Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Communing with Nature..... Swap Sisters Challenge #4

Surprise....2 posts in one day......get comfy ladies....LOL!!!

On Swap Sisters (a wonderful crafting community) we were set the challenge this week of " incorporating a 3D item of nature into our project, together with a 'nature' themed stamp image." It could be a card, scrapbook page or 3D item. So.....after my usual force 10 procrastination storm...and a massive cry...cause my backyard has nothing but WEEDS in it....I had a BIG think. The challenge also stated "Remember, the idea of these Challenges is for you to try something that you might not have tried, work with medium that you would not normally, and to make you think outside the box."

Basic thought process...hmmmmm...nature..garden...plants....bugs....and so on and so forth. I also raided my file of things I have saved and not yet tried.....then it hit me...BAM...Like the smell of fresh manure in the garden....LOL!!! What else do you find in a garden....a Watering Can!!! On SCS sometime ago...they had these too cute watering cans here. So I had the seeds of an idea.

Here is the finished item.


Oh yeah, The 3D item is Lavender (thanks so much Steve for letting me raid your garden!!)


























I must admit....a happy dance was undertaken when I had finished this. It is so very different from anything I have done before...so definitely outside my own creative box!! The other thing was I USED PINK!!!!! Those who know me well know that this is a stretch for me. I stamped the Sanded BGS in Versamark to give the can a little texture, the stamped off both Pink Pirouette and Lovely Lilac with the Pocket Silhouettes Set. The cute butterfly and snail are from Garden Whimsy.

Thanks to Swap Sisters for creatively making me feel uncomfortable....it was fun!!

Stuff used (all SU)
CS: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Stamps: Sanded BGS, Pocket Silhouettes, Garden Whimsy
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lilac, Versamark, Certainly Celery.
Bits: Dimensionals, Lavender (dah!!)..non SU

Lynda xx

11 comments:

paper bag create said...

OMG..just Freaking GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE it! Lynda, well done!!!!
Smiles :)

Debbie Pamment said...

After reading this post I could just imagine all the emotions you wnet through - but soooo worth it to come up with this beauty!!!! ENjoy your happy dance - tis well deserved my friend!
xXx

Kez said...

I am picturing you doing your happy dance and I've got a big grin on my face!!! The watering can looks GORGEOUS in pink and well done on your first one!

Treasure Queen said...

Ooh I just loooove this cute little watering can - love the colour, love the butterfly, and really love the lavender you 'borrowed' from Steve! Isn't swap sisters wonderful and pushing us a little bit more than we usually push ourselves! Thanks for the link too to SCS.
Jenny

Tui Nathan said...

Aw Lynda, this is soooo coool, what a very clever creation .... mmmm and lavendar is my favourite. Love to see the happy dance ...lol..terrific job, well done!!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

You go girl! Have to admire this beautiful watering can and such inspiration! You really did an exquisite job. TFS!

Michelle said...

I love a good 'happy dance'.... hehe! This project is sooooo cute Lynda, gorgeous ~ well done.

Tina said...

Happy Dance all night - the watering can is awesome!

Sue Denning said...

Well done Lynda. You've overcome some terible obstacles to get to a masterpiece - "manure", "weeds", "the itches" .... and even "pink".

You have definately pushed yourself over your creative boundaries.

Would loved to have seen that "happy dance" LOL

Thanks for the shout out and taking the Challenge at Swap Sisters.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are such a clever little bunny, aren't you! Just gorjuss honey! Very creative and original! Hugs xxx

Tanya Kitto said...

AWESOME creation Lynda :) Thanks for sending me these pics too.....LOVE THEM!!! I know what you mean about the drugs to go pick some flowers....I'm right there with you ;)
Hugs
Tan xox