Half a Dozen Eggs Please

As I sat altering the eggs for this project it brought back childhood memories of Easter weekend when my Mum hardboiled eggs for us and then we would sit and alter them. I say alter but of course I had no idea that is what I was doing. We would all create funny faces on the eggs and then they would be packed away along with other items for a picnic. It is amazing how vivid those memories are, seeing who could roll their egg the farthest, running down the hill after the eggs to claim them. A pinch of salt sprinkled over the egg, an egg never tasted as good as it did on such days.
These days may well be long gone but here I am still altering eggs! This time the eggs are plastic.  The last time I altered an egg box was for a swap last year where little gifts were inserted into each recess. They are excellent for altering but if paint is being applied then Gesso definitely needs to be used, in the long run it results in less layers of paint and it also retains the true colour of your paint colour. I used Portrait Pink acrylic which has a peachy quality to it.
The stamping was done directly onto the box but it could as easily have been stamped onto tissue paper. Lace, flowers and crinkled ribbon added to create a handle.
Here are the eggs tucked inside the box, fitting exactly into each section.
As the eggs are plastic they required lots of preparation before the fun could commence. For all eggs I used only one chocolate related stamp from 7 Gypsies.
The eggs already came with a ribbon loop for hanging.
Using a mixture of lace,crinkled ribbon and lovely flat back pearls to embellish the eggs.

One day, as I was putting the finishing touches to the eggs I stumbled across a challenge that is taking place over at The Altered Paper , a vintage egg challenge.

The wonderful Cindy Adkins saw these eggs and mentioned Pink Saturday to me. So I am now also linking to Pink Saturday.

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49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 15:38:02

    This is such a beautiful project Lynne! I enjoyed reading about your childhood egg altering too, lovely have those wonderful memories! xx

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  2. Kim B
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 15:44:19

    These are just beautiful. I linked up to that challenge too… Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

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  3. Cindy Adkins
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 16:13:14

    Oh my gosh, this is so amazing, Lynne–I love it! Why don’t you also link it up to Pink Saturday? The people are so nice and I know they’d love it…this is truly beautiful and delightful and filled with Easter goodness!!!
    XO

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  4. Tee
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 16:16:42

    Absolutely Beautiful! And I love the Peachy Pink Colors Used! All Eggs are wrapped up so Elegantly, Quite Pretty!
    The Complete Package is Quite Stunning! Thank You for Sharing with us @ The Altered Paper. Hugs Tee

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  5. Cath
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 16:18:10

    What a gorgeous project, Lynne! And what lovely memories, as Alison said. Must be lovely to be able to look back on something like that. That paint colour is amazing, too – I really like it. Lovely to see your work again. x

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  6. Terry
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 16:43:25

    Your half dozen altered eggs are so decadent! You now have me craving a hard boiled egg with just a splash of salt! I love those also! Have a lovely weekend!

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    • lynne
      Apr 08, 2011 @ 17:16:24

      Did you enjoy your egg lol
      Here’s the thing, I don’t eat eggs anymore (turned vegetarian in my teens) but nice to have the memories 🙂
      Lynne x

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  7. Nancy Y
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 16:54:23

    Gorgeous Eggs, I love all the embellishments on them ~ and that little carton is so Perfect!!! Yes, the stamps on my egg are 7gypsies, it’s one of my favorite sets!
    Hope you have a Wonderful day!
    Nancy xx 😀

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  8. Shelly Schmidt
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 17:26:44

    Wow- gorgeous!!!

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  9. JeanFB
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 17:33:13

    What an adorable project! I love the beautiful pale pink, that great stamp, and the wonderful package you’ve enclosed the eggs in. What a lovely Easter treat.

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  10. Julie
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 17:52:19

    My favorite color! Your eggs are so charming and I just adore the box!

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  11. Debi Ryan
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 18:10:21

    These are so perfect I love them x

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  12. Marjie Kemper
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 18:14:00

    Absolutely lovely eggs! And your container is fab, too!

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  13. trisha too
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 18:16:10

    These are charming, and what great memories–thank you for sharing, Lynne!

    🙂

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  14. Carol S.
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 18:38:22

    I absolutely love these Lynne! Gorgeous!!!

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  15. Elizabeth Varley
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 19:49:38

    Love ’em Lynne that they truly look scrummy – absolute fab altering!
    You now have a good weekend now that sun is peeping thru!!

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  16. Janina
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 21:59:16

    Thank you Lynne. Love your eggs too. Aren’t they fun? 🙂

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  17. Lesley
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 00:21:53

    Stunning. I enjoyed reading about your fond childhood memories Lynne. Funny how these things hit us unexpectantly. Enjoy those memories and your eggs and box are simply speggtacular.

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  18. Lynn Stevens
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 00:38:27

    Now those are my kinda eggs, Delish, yum yum yum!!!!! and the carton is adorable too!
    hugs Lynn

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  19. Sharon
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 00:58:27

    Lynne that is just fantastic!!!! How clever and they all look so beautiful!

