It's another Monday and hard to believe it's already the middle of July! We haven't had too much great weather to really enjoy the summer weather here, but we have been all relaxing and enjoying not having a regular schedule.
We have decided to go on a little family vacation getaway at the end of July to the first week of August, so we are very excited! (Thus, you will not be seeing too much of me then!) We're driving this time (I live in Calgary, AB Canada) and heading south - crossing the border and hitting Spokane, Seattle and coming up to Vancouver, BC Canada and heading back home. Oh, and my FB fans will probably have seen my exciting news... but I'm meeting Jin and family (Under a Cherry Tree) in Seattle! I can't wait! She has been one of my role models and can't believe I get to actually meet her! (Will definitely have to share some pics with you!)
Anyway, Monday means that there's another new challenge over at Paper Dolls. This weeks challenge freebie file was given to us from Jani at Paper Compulsions. She made some lovely 3D flowers for us (go over to the Paper Dolls blog to download the flowers)
I was wondering how I could use these flowers - really - the flowers are so beautiful by itself, you don't really need anything. BUT I wanted to try something new, and found a stamp that would go if I made a project to go with some garden theme. That's it - I'll do the watering can!
There is a beautiful watering can file over at My Time Mady Easy - so I had to get that. It took me a little bit to figure out the file, but I loved the way it turned out. It would've been even better if I had a double-sided paper for the watering can, so it wouldn't be white inside... but you needed two same papers to make a can, and I didn't have TWO double sided papers that would be appropriate for the look that I was trying to achieve.
Anyway, then I embellished this watering can with Jani's flowers, made a little tag with a sentiment, and added a butterfly.
It's simple, but I think it's pretty!
Here's the tag - sorry about the damage to the flowers and you'll see other places that are kinda "roughed" up... (it's my daughter that tried to grab this thing away from me, and this was the result...) I don't know if you think it's weird, but the location of the tag... I'm not sure I would've placed it where it is, but I had to, because she took a red marker and drew on my can! Arghhhh!! so the tag ended up there - no choice.
Here are the flowers upclose... and the leaves even comes with the file! The flower files are so beautifully made!
Here's the spout - I punched little circles on a paper, backed it with a darker paper to make it look like a "faux" spout...
And... here's the beautiful and simple butterfly! This file is from Lettering Delights Simple Shapes Butterflies.
I also inked the edges and added some lace and ribbons to it to make it more pretty!
I hope that you liked my project, if not, too bad - thanks for visiting me anyway! :) Go back over to the Paper Dolls blog - download your file and get going on a project for the challenge! Two winners will be chosen!
Oh, and by the way, if you haven't picked up the Simple Shapes Super Bundle - you have no more time to waste! The sale is ending TODAY!!! It's regular price is $150 and it's for $49! (and you can use a coupon from your past purchases to even get another 25% off!) You'll be seeing a lot of my project use a file here and there from this bundle - it's so versatile!
Alright - have a great day everyone!