Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Close To My Heart April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Without question, the April Stamp of the Month is my favorite in this Idea Book. The set is called "Flower Pot" and contains 16 stamps that range from flowers to terra cotta pots, sentiments and even a window with curtains! It a great set and the possibilities are endless. My time has been limited, so I didn't have the chance to play the way I liked but I can tell you, what I did get to do was a blast.

If you got here from Tammy's blog, you are on the right track. I always try to do something a little different for the Hop and this month is no different. I finished an easel picture. I started out by staining the easel and frame in oak. Next I got busy with my stamping!


I paper pieced the flower pot using Sorbet Card Stock and B/T Duo's from Caboodle. The flowers were stamped on White Daisy, colored with my Copics and cut out. I attached the flowers so the the leaves just hit the edge to give the appearance that they were growing in the pot. Last week I purchased a fun punch that cuts sections of flowers in one fell motion. I punched several from the same paper as the pot and took advantage of the 2 sided CTMH papers. This gave color and dimension to the flowers. When they were attached to the frame, I shaped a set of the petals for an even more 3D look. The focal sentiment was stamped on White Daisy in Sorbet ink. I sponged the edges of the center "flower." The other "Petals" were cut using my Cricut. The base paper is again the same paper from the Caboodle paper pack. I added CTMH Sparkles to the center of the flowers for just a touch of bling.



This was a fun "picture" to make and I plan on adding it to my Craft Fair inventory. Now Hop on over to Shirley's Blog to see her creation with this great Stamp of the Month. For Now, Happy Crafting!

14 comments:

Deborah Young said...

Very clever and so adorable!

Shirley said...

so cute

Cupcake Stamper said...

Very neat, I love it, Great job:) Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Great idea...so cute!

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

LOVE IT!! Great creation!

Amy said...

Love it.

Debra said...

Cute!

Carol said...

You are so creative!

Helen Onulak said...

Lovely home decor item! I can totally see this on a desk or bookcase. Great job!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful and very unique.

Haley D. said...

What a lovely addition to any home!

Carol said...

Bee-you-tee-ful, love it.

Nancy Keller said...

Hey Cindy - just made it all around the stamp of the month hop - wow what great talent and so much fun! The stamp of the month set is so cute with the pots and flowers and . . . oh my! I can't wait to be part of CTMH and I thank you for your help and encouragement. What a fun hop!

Kathleen said...

Cindy,

The framed art is a beautiful way to use this stampset! I love it! Very creative!!