Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magnolia Easter Spring Extravaganza Contest

OH MY GOSH I bit off more then I could chew with this challenge.  LOL!!  When I first heard about the Magnolia Easter Spring Extravaganza Contest I was so excited about thinking of what to make I could hardly sleep!!  Now 3 weeks later, 20hrs into my project, 100 pictures and a big mess I'm glad it's finally done!!  LOL!! 

And to think all this started with a paper mache egg!!  I felt like such a kid making this and I must say it was fun....until the 2nd & 3rd layer.  After I started building my egg I noticed a few others are entering eggs too.  Well what did I expect?  It's a Easter competition!!  LOL!  THEN I found out that you could buy them at Michaels.  DRAT!!

This was the hardest project ever to take pictures of so sorry if I overwhelm you with a bunch of them.  You can click on all the pictures to make them bigger.  I think they look better like that.

All the little white flowers were cut out with my Silhouette then I pushed on the center of them with a tool used for applying rub-ons to get them to "flower up".  I added a center of Stardust glitter to each one and in real life, they really sparkle.  The river was made with strips of blue textured paper.  I laid down double sided tape and started applying them and pleating as I went so it didn't look so flat.  The bridge was made by rolling little pieces of kraft paper, distressing the ends and then tying them together with Scrapper's Floss. 

The tree in the middle is the Spring Magnolia Tree from Magnolia and I stamped an extra and added more blossoms.  WOW!!  That was time consuming!  The little posts holding up the banner are chop sticks covered with pink ribbon.  For some reason I found that really amusing.  LOL!! 

Here we have Tilda With Eggs in Her Apron sitting on Stone Wall With End Pillar. The dirt on the path in front of her is Barbara Trombley's Earth Elements.  I adhered using double-sided tape and it worked pretty well.

 Tilda With Newly Hatched Egg is the image I've used here.  

Ok I just HAD to use the Twins......a lot of you know why but for those who don't it's cuz I am one!!!  They enjoy going barefoot in the grass and I had them stand in front of the Log image.....oh I make it sound like I asked them to move there.  Yikes!  That's getting lost in your project.  LOL!

This is Tilda With a Small Gift and she comes with a tag hanging down from a gift she is hiding behind her back. I cut off the tag cuz I knew if I tried to cut it out carefully I'd end up ripping it.  And even without the tag she just has such a cute pose!  

I never claimed to be a photographer but only a crafter.  LOL!!  I must have 100 shots of Heartbreaker Edwin and still I couldn't get a good photo but at least it shows you that he's on his cloud.

Well that's it for now.  I will come back with a HOW I DID IT post one day but for now let's just look at the completed project.  I think this post is long enough!  

Good luck to all the entries!!  You ladies have done an amazing job!!  

To friends of mine who are in the Yahoo Magnolia group I would truly appreciate your vote when it comes time and if you feel my project is worthy!!  No sympathy votes please.  LMBO!! 


Anonymous said...

OMG I FREAKIN LOVE IT! Oh all the hard work & hours you put into this! Congrats on hangin in there buddie, I think it was well worth it!

Anonymous said...

OH YA, PS-My absolute favorite part? THE TWINS. LMAO!

Shan said...

That is absolutely AMAZING! Beautiful work!

Melissa said...

WOW! Amazing amount of work and detail!!! Good luck in the contest, your project is stunning!


CraftinGranny said...

OMG I'm in total awe!!! I know how much work you put into this and it's all yours, no Michael's.... I love it and so glad you did the pics along the way. I knew you could do it and it is truly amazing. If you don't win GF, then something is wrong. Absolutely amazing creation!!! "Hugs" Carol

PS. So glad to finally get to see it, you've kept in suspense for weeks......LOL

Madge H. said...

Absolutely amazing Eulanda! It is an absolute work or art. Now I'm reluctant to even post mine.
You Rock!!
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Eulanda!
What a gorgeous project and tons of work in it. A labor of love.
Super scene and I love all the Tilda's and Edwin that you used. It is colored so lovely. Well done.
Hugs Maz

Juliep said...

Oh my gosh...this is totally amazing. All the detail in this project. Everything is just gorgeous. I entered the contest but I think I'd still vote for you. lol Stunning work, it definitely shows how much time and effort you put into this.

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh...your scene is absolutely gorgeous. It is very evident the time and love you put into the project and the results have blown me away. As the song says Eulanda "You are amazing".
Good luck in the Contest.
hugs, Diana

Myrna said...

What an amazing project Eulanda! Beautiful coloring on all your Tilda's and one Edwin!

Beth said...

Oh my goodness Eulanda, what a spectacular project! WOW! You've done an amazing job!

Sheri said...

ok I am picking my jaw up off of the floor. OMG I knew you were working on something with an egg but had no idea that it would be this stunning. I have no words. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Great job!

Candy said...

This is above and beyond!! I can't believe you made your egg from scratch - now that's dedication to a project!!!!
I look and I look and I see more amazing things all the time! How in the world did you make the dirt and the water? The time it must have taken to roll up all that paper to make the bridge!
Look at all the Magnolia Images you have used!!! Each one is so beautiful!!!
WOW WOW WOW - GOOD LUCK in the contest.
Big hugs, Candy

Tanya S said... many things are going thru my head.I'm stunned,I mean I knew you'd come up with something gorgeous.But holy crap!!Wow just WOW!!!

JennyKozar said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing.

