Chocolate eggs

I recently discovered the The Outlawz. I was looking for crafting communities outside of the Facebook platform and that is how I discovered them. There are a number of challenges, one being a monthly Progressive Challenge. Since I took part last month, I automatically got the image this month - these eggs drawn by Sandra VanBlaricum, an Outlawz DT and admin.

I don't usually make Easter cards, so it took me a bit to find inspiration for this image. But it hit me - chocolate! Yes, chocolate Easter eggs are the best and I buy them every year.

I printed the image out on Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I did the background with soft pastels in shades of pink and yellow. Once completed, I sprayed it with Krylon Workable fixative to make the soft pastel stay put.

I then cut the image out with a stitched rectangle die and cut two sizes of cardstock out in brown and pink respectively with the same set of dies. I ran the pink through my embossing machine with a Darice embossing folder.

Finally I printed the sentiment out on my computer onto white cardstock and cut it with a circle die. I inked the edges in Memento Rose Bud ink and popped it onto my card with foam tape. Do you also love chocolate Easter eggs?

General supplies:
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White, brown and pink cardstock
Digi by Sandra VanBlaricum
Prismacolor colored pencils
Soft Pastels
Krylon Workable fixative
Printed sentiment
Various shaped dies from my stash
Darice Cherry Blossom embossing folder
Memento Rose Bud ink

Entered into the Outlawz Progressive Challenge March 2019
Entered into the Createful Heart Design Spring Time, Easter or Anything Goes Challenge #7
Entered into the Sweet Stampers Easter or Spring Challenge #30
Entered into the Bastel-Traum Easter/ Spring Challenge #75
Entered into the QKR Stampede Anything Goes Challenge #339

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  1. Fabulous card Monica!! Thank you for making my image so beautiful!! Your coloring is amazing!!

  2. Your card is lovely! I'd never know you weren't an Easter card maker!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Monica this is such a beautifully created card! This pinks, yellows, and browns complement each other so well! Love the pink floral textured background and your coloring is wonderful!!! You’ve made me want a chocolate egg lol!

  4. Fabulous Easter card ---well that was mainly aimed at the chocolate eggs and brilliant sentiment lol
    Carol x

  5. This is wonderful! I love how you made the eggs chocolate! Yummy!! So glad you enjoyed coloring the eggs and sharing your card with us at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge!

  6. Fabulous colouring Monica, that chocolate looks good enough to eat. Fab card

  7. fULL OF chocolate and yumminess, great card.x

  8. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  9. Oh, Monica, these look good enough to eat! I'll happily join you for chocolate Easter eggs. :-D

  10. Cute card and lovely coloring. I like the shine on the chocolate eggs. Yummy looking card, too. [Bunny]

  11. Hmhm...yummy chocolate easter eggs…*smile*. Great Card! Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers,
    hugs Anke

  12. Wow, Monica, your coloring on those chocolate eggs is amazing! They look good enough to eat. I love the colors you have used on this beautiful Easter card. xo Nancy

  13. I love the eggs done as chocolate eggs. Great idea!

  14. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  15. Hello Monica
    Wow! The eggs looks soo delicious! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampers Challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Marlene

  16. These chocolate eggs are so cute. Thank you for joining us over at the Bastel-Traum Challenge Blog. Hugs, Stéphanie (bastel-traum DT)

  17. Oh what for a great card you made, amazing coloring.
    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  18. Beautifully coloured and I love that sentiment too!

    Thanks for joining us at Createful Heart.

    Helen x