Monday, April 28, 2014

Unexpected results

For Easter this year, my daughter picked out a different egg dye kit that what we have normally gotten this year.  OK, no prob.  I opened it to fine the dye is in little ketchup like packets, no water or vinegar necessary.  I am thinking. "Oooh, this is going to be easy."  Well guess what, I was wrong!   Because this was all done by hand with a tiny spongue applicator, no dipping, nothing to hold the egg with and it was sticky!  After dropping a few on the floor and having sticky mess all over I can tell you we won't be buying that again.

BUT...yes there was a silver lining here... the colors were so vibrant and beautiful that I was sad to just toss it.  So I got a dish of water, some paint brushes and watercolor paper and we did a little painting.  By diluting the dye solution it wasn't sticky any more AND it yielded wonderful results!  The point, well this little CAS card was doing using that egg dye.  What do you think?  Pretty cool eh?!


This is from the Sweet Stamp Shop set Color Wheel.  It is now retired, but I won't be getting rid of it any time soon because I love it.  The sentiments are some of my fave.  So anyway, I embossed it white and then applied my egg die like watercolor paint.  Once dry I stamped my sentiment in black.  I let it sit for a while (a week) and then came back it to it and added few sequins and mounted it up for a nice finish. The colors are just so vivid, I love them!  It is always fun when you get some cool unexpected results.

I haven't been doing my question of teh day as much anymore, so maybe I should call i the monthly question?  Oh well, I am going to keep it as is for now.  Meanwhile, I have one for you....  Today's Question of the Day is- what kind of things have you used in your paper crafts that may be outside the norm but turned out pretty cool?

Entering this into:
CAS on Sunday- Sparkle and Shimmer
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge- Keep it CAS

Thank you for stopping friends!

12 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Yup talk making the BEST out of a eye dying kit gone wrong. Fabulous and love the colours. So glad my eye dying days are over. I will never forget that Martha Stewart eye dying fiasco that destroying my kitchen--LOL!! Happy day Katie!

Elise C. said...

Awesome card! Those colors are so pretty! I'm glad that you were able to put the dye to good use! :)

Lisa said...

Well aren't you a clever girl!! This is wonderful Katie, great recover from the sticky egg mess!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Very cool idea Katie! I love using unexpected things on cards. I haven't done much of that lately - think the most unexpected thing I can think of that I've used is the colored pop tops from soda cans!

~amy~ said...

Looks awesome...great 'upcycling' on the dye. Can I tell you that I've never dyed easter eggs with the kids? I always had someone else do that? ssssshhhhh.

unexpected supply? those cork dealios for furniture feet...love using those things.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, I love the pretty colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Creative M said...

Unique, Creative and Super FUN!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Giovana Smith said...

I love unexpected results!! I never used the kind of dye for my projects, but I have made a big mess with my daughter when she was younger ;)

wienerhoneymooners said...

YES, Love this rainbow of EGG dye!!!!

cm said...

Yes, this is a fabulously vibrant card - and a brilliant save on the dyes! Isn't it great when something potentially "ewww" turns out to be amazing! Love this!! Hugs~c

Noelle said...

Saw this on Facebook and I loved it! So cool, what a great use of the dye! :)

Deepti said...

Great way to use the egg dyes and the results are so stunning!!