Sunday, April 18, 2010

Feeling blue. . . Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 35

Happy Sunday stampers! Its time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's lovely and talented hostess is candid Candace! She has selected this verse from Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever." The challenge this week is to use flowers on your card or project.

I have some lovely flowers on my dining room table and was looking for a project involving a container to hold some chiffon flowers and found this adorable template on Splitcoast Stampers for a watering can. The trickest part of this particular project was figuring out a stem for the chiffon flowers . . . so this is the 'sticky' project. There are glue dots and pieces of tape everywhere . . . if someone has a good idea for a flower stem for these, PLEASE post it! The tutorial for making these chiffon flowers can be found on Priscilla Styles blog, I found it months ago and it is one of my favorite techniques.

The paper is blue, the flowers blue all because a friend of mine is feeling very blue and I was thinking of her as I made this project, to make something to help cheer her up. Blue can describe our mood but blue can be beautiful as well, something I was trying to convey through these flowers. Again, while making these chiffon flowers, the song "Beauty for Ashes" was running through my mind . . . if you've made these flowers you know you have to sear the edges of the chiffon to hold its shape. But that verse stamped on the watering can promises that God will bring beauty form the ashes of the fires that can consume our lives sometimes. That is my wish for this friend of mine, that out of the difficulty she is now experiencing, that beauty will come out of the ashes.

There are so many comforting verses in the bible and that's what Candace's selected verse reminds us. That the Word of God alone is eternal, His promises are true and never fail. All the things of this earth will fade away, but we can trust in God eternal and HIs word to guide us through any situation.

Our sponsor this week is the art of Michelle Perkett found here. Thanks for looking. Hope you can play along this week.

I also decided to play along with a few other challenges:
CCEE 1015 to make a 'get well' style card . . . this card is meant as a get well or feel better project for my friend
Cute Card Thursday challenge 108 'Touchy Feely' . . .you want to touch those chiffon flowers, they're so much fun to hold, I had a tough time getting a pic and telling my daughter to please leave it sit for a minute, then she could touch the flowers!

Stamps: Verve (plain Jane), Magnolia Tilda
Ink: Black stazon
Cardstock: white, olive green, Melissa Frances Leah, Paper Studio
Other: chiffon, reinkers, aquapainter, pearls, prima leaves

38 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Peggysue - this is just divine! I love those flowers - you need to let Priscilla know that you used her tutorial, she would be thrilled!! Love the watering can and that adorable Tilda! Great colouring too Peggysue - you really nailed the SSCC today!! Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Candace said...

I love this! It caught my eye when I first saw it in our gallery. Beautiful project! Have a great week! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is absolutely adorable....the flowers are gorgeous...the 'can' is a delight....and what a sweetie is she......fabulous work, my friend

Randi said...

Peggysue your words so spoke to me today. I love that verse and the song. Your flowers are superb. Placing them in the teapot and a little Tilda beside her is genius. Have a great week.

Kathy Winter said...

Love Love Love the flowers and the watering can is super. Your friend will love them.

Sharron said...

Peggysue, this is gorgeous--such a fabulous little watering can and beautifully colored Tilda! And your blue flowers are stunning!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I love, love, love this piece!!! You're right, she's perfect for this! Awesome!
hugs!
Sharon

Becky said...

These are fabulous...The flowers are just gorgeous.

Barb Hardeman said...

You did a wonderful job on this project! Tilda looks so precious and you did a beautiful job coloring her to match your gorgeous flowers...

Pat said...

What a creative project! I love the colors...and the way you tied in the blue of the flowers and the blue in Tilda's hairbows!! TYhis really is one of my fav Tildas...she should cheer your friend up! Pat Frank (VA)

Grace said...

Peggysue this is just the cutest project!!! I LOVE your chiffon flowers and the watering can card is too cute! Perfect verse and I so appreciate your thoughts on it today! Your friend will be blessed by this!!! Have a blessed day!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Peggysue, this is such a beautiful project (I LOVE making paper flowers) and an even more beautiful sentiment. Thank you sooooo much for your prayers and your friendship. They mean so much...more than you can imagine. I'm getting through with a little help from my friends... and God.

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is darling Peggy Sue!! I just love your flowers, watering can and sweet Tilda!! Great use of Priscilla's tutorial!! Awesome coloring, colors and design!! Great take on todays SSCC!
hugs,
Chris

Have a great week!

Ramona said...

My mouth is wide open! What a crafty idea. I adore your art work! It has just the right touch.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is stunning! Your friend's spirits will definitely be lifted with such a beautiful and thoughtful card.

Gloria J. Dawson said...

How beautiful! Love the verse....this is sure to lift your friends spirit!

Deb said...

What a beautiful combination Peggysue - the colours are gorgeous and your flowers are perfect. I'm sure your friend will be uplifted and delighted.
Hugs,
Deb

Peggie said...

What a beauty. Love the flowers.

BethH said...

Suu-weeeet! What an adorable card. You always do such amazing work, PS. Absolutely lovely!

Jean said...

Absolutely beautiful... I am in awe of the whole concept of the flowers and the Tilda by the watering can.... so adorable.. Hugs, Jean

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a lovely arrangement for your friend. The watering can is so cute and those flowers are Gorgeous! Could you have used 'pipe cleaners' for the stems?

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a cute project--love it! Great watering can design and beautiful Tilda!

hugz,
Suzanne

Traci M said...

Wonderful, wonderful card...I love the blues too, and of course Tilda is looking good with that gorgeous boquet. Thanks for sharing your encouragement through scripture as well...always good to ponder!!

Crafty gal said...

a very lovely card for some one to treasure.
Judith in the UK

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Peggysue, your creation is totally gorgeous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely can, and Tilda looks so pretty next to it!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Terri said...

Great job! Love those flowers and that watering can is cute too! How about using wire or pipe cleaners for the stems? Thanks for the prayers for my mom!

Julia said...

Very adorable. Perfect in every way.
Hugs,
Julia B.(Wa.St.)

Heidi Hihn said...

Adorable! Love your design and your coloring is wonderful!

Helen said...

Very pretty! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love that Tilda! She's so sweet! Great card!
Blessings!
~H

Bengelmama said...

Ohhh so sweet.

Nadine

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi peggysue! wow! this is just wonderful! TFS!

Priscilla said...

Your flowers are beautiful and such a cute watering can :)
Priscilla

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Peggysue,
I love your creation. it is lovely.
Hugs Marion

Stephanie said...

Love those chiffon flowers!! The blue is so stunning! Did you try floral wire? I think you could thread it through the flower to stick in some foam in the watering can. The exposed wire could be covered with the pearls.

Karen Lynn said...

I love, LOVE this card. I will have to case it for Mother's day.

katiesniche said...

It's been a while since I visited and of course there are so many to choose from ;)
I just love this watering can! And Tilda is adorable, beautiful!!