Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #41 - Love Grows Here

Here's my entry for the latest challenge on Cuttlebug's Blog Spot. If you haven't been following the challenges, you can go here to see what's going on....this has definitely been the most challenging one thus far, at least for me.

I didn't exactly go to my recycling bin, but the challenge was to alter a recycled item, anything from containers to books. I found my recycled item in my garage sale was a blank canvas which I never thought I would use, until now. It measures 6x6. I really don't even know how it landed in my hands.

I began by using some watered down craft paints to give the background layers of color including pink, white, lime green and light blue. After that I went to town using my box of die cut scraps including the pink scalloped trim pieces which I adhered using Mod Podge.

Next, I used a few pieces of green trim from Making Memories to make flower stems and leaves. I also used my nesting dies to cut out various colors of circles and embossed everything using my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder (my absolute favorite). After I layered the flowers on top of two pieces of white tulle, I finished them off with some stacked Creative Cafe buttons.
Here's a close up:
And yet another....

I hope you like it. I'm off to find a mini-easel to give it a happy home!


Beth said...

Oh Carla this is so pretty love the spring like colors great job on the challenge definitely rocked it.
Thanks for playing with us at

Grammy and Olivia said...

I really like this...simple and adorable.

Jackie G said...

OMG...this is just too cute!!
Isn't it so fun to find things around the house to alter?
You did such a beautiful job on this canvas!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Carla This is s `beautiful..
I love how you gave your canvas New Life
It`s Fabulous`
Thankyou fr joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges,,


June Houck said...

Adorable project! Swiss Dots are my all-time fave too :) Good luck with the challenge; this is fabulous.

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

Angie Tieman said...

Oh wow! This is totally adorable!! I love these happy, fun colors!! It's very cool you "saved" a crafting item, that totally counts!!

Thanks for playing along!
Angie Tieman

Chelsea said...

carla..this is an adorable challenge project..and SHOULD be proudly displayed on an easel!
thanks for joining the fun with this weeks CB challenge!

Michelle said...

oops..the above post signed in under my daughters name..(i didnt realize that she was signed on).. but was posted by me!


Cassie said...

wonderful job!! love the flowers and the ruffled ribbon for pots - so clever!!!
the background turned out great too!
thanks for playing at CBC - goo dluck iwth the giveaway!

AnItA mArIe said...

....awesome very cute....

Je@net said...

Beautiful! Love the colorcombo!

Hanneke said...


Thanks for playing along with us!

DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Randee E said...

This is adorable. I think it would look so sweet in a little girls bedroom. Great job with the challenge

KimmyS said...

Carla, this is absolutely stunning!
Love the colours you have used and the flowers are divine

Linda Beeson said...

I think that I could literally use the Swiss Dot plate on everything I create! I have to forced myself to put it down! What an adorable project.

Ramona said...

Carla you are sooo talented. This card is the best! I love everything about it. That little double ruffle ribbon just sets it all off too. Where did you find that cute ribbon? I would love to know if you would click my blog and let me know. Very clever how you made the stems and leaves from ribbon! Loved the whole thing inch by inch!