Friday, March 22, 2013

Is it Spring Yet?

Hi Everyone,

In keeping with our challenge theme this week "Think Spring," I am excited to share a Spring inspired project with you! It's my hope that the more we envision Spring, the faster it will arrive!...lol!



Unfortunately Old Man Winter reared his head again this week blasting us with bitter cold temperatures and another snowstorm. So needless to say I am extremely ready for winter to be over and Spring to begin. They say, "beware the Ides of March" for a reason I guess : )

I was enjoying some time playing with some of the Cheery Lynn flower dies including the leaves from the Frangipani flower and decided to make a Dahlia flower and that is when I got the idea to feature it on these Spring inspired watering cans. I had such a great time making the larger one that I decided to make a matching tiny version as well : )



For the tiny watering can, I used Lady Kate Edger as the trim as well as the Daisy Strip die for the larger flower and I die cut some sweet little Darling Daisies to place inside the can. Of course, I could not resist adding some nature as well. You can find the sweet little ladybugs, bubble bees,dragonflies and even a butterfly all packaged as a set when you purchase Tiny Things with Wings.



Here's a list of the dies used for this project:

A196 - Darling Daisies
B134 - Frangipani with Leaves (I used the small leaf used for petals)
B136 - Anastasia Border
B181 - Build a Flower # 1
B259 - Daisy Strip
B261 - Tags 2
B266 - Tiny Things with Wings
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
D137 - Sweet Williams
DL226 - Snowflowers Set Two (I used this for the base of the Dahlia)
SF-1 - Leaf
SF-3 - Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Think Spring. With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!






10 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! These are stunning. I love the design, gorgeous flowers and such gorgeous detailing.
Sue

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow these watering cans are gorgeous you are so talented . So much detail in your flowers . Thanks for the mini tutorial on how you made them .

Bj said...

Count my WOW too! You rocked those watering cans, Joann! They are gorgeous! I love tiny things, so your little can is just making me smile and go Aaaaw! The lady bugs, bees and dragonflies, along with your beautiful flowers are the perfect spring touch. And the strings of pearls on the handles add elegance. Love, love, love it all!!

Sandra H said...

"Oh my goodness" This is totally stunning set of watering cans and your flowers are amazing xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Not one, but two! :) Absolutely brilliant! I feel I say this every week, but you always wow me Joann :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jodi said...

Wow!!! I am in complete AWE!!!! Absolutely darling....every last detail!!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Wow Wow Wow
These are stunning. I can almost smell them flowers

Tamara Morton said...

Wow and Wow again Joann, I to am in total AWE!!! all the details are just perfection..

Hugs
Tamara

Donna said...

Wow Joann, what cute watering cans, filled with gorgeous blooms. Love all the little insects too, so cute.
hugs
Donna xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful watering cans, Joann, love the little bugs scattered here and there. Fabulous choice of die accents.