Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thank you Joy's Life!

 Here is the beginning of jazzing up the bumpy vase.  
It was super easy to color the raised dots with the Bic Mark-it markers
I was a super lucky super friend over at the Joy's Life website.  I love Joy's site because of her super sense of humor and crafty, creative superpowers!  Just before Christmas she had a fun, crafty, creative filled 12 days of Christmas event and give a ways were involved.   I was blessed to receive Bic Mark-it markers - terrific permanent markers in fine tip and super fine.
Yes, I actually won two different sets of the colorful tools from Joy's Life!  I really wanted to try coloring on glass and the Bic Mark-its were just the thing!  I have a set of wine glasses just waiting to be decorated, but until I decide on the design...I tried the markers on this vase I picked up at Ikea.  I couldn't leave the vase empty so I fired up my Cricut and made some paper flowers using bamboo skewers as the stems.  I didn't have any of the decorative stones/glass to fill the bottom so decided to vary the height of the flowers by tying ribbons on the "stems" to act as stoppers at the top of the vase.
I made this a couple weeks ago, meant to gift it to a friend last weekend and forgot to take it with me to our meet-up.  so now it sits in my kitchen reminding met o get to the craft room and create!  In case you are wondering about the color choice of orange and green, well it was created with Fiskateers and Cricuteers in mind!  Now I wish I could remember what cartridges have the flowers, I used my gypsy, didn't save the mat layout, but my best guess is Accent Essentials.  The solid paper colors are coordinations and the pattern, who knows, they were in my scrap stash.  Ribbon is a wild guess, some it think are from the Target dollar spot.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Beautiful flowers and vase!! And now,who's the creative one?! You always have such great projects.