Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Framed Daisy Pot

Recycle, Re-Invent, & Re-Purpose     Anything Goes or Bonus Round-Frame It

Tomorrow is August 1st and our monthly challenge is up and running with an Anything Goes and if you'd like to be in the running for one of Chris's great digi designs you can make something for the Bonus Round: Frame It. Just don't forget to put BR after your name when you link up your project.
As you can see above I have used The Floral Sun Montage digi which I have framed with a handmade frame. She's the wistful centerpiece for this He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not... Dasiy die cut from a cereal box, gessoed, and doodled with a sepia pen. I found this extra bottle cap in the bottom of one of my stash drawers so I alcohol inked it and filled it with alcohol inked tiny seed beads and then mounted the framed Floral Sun Montage in that. A dowel wrapped with ribbon, a couple of hand cut leaves embossed and inked attached with the odd bit of green wire and stuck into an air freshener tub that I wrapped with packing paper painted red and tied with some old twine. I pulled the moss out of some of my old floral design school supplies and you've got a very one of a kind flower piece. 
When I showed this to my husband and Mom they both said, you're going to have a heck of a time mailing that, but you know that would have been perfect for your craft booths.  They are so used to me making cards these days when I do come up with a 3D art piece it's hard not to harken back to days gone by.
I know all of you with kiddos with be buying school clothes, school supplies, and getting them all registered at school, but don't forget a bit of time for yourself to unwind a bit from all that shopping and RECYCLE, RE-INVENT, OR RE-PURPOSE some of that packaging that all that stuff comes in.
You've got a whole month, no pressure, the team and I are looking forward to seeing what bits and pieces you put together for your creation.
Speaking of the team, click on the link above and check out their creations for some more inspiration other than just mine.

Happy Creating, 
Beverly G ♥

6 comments:

chrissies said...

This would brighten anyone's day for sure. Lots of ideas to think about

Love Chrissie xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a creative piece. I love the details. The seed beads in the bottle cap make a fabulous center for your flower and that image is so beautifully coloured. Awesome!

Paula said...

I love your 3d flower It is so clever and beautifully made. I loved reading your post too. It made me laugh especially the bit about your husband and mum Thank you

Ellis said...

Your flower looks wonderful, very creative piece! =)
Love your recycling, wouldn't have thought to use an air freshner, you have such great ideas! =)
Hugs, Elenor

craftattack said...

I love your flower pot! Great post, too! Valerie

CG said...

This is so wonderful, and thank you for explaining how you did it too. I love the R,R&R challenges! Best, CG