Friday, March 22, 2013

Double Dog Dare Challenge March 2013 - Spring!

It's March and Spring is in the Air when a young man's fancy turns to fishing and a young girl's fancy turns to a new wardrobe!!! Ok, maybe not but there are so many things out that there to symbolize Spring Has Sprung ....

We have a talented group of crafters participating today to show their interpretation of SPRING . . . .
  1. Lynne ~
  2. Anita ~
  3. Miriam ~
  4. Janet ~
  5. Vicky ~
  6. Edwina ~
We have a fabulous sponsor:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies, She has super pearls, bling, and great additions for your crafting projects. She will be giving away 10 set of pearls, rhinestones and/or dew drops of your choice to someone who leaves some bloggie love for all the ladies along the way!

When I think of spring, I think of flowers, so for my project I made a garden. It's nice to have a bit of spring while it continues to snow...

 The background is made on a 8 by 10 canvas with a decorative napkin and tissue paper for the sky. The clouds are made from bunched up ivory tulle (available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies).

 The base is a cigar box which I took the top off of and then covered the sides in paper, filled the inside with floral foam and covered the top in fabric. I then cut out two sections of picket fence found on Bird's Cards. I wrapped twine around the them for vines and added some bronze tone leaf charms (available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies [MCS]) and silver leaf charms as well as a few yellow mulberry paper flowers I ordered from my friend Adele Garcia.

 Along the inside of the fence are flowers made with various methods on stick pins and ground cover flowers that are buttons and sunflower pearls (both available at MCS). The light purple flower with the butterfly charm (available at MCS) on the top left is made from ivory tulle and stamped with Colorbox ink. There are also flowers made with ric rac, lace and burlap (all available at MCS). 
Some are made directly on the pins, others were made separately and attached to the pins afterward. The stick pins are also available at MCS.

 Here is a top view of just the garden, you can see the fabric that is the pattern of a brick path well here. Some closeups of the sections of flowers - - -

Your next stop along the way is the fabulous Janet who will be bring more spring fling your way!!!!!!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays #112 - Color Inspiration Challenge 
Cuttin and Stampin #11 - Color Challenge


  1. That is so Cute, Love it.. Love the detail....

  2. Wow! This is wonderful! I love your garden. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Wow - those flowers are incredible love how you did that. What a great project and hop. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. WOW what an incredible scene you have created!!!! Totally love this.

  5. I LOVE this---you have such a great project!!!!I wish I had it to show my Sunday School class---so glad to be in this hop with you!!!!

  6. What a really cute project!! Thanks for sharing over at Cuttin and Stampin.

    Teresa R.
    DT~Cuttin and Stampin

  7. What an awesome creation and love the colors...

  8. WOW!!! You've blown me away . . . super great project my dear friend!!! Truly a pleasure hopping with you as usual!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship

  9. Love, Love this awesome creation certainly would make me smile on a gloomy day!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  10. So sweet! Love it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Cuttin & Stampin challenges
    <3 Pam ~ C&S DT

  11. Wow this is so amazing. I love everything about it. TFS AJ-