Sunday, 19 October 2008

Not a card!

Over on Dottie's World this week Lou challenged us to

"Make something using a Charmed download but IT CAN'T BE A CARD!"

Pop over there to see some of the wonderful creations the rest of the team came up with.
I decided to make a pot....it was something I was actually going to do a few weeks back when I set the geometric challenge, I was going to use it as a cylinder, BUT time, as always got the better of me. When Lou announced her challenge I just had to try it because as crafters we can NEVER have enough storage.

I took a little pot that I have been saving for a rainy day for some time.

Then I cut some BG paper to size, leaving a small amount to overlap at the seam, I inked and drew stitches around the edges before sticking to the pot.


Then I selected what Download images I would use-this was the toughest part.LOL. I chose the love birds from the Love & Marriage Collection. Coloured them in with my Prismacolor pencils then highlighted with a little pearlescent paint, gel pens and glossy accents (of course!)


Then I decided to make some grass by tearing/cutting a strip of green card ..but I wish I hadn't done this, not to sure about it but by the time I had decided that.......it was too late! I Then punched a hole in the side of the pot to attach a tag.

Made my "Potty about Dottie" tag and embellished with a few flowers and an eyelet. Never actually put an eyelet through Prima flowers before, I had to glue them together too for a bit of extra stability.

Tied on my tag with a scrap of ribbon and voila, a new little pot for my watercolour pencils.

12 comments:

ENJAY said...

Welldone Adele, this is fabulous,you'll be all organised now!!Love the colours too.
Nicola.xx

Karen said...

I absolutely adore this little pot! That is such a great image and it is so nice to see it outside a card. Did you write on your tag by hand? The writing is really lovely.
I just love it all Adele xxx

Lea said...

Gorgeous little pot Adele! I like the colours too.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I like their little chicken feet.... how cute and it works really well as a pot...

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Just been catching up with you work - some stunning examples. This is really cute!

Crafty Wanderings said...

I love your pot! Especially the "Potty about Dottie" tag. I love the way you do faux stitching! Looks great - super colours too!
Ruth xx

Sarah C said...

What a fantastic pot. The grass works really well too. Clever idea xxx

Jac said...

A beautiful work of art to have on your desk, very inspiring, love the colours, the image and the grass too. x

Max said...

I'm potty about your Dottie Pottie idea ... looks great!

Louly said...

It's perfect! I love the grass and I love the step by step photos.You always make me say WOW!!

Sammi said...

Oh Adele! This is fabulous!! :)
Love the pot and your tag too!!
Sammi
xxx

Nicky said...

I am going to have to try and make one of these to get more organised, great idea and lovely colours Nicky