Friday, May 8, 2009

My creamy, chocolaty, rasberry-red Penny Black flower storage jar

Good evening, good morning, good tidings. I hope all is well with you all.
I have been graced with an opportunity to make something for myself.
I combined this weeks Colour Create challenge, which is to use red, chocolate and cream (I'm getting hungry...) with the extra option of adding ribbon.
I also decided to go Penny Black with my image selection, then had to figure out how to use 3 shapes in order to join in at PBSC this week.

I've been wanting something a little more snazzy than the plastic bag my ever-growing supply of flowers is in, was looking at plastic tubs and had to kick myself. Why in the world should I BUY something when I could very well make something myself? Talk about recycling!!

Well, you can see that I opted in on the ribbon.

As far as my shapes go, I have a square, rectangles and ummmm, flowers? Flower-shaped flowers... I think that constitutes a shape, does it not? Kinda can't tell specific shapes when everything's stretches around a jar huh.

There's my lovely overloaded jar. I had some plain creations last week, I had to compensate... Leave a comment if you feel like it. I sure do appreciate your feedback!!


Pauline C said...

brilliant idea for the jar Stephanne - love the kitty image and your use of ribbons. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Kath Stewart said...

wow what a great idea for storage Stephanne....and you have decorated it beautifully and of course flowers count as a shape...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC. Hugs Kath xxxx

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne - fabulous - love it! Great job of recycling and fantastically coloured image. You certainly rocked the optional extra of ribbons (lol).
Thanks for playing along with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Sue said...

Hey Stephanne, what a great idea! And you decorated your jar so nice. The kitty is adorable and love all the flowers and ribbons on the jar. Clever girl.

LOUISE said...

Beautiful idea Stephanne, love it! Makes jars look far more attractive, rather than just looking at plain old glass, and recylcing at the same time! Good job. Louise x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This si brilliant Stephanne. An excellent storage jar beautifully decorated. I love the image; it fist the contents so well. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Fantastic Stephanne and an inspiration to me to recycle my jars for my stash, I love your flower jar! Wonderful colouring on your PB cat, the cats are my favourites and you certainly did opt in on the ribbons LOL! So glad you could join in with CC this week. Chris :)

Cathy Spicer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours! It looks like we both love House Mouse and Penny Black. I need to play with my Penny's a bit more after being inspired by you. GREAT project!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This jar is too cool. The cat image is just adorable! You've got some great cards on your blog. I love your HM with the wheel barrow - your coloring is wonderful. What are you using to color your images? If you've got any Copic markers you need to join us on our Copic Creations Challenges. Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog. Tomorrow is another HM Challenge - YAY!

brenda said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you for dropping in on me and your lovely comments.

I'm equally impressed with your creation, very imaginative.

Brenda x

Handmade with Love said...

Hi Stephanne thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. These jars are just fab! I have been saving some of mine to do something with and yours having given me lots of inspiration. Also your cards are superb, I hope to be able to colour and blend that well one day! Tracey x