21 July 2012

MAC #46

Over at the Everything Wendy Vecchi group this fortnight's challenge is to use three buttons and a circle (much like in Wendy's Book 3, page 33 which was the inspiration for the challenge). This is my version. I used a circular Art Part, lots of stamps, Clearly for Art and Distress Inks. All stamps were stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink. The idea came from Pinterest where I saw someone recycled their old boots into planters - I knew that I needed to use that idea one day!

The bulb was stamped onto Clearly for Art, the bottom of the bulb onto kraft card and the wings onto Glassine Paper. The wings are from Tim Holtz's Serendipity stamp set.

The flowers were inked with Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Barn Door Distress Inks and Freya (my first born!) found me some matching buttons and I tied them with twine before adhering them to the flowers. The butterfly was stamped onto cream card and edged with Picked Raspberry. The word 'fly' was stamped, cut out and inked with Picked Raspberry and then coated with Glossy Accents. I am really pleased with my planter boot idea!
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13 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love it, fab boot and super colours. My neighbours did that, used old boots as planters, looked well cool when the flowers were blooming. Take care lovely Zo xx

Helen said...

This is fabulous, love the colours, and the boot is a great idea.

Bev said...

Love it.. super colours on the flowers!

Redanne said...

In the good old days we used old wellies as planters but your boot is very upmarket and dignified! lol. Love the way you have done the lightbulb and I adore that sentiment at the bottom. A wonderful piece!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Gorgeous Gabrielle, you do this style so well.
Siobhan x

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Oh WOW this is another stunner! Very creative! Super design! Did you have a light bulb moment by any chance? (LOL). I love every element and have admired the flowers since the first time I saw them on your blog.
Michaela xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great project, Gabrielle! Love the whole piece but your winged bulb is my favorite element... stunning!

May said...

Love this Gabrielle.. fabulous love it all.. the elements are fab.. Brillant flowers... Hugs May x x x

isisimaginings.com said...

Very posh boot! And a gorgeous project, love the lightbulb on top.

Emily Chater said...

it is a very nice piece

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, it's a fabulous idea and a wonderful creation.

Sue said...

Oooh this is gorgeous, I love your boot! x

Anita Houston said...

Love this!!! The shoe is fantastic!!!!