Sunday, February 24, 2008

Potted Spring Sweets



Happy Sunday, friends! I finished this project in the wee hours of the morning...I just couldn't stop till they were done...psycho!
These are 3" terra cotta pots (.69 cents each at JoAnn's) painted with FolkArt acrylic paints in lilac, pink blossom, light foliage green and jamaican sea. After letting them dry, I glazed each one with Glossies high gloss acrylic enamel. The wonderful baskets full of eggs are Gina K.'s *Baskets of Happiness* set and the adorable bunny and chick are Melanie Muenchinger's *Just So Hoppy* set. Both of these sets are perfect for Spring, the upcoming holidays and year round fun! You can get a closer look at them at Gina K. Designs. I colored all my images with a variety of inks and blender pen, glitter pens, colored pencils finished with baby oil and stickles for sparkle. I glued different ribbons to around the rim of the pots and even stamped around the green one using the little flower from Melanie's other set *Just So Hippy*. I added a dot of aqua stickles to the center of each flower and let it dry overnight (it didn't smear after that). I then painted kabob sticks the same for colors as the pots and attached them to the framed images using tape. Finally, I filled each pot with crimped paper shreds and candy.

Thank you for visiting! Hugs and Happy Stamping!
***Bulletin*** Visit again on Monday morning to see my Big Announcement!!




21 comments:

Gwen Snater said...

totally cute!!

Lisa L. said...

These are beautiful Linsey!

Lee said...

Linsey..........how stunning!! Creative and beautiful!! These are just perfect for table decor!! Who isn't up in the wee hours creating??? LOL I seriously think that's when the brain taps into it's reserves!! And now you have me on my toes waiting for the announcement!! Hmmmm..........will this be an announcement made in the wee hours of Monday morning?? Or do I have to wait until the rest of the world wakes up too??? LOL :)

JenniferL. said...

These are so delightful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are absolutely precious, Linsey! WOW! I hardly ever make altered items. . .you do a FABULOUS job with them! You've inspired me!

irisbleu said...

Those are really really cute!!

Ana Baird said...

Wow what a fabulous project! Love it!

Julia said...

Linsey! I love these little pots! (thoughts clicking in brain to make for church fair!) love the colors and the clever post and cute stampings! very fun! and I absolutely understand the 'wee hours of the morning thing'!!

Donna said...

wow, great job! these are perfect for Easter decorations or a sweet gift.

Tiffany said...

Sooo cute oh my gosh I just may have to borrow this idea. It is so simple yet fabulous! Good job! WOW!

The Crafty Goddess

Shanna Fudge said...

These are wonderful, what a great idea for the girls at work. BTW they loved the valentine's stuff..I was happy. TFS!!!

Carolyn King said...

adorable. I love those little pots...I cannot seem to buy enough of them!

Your project is adorable...love them filled with candy and those little sticks! Soo cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Linsey, these are so super fabulous!!! Mel will love them!!! Awesome!!

Janine said...

These are FABULOUS!!! What a great Easter treat...

Carolina said...

Linsey, these are just beyond adorable! Love to alter these little guys and you did an amazing job with them! Love your coloring on all the images and how you framed them with the scallop frames...just too cute!

Can't wait to find out what your big announcement is...!

the scrappy chick said...

WOW!! Girl, you are just toooo creative. It sounds like you had a ton of fun coloring all those babies, LOL. The finished projects are terriffic.
Cyndi

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

These are so cute I could eat them right off the screen. Thanks for sharing them!! My preschooler may be bringing 14 of something looking a LOT like this to school for Easter....

dpkennedy said...

These are adorable for place settings and favors for family and friends coming over for the holiday! What a great idea! I this I might steal this one...thanks!!

Laura said...

These are so cute! Love them...in fact I have some of those little pots...hmmm!

Susan said...

Oh, how sweet are these??

Great ideas, Linsey! TFS your ideas and techniques! :-)

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