Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blue Bells from Serendipity Stamps and Challenge

First of all, I apologize for the photos, it was late when I photographed them and really too dark for it to show up as pretty as these tags are. For some reason, I am really having a time with blogger and I cannot seem to get it right...I have spent way too much time trying, so I have given up and just hope you understand. Hi everyone! I am getting brave and taking on the Serendipity Challenge that is due tomorrow night at midnight. The Challenge Subject: Card for a teacher or coach. I am hoping that my "gift tags" will qualify. As I have told you all before, by sister, Annie has the gift of planting anything and everything and it always blooms or heck, survives. I am not so lucky in that area. Everything I have ever tried to plant eventually has an early demise, to put it nicely.


Well, with spring here, we have a "Farmer's Market" and Annie and I visit many times when the springtime comes. A few weeks ago we visited the Farmer's Market....and she talked me into getting some planters and impatiens (flowers) because I have so much shade in my yard, she said that the impatiens flowers would thrive in my front yard. So we went to Home Depot and got some potting soil...did you know that Miracle Grow is awesome? Anyhoo, we came home and she showed me how easy peasy planting those darling little blooms were...I must say, I felt kinda "dumb" when I saw that there was nothing to it. She gave me instructions for watering and fertilizing...and here me am...a "planter" of flowers!!! I hope they will live under my care and with her instructions.

I bought this little round box at Michael's and covered it with DP paper. I used Spellbinders Largest Circle die and made six tags that fit perfectly into this round box. I then began to work on the "Blue Bells" image from Serendipity Stamps. Isn't this just gorgeous? I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. and colored with my Copic Ciao Markers. I added tiny rhinestones to the image and used a butterfly punch on glittered gold paper to add to the image. I also sponged SU's Barely Banana around the image and then I added some lace and gold string around each tag. I covered the glued string with another butterfly on the back so it would look pretty.


Shoot, I forgot to take a pic of the tags opened up...although, they are blank inside. I hope you like my little gift to my sister...I really think she will like it! Please DO click on each photo...it shows up so much nicer than what you see here.


Try and take the time to visit Serendipity Stamps. I KNOW you will find images that you will love. I am in the process of ordering more right now, because they have a Buy 3 get one FREE deal through April 19th, I believe.

Thank you for stopping by! I am SO looking forward to the weekend...and I know you are too! Have a great one :)




26 comments:

Selena4444@aol.com said...

What precious tags!! Honey, you might have a black thumb when it comes to gardening, but you were truly blessed with your craft skills. Love ya, Sis :)

Grace said...

Oh Velta your tags are just gorgeous and your sister will love her gift! Thanks for the heads up on the Serendipity sale.... shucks, I JUST got an order before the sale started! :( Oh well.... your tags are great!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
hugs,
Grace

Beth Norman said...

Your tags are beautiful. So much talent. Yes, impatience will grow beautiful in shade. I plant them every year. The trick is to keep them watered and fertilized. Good luck.

Julia Aston said...

These tags for your sister are just lovely Velta! love the lace and the pretty blue flowers!

Beate said...

Velta, these are beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Rose Ann said...

Your tags are so beautiful, Velta!! I love the images and pretty lace!!

Ila said...

The gift tags are Gorgeous!!..and I love the litle box you decorated to place them in...A perfect gift!!..Good luck with the planters...I bet they will be Beautiful!!...Have a lovely weekend!!..Hugs, Ila

Jerri Jimenez said...

Hey Sweetie, your tags are gorgeous, as well as your round box, just love them!!!! Your flowers will do fine in the shade and will love it. The only with with inpatiens is that they like lots and lots of water. And watch out for those pesty slugs, they'll devour impatiens in two nights. Apart from that, impatiens are very hardy and grow well. I love them!

Rosemary said...

oh velta!! the tags and the box are just soo pretty!! what a lovely gift! have a great week!

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful, Velta! I love the colors, flowers, and lace. I'm right there with you. I think I have a brown thumb! lol If it's outside, it might have a chance to survive, but they don't last long in my house! :)

Carol L said...

Your tags are so pretty with the lacey edges, and your sister will love them! Like you, I don't have a green thumb at all! I plant healthy plants using good soil, but either they don't like my water or don't like my voice when I talk to them, because they shrivel up and die well before their time! LOL I'll buy from the local farmers market instead :)
Keep at it thought - with your sister's help you should do fine. As for me, I'll do plastic house plants - they don't die :)

Diane Jaquay said...

The tags and the box to hold them are just beautiful!! I'm sure your impatiens will do very well, I don't have a green thumb but have been able to grow them in shady spots, they're quite hearty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Velta! Those tags are fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Velta! I haven't been around to do much visiting lately, and just look what I've been missing here! I think these are just so pretty, and a lovely bluebell image. I'm in total agreement about Serendipity stamps. Very nice images. This is a wonderful gift for your sister, and how nice that you have this talent to share with your sister as she shares her gardening skills with you. You two are blessed to have each other.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a sweet project Velta. How nice for you to have a sister with such a green thumb. Your gift tags are just gorgeous and I have no doubt that your sister will be thrill with the gift and your thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Cindy Haffner said...

Velta these are GORGEOUS!!~

Betty Wright said...

This is amazing and so gorgeous, Velta! I love the real lace doilies. The tag look is amazing! Beautiful gift!

Elena said...

Wow! What a beautiful project, Velta! I love the flowers; they are so gentle!
Thank you for visiting my blog and listen to the story. I am just like your mom - don't like y accent at all. Wish it will dissapear one day. :)

Silli said...

wonderful tags Velta, love the colors... great idea...HUGS

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Velta your creations are utterly beautiful!
hugs
kim x

The Rubber Maid said...

Sweet project Velta. Love your work on these. Happy Easter to you too. Pat

Silke Ledlow said...

Velta my sweet friend these are gorgeous! Love the ribbon around it and the bling. Perfect color combo too! Sorry I have been so quite....life has been super duper busy....hope it slows down soon...LOL! Big hugs ~S~

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I did click on each picture and how beautiful they are.. you are so blessed to have your sister, my dear sister passed away about 3 years ago.. I still miss her so.. I know your sister is going to love these..I just started scrapping and making cards just before my sister died and I would make her a card and she would she rave about it. hugs

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello there my sweet blogging friend!! How did I miss these beautiful tags? Each and every one is stunning and the lace touch....so feminine and sweet!! Hugs, Sabrina

Michele said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Velta this are so, so lovely!!! I'm sure your sister loved these!!!