Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Designer Craft Connection May - Wishes

Let's first say my biggest wish that I always have is to have "time".  I just can't figure out where the time each day goes and why I can't seem to organize my time better!

ANYWAY ... With the month of May bringing warmer weather (finally) and blooms everywhere, plus the special Sunday that we celebrate Mother's day, my project was to create something that would be appropriate for this time.

Here I created two different stick pins using Sizzix flowers dies.  The sunflower was made using one of the new thinlits™sets by Susan Tierney Cockburn.  The lavendar roses used the Sizzix Flowers, 3-D die and fabric paper.

The little green bud vase was recycled and repurposed from and old Clinique make-up bottle.  After washing it out and sanding the print off the bottle, it was painted in a mottled effect with a few layers of Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint.  The top of the bottle was covered with a small piece of woven ribbon.  Tie on a tiny Sizzlit Crescent tag with your wish.

The bud vase can be used to hold handmade flowers or any little bloom picked from your Spring garden.

So now I will send "WISHES" to all for sunshine, flowers and good things!

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    1. Thanks Michelle - I just love making flowers!

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  2. Such a pretty bouquet! And I love how you upcycled the old Clinique bottle! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you so much - Always looking for ways to make flowers and recycle simple items like the Clinique bottle.

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  3. Thank you so very much Terry!

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  4. These are lovely and I love it when people "repurpose" - it looks great!

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    1. Thank you Cindi! I'm always looking at everything that comes into my house to see if it can be repurposed somehow. I love to frequent resale shops whenever I can for interesting things to repurpose too.

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