Monday, May 18, 2015

May Flowers..... and a fun new challenge blog....

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday!  Spring is finally here in full force in New England, and I have a May Flowers challenge project to share today.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who was really happy to learn that Pamellia Johnson, whom I discovered through her design team work for Frilly and Funkie, (and have been stalking through blog land ever since, shhh!), has started a new challenge blog of her own, Anything but Cute!.

 I waited with great excitement for the first challenge, and was thrilled when I saw that it would be Vintage Garden!  You have to go check out the design team inspiration!  Total Gorgeousness!! 

Along with Christmas projects, flowers are my favorite crafty make.

It seems that I just couldn't stop making flowers!  I purchased these little milk glass jars from a favorite local antique co-op, and filled them with Distress stained and inked paper flowers. 

I inked the edges of these flowers.
These flowers got Distress Stains straight from the foam applicator on the bottles, and Distress Ink applied to the edges with a foam applicator. 

I dyed seam binding with the same green Distress colors I used for my greenery, and tied bows onto my jars.
I spritzed these violet roses with Distress spray after assembly. 

While contemplating the plain white jars, I had my best "Aha" moment of the year, and added a Tim Holtz Remnant rub to each of them.  Voila, just the lagniappe this project needed.  (Hey look at me, with two French words in one sentence: my high school French teacher would be so proud!)

Now I'm off to ogle the other beautiful entries in this challenge.  Believe it or not, there are 42 of them already!  How fun is that!?!

Enjoy your week!



  1. Wowzers on all these wonderful flowers! Oodles and oodles of awesome sauce. I can only imagine how long it took to make all these lovelies. And adding the rub to the jars was genius! Thanks for sharing. Hugz! ~Niki

    1. Oh duh me! DT hat on: thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute!

  2. Wonderful flowers, and they look gorgeous displayed in those milk-glas jars. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Elizabeth,
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment! I've been having a poke around your blog, and I think we are cut from the same cloth! Love these vintage jars filled with these luscious lovely vintage flowers! They are some of the prettiest I've seen! I am particularly impressed with your daffodils! I have tried to make these, but they just never came out like I wanted! May I ask which die you used to make them, if any?

    I'm so happy you joined our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute with this gorgeous creation! Hugs! Sara Emily

    1. Hi again, Sara Emily! Thanks for all of your supportive comments today. I'm feeling pretty smiley right now! I cut all of my flowers with my Silver Bullet Electronic cutter. The daffodils and roses were cut from SVG files from Penny Duncan Creations. She makes the most amazing flowers, and shares her files and instructional videos as well.

  4. Holy wowsers Elizabeth, you just blew my socks off!! When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought, she knows her project has to be handmade, right!! That's how real they look! I'm oohing and aahing and a little bit drooling too! haha! Thank you so much for your kind words and for all of your support, it is so appreciated!

    It's a honour to say thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    1. Awww, Thanks, Pamellia! Your comment made my day! I promise the flowers are handmade, LOL.

  5. What pretty flowers!!! Stunning display! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT


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