Thursday, 16 April 2015

Smeared and Smudged April Member Blog Hop

April Member Blog Hop

Leslie Rahye
 Susan R. YOU ARE HERE - halfway through!

I do hope you will visit everyone's blog, leave them your comments - and be inspired!!

I think 'decorating an egg' last year was the first
 Smeared and Smudged
 Member Blog Hop
 that I took part in!
(Click the photo to see that post!)

So here I am again, a year on, and here is a glimpse of this year's project....


Take three duck eggs and blow them.

Add some colour. I put the shells in a saucepan in boiling water with a combination of teabags and onion skins to develop this lovely brown...

Now decorate as this first egg I glued a tree die-cut on one side
 and then drew a spider's web with a black marker on the other side.
 I stamped little spiders (Las Vegas Spider Stamp).
I added a glaze and crackle medium - and some butterfly stickers.

For my next egg I added a die cut and an image coloured with Promarkers.
More glaze, crackle and butterflies.

This bunny and sentiment is from Blue Moon Creations - find them on facebook here

For my final egg I added an image Smeared Ink Grumpy Bunny coloured with Promarkers and this time some strips of Smeared Ink paper. Then more glaze and butterflies.

Finally I strung the eggs up with orange ribbon a few beads and a bell - and hung them up...

Hope to see you next time!!

Happy Crafting!


  1. WoWza - now that is impressive and I love the colour they came out with the tea bags and onions :-) Great creation and well done for managing to blow those eggs :-D
    IKE xx

  2. Susan, this is an awesome project! So much detail on eggs! I don't know how you did it and each one is cute wonderful! Hugs~Nan

  3. Susan, this is an awesome project! So much detail on eggs! I don't know how you did it and each one is cute wonderful! Hugs~Nan

  4. Oh my golly!! Wonderful, exciting, brilliant!!!! You are so clever, and an amazing artist! I truly love all the eggs you have created here, and using a Duck egg is a great idea, cuz they are a bit bigger then a chicken egg. Oh I just adore these! Terrific job on them!
    I sat and drooled for a while...

  5. FABULOUS! I love the little grumpies egg the best! So cute! Love the that you strung them together

  6. This is such a fun decoration - love the little die cuts as well as the cute stamps xx

  7. Absolutely fabulous! Your altered eggs from last year and today are so fun and gorgeous! Love the colour you achieved with your home-made staining and all your embellies and stamping are the perfect touches!

  8. Such wonderful eggs, I love them all!

  9. Oh these are all just fabulous, Susan! Can't pick a fave. Love how you've strung them all together. xxD


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