Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Romantic Spring

I decided to try something new and different (at least, for me).  My house is seriously in need of some spring decorating and so I started with a shelf in the dining room.

I started with a yogurt container and some vintage sheet music.  I tore the sheet music into small pieces, distressed them with tea dye distress ink and then glued them onto the yogurt cup.  I then stamped a butterfly and a bird and embossed them with gold embossing.  I mixed some Creative Inspiration Paint, Blush+glazing medium+water, painted it over the embossing and then wiped it off. I then went over it with CIP, Winter Frost, leaving a beautiful shimmer. 

I adhered them to some ribbon and lace.  For the first time ever I tried some quilling.  Don't look too close, I know they are very amateurish!  But they were a lot of fun so I think I will pursue this and try to become better.  The tiny flower under the butterfly is a rolled tissue paper flower.  The flowers have a coating of CIP, Winter Frost.

I made a handle with pipe cleaners and added some beads, pearls and ribbon.  Who knew pipe cleaners could be so glamorous!  Pink and green have always been my favorite colors. 

I then added a little bird on her nest of eggs.  The two things I love most about spring are the flowers and hearing the birds singing.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Our Creative Corner:  Girl Power, handmade paper flower, ribbon and bling
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge:  butterflies
One Stitch At A Time:  3D
Corrosive Challenge:  pastel colors
Craft Your Passion Challenge:  anything goes
Crazy Challenge:  Just add flowers
Tuesday Throwdown:  Spring
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  anything goes
Scrap-Creations:  recipe, (ribbon, flower, pearls)
Spoonfull of Sugar:  at least 2 different textures


  1. Oh my goodness these are adorable Sarah. They'll be perfect spring decor for your home. Hugs!

  2. Adorable project.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  3. Just gorgeous! I love it!

    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT & Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. gorgeous creation and such detail thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC
    ps you could enter this in the Easter Challenge at Our Vintage Affair too
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Hi Sarah
    great to see you joining us with this wonderful creation at Our Vintage Affair, hope to see more of your lovely work here too
    Hugs Kate x

  6. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. Hi Sarah... what a fantastic start to your Easter decorations !!!! WOW !!!! I have a ton of pipe cleaners hummmm you have inspired me. And I have never tired quilling (kind of intimidates me...lol). Gorgeous and to think those were yogurt cups... how very creative you are :) Thank you for participating with us at Our Vintage Affair

  8. These are just amazing and so cute, you are a very talented lady.

    Thank you for joining us on Craft Your Passion this week.

    Pam x GDT

  9. Oh Sarah, this is so lovely - so sweet and delicate looking. I love everything about it, especially that vintage crepe paper and the way you beaded the handle! Super girly project! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  10. These are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  11. A yogurt cup!? I would have never guessed- they look lovely. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  12. This is so cute! Thanks very much for joining in with our Pastel Colours challenge at Corrosive Challenges, and good luck! :D

  13. wow! gorgeous basket, I love your flowers and butterfly, thanks so much for joining our 3D challenge at OSAAT this week
    Debs R

  14. Stunning and Very beautiful!!Great card hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions this week!

  15. Wow, these are gorgeous and the beads on the pipe cleaners look amazing.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 3D challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  16. What a great idea! I love 3-D entries! Thanks for playing the OCCC last week. Sorry I'm late visiting!

  17. Gorgeous !!!!
    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Our Vintage Affair