Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's All About The Inspiration at Heart2Heart

Welcome to the first Heart 2 Heart challenge for July! We begin our week with a new Design Team! Welcome aboard Brenda, Debi, Michelle, and Pamela as they join Haley, Mary and me at Heart 2 Heart. We also have a guest DT, Tracy, joining us this week. Be sure to visit their blogs for some amazing inspiration.

Inspiration will be the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart. Take a look at this picture. What inspires you? When I first saw it I was inspired by the white bottles filled with flowers. Then I noticed the greens and yellows behind the jars that looked like some water color.

For my project I was excited to use some mason jars that I painted white like in 1999. They have been sitting in a box just waiting to be used. I cut the back side of the stripped paper from Bliss on the diagonal to get the diagonal stripes. I then cut the Hollyhock and blush colored strips from the Sophia stripped paper. The paper was then attached to the jars.  To make the flower pens, use a Bic pen, remove the top cap, insert some flowers and wrap with floral tape. Fill the jar with beans and arrange the flower pens in the jar. The smaller jar has a votive candle setting inside the top of the jar. I also created the water color background using the spray pens with water & reinkers.

Now, it's your turn. Use the picture for your inspiration and create a beautiful project to share with us at Heart 2 Heart. I can't wait to see your awesome creations.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss, Sophia
Ink: Grey Wool, Sunny Yellow, Lagoon
Stickies: Sophia(cut flower to make a butterfly)
Embellishments: Opaques, Bliss Level 2 Assortment
Other: Mason Jars, Bic pens, Floral tape, ribbon, silk flowers, votive candle


Sheila H said...

Wow - painting Mason jars and then decorating them! So imaginative!

Sãndra V. said...

This is an awesome project. I just love the creativity outside the normal cards and layouts. These colors are so pretty. I could see this being used as someone comes up to sign a guest book or at a party sign in. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.

Haley D. said...

What a soft, pretty, and functional interpretation of the H2H photo inspiration! Your projects are lovely (and a great way to upcycle).

Unknown said...

What a cute idea! Love how this turned out!

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous use of the photo inspiration. So soft and pretty!

The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

Love, love, love it!! Great job, once again, Jody! :-)

debi barber said...

Painted mason jars....what a trip down memory lane that gives me. Great job. Thanks for sharing

Mary said...

I never would have though of painting Mason jars! How creative and with beautiful results!