Thursday, April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day!
My favorite part of Spring is the beautiful look and smell of the lilac bush by my driveway. Oh is there any sweeter smell??? I think not...well, maybe chocolate. But other than that, I think not. I saved a vinegar bottle specifically so that I could try the technique that Beate did HERE. ( Go to the bottom of the post for the video)
I used Enamel Etch, embossing powder and the dot from the Stephanie Bernard Back 2 Basics set to create a fun, polka dotted vase. Here is close up. Hopefully you can see my irregular dots.
This didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but it still looks pretty and my house smells wonderful. Make sure if you try this that you really add the etching enamel heavily.
I have one more project using several recycled items.
My flower and the "trim" along the bottom are made from a pair of jeans that my daughter outgrew and used to paint her room with. She keeps accidentally pulling them out of her drawer to wear. Not anymore.......:)
I used my Spellbinder's die to create a jean flower much like yesterday's post. The smaller cherry paper is actually the front of the paper packaging. I cut it out to layer on this card. While my coupon isn't really recycled, it's from a Valentine's card pack. Love using off season stuff. Cherries are nature at it's best, aren't they? Yum!
We won't be having cherries, but we are having our first taste of Strawberry Shortcake tonight accompanying a great big GREEN salad with our deer steaks. It's going to be "Good Eats" tonight.
I'm entering this into a few challenges this week.
Die Cuts R Us- Earth Embellishment
The Pink Elephant Sketch
Stamp Something~ Layers
Sweet Stampin Challenge~ In Stitches
Your Next Stamp 14 ~ Faux or Real Stitches
I really hope to have a few more Recycled Projects to share in the next week. Don't forget to stop in tomorrow for the BIG release for PaperWorks Co. There will be prizes galore. Don't miss it!