Monday, April 10, 2017

Hippity Hoppity . . . Easter's On It's Way

I am feeling really inspired by some images I found online of these vibrant Easter eggs:

I thought now might be a good time to revisit some of my Easter favorites of years past.

Andrea Fisher, a Mosaic Moments Design Team member wrote a great blog about Easter Layouts that contains some great tips for making the most of you Easter Mosaic layouts.

This was my first attempt at a woven layout a few years ago.  The right side was easy - I just wove 1" strips on the grid.  The left side got a little tricky!  I inked around all the edges to give it a more realistic basket weave look.  And I used a Stampin Up border punch to punch out the floral patterned paper that makes the basket liner.

In another Mosaic Moments blog post, there is a tip for Creating Woven Borders that you may find helpful.   Obviously woven borders lend themselves easily to Springtime layouts, but as you can see from the link, there are other great uses for this weaving technique.

In the layout below, my nephew had dyed his entire carton of eggs blue.  I used some BoBunny stickers for the effects, but tried to concentrate on the beautiful blue eggs to keep the focus on the memory!

The layout below features a Hot Off the Press patterned paper and a stamp and this layout was for a class I taught last Spring at a local scrapbook store.

This last layout was for a class I taught at the home of a Close to My Heart consultant so the solid color photo mats are CTMH papers.  The photos are my own and I just used some scraps of ribbon.  The basket die cut was from Stampin Up, as was the chocolate bunny stamp.  I hope this layout shows how you can mix and match your favorite elements to make the layout truly your own.

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