Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Verve Project Parade - You're So Amazing (potted plant)

Good Morning Everyone,
Today is my turn over at the Verve Stamps Blog to show some sizzlin' summer fun using the beautiful new Verve Release for the Verve Project Parade. Well, for me -summer always reminds me of cooking with garden vegetables and sauteing with freshly picked herbs. One of my very good friends is an amazing gardner and is a wonderful cook - and she loves the colors yellow and teal. So I decorated a terracotta pot for her using the Happy Daysand One Person stamps and wanted to give her this special present
I painted the pot with her favorite colors and then stamped the beautiful flowers from the One Person stamp set . The circle image in the center is also from this same stamp set. I love that these stamps are clear because it is easy to see where to stamp and also to bend the stamp a little to match the curve of the pot. I stamped the sentiment: "You're So Amazing" and used the stamps from the Happy Days stamp set to create this sentiment. This side of the pot says:"You're So....

And the other side of the pot says: "Amazing". After stamping and then coloring the pot, I added some liquid pearls - really - I couldn't help myself - what can I say - I simply {heart} liquid pearls :).

For the finishing touch - I sprayed an acrylic protective finish onto the pot so that it seals the paint in and can be displayed outside even in inclement weather. I planted some basil into the pot and hope that she gets a big smile on her face everytime she goes to use her basil plant!

Here's a picture of the plant outside after the rainstorm:

I loved creating this little basil pot for my friend and can't wait to give it to her! Speaking of giving away.... As with all of the Verve Project Parades- there are PRIZES to be won - so hop on over to the Verve Stamps Blog and check out all the details and all the projects that the Verve Divas have been creating everyday!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sankari :)


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable, Sankari! I LOVE your stamped and painted pot. . .so cute!

Radha said...

More reasons to just say 1 thingie!!!
U r truly AMAIZING!!!!
Love it so much!!!!

lali said...

These words "YOU ARE AMAZING" are fit for you. I always love your ways of showing your love.

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