Good morning CraftyStealers!

Easter is just around the corner – and around this time I usually pull out the old fuzzy bunnies and pastel pink and purple wooden signs.  Well, this year I’ve decided to retire my pastels in favor of some decorations that are more “me.”  If you were to look around my house, you would see a lot of green, tons of brick red, and some cream and brown for good measure.  Not a drop of pink or purple (unless you count my four-year-old daughter’s room!). My Christmas decor always blends in nicely, but the Easter stuff sticks out like a sore thumb.  A pale pink sore thumb.

So, I gathered up some embellishments that I love, picked up a blank 8×10 canvas, got out the Smooch Spritz and got to work to make a Happy Easter sign!First, I misted the entire canvas with vanilla shimmer.  Just to give it a little shine all over.

Next I designed a sign in Silhouette Studio and cut it out on blank white cardstock.  I loved these eggs – hexagons and chevron! The text is an OLD freebie from Creating Keepsakes that is called CK – Ali (a la Ali Edwards).

I pulled out the text, and some of the lines of the chevron and a few hexagons.  Then I placed the paper on top of my canvas as a mask (in a box to keep the mist from getting everywhere), and sprayed Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.After I left it to dry for a few hours, I had this.  (I traced some of the lines on the chevron and hexagon egg with a pencil).  Then, I decorated my eggs.  I glued on the sprayed hexagon outline and then I just added embellishments wherever I thought they looked good (in my fave colors of course). Below are the materials that I used.

  • The pearl flowers in red and cream are Jenni Bowlin as are the cream buttons (they are self-adhesive and they are available as today’s CraftySteal!).
  • The brads are KI Memories from various lines.   I have to say, I was surprised at how easily the brads go through the canvas.
  • The brown buttons are Martha Stewart.
  • The patterned paper scraps are Studio Calico Memoir.
  • I also used Jenni Bowlin vellum butterflies (available still on the Past Steals page – LOVE these!).

Here’s the result! Much more personalized, much more “me!”Anyone else made any Easter decor? I’ve got a few more projects in the works for my spring decor and I’ll share them later this week. Want to share yours too? Post them on the CraftySteals Facebook page, we’d love to see them.

If you want to experiment with Smooch Spritz, there are a few bundles left on the Past Steals page.  The bottles are BIG and the colors are nice neutral colors that go with a variety of papers – a great deal.

Have a great Saturday, and don’t forget to upload your project for the Third Thursday Sketch Challenge!