3 February 2013

Scrambled Eggs!

Well hello everyone on this first Sunday morning in February (isn't this year already flying by! - just realised that makes me sound very old:) Thank you for joining me here at 'Chez Buttons' for a look at another of my artistic efforts. This one is being entered into the following challenges;


Thought I'd have a final bash for the time being at creating that Oriental backing paper.


This Hero Arts background stamp is a doddle to use, especially if you want to remove/replace some of the colour from the larger characters. It also looks better if the ink starts to dry a little on the stamp as it gives an even more vintage feel to the whole thing.


I added some dimension to the card by adding Silver Ferro paste through what is fast becoming one of my favourite Crafters Workshop stencils. It was dried fast because I wanted it to puff up. You may have noticed on the previous photo that I used some Coffee Archival Ink to colour the little birds too.


A spot of moulded Ferro coloured with DI Walnut Stain created a rather nice nest, but then, what to put in it! These little plastic buttons looked ok but the addition of White Mixative and Sandal alcohol inks in patches made them more realistic.


Finally I tried stamping several versions of this Inkylicious wren but they all looked too flat and less of a focal point. So I used Ferro again, stamping into a heated piece with the Coffee Archival Ink.

Now, it's time to rustle up a yummy cooked breakfast for the hungry hoards so I will leave you to hopefully enjoy what remains of the weekend. Hugs as always, Jenny xxx

46 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Jenny, this is fantastic so creative, I adore your little birds nest with the button eggs, the background paper is superb, a mini masterpiece, have a great Sunday. xx

Jolara said...

so that is just beautifull hugs Joyce

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Jenny, you certainly come up with brilliant ideas! That Ferro nest and those home made eggs, are sooo creative! I also love the way the Ferro has given the bird so much dimension. Very, very clever!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Redanne said...

Morning Jenny, this is amazing! Love the creative way you use that Ferro paste and the background paper is fabulous. Another wonderful creation - the eggs are brilliant. Hugs, Anne x

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful card Jenny-love the embossing

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous those eggs look good enough to eat :)
I love the Orental theme.
Suzi B x

Keren Howell said...

I LOVE oriental style! What a neat idea to make a nest out of Ferro (I love that stuff!)and the "eggs" are just so cute. Gorgeous! xxx Keren

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Jenny and those little eggs look very realistic. Love all the textures and the oriental background looks fabulous.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautiful Jenny. Good tip about letting the ink dry a little - will try that. Your work with the ferro is inspiring - especially love the wren. Also those eggs look very realistic - clever inking my friend. Nicola x

WendyK said...

Jenny, this is gorgeous, the background is lovely, what a great stamp. Love the branch, and the birds and nest.

Von said...

A very beautiful card Jenny :) and I'm not suprised to see your the first lol the button eggs are a lovely idea :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ♥

sam21ski said...

WOW Jenny this is fabulous and that nest completed with eggs look wonderful.

Sam xxx

Aquarius said...

Wonderful textures you've achieved on here - the eggs look great,

Aquarius said...

Great textures here - love the eggs

Cindy - FL said...

This is amazing. I never would have guessed that the eggs were plastic buttons. Love all of the elements, especially the background paper. Great job! Now I'm off to check into Ferro.
Enjoy the rest of you weekend too!

Terry said...

delicious scrambled eggs! I could not resist! Love that stencil as well and the effect you created! Gorgeous! Happy Sunday!

Crafty Lark said...

What a lot of great detail, I love your branch and the little bird. Super project. xx Flora

Netty said...

wow this is such a fabulous creative card Buttons. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the collage Jenny...how awesome!
And those eggs are great!!

Greetings, Alie :-)

Rita said...

Wow Jenny, what a fantastic card. I just love it and that little nest is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow this is gorgeous - love the texture!

Annie said...

Hi Jenny.great background on this card and I so love the nest and eggs. Stunning make

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Sandra's Spot said...

Lovely card I love the colours and design such a sweet little bird. Hugs Sandra X

Ellis said...

Stunning creations, great idea to use buttons for eggs and that paste looks interesting to work with! =)
Hugs, Elenor

ionabunny said...

This is really pretty. Very oriental and I like the subtle colouring

inkypinkycraft said...

The eggs are beautiful anther wonderful make trace x hugs x

Marjie Kemper said...

I recognized that top branch stencil immediately but couldn't imagine how you did the eggs.... WOW! Just incredible. That's about all I can say at the moment - you've amazed me again!

butterfly said...

Such a clever creation... the Ferro branches look gorgeous, and I love your nest of eggs!
Alison x

Patricia said...

Hi Jenny,
You have done it again...... you are an absolute whizz at the unusual. Where do you get all your fantastic ideas. No way would I have thought those eggs started life as buttons.
Another little "Work of Art"
Hugs

Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

WOW, Jenny, this card is STUNNING.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Beautiful card!! So much detail :D
Ann xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Jenny,this is a very clever card! I had to stop and have a very close look because the of the detail in this (the eggs are amazing)...I love what you have created here!
Thankyou for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful card Jenny. I am sure you would have very confused birds near you if they saw those eggs they are so lifelike. You know I have had and used ferro for ages but not like this! Mmmmm another experiment to do!

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderful card Jenny with great dimensional pieces. I love the little nest and eggs and the bird has worked perfectly too.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xox

Hels Sheridan said...

love it... and love the way you stamped into Ferro and cut it out.. FAB idea... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Truly lovely! Gorgeous tree and nest - beautiful!

Ellis said...

Thanks for the comment on my tag, you inspired me when I saw your tag! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Julia S-W said...

I love the background paper you've created - it looks so aged. The nest and eggs are an inspired idea too. At the moment I'm at a loss with this idea but the thinking cap is on!
Hugs, Juliaxx

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! I really love the silver! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Neet said...

Oh WOW! What super ideas you have used in this creation. You put so much thought and creativity in all you do and this is fabulous. Love the stencil idea and the nest - well that is pure genius.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

This is brilliant Jenny, I love how you've made the ferro nest and those eggs are brilliant xx

Anita Houston said...

Love love love all of your texture here! I need some of that Ferro...the branches are amazing!!! The stamp in cool too, I've not seen it. Those eggs are a wow! Gorgeous work!

Heather Alger said...

Wonderful project, this is really inspiring. Love the texture and how it all works together so beautifully x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Sylv said...

What a fantastic creation, love the eggs and the backing looks amazing.

Sylv x

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