Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Diva Dare project: Color Me Spring!

Hi Everyone,

Today over at the Verve Blog, the Diva Dare challenge has started! - each day this month, there will be a new project released using this month's theme: Color Me Spring

When I think of spring.... one of the things that I think about is our wee little daughter and her birthday next week! She born on Easter (a week after her duedate!) and when she was born, all the nurses at the hospital gave her little bunnies and baby chick stuffed animals - so sweet! So for my  Color Me Spring, I decided to make a little birthday present for my little chickie :) I made a card and a coordinating footstool/bench that I painted and then covered with modpodge to protect it and then covered it with a light glaze.  I painted it in her favorite color: purple! Here is a picture of the little giftset that I made for my chickie princess:

I painted a white footstool with purple and then covered it with the papers from the EP Springtime collection. For the footstool, I created a little layout using Charley from the Chicks Rule collection, as well as her friends from the To The Moon stamp set (adding a bright pink bow to their head :)

 On the sides of the little bench - I stamped the sentiment: "Chicks Rule" from the Chicks Rule stamp set and added hearts from the Love Notes stamp set.

Here is a picture of the top of the little bench:  I cut out the larger shape using the Grand Calibur and then added a scalloped edging on the sides. I love this sentiment - because it is so true - my little 3 year old is totally one of the coolest chicks I know! I stamped little Charley and her friends and paper pieced them using the DP and then added a pink bow to each of them from the Chicks Rule Stamp set.

Here is the birthday card for me little princess :) One of my favorite things that my daughter does every morning when I leave to go to work, is open the window and she watches me walk to the car and when I open the car door - she always yells out "I love you" and I say "I love you too!" and then we both wave to each other - its one of my favorite parts of our morning routine - so I thought that I would make little Chole wave from out the window. I created a little cut out shape and then added shutters and added a little window basket by cutting out half of  the basket from the Chicks Rule stamp set. I added the happy birthday sentiment from the Birthday Bash stamp set into the newly released Charming Oval die set from A Cut Above dies from Verve stamps:

Card Ingredients: 
Paper: Springtime collection from EP and purple prism papers
Stamps: Chicks RuleLove Notes (for the little trio of pink hearts), To the Moon (for the little monkey, bear and elephant) , Birthday Bash (for the sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Grape Jelly, RoseRed 
Accessories: liquid pearls, pink ribbon from stash, Spellbinders, bling, copics, sponger, dimensionals, scorpal, star hatpin, stickles (Diamond), Martha Stewart heart punch, footstool from Michaels, copics and bling.

I love spring and I love being able to leave the snowsuits at home and go for a walk with my kids! I am excited to decorate the house in pink and purple for our daughter's springtime birthday and even more excited to give her this Chicks Rule giftset :) Hope you will play along with the Diva Dare challenge and share with us your Color Me Spring creation!

And You can win A LOT of Verve goodness by playing along with us with this month's Diva Dare Challenge - please check out the Verve Stamps blog for more details!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,


Radha said...

so cute!!!
Love it she will love it do I see purple? Yesss!!
Cutness and goodness.

Karli said...

WoW Sankari, this is magical! I can only imagine how over the moon your daughter will be when she sees this :) Purple is my fav color too & my b-day is June 13th. Does that give you enough time to make one for me too ;) Big hugs~

Chinnu said...

Ohhhhhh my, Sankari! You've even outdone yourself! I absolutely love the stool and the coordinating card! So creative, colorful and just flat-out adorable. Your little sweetie is going to be thrilled beyond words!

Debi said...

OMG that is beautiful! I never thought of doing something like this. The idea is brilliant and I will be giving it a try! Thanks for all the inspiration daily!

Beth Norman said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. What a lovely birthday present. Your work is always awesome.

Unknown said...

This is so cute. Your daughter is going to love it.

~Tammy~ said...

Holy smokes this awesome! Your daughter is so blessed!

Janine - Ellabella said...

Can´t believe it....IT´s a DREAM!!!

Shirley said...

Wonderful, both are real memory keepsakes and they are beautifully cute cute cute!!

Beate said...

Sankari, that is the coolest footstool EVER! LOVE how you altered it and LOVE the matching card.
Congrats on being featured on the Echo Park blog and winning one of their collections. You deserve it. YOU ROCK!
Hugs, smiles and happy dance!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing project, Sankari! You are such an inspiration, always thinking out of the box! The altered stool is incredible, and the layering on the card is to die for! Awesome set!

Anonymous said...

UM, are you kidding me!!! This should be entered in some contest! Brilliant!