Showing posts with label lavender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lavender. Show all posts

18 Jun 2017

Blooms

 


I hope the sun is shining with you today. I have upcycled this little watering can and filled it with beautiful blooms!, butterflies, and bees! 


 


As the watering can had a layer of existing paint, I used sand paper to throughly scratch the existing  paint. This provided a better surface for a layer of Steam Whistle paint to adhere to the metal.


 



When the paint was drying I stamped 20 flowers from the Victorian  Garden set. I used watercolour pens directly on the stamps so I could add green for the leaves and two coordinating colours for the flowers.I fussy cut the flowers leaving a little tab underneath them. I cut a piece of dry oasis to fit into the watering can, and pushed my flowers into it.



 



The butterflies and bee stamps are too large in relation to the watering can, so I stamped them onto shrink plastic.After shrinking I coloured them with Luscious which I had mixed with a little bit of water.It gives them a lovely gleam and sparkle!


 


I adhered the butterflies and bees onto some silver wire which I had curled around a pokey tool to give it more stability. The butterflies and bees happily flew into the flowers and I pushed the wire into the oasis.I also added some dried lavender amongst the flowers, to give a lovely aroma.


 


 I cut a circle out of some chipboard which I recycled from the backing of a  watercolour pad.I adhered the watering can into the middle of the circle, and covered the remaining chipboard in Indigoblu texture paste.


I pushed some wired  bees and dandelions into the texture  paste. When dry I  painted the texture paste with Olive Waistcoat paint.


I hope I have  inspired you to upcycle your treasures using the wonderful Indigoblu stamps. You can see lots more inspiring Ideas created by the fabulous Indigoblu Design Team on the blog. 


I would like to share this with the following challenges


Creative Artiste

Artisitc Stamper Winged Things

Craft Stamper Anything Goes



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9 Jul 2016

Angel Wings


I was inspired by the candle wreath in the June issue of Land Love Magazine. So I created my version of it. I placed it in what was my dog Tammy's bowl. It would have been her birthday today, but she sadly died over 16 years ago. I still miss her everyday.

I used Sweet Peas, Lavender, Rosemary, and Meadowsweet which were all from our little garden, and I purchased some Sweet Williams.


I found a Yankee candle called "Angel Wings" which was perfect as I always called her my Angel.

Incidentally this month Land Love have the most gorgeous lantern paper template to download and create!