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