Saturday, January 1, 2011

MPS Design Team Challenge

It's that time again - Robyn at My Pink Stamper has put a call out for her next design team.  The challenge:  to make a project using her three favorite colors - pink, green, and brown.  Making this Easter topiary is something that I have wanted to do for months, well, since I first saw the idea.  I have to give credit where credit is due:  I first saw the topiary idea here.  So adorable!  But of coarse I had to tweak it a little to make it my own.




The biggest change I made was I wanted to give the flowers dimension, so after cutting them out I used the tip of my glue pen to form the flower around - kind of easing them into making the petals stick out.  Here is what I used:

  • Small clay pot:  painted with acrylic paint and sealed
  • Foam ball and a foam egg:  these you can get in the floral department at your local craft store.  I got mine at Joann.  The foam ball is hot glued into the base of the pot and you need it there to keep the dowel in place.
  • Wooden dowel
  • Easter grass or paper shred
  • Coordinating paper and ribbon:  The paper I used is called Cherry Cobbler by Doodlebug Design, and the cardstock is from AC Cardstock.  The ribbon is from Michaels.
  • Your choice of critter cut:  The bunny and basket came from Create a Critter
  • Silver brads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Lots and lots of flowers:  These flowers came from the Forever Young cartridge, flower5 set on Shadow.  After cutting the flowers I first punched a 1/16th hole, eased them into a "sticking up" position, placed the brad through the hole, glued the underside of the flower around the brad, then stuck it into the foam.  You could also use corsage pins for this - they would be really pretty!
And now to give a little further credit...

It has been one year since I got my first "baby bug" Cricut for Christmas, which also marks one year as a fan of My Pink Stamper.  I discovered Robyn looking for help with learning how to use my Cricut, and I owe the fact that I learned so quickly and had so much fun along the way to her amazing videos and inspiration.  Thank you!

33 comments:

cricutalltime said...

it is so cute.love the stiching on the bunny.good luck.

Leinad said...

I love it! All the details from the egg shape to the colors, the adorable bunny, stitching on the pot rim - just fabulous! Good luck and awesome job!

Raechel said...

I love this! I totally want to make one now! LOL good luck!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com

LilGreenBug said...

Wow!! This is adorable! I bet you get chosen! Great project!

Hugs!
Linda
LilGreenBug

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is just beautiful! Good Luck in the challenge.

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Helen said...

This is so beautiful!! Good luck!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Beautiful...

TFS and good luck..

Ivette

Libby Beach said...

Wow! I just love it!! Everything about it, the flowers, the shape, the cute little bunny with it's basket of eggs :) It is just perfect! I don't see how you can not be chosen! Good luck! :)

Sheena said...

so cute...good luck :)

Jennifer said...

That project is very cute! I bet it took a long time : ) Good luck.

girlia said...

Just beautiful.

Glora said...

Talk about cute. I absolutely love this!!! Amazing project and good luck!

Staying Crafty said...

What a fantastic project!

Shirley Easley said...

so adorable good luck

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

this is the cutest thing ever! I will be stealing this from you ;) Thanks for sharing and thanks for the sweet comment! Good Luck!!

DORCAS said...

WOW!! You did amazing! Great job! Wishing you the best!!!
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Very Cute! TFS! Come on over to my blog...thebusybug.blogspot.com. I have 2 Cricut Cartridge giveaways going on until Friday! Leave comments for 2 chances to win! Bug Hugs!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So So So cute!!! Good luck!!! :-)
-Sam :-)

p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at
http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! My dd nursery is bunnies :)

We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by.

CarrieAnne said...

What a great topiary - you could do almost any holiday with it too. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck on the DT call!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Fabulous and lovely project!!! Love it!!!!!! Good luck on the DT challenge:)
Hugs,
Norma

SHELL said...

Such a lovely project!! COngrats on the MPS DT!

Rae Finke said...

I am so excited for you! congrats!!!

Rae

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

Congrats. I am also a new DT member....Just wanted to follow you gals

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

congrats on ur dt spot.
~T~

jcinokc said...

Love your topiary. Congrats on making the MPS design team. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Lisa J said...

Congrats on your DT spot!

Shauna said...

Congratulations!! I'm on the team with you! I love your project! ~Shauna (Craftee She)

Linda said...

This is SOOOO cute!!! I love it!! I can't wait to see what you else you create!! Congrats on making the Design Team! :)

linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com
www.fancyframework.com

Cathy Martin said...

Congratulations on making the design team. How exciting. Your project is fabulous. I was already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Cathy
http://www.sniptuck.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

Oh my gosh...your project is soooo cute!!! Congratulations on being chosen for the MPS design team! I can't wait to work with you and see all the other beautiful things you create!

Shelley (@ Cricut Cuteness)

modemgirlz said...

Your Easter flower pot is sooooooo cute ... don't cha just love CAC cart? It's has to be my favorite! Congrats on making the team! This is my first blog hop ... I am having so much fun looking at all the beautiful projects you all have made!
Kristina
Modemgirlz@aol.com

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