Thursday, July 21, 2011

Smeared and Smudged July blog hop

Hello my friends, it's time again for the monthly blog hop over at S&S. The challenge this month was to alter something. It had to be a 3 dimensional object and the only other rule was that it has to have a stamp somewhere on it. So for my project I decided to alter a flower pot.

My first step was to paint the pot and saucer with white paint. While that was drying I stamped the skull (from the Quoth the Raven set) onto white tissue paper with a jet black stazon ink and cut out. Then I used Mod Podge to glue the stamped tissue onto the flower pot. Next I painted pink all over but it looked blah, so I added black stripes to the top rim. Still didn't look right so painted the entire rim black and the saucer black to balance it out. Looked much better but I felt it was missing something so I stamped some circles with a pencil eraser and paint. I think it turned out pretty cute. Wasn't exactly the shade of pink I wanted but it's growing on me.

I think I might add some sparkle later and then apply sealer to help protect it. Super fun to do, I'm going to have to make some more of these :)

Thanks for stopping by, please make sure to visit the other blogs on the hop and dont forget to leave everyone a little bit of love.

Black Dragon-
Lady Brayton-


  1. BRILLIANT - another stunning creation. You Guys are soooo good at this stuff, but at least I'm now getting loads of inspiration. AWESOME Pot:-D
    Ike xx

  2. I am LOVING this! I'm totally going to have to try altering a flower's so cute! I really like the pink and black with the polka a fun retro vibe to your project and one can never go wrong with skulls! Great job! Thanks for hopping with Smeared and Smudged and thanks for playing along this month as GDT!

    Lady B

  3. I really like this! The last time I painted a flower pot I was a little kid. I'll have to try it again.:)

  4. I love you flower pot!!! a row of those pots with flowers in them are going to look Fantastic!!!!!
    FAB work Steph!

    Fiona. x

  5. You had me at pink and black. I love the skull- great contrast with the polkadots.

  6. This looks great Steph. The skulls really pop on this. Yep - a row of these on the window sill would look awesome. Helen x

  7. Your flowerpot is fantastic the colour is great ands you can't go wrong with skulls
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. Now i'm impressed... its pink and i Love it!
    Great idea Steph.... i may just have to borrow it!
    Love lynx

  9. Steph... Awesome Idea, a flower pot... how cool is that! I love the pink and black with white polka dots! Way different combo; but I love it! Thanks for sharing with me! Happy Creating! Sara

  10. This is great fun! I would love a set in my windowsill growing a mini herb garden!!!

  11. I would love those in different sizes for my garden, would look fantastic

  12. LOVE it!! I think it is adorable and tough/girlie!!


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