Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blog challenge 4/3/10



Happy Easter!!!

Is decorating eggs part of your Easter tradition?

My kids are 15 and almost 18 and we STILL dye eggs every year. I pretend it's because they enjoy it so much but I know it's really the other way around. They do it because they know I love it. What can I say?...I'm still a kid at heart. And it's just not Easter without pretty eggs. Well, that and chocolate bunnies of course.

Take a look at these Ukrainian Easter eggs called Pysanky. Designs are "written" on the egg in hot wax with a stylus or a pin-head. Then they are dipped into a series of dyes, light to dark, with more wax decorating done between colors. The final step is to melt away the wax and reveal the designs. So detailed and SO beautiful!

How will these eggs inspire you? Create something and link back here by midnight on Thursday. On Friday, we will select a prize winner. Have fun!! Facebook

9 comments:

Diana said...

Cool inspiration piece! My wheels are turning on this one. :)

Dora said...

so gorgeous! they make me want to doodle and stamp!

Terry said...

I'm with D! I see doodles, lots and lots of doodles! :)

Ilene said...

Those are beautiful, tfs!

Krystle said...

Those eggs are magnificent! Here's my layout:

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/source/410225/IMG_231112.jpg

Danielle said...

Hi! I'm new, my name is Danielle. I only found you recently, and I'm real excited to be here!!
Love this inspiration piece!!

Can't wait to get to know you!!

Sandy said...

Made me decoupaged my egg and build it a "nest"

http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab343/angsandy/SandysEgg.jpg

Cari said...

I got inspired by all the great colors and made this card:
http://carilundell.blogspot.com/2010/04/you-color-my-world.html

Danielle said...

OK. My page is also inspired by the colors, and the designs.

TFL!!

Here's the link:
http://scrappy-arts-n-thoughts.blogspot.com/2010/04/just-little-somethin.html