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  20. Debbie Kaste
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 02:24:18

    Oh Lynne, these are so beautiful! What a LOVELY Easter present that would make….
    – DebbieK x

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  21. Trishia Jacobs
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 03:07:37

    Lynne, I always like to make sure I buy organic eggs from happy hens. I don’t think yours are organic — more like organza:)hehehe

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  22. Carol at Serendipity
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 11:45:04

    Lynne,

    Your blog is absolutely beautiful. I have not “stamped” in a few years. I still have the journals and artwork that I made. I had to downsize and the stamping ended. I will follow you so that I can see what is going on now!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Carol

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  23. Jack
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 11:50:55

    Fabulous half a dozen Lynne. It brought back memories for me too. We used to make what I think were called Paste Eggs (but the accent of our northern relatives always made me think they were called Pierced Eggs!). We used to wrap the eggs in onion skin (and sometimes flower petals), then a bit of old sheet to hold the wrappings on, then boil them. The colours were beautiful! And we too used to roll them down hill.
    Jack xx

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    • lynne
      Apr 09, 2011 @ 12:04:11

      I am glad my little ramblings of my childhood memories have brought back memories for others. Isn’t it funny how these memories pop up yet when they do they are so vivid it is almost as though it were only yesterday. Lynne x

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  24. cindy braden
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 12:22:45

    Wow, that is an awesome idea, they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to become a follower just so I can see your projects:-)

    Happy Pink Saturday
    Warm Regards, CindyLew

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  25. Linda
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 13:31:53

    Happy Pink Saturday Lynne! Thanks for stopping by to comment. I love your egg box and eggs, they are beautiful. Your note cards are georgous! I hope the sun is shining for you today. You mentioned the rain yesterday, we had that here as well. Lately I’ve had to find my sunshine here in Blogland. Have a super week.

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  26. Shabby Delights
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 14:32:22

    Hi Lynne…thankyou so much for visiting my blog and a happy pink saturday to you.
    Your eggs are stunning…and I adore the vintage quality they have…full of nostalgia.
    Michelle

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  27. Cindy Adkins
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 15:00:55

    Hi Lynne!
    Oh, I’m so glad you linked up–Happy Pink Saturday! You will just LOVE this linky party–everyone is SO nice and I know they’ll love your pink eggs!!
    I hope you’re having a good weekend.
    Sending ((((hugs)))),
    Cindy

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  28. Betty
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 15:35:03

    So very pretty …you’ve inspired me.
    Hugz ..Betty

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  29. Sandi
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 15:53:58

    Hi Lynne,
    Your eggs are sooo pretty! Very feminine and lacey! Thanks for sharing them with us and thank you for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Marie
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 16:00:53

    Simply beautiful,Lynne! Just my kind of colors.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  31. Tricia
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 17:26:40

    Your eggs are absolutely delightful! You did such a beautiful job with them. I visited your wonderful country this past summer for the 1st time. We had such a great time there. And I loved reading The Help too – I grew up near where the story takes place and many of the places are familiar landmarks to me. It was a great book, wasn’t it?!
    Happy PS! Glad you’ve joined us!

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  32. Lorraine
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 18:59:58

    Love the eggs and the carton too! I might have to give that a try. Happy PS!

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  33. Sheila
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:06:00

    Lynne, I understand this is your first Pink Saturday, and I’m so glad you joined us for this event!

    Those eggs are absolutely precious! I adore them. I think they well be some of the cutest Easter eggs I’ve ever seen crafted.

    I have a bunch of eggs that I didn’t do, but I think the Scot in you would love them… they are plaid! In bold pastel colors. When I saw them years ago, I bought three boxes of them, and I use them ever Easter. BTW, I love and adore Scotland and consider my visit there years ago as one of my favorite vacations in my life. It’s gorgeous, and the people are warm and wonderful. I had ancestors from there on numerous lines of my family and have a great love for all things Scottish, including Sean Connery. LOL!

    Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday…

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

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  34. Sheila
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:07:31

    I apologize for not reading that post before I published it. It is riddled with typos. EEEK! I guess I got so excited about your eggs and Scotland that I went wonky for a minute. 😉

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  35. crafty dawn
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:24:24

    Wow Wow & WOW very beautiful D xx

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  36. Marydon
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:40:00

    Fabulous, Lynne! Wonderful idea …
    Happy PS April ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

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  37. Susan Allan
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:09:18

    Lynne, this must have been really fun to do. It must have taken you ages..the result is too good to eat!!!!!!

    Sue xx

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  38. Michelle
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 10:33:52

    Hello Lynne,
    Gorgeous Creation! I tried to send you an email yesterday to say Congratulations because you won my blog giveaway! And I think it didn’t work! Could you contact me with your postal address, please.
    Michelle *Ü*

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  39. Dot Arnott
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 10:52:01

    These are absolutely EGGCELLENT!!!! Lynne. Are you an egg collector? I have been collecting different eggs for years, and when I go on holiday I try to source different ones. My special one is an egg my Mum brought me back from St Petersburg when she was 70yrs old, doing charity work distributing clothes to the orphanages in Russia. This one has a painting of the Alexander column which is 155ft 8inches tall in the Palace Square of St. Petersburg.
    Have a lovely weekend, and don’t work too hard.

    Dotxx

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  40. Sandi
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 11:10:35

    Lynne – these are so lovely and yummy!

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  41. Nan
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 12:23:38

    Wow, those are gorgeous! Happy PINK Saturday, Nan

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  42. Jeanie Callaghan
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 23:39:41

    Fantastic idea – your eggs are just fabulous!

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  43. Roselle
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 23:45:53

    Oh my!!! GORGEOUS!!! I love the carton. Such talent! Visiting from the egg challenge. Good luck!
    Roselle

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  44. Sarah Coller
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 04:50:11

    Cute! I love the container you put them in!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  45. Penny
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:33:41

    To think we just used to dye them – you’ve made them truly elegant! To add to your childhood memories, have you ever gotten an egg to stand on end? It’s only possible on an equinox day. Somewhere I have a picture of one my brother and I stood up in the middle of our kitchen table!

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  46. gio
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 07:19:51

    OMG! this project is so wonderful!! Bravissima!

    Reply

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