Monday, April 2, 2012

Smudgy Antics, alter an Egg and Paper Creations Ink Challenge

OK this weeks Smudgy Antics challenge"Alter an Egg" is not an easy one, and because of that, you can either alter an egg or use an eggshape or egg in your piece.

Altering an egg is nearly impossible to do, it won't stay put,it's almost impossible to stamp on an egg and If you use a plastic one like I did, DON'T USE YOUR HEATGUN on it because the egg will MELT

So I tried and tried and finally came up with something acceptable.

gonna show you my melted bumpy egg first

I gessoed it and painted it orange, drew a spiderwebb on it and glued some Smeared Ink Bat digi's on it. I used the heat gun to dry the paint and the egg got all kinds of bumps so not goood.......

I don't give up that easy and her is egg 2

again not the result I hoped for, what I did was drew a hole and cracks on the egg using a permanent marker, then cut the eyes of a Grumpie digi and glued it in the hole. It is supposed to look like the Grumpie is hatching from the egg.

And tadaaaa the 3rd egg, again not the most brilliant piece I've ever made

I glued little pieces of designer paper to the egg, to give it an old, distressed look. Then cut the lady out of the Smitten digi
coloured her and glued her on the egg (sounds a lot easier then it was. Then I put crackle medium over the egg and added some distress. The finishing touch are the silk roses.

Here a pikkie of my 3 eggs together

Can't wait to see what you come up with, see you at Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog

I'm proud to be a guest designer for Paper Creations Ink April 2-15-2012 challenge:use Natural Materials; (burlap, twine, cork, twigs, bark etc.)"
You can use any image for this challenge and we would LOVE to see all types of creations (ex. cards, scrap layouts, fat book pages, artist trading cards, tags, boxes, bags, 3D ~ Altered Art or any other crafting projects.

This challenge is sponsored by Shelly's Images Digi Stamps

I made a tag using the hummingbird stamp,

I used burlap, twigs, leaves and some rope and also some wire.

For all the rules and details check Paper Creations Ink, see you there..


  1. Wooo - the eggs are brilliant Monique. Really great. The Grumpie one is sooo funny. :-) Lovely tag for PCI too xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Your eggs are fantastic! I love the colors in your batty egg, your vintage egg is very elegant, and your grumpie hatching is so fun to look at! You did a great job, Monique!

  3. Your PCI tag is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. I love your art. it is always inspirational to me. The eggs are wonderful and when you were little did you see the eggs you just made in your future? how fun.
    big hugs,

  5. Monique I love all three of your eggs, but I think the grumpie one is my favourite, he looks so mad about being in that egg LOL

  6. Great eggs you've made! The one with the eyes looks a little scary! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  7. Monique, Thank you for playing along in "The Eyes Have it" challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I love all your eggs, even the melted one and I'm glad you also included a How To. It's always fun when people tell us how they did something.

    :) Chris / CS Desings

  8. Your egss are all fabulous!!! Wow they must have been fiddly to make!! Love the "eyes" egg - so glad you've linked up to our "Eyes Have It" challenge at Art With No Boundaries!

  9. Amazing display of artwork and creativity on these eggs! I had a blast admiring your talent. ;)

    Thank you SO much for joining in our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox.
    Lisa xx

    p.s. Craft us Crazy is hosting Altered Art/Anything But a card Challenge too. :)

  10. Monique... your eggs turned awesome! I love ALL of them! You have done such a variety of techniques! You rocked this challenge! Thanks for joining us over at the Doll's Challenge!

    Also... Your tag for the PCI Challenge is wonderful! I fell in LOVE with it the minute I seen it! Congrats and Thank You for being apart of our GDT! You Rock!


  11. I too Like all your eggs! I LOVE the grumpy hatching!! Grumpies have always been my favorite!!! Thank you so much for joining the Dolls this challenge!

  12. Wow - some fab Eggs, love the one with the eyes peeping out - even though it is slightly scary!!

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our Easter Challenge!

    Julie x

  13. oh you are so much braver than I to try doing this with eggs! I like the grumpie one...

    Thanks for joining us at Squirrel and Fox Challenges!

    lisabee SFDT
    My Crafting Blog

  14. Your eggs are so fun. I really love the onw with the eyes peeking out.

    Lovely tag. Love the natural materials.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away,


  15. Gorgeous tag Monique, wonderful GDT creation! Hugs, Marjo

  16. These eggs are amazing and so unique. A great take on the Eggtastic challenge. Fab tag too!

    Thanks for taking part in the Crafty pad challenge.


  17. How wonderful! Your decorated eggs are stunning!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our It's Egg-tastic Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  18. Wow! I love the 2nd egg and I can not see the bumps on the 1st. Have taken note note to use a heatgun on plastic eggs too (tough knowing me I will forget and still do it anyway lol) Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week :)

  19. looking at your eggs again. wow they are wonderful and you should give a tutorial on you tube! awesome art.

    susan s

  20. Woowww your creation is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

  21. Fantastic project Monique. I especially like the orange one. Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  22. I don't know which of these fabulous eggs is really my fav. They're all magnificent.
    That tag - wow - beautiful!

  23. Seriously, I love ALL of these. The tag is wonderful. I REALLY love the Grumpie egg. I think it is brilliant!
    Thank you for playing with us at BBD!

  24. All 3 look fab monique, I love the bumpy orange on with the spiders web and bats, the gumpie looks really mad and your lady is very elegant.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  25. Monique these are fabulous :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx