Friday, March 20, 2015

JAI #255 Just add ovals for (Easter)

Hello there,
we have a fun and possibly tasty challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink. It won't be long till Easter is upon us -so this week's challenge, from Nikki, is Just Add Ovals (for Easter).

I decided it was time to revamp the bunny egg boxes I made for my munchkins back in 2012. You can see them here. This time I gave the boxes an Australian feel.

As you can see they hold quite a few of the little solid chocolate eggs - yum! I started by doing an image search for punch art koala's and kangaroos and used an amalgamation of the images to work out the basic proportions. Then I pulled out my oval dies to select the right scale for my bunny boxes and went to work. I was tempted to go with bright colours but my conservative side said no stick with grey and brown (it's so boring sometimes!). So to add some interest I used dotty DSP for both tummies. Darling daughter picked the kangaroo to be her's as it had a heart for a nose :) Thankfully my sweet son is pretty easy going and accepted the left over koala as his (the eggs inside may have helped with that :)

I used the same dimensions as I did back in 2012 (you can find a basic template) in that post. To add just a little detail to the boxes I stamped them with a wood pattern prior to assembling them.

Hope you can join us this week for the fun challenge, that if you spin it right could involve chocolate ;)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT fabulous oval inspired Easter creations.
Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hardwood
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black 
Ink: Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Koala - Ovals collection framelits, Punches (2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" and 1" circle, Word Window, Owl builder), Neutrals DSP stack, Project Life marker, Dimensionals, Acetate, Sticky strip; Kangaroo - Ovals collection framelits, Owl builder punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Large oval punch, Neutrals DSP stack, Project Life marker, Dimensionals, Acetate, Sticky strip


  1. These super cuties just make me smile! Love your Aussie theme Kim and your punch art designs are just perfect for some little Aussie munchkins. xxx

  2. These are just awesome, Kim. Love your 'oval' punch art with the Aussie critters.

  3. What more could an aussie kid want more for Easter than kanga & koala treats filled with chocolate (or an aussie Mum for that matter ;-)). They're so cute & I don't think your choice of natural colours is boring at all - the polka dots do make them more fun though. Def on the must try list.
    Hugs, D

  4. Wow these are fantastic Kim! So clever and the faces are just adorable too. Such a great use of the ovals x


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