it? It's a D, which is one of the letters that make up a clue for Inspiration Emporium's giveaway. Be sure and check out the IE blog for all the details on this fun prize!

Speaking of fun prizes, let's find out who won the Ranger Mini Distress inks!

The Random Number Generator picked comment number 338, from Ramona:

Wow they come out of the woodwork here.....

So Shelly Darling....I told my Mother I'd give her all my regular sized distress ink pads if I got some minis.... and well it's not really a matter of if but when.


Thanks so much to all of you who left such wonderful comments! And thanks too, to Ranger, for sharing these fantastic little minis.

As always, you can find the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!


  1. Happy Easter, Shelly! Your egg is totally awesome.

  2. super cool egg Shelly!! Happy Easter!

  3. You always have fabulous projects, love your egg and the basket for Easter is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your Steampunk egg is wonderful! I hope you had a lovely day.

  5. Brilliant egg, Shelly! It put a big smile on my face (and will do it again as soon as I have finished this comment ;). Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones!

    Claudia xx

  6. How super, I used to decorate eggs and this is nothing like what I did back in those days. I love it! You have made a fabulous up to date job of an old craft. Fantastic!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Do you have trouble sleeping??? When people are REALLY Creative they can't sleep really well or long hours... and so I am thinking that you most likely have a lot of trouble sleeping!!! Right??? I love your creativeness... wild and very unique... 100%... love it. maybe when you turn really old you will be able to sleep... LOL... Love you Shelly...

  8. That's just the coolest egg EVAH. Love it, Shelly!


Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!