I think this looks kind of like a shrine. A shrine to Easter eggs! The background is done with dylusions sprays using some sequin waste for a stamp to get the honeycomb effect, then overstamped in a contrasting colour and edged with distress ink.The Spiced Marmalade distress ink is a good match for the Sunshine Dylusions ink. I've played about with applying the dylusions ink with cut'n'dry foam, but it doesn't stay wet long enough for the effects I like, so using a mixture of dylusions and distress works well for me.
The tag and tree are both embossed with Tim Holtz' woodgrain folder using one of Tim Holtz' techniques, which is to ink one side of the folder with distress ink before passing through the machine, pushing ink deep into the recesses of the embossing. Here, more colours are added with Dylusions sprays and distress ink pads before using a finger to apply a good smear of distress stickles. Lee gave me some fantastic findings and beads and I've used these to make some eggs to hang from the tree.
The lace & flower trim are coloured with distress ink to match the project and fixed in place with glossy accents. The rabbits are of course from the Graphics Fairy. A little clear glaze was added to the eyes and the eggshell before sticking the image in place with Pinflair for some added dimension.
The iron gate die cut adds to the quasi-religious feel with all those "Fleur de Lis" crosses. I don't want to go overboard explaining the rest of the religious imagery, but it's there if you want to see it!
Sizzix Bigz Tag (thanks Lee)
Sizzix Bigz XL tree pop-up
Sizzix On The Edge Iron Gate
Sizzix Embossing folder woodgrain
Meadow Stamp Set
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Sakura Glaze Pen: clear
Adhesives: Pinflair, Glossy Accents
Findings & beads (thanks Lee)
Lace & flower trim (thanks again Lee!!)
image from the Graphics Fairy
Entered for the following challenge:
Creative Cutter Room - Easter and a Bunny!
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Happy Easter
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Easter