Chelsea said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What an incredible project this is Eulanda! You are simply amazing and inspiring! Beautiful and creative ways on creating this scene! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Sarah said...

Holy FREAKING CRAP!!! That is the COOLEST thing EVAAAH!!! I can't believe all the details! It's amazing! Your bridge!! Wth?!?! that's craziness!! All those sil flowers?!?! the coloring?! The paper mache?!? Amazing girl!! you ROCKED this CHallenge!! Now go rest! lol

Janiel/ janny said...

OH MY GOODNESS GIRLIE!!!!!!!!!! You have ready done a Fabby project from start to finish!!!!!! The details and all of the images to create this scene!!!! WOWSERS!!!! It is truly stunning and something that you and your family will enjoy each and every year..
Good luck in the Contest!!
hugs, Janiel

Tracy said...

This is the most beautiful project I have ever seen!!!
It is just full of cuteness.

Graphicat said...

OOOOOO EMMMMMM GEEEEEEEE!!! (With a FREAKING in there!) Im stunned... you have way outdone yourself girl... I thought you'd set the bar high before but yikes! You know....all of it is unbelievable but what I keep thinking of is your rolling up little bits of kraft paper and tying it with floss for the bridge... Holy CRAP girl!

Love ya
Shakin my head at ya abit...
but love ya

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous!! All your little Maggies, your coloring is fabulous and you made your egg!!! Awesome! The entire project is just so super special!!!!!

Janie Printz said...

Holy scrappin, card making bliss !!! This is over the top in a class all it's own, AMAZING !!!
WOWZer !!! I can't even image the dedication & time this took but the end result is definitely
worth it ...
Hugs, Janie

Bron said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!! This is a piece of art. It is just freaking awseome....So much to look which is all done perfectly. Wow Wow Wow, hats off to you for taking on ushc a big project and finishing it so well. 20 hours well worth it. Good luck. Hugs Bron xoxox

Chris said...

Woo Hoo, Eulanda, this is gorgeous and so cute! It must have taken you days. I just love it All your hard work paid off!

Chris Christensen

Creative Tara said...

QUICK- you need to rush out and buy a class case for this baby, cuz it must never have another human touch it for fear they ruin this masterpiece! It's AMAZING! I can't believe all the little details and that it's all inside an egg you MADE with paper mache!? I bow to you, girlfriend!

Cami said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! EULANDA! Girl, this is the most AMAZING Easter egg creation I have ever seen! Forget the Michael's stuff! Yours is HANDMADE and worth all the trouble you went through. Look at the result! The scene you created, the layout, all the coloring and cutting of the images! Don't let anyone handle this! Put it in a glass case. You really floored me with this! Oh my goshes, it's incredibly beautiful!
Big Hugz,

Tracey Feeger said...

It does not matter that others made eggs and that you could buy one - yours is sensational. All those Easter characters. Wonderful. Creative. Outside the box.

Donna C said...

OMG Eulanda ! I am speechless ( and that says it all ! LOL ) . This is beautiful and I can not believe all the details ................. TOTALLY amazing !!!! Fantastic !!!!

Christina said...

Wowww this is absolutely awesome Eulanda! So stunning and so much to see! Love it!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Kristel

cabio's craft corner said...

Eulanda, Wowzer!! What a gorgeous project and it sure proved the hours of hard work here :o)

Pepper Girl said...

OMG! I love it! Amazing! It is such a gorgeous project. You've outdone yourself again!!

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful scene you created and yes you can tell you put your heart and soul into it! Good luck in the contest =)

Anonymous said...

How FUN Eulanda! Your Tildas and Edwin are enjoying the Spring scene for sure! Fabulous creating! WOW! love the bridge and water ribbon! cool!
Pam Going Postal

Judi said...

OMG! This is just AMAZING, FANTASTIC, INCREDIBLE, and all those other words that everyone else has used!! I know you said you had to up your game Eulanda, but this is above and beyond - you really are incredibly talented! LOVE IT!

Judi xxx

Sharon said...

WOW this looks stunning Eulanda! All of your Magnolia images look fabulous and the amount of detail is amazing :) Very Beautiful - Good Luck!!!

Sharon x

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

WOW!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!! You did such a TERRIFIC job on this!!!!
It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Pam said...

OMG...this is amazing!!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Holy crapola, Eulanda!!! You really went to town on this project, girlfriend! There's no doubt of all the hours you've put into this fabulous project! It's all AMAZING!!! A bridge over the water???!!!!! This is one jaw dropping project! WOW! I'm speechless!!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

OM Friggin G! I LOVE this, you never cease to amaze me girlie! WOW! I need to sit next to you more often and take in some of your creative tallen by osmosis! You friggin rock!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, wow, wow, Eulanda! This is so amazing, so awesome, so fabulous, so much work and SO BEAUTIFULLY done! I'm glad that you took the time to make your own egg...that makes it egg-stra special!!! Every little detail is so beautifully executed and your created such a fabulous scene! WOW!!!

Jackie Thomas said...

OMG you have got to be kidding me! This is AMAZING girl. WOW!!! what an amazing creation. You've outdone yourself. It's absolutely gorgeous. Hugs xo Jackie

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW, WoW, WoW...this is AMAZING!


Carisa said...

this is insane-ly gorgeous!! wow, girl, i don't think i could put that much effort into ANYTHING! haha you've got my vote for sure. :D