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!

15 comments:

Karin said...

So cute and creative!

Tamara Bennett said...

what talent! These look so cute! Very good work~

Cheryl said...

Great card! The dragonfly really pops against the dark blue

Melissa Craig said...

Cute stuff!!

Erin... said...

super cute!! love that lady bug!

Micki said...

oh this is awesome! I love it.

Bekah said...

Great idea to trace the stamps on other things besides paper!

ljurecek said...

Well, spring has sprung in your house, that's for sure! What adorable projects. Can't believe you're just now getting around to playing with all those. You must have just forgotten you had them (I do that ALL the time!) And look at how much you accomplished. I'm so envious. Seems like I do good to get one little project finished before a whole world of other demands take my attention away!

Cindi said...

awesome projects!! At least it's looking springy at your house!
:)

Lindsay Weirich said...

What a great display Tracey, I love the decopaged block with the curved sentiment!

Karen said...

You are going to make UFOs a thing of the past!! Good for you! Love that you decided to make your own spring too! Combining digi images and paint and home dec all adds up to a very good thing. :>

Margie said...

Adorable! The dragonfly is my favorite!

Leanne said...

Great projects!! I love them all and I'm wishing for Spring here also!! Great job on the painting and getting more UFO's finished!!

terisplace said...

Hi Tracey!
Very nice!
I really like the dragonfly. It really pops off the blue.

Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

kirstyj said...

i love the blocks! what a great decor idea. the dragonfly is my fave:)