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Saturday, 13 October 2018

A Box of Eggs

Hello all!  I've been busy playing (or laying?!) with eggs over at PaperArtsy for this fortnight's colour challenge, A Box of Eggs.  The idea was to create projects using some of the gorgeous new paint colours designed by Courtney Franich (a.k.a. Cork, who is also Miss PaperArtsy) which include some beautiful pastels and neutrals, as well as darker tones to pair with them.  Obviously these colours could take you anywhere, but from the moment I saw the title A Box of Eggs, my mind became fixated on it...


I've found it's best not to argue with my mind once it gets an idea, so that's exactly what you'll find if you hop over to PaperArtsy - not just one, but two boxes of eggs.  Yes, okay, it's possible my brain's a little scrambled.  But go on, off you go, best get cracking or you'll miss the fun... !!

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

29 comments:

Craftyfield said...

I just popped over from the PA blog and I loved this project! It's the speckles on the eggs that did it for me and I love the stamps you used on the boxes too.

Redanne said...

I have just been over for a look, the eggs look fabulous and I love how you decorated the boxes too! Anne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful eggs and boxes, great idea. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Mac Mable said...

Fun project and so creative. Loving the new paint colours and a fun idea with the wrapping and the crackle stamp. Great splattering too. Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

Helen said...

Saw the PA post last night - love the project. Did you run out of egg puns?!

Jane said...

I've just seen your post Alison, just brilliant and I could only think of a literal interpretation too. Your project mailed it and I do love a bit of duck egg blue, one of my fave colours. Hugs xxx

craftytrog said...

It's a wonderful project Alison! Left you some love over there.
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Helen - no, I didn't run out... I just thought it might be over-egging the pudding to carry on! xx

A Pink said...

So glad you yielded to your imagination , Alison as these are fabulous. Such a uniquely creative idea -Brilliant !
Hugs x

froebelsternchen said...

I love the boxes --- and the eggs! Fantastic Alison!

Brenda Brown said...

Such a great project idea and the boxes look amazing xxx

Dorthe said...

They look just so real and beautiful dear Alison I need to go over there to see more . Hugs Dorthe

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I totally thought these were real, and I was like 'what?'...lol...then I hopped over to see. You nailed them, and love the wrap around cover! Wonderful!

Chrissy said...

Love your eggs and the cute boxes Alison..I love the colours and speckles, and you could play some good pranks with these..lol..My Brother had chickens and they laid blue green eggs and my husband at the time was so yucked by it all, how can you eat a blue egg!!..[ blue egg]..I told him it was normal inside and tasted gorgeous as they were so fresh..anyway I cooked him some eggs for lunch one day and did not use his browns eggs, but the blue/green were on the menue and he ate them without a word [or knowledge of them..]mind over matter.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous idea Alison and the eggs look so real, they would be great in Easter decorations too.
Avril xx

Diana Taylor said...

These are delightful Alison, and even if the paints weren't such beautiful delicate colours I would buy them for the names alone! I love what you've done with the boxes too - so gorgeous - and I'm glad you followed your instincts, your imagination seems never to be wrong!
Diana x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a delightful idea, the paints are so delicate and absolutey perfect for this idea. Tracy x x

Neet said...

What pretty eggs Alison. I must now pop over to PaperArtsy's blog to see what you are up to. If I know you it will be beautiful.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

What a fabulous projec, I love your speckled eggs, and quite agree, there should never be 5 eggs in a pack! Have a very happy week, Sue x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea, off for a closer look...

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a fun project Alison, I love those plastic eggs, used to use them with my preschool children every Easter, they really had fun getting messy painting them. Those colours are just perfect, such a clever make.
Thank you for sharing
Creative wishes Tracey x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous project Alison and so creative! I really enjoyed your PaperArtsy post x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oooo these are gorgeous! The chalk paint has such wonderful consistency and color; the eggs are believably real~ Great mottling : )
I love love the packaging (inside and out) and you quite nailed it Alison! I wanted so much to add a cheesy line about eggs here - but I'm fresh out ; )
Hugs to you and thanks for sharing your gorgeous work! karen o

Jackie PN said...

Wow Alison! You even make eggs look gorgeous! Now I want designer egg cartons!
Jackie xo

Cocofolies said...

Just popped over from the PA blog and I loved this project too!!
Not really useful tee-hee, but so cute, fun and imaginative. Will keep this idea in mind maybe for Easter with my (children?) students :)
Thank you Alison. Have a loevly week-end, hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I thought these were real at first - good job I remembered seeing them on the PA blog!! I do love a blue egg!!! I can imagine this being a messy activity buy Oh My! What a result! Hugs, Chrisx

Marjie Kemper said...

Distressed eggs? Love 'em! And the boxes too.

Paper Profusion said...

Just popped over Alison. Tis a sublime eggstravaganza! N. x

Neet said...

Love these eggs and the box you decorated on the PPA site. Truly wonderful colours - such gorgeous shading (and I love your speckles)
Hugs, Neet xx