Thursday, March 4, 2010
Everything's Popping Up Daisies!
I am still hard at work - turning my UFOs into pretty projects. Since it has been so dark and gloomy here in my neck of the woods lately, I decided to make my own spring - and what better way than to paint up some pretty, prim projects?
I found a whole box of unfinished wood projects in the basement. Hubby had cut out these chunky wood daisies for me (ahem) 4 or 5 years ago (ahem) and I thought it was about time to finish them. I also found a couple of chunky hearts, flower heads, clay pots and blocks of wood in random shapes and sizes. So, I painted up all the flowers (there were seven of them) and decided to use some of LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF's cute digi stamps on a few of the wood blocks. I chose the doodle ladybug for one block, the dragonfly for another and the "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you" sentiment from her DOODLEFLOWERS stamp set. For the ladybug, I base coated the block of wood, printed the stamp to size and traced it onto the block and painted the red parts, then outlined with the black. The dragonfly was done the same way, only I added a rubber stamped (impression obsession) sentiment at the bottom. For the sentiment block, I again base coated the block, then printed the sentiment on gingham paper, glued it onto the block then adhered the prima flowers and leaves with pop dots. I decided that my new creations needed a little bit of distressing, so I broke out the Dremel tool and sanded the edges of each piece. I painted the clay pots and then distressed them with Tim Holtz's vintage photo ink. I also added it to the edges of a some of the flowers and hearts.
I had so much fun making these projects! Be looking for more of these chunky wood projects soon, as I am continuing to put the finishing touches on them (remember, there was a whole box of them). Be sure to check out Lindsay's digi stamps at her at MyGraficO and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff ShopHandmade shops. Also click HERE to go to her blog and see what she is giving away for today's freebie and see what the spectacular design team has for you today. And remember, you can use stamps for so much more than cards! You are only limited by your imagination!