Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Eggs

Resurrection Sunday is almost here, and it's definitely one of my favorite holidays.  One of its most recognizable symbols is the egg.  Although it is believed to have pagan roots, it has become representational of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in many denominations.  My girls and I used to enjoy dyeing hard boiled eggs, as well as making "cascarones," which are the Mexican egg shells filled with confetti.  I've also enjoyed hand painting a hallow or wooden egg for each of them for over fourteen years now.  They love displaying them around the house every year.


With my girls in mind, I die cut ovals with a Tim Holtz die to simulate egg shaped tags.  I embossed them with a Tim Holtz Carnivale folder, because I felt the swirly design would give it the rounded dimension I wanted.  I also did some distressing to bring the design out.  Next, I marked a scalloped design on the top and bottom of the eggs with a Seweasy stitch piercer and embroidered them.  I also embellished them with Tim Holtz bunny die cuts, mulberry paper flowers, and hand lettered name labels.  Finally, I punched holes on the tops, added ties, and glued bows.  I think they'll look great on some baskets my wife and I got for the girls.  LOL!

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful tags and loved the idea of egg shells filled with confetti. Your posts always have a tale to tell :) Thank you for sharing those with us

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Beautiful work, and I am sure your daughters will love their eggs. Valerie

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  3. Ohh, so so pretty Arnoldo, your girls will tresure them as much as the others they have collected over the years. How lucky they are to have such a talented dad to make such special treausres for them along with the memories you all make together with your travels and art and stories. Have a Blessed Easter :o) Mo *hugs*

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  4. The oval diecut worked perfectly! These are adorable.

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  5. Beautiful tags, your girls are so fortunate to have so may keepsakes made for them! ~Diane

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  6. this is so lovely and your girls are so blessed to have you. happy resurrection Sunday to you! xo

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  7. Fabulous tags, Arnoldo. How lovely to make keepsake eggs for your girls each year.
    Jane x

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  8. all the details are amazing! I'm sure your girls will love them--how could they not--beautiful work from you!

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  9. Such cute tags, and who doesn't love chocolate bunnies! You have created a lifetime of memories for your daughters. They are so fortunate to have you as their dad!
    Have a blessed Easter!

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  10. Hi Arnoldo , these tags are so beautiful - such a wonderful gift for your daughters. Blessings for this Easter.

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