Monday, February 23, 2009

A Bouquet of Flowerz

Today was a good day :) I received in the mail, 20 jars of Shimmerz and Blingz that I had recently purchased. I was so excited....can you guess what I did all day??
The other night I had soup for dinner, and for some reason I thought, "Oh I should keep this can. I can probably alter it some way!". So, today I was playing with the new My Minds Eye Line Penny Lane, when I had a brainstorm. The entire collection is gorgeous because it is covered with flowers. Before I did anything else, I grabbed some white Bazzill flowers and decided to try out a few of the new colors. For each flower, I painted it one of the new colors. Oh my goodness, they turned out so amazing :) I showed my mother, my mother-in-law, and I tried to show my dad but he wasn't interested :(
A had a fairly large Bazzill flower and I painted it with Royal Red Shimmerz, and right then I had my inspiration. I decided that I wanted to make a bouquet of flowers. This is something that I have never attempted before, and it ended up being so easy.
Here is a picture of the bouquet (sorry about the lighting, the sun was going down):

All I did was wrap a strip of paper around the soup can, and cutting a thinner strip to put around the middle of the can. Then I attached the Bazzill with Shimmerz. Here is a close up of the flower:

Look at the way it sparkles and just sets the entire theme off. I love the way it turned out. For the flowers, I just punched different sizes of scallops and circles. Then for the stems I cut this pieces of white cardstock, folded each strip in half, and used my adhesive. When I was inserting them in the can I actually put toothpicks in between the folded cardstock so that it would be sturdy in the can. Then I stamped a sentiment, and I added a little Golden Wheat Shimmerz, added some pop dots and I was done. I really thought it came out cute. I started thinking about using actual floral sticks for this, and putting candy in it for the kids' teachers. There are so many ideas. I just wanted to share what I have been doing today. Thank y'all so much for stopping by, and looking at all of our work!
Much Love & Many Blessings~~~ Danielle

Supplies: Patterned Paper - MME Penny Lane, Flower - Bazzill, Royal Red Shimmerz, Soup Can LOL, Stampin' Up! Green Galore Ink, American Crafts Ribbon,


Claudia Rosa said...

Danielle.. your project is absolutely stunning. great idea and super pictures to show all the shimmer!!

April said...

This is beautiful!! What a unique idea. Love it!
- April

AScrappersDelight said...

Danielle this is so beautiful

Marilyn G. said...

I love the shimmer on the flower. It really adds that extra something!