Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Easter/Spring Gifts

Welcome everyone!  Today I have my DT piece for the weekly Frilly and Funkie challenge.  Rebecca is our host this week and she wants to see Easter/Spring gifts...but not in a basket!  Think of different ways to package those Easter treats!  Here's mine...

I've had this paper cone since Christmas before last!  It was an after-Christmas clearance buy at my local craft store.  At one time I coated it with gesso and then still didn't do anything with it.  So when I read Rebecca's challenge theme I looked up at this cone and knew I would finally be able to use it!

I started by covering the cone with Victorian Velvet Distress Paint.  It was darker than I wanted it to be so after it dried I covered it with a crackle medium and then added a buttermilk acrylic paint over that.  It crackled beautifully!

Next, I stamped the bunny and egg from the Blueprints #2 set on tissue paper using Ranger black archival ink.  I heat dried the images and cut them out.  Then I applied them randomly to the outside of the cone using matte medium.  Once they were dry I hand painted them with Distress Paint using the detail water brush to pick up the different colors from my craft mat.  Perfect!

The new Tapered Fringe decorative strip was die cut from green kraft core-dinations paper.  I sanded the die cuts and then distressed them with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  They I glued them around the edge of the cone in two offset layers.  For the final touch, I added pearls and a piece of Idea-ology tinsel for a handle!  And just like Valentine's day...I get to eat the yummy candy that I used for the photograph!!!  I haven't yet though.  I'm trying to hold out until Easter!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you like my project and that you are inspired to create an Easter "un-basket" project of your own and share it with us at Frilly and Funkie!

The following items that I used on my project can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! The boutique offers it's merchandise at up to a 20% discount from the typical retail price! That's a great deal and you should check it out!!


  1. So cute, Donna! And once it's empty you can turn it upside down and use it as a party hat!

  2. Fantastic crackle effect and I adore that fringing Donna. A superb make. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Love that crackle and the blueprints make this so fun! Yummy project!