So yesterday it did snow and I got to eat cake 🙂 Eating ice cream didn’t feel quite right as it was pretty cold. The snow didn’t settle but there is still a wintery nip in the air.
I began to wonder if I was ever going to get this project finished in time to link up with this week’s challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog which has the theme of Spring in the Garden and has to include some elements that relate to the work aspect of gardening. I’ve made a little altered plant pot with some shabby paper wild roses:
Always tricky to photograph anything like this so apologies that the photo’s don’t really do this justice. I’m currently enjoying making these wild roses and thought they would be perfect to go in this tiny, tiny plant pot. I love the big one that has a brass brad as it’s centres. The other two are sporting pearls.
The plant pot itself was originally terracotta and was left over from a previous project that failed. Consequently, it was a bit too battered to be used as it was, so I gave it a make over by covering it in book pages, colouring with Picket Fence and Broken China distress stains and then inked with Walnut Stain. I stamped a butterfly on the front, also using Walnut Stain distress ink.
I’ve added a little dark green Icelandic Moss and then arranged the trio of blooms, trying to show each to its best advantage.
I made a little flag to stand at the back. I thought you could put people’s names on, instead of the sentiment, and use these as place settings maybe at Easter with the addition of an egg or too.
Thanks for buzzing by.