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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Mays challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit*

Hello everyone... Today is the start of the new challenge for May over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and it is my turn to host it.

For this month I altered a tin can and an empty glimmermist bottle and made it into a vase for my daughter.  You know when you have just a few flowers that will get lost in those large vases - well this one just fits the bill.

I painted the tin and bottle with white acrylic paint.  I then covered them with Eiffel tower serviettes.  I used diluted gesso over the top to dull the colours and roughly brushed over the top and bottom rims to blend in.  I used white cotton lace for the top and bottom and for the band in the middle for extra security for the mist bottle. I tied a bow using the lace and attached a heart from an old necklace.  I only had pale pink paper roses and needed red so I sprayed them with dylusions and I am really pleased with the colour.  I arranged them in the mist bottle and that folks is my end product.

Now for the pics

Thank you dropping in and please go on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun.

Hugz always Elaine aka Ellapu xx


  1. So, so gorgeous! Got to ask... Where do you find the serviettes to use for things like this? I can only ever find rubbish ones, lol. x

  2. Fabulous project the napkin Sammy I can never find what I I may pinch the link off Sammy,lol...
    Hugs xx

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
    Angie DT

  4. WOW! Is this ever beautiful! Fabulous color and detail! Happy to be aboard!

  5. Fabulous !! Would never think to altering a tin can but it looks great x

  6. Beautiful Elaine. Love your project, especially the colours. Judy

  7. Lovely project! Thank you for playing at TTCRD this week... Hope I will see again soon!
    Alessandra - DT

  8. How romantic and utterly beautiful! Wow, this is so inspiring!!!

  9. A brilliant idea as most vases are too big-love the lace and beautiful roses
    Carol x

  10. Fun project! So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

  11. So lovely- love all the lace and red flowers are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us Crafty Gals Corner.

  12. Love the way you made this. The lace, the Parisian images, the colors. Wow it all works together. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  13. What a super combination of both colour and texture Elaine!

  14. Wowzers! Those red roses sure make everything pop! Gorgeous design and such a wonderful gift to your daughter. Great up cycling as well! The images and lace are stunning together with the black. Awesome sauce! ~Niki


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Hugz Elaine xx


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