The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stampin' B's Challenge: Flowers

Subtitle: Inspired by Our New Shower Curtain

Wishing a Happy Thursday to you!! Thursdays are the days that a new Stampin' B's DT challenge is posted, and this week we have a springy one. Our hostess, Vicki, says that all you have to do is use a flower on your card. Easy, right?

My flower project (that's a hint that today I have a non-card to show you) has a little bit of history to it. About a month ago, my hubby and I repainted our master bathroom. And along with that came new throw rugs, curtains, mirror, storage cabinet, and shower curtain. It took a looooooooooong time to find just the right shower curtain, but as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect.
Our new shower curtain.

Now every time I'm in the bathroom and see my lovely new shower curtain, I can't help but think of my {ippity} Now & Always stamp set!
See what I mean?

I just knew that at some point I would have to make a project that captured our shower curtain with my {ippity} set, and that time has arrived. Without further ado, let's meet the result.
This altered canister started life as a Viactiv calcium chews container. I think that my altered version will make fabulous gift packaging for a girlfriend's birthday. I also think that the DP I created echoes our shower curtain nicely. I made it by white embossing the open-pattern chrysanthemums and stamping the closed mum image in Versamark and applying pink chalk with a sponge applicator.

I also incorporated these challenges:
Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!

Stamps: {ippity} Now & Always, {ippity} Moonbeams and Heartstrings
Paper: SU chocolate chip, SU pink pirouette

Ink: SU chocolate chip, Palette toile pink, Versamark
Accessories: MS chrysanthemum punch, MS modern garland PATP, SU boho blossoms punch, Stampin Pastels, sponge applicator, dotted grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone, foam tape, button from my stash, pink burlap string, white EP, heat tool
Techniques: Poppin' Pastels, altered container


Pam said...

Love this altered container! And how cool that the shower curtain matches the stamps! I love these flowers!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to repurpose that cannister! You did it beautifully! Love that shower curtain. Isn't it fun to redecorate?

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful project. Love the colors and the stamp set you used. Thanks for playing with us at ATU!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What an awesome altered package, Emily! That curtain matches the stamps perfectly! Love this!

Benzi said...

Great project, Emily! And, I must say you captured that shower curtain perfectly, which is very pretty, btw.
Congrats on the big win at Case Study!!!!

marsha said...

Emily, how creative! I just love your shower curtain inspiration, your paper design is just gorgeous and love your stamps! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Auntie Em said...

Now that's cute! You may need to make a couple for your new bathroom as well for storage! Great project. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Joanne (jojot) said...

that is one gorgeous shower curtain.....wowza.....and that stamp set was made for you to use with the shower curtain to make some accessories for you newly decorated room.......gorgeous packaging....and practical too

Laurel said...

Oh, I love this! What a great idea!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome altered project Emily! Love that ornate frame behind the sentiment!

Anita said...

Beautiful altered container Emily. And your new shower curtain is gorgeous!

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Colleen Dietrich said...

I knew this shower curtain would spawn an idea for a card sooner or later! Or, in this case, an altered item. It is a fantastic shower curtain, just like I pictured. And you could maybe keep this in the bathroom to hold cotton balls or swabs!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fabulous! Oh I love your take on the shower curtain and awesome alter container.

Jinny Newlin said...

Super fun, Emily! LOVE that color combo! You've proved that inspiration can come from just about anywhere! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along, this week, in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Valerie said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness! Valerie PSDT

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love that you took this shower curtain and created a beautiful box! OH MY--soooooooo pretty! Great colors and fab use of those stamps! You rocked these challenge! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with us over at All Things Unity!