Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hoppy Easter!

 This year to celebrate Easter I decided to take part in blissfullART's Easter Tin Swap.
What I ended up with is one of the most major deviations from a plan I have ever done but I love how it ended up (despite numerous mistakes).
You can't tell in the photo's but the tin background is shimmery gold over a textured light pink.
 My plan always called for a decorated egg on the inside.  I carefully cut, sized and decorated the egg.  It wasn't until after I glued it into the tin that I realized I had decorated the wrong half, the bigger half, so now the tin doesn't close :(
 Just look at that detail!  I love how this turned out.  The mold is a silicone mold-ornaments and settings.  The piece needed to be flexible to wrap around the tin so I used hot glue.  Yep, you read that right, I put hot glue in the mold.  Waited a few minutes, popped it out and spray painted it gold.  
 Inside I ended up making the non closure worse by adding the grass at the base of the bunnies feet.  I guess at this point it didn't matter, it was never going to close and the grass is fun.  Still frustrated me.
I really hope that my swap partner likes what I have created for her.  The one she made for me arrived a few days ago and I can't wait to share it with you it is a glitter tarts dream come true!
Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Electra said...

That mold is amazing! And the whole tin makes my heart sing! I can hardly wait for it to arrive, Caroline, holding my breath until it does.

peggy gatto said...

This just a treasure, so pretty!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Carolyn and using the hot glue in the mold was a brilliant idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Caroline! Who cares if it doesn't close, it doesn't take away from the beauty of the piece. I love the detail you've added to this. The bunnies on the inside lid with the grass and the egg are just lovely. Your partner will love it! I can't wait to see what you got.

CatieAn said...

what a very sweet little easter vignette....I would love to have such a special tin. Who cares that it doesn't close when it looks as pretty as this. Well done! I love swaps.