Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Bouquet with JittoBear!

I have been fighting something lately - I can go one day feeling fine and the next day I am in bed all day - yuck! Not how I wanted to welcome spring! But, making this easy project gave me a bit of brightness in my week and I hope it inspires you to get colorful!

Colorbox Petal Point Ink Pad - Enchantment
Chipboard Bouquet
Round Doilies
Clear Embossing Powder
Canvas, 8 x 10
Pattern Paper to Cover Canvas (I used Daisy D's Veranda Dot #15207) 
Various Twinkling H20's 
Golden Acrylic Paint
Scalloped Oval Punch by Family Treasures (about 2" across)

I started this project by covering the chipboard flowers with gesso and letting it
dry.  I took the Colorbox Enchantment ink pad and used the individual petals to color the flowers, then I embossed them with clear embossing powder. Since
the inks are so moist I didn't need embossing fluid.  I realized I didn't have the green I wanted to color the stems with, so I mixed my own with Golden Acrylic paints that I had and I came up with a color green that I feel perfectly captures a spring green.

After I painted the stems and leaves, I decided I needed to add something more to the piece and JittoBear came to the rescue with the doilies - there are four to a pack and perfect for SO many things - I took me longer to figure out what design to use than to actually make it! So I finally pick out my doily, gesso it (even though I realized after I didn't have to) and painted it with some
beautiful shimmery colors of Sparkling H20's.  They are perfect for shipboard and the iridescence really looks so pretty.  I then used my printer and printed off my sentiment, used a paper punch (remember those!?) to punch it out and set it aside.

The paper was a bit too much, so I swiped some gesso around it to tone it down a bit.  Then, I wrapped the paper around my canvas like you'd wrap a present, but I used a staple gun to attach the paper to the canvas- my first time using one, I am so proud!  I then attached
everything to the covered canvas and here is the final product!  I hope you take some time to pop over to the JittoBear store, and Esty site, to take a look at the awesome products they offer - and they specialize in customer orders!!! You can get anything done in wood or chipboard, anything! Thank you so much for popping by, I hope there is some spring in your world today! Fondly, Christi

And here is another look at the final piece ~

I am entering my Spring Bouquet in the following challenges:
Southern Girls - #107,  *Punching Above Your Weight
Simply Papercraft - #1, Anything Goes! 
Crafty Gals Corner - #12, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts -#82, Spring is in the Air
Mixed Media World - (m) #1, Anything Goes 
Dazzling Diva Challenge - #67, Spring or Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes (wk of March 24)
NBUS Challenge - #4 (Never used the chipboard elements before)


  1. This is really cool :) Love all the pretty colors. Nicely done :) Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy- TTCRD

    1. Thank you for your kind words Cindy! I appreciate it more than you know :)

  2. A really pretty card, the colours are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with the Southern Girls.

  3. That is just gorgeous! I love the way the flowers pop, and that orange is the shade that's my favorite color and so hard to explain. Lol You did a great job on this!

    1. Thanks Shan!!! I'll have to make you some stuff with that orange :) XO

  4. I love it Christi. It just makes me smile. Hannah sent us pictures of the snow the other day and then she said it was gone in a couple hours. You have crazy weather there LOL

    1. Yes we do! We used to say on the East Coast if you don't like the weather wait a second, but the weather out here literally changes that fast :) In the 70's last few days, looking at snow later in the week LOL <3

  5. Your colorful flowers look very pretty on your canvas, and certainly do look like spring. Hope you are feeling better today!

  6. Gorgeous creation Christi! I love the colourful flowers, they are so pretty.
    I hope you feel better soon! I've had that virus too it's lasted for weeks! Just when you feel better and have a good day, boom it's back!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

    1. Hope you are feeling better Mandy - I know I am finally ready to think I beat that virus bug! Thank you so much for your comments :)

  7. Lovely canvas,very spring like ;)
    Thanks for joining us at MMW and good luck
    Big hugs
    Donna DT. Xxx

  8. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

  9. Oh my sweet friend, this is an amazing project and I can only hope that you found some happiness in your craftiness. I just want you to know that you are so worthy of happiness and I'm sending you so much sunshine right now!
    P.S... thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals!

  10. Look at you, making a gorgeous covered canvas with a colorful spring bouquet! This is so uplifting and happy, Christi! Well done ~ a lot of thought and effort went into this!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge! I hope you are over that on-again-off-again bug!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Hi Darnell - yes, I am feeling in tip top shape now :) Thank you SO much for your wonderful comments ~ you make me feel happy!! Hugs!!!

  11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at the Dazzling Diva Challenge. Praying you feel better soon. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations in our weekly challenge.

    1. Thank you Monica - I am feeling perfect now that the bug is gone :) Have a wonderful week :)

  12. We all need a bit of cheering and colours is sure to do it. A lovely make. Thanks for playing along at MMW hugs Debs xx Ps hope you soon feeling better :) x

  13. Love love love those flowers! They look like they've been freshly iced! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

  14. Love the flowers and the different colours. A lovely Spring card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Meighan DT


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