Wednesday, April 17, 2013

whimsical wednesdays "smell the flowers"

happy wednesday :) this week our challenge at WWC is to create a project using flowers. be sure to check out the beautiful projects by the rest of the fabulous dt :) and be sure to share your projects with us we love when you do! i made 4 projects for this so a bit picture heavy post :)
saturated canary is our awesome sponsor this week is  who is offering  winner a choice of 2 digis. thank you SC:)
we were offered a chance to use one of SC adorable images so i chose a sweetie named "wispsy" and made 2 cards
the first i did in blues

                                   isnt she pretty :) i colored her in with prismas
 i added stickles and printed her petal skirt again and curled a bit then glued that atop the original image.
     the flowers are a clear stamp from my stash of unknowns i colored them in                                   with distress marker and added rhinestone centers. MS punched butterflies
the sentiment is from whimsical designs with love set. i did a faux embossing technique where you stamp a dark color then a lighter color slightly askew the original stamp. i couldnt capture the look here but its really neat and looks like its embossed.
heres the 2nd card in pink
im not sure which one i like better. this one i printed on a vellum coated atc card and colored in with prismas and gamsol .
again with the petal skirt and stickles. i used a circle punch for the edges of my mats
i took the corners i cut and added them for my corners. this sentiment is from whimsical designs set everyday sentiments 
for my next project i altered a soup can
 i painted the can in white acrylic paint then swiped on some antique gold paint for a shabby look.
i inked up a doily with victorian velvet distress ink and added a whimsical design stamp from the set whimsical fun vol1. the butterfly was created using my cuttlebug
these gorgeous purple flowers are something i picked up from hobby lobby "spare parts". i used my cricut to cut some leaves and added some memory thread. for the sprigs.
for my second project i prettied up a small lunch bag for my moms birthday gift
youre just dying to know whats inside arent ya ;)  its an accessory for her kindle , a little plug that you add to your usb charger so you can charge from a regular home outlet instead of your computer. that way she can charge up at home and at work :) and yep i was nice enough to add in an extra cable for her too.

i used a sentiment from everyday sentiments set. 
and added various stamps in script, dragonflies ad scrolls.the flowers are "spare parts" from hobby lobby.and inked up and also sparingly added some distress stickles.

hope you like my projects :) dont forget to stop by the WWC blog :)
thank you so much for stopping by my blog your sweet words always make me smile thank you for that :) happy crafting :) xxxshelly


Stephanie said...

Wow, you did a great job with this challenge. So much beautiful inspiration. LOVE the altered can, I need to give this a try. Super job with the SC images too!!

Friday said...

Awesome job on all your projects Shelly. Love how you popped dot her skirt. She is so pretty. Great job on this challenge. :)

Georgiana said...

What a pretty set of cards and matching can.

DIANA L. said...

All your projects are wonderful Shelly-- i love them

Nana said...

WOW these are beautiful. Hard to pick my fav. I think the first one.

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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DaileyScrapper said...

Wow 4 projects. LOL Go girl.
They are great

Margie said...

WHAT A FREAKIN' SHOW OFF!!!! OH MY GOD, SHELLY! These are beautiful! I will now start hoarding soup cans!!! Love your images and beautiful coloring with the bit of fussy cutting and dimension and the stamping on the gift projects is gorgeous! YOU GO GIRL!

Nanne said...

Shelly, these are some amazing projects.. Love your cards and your eye for detail.. Now, I too have to start saving cans..LOL

sue jones said...

Wow you have been SO busy!! All fab :)

Kim H said...

Shelly ~ WOW, WOW WOW! Okay I thought the cards were GORGEOUS! And they are then I keep readint o see the BEAUTIFUL can! Oh my word! STUNNING! Then the bag for your mom! Oh Shelly you are one talented crafter! I know your mom is going to LOVE her gift and her bag!!!

Stephanie said...

These cards are fabulous. I love the way you did the skirt. Those leg warmers are just too cute.