Monday, February 1, 2010

Tags, Tins, & Treats - Day 6

Hi Verve fans, it's Laurie and I'm here to share my take on this month's Project Parade - Tags, Tins, & Treats!


This is probably my favorite Project Parade yet! I LOVE tags, I love tins, and who doesn't love treats!! :-) Not only that, but I L*O*V*E this month's stamps!

So, in keeping with the "things I love" theme...I added buttons, lace trim, ribbon, and even more buttons!
I started with a plain galvanized bucket (you know the kind...the ones you can get for under a $1 at craft and variety stores). I wanted to soften it a bit, so I created an ivory wash (mixed some ivory acrylic paint with some water) and painted it on using a foam brush. I purposely left the brush marks as I was going for a shabby/vintage look. I then stamped the flowers (from the Love's Flower set) using some pink and cream Versamagic (these are chalk inks) Dew Drops.

For my tag, I used my Heart Nestabilities to create the heart shape. The Flower (from the Love's Flower set) is paper pieced using some pretty K & Co patterned paper.
The "Beautiful You" sentiment and pretty flourish is from the Celebrating You set.

Now, for one of the most important parts...the treats! :-) I filled my bucket with Valentine's Candy Corn and tied up the bag using a Raspberry Ghiradelli Chocolate! YUMMMM!
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So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your Tags, Tins & Treats! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your NEW creation (posted Jan. 25 or later) to the Mr. Linky widget on THIS post before midnight MST on Monday, February 15. One lucky stamper will win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve Store.
And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Jan 25 - Feb 14) will win their choice of any Verve set.

53 comments:

Mary A said...

BEAUTIFUL! Now, I am not usually a big fan of paint, but it makes your project just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Laurie, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colors and the treats look yummy!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so gorgeous, who wouldn't just LOVE to receive this?!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is DARLING, Laurie! I absolutely love what you did to the plain bucket!!

lauracox said...

How cute is this?!! I love the little whitewashed bucket and the buttons around the top!! Such a sweet project!

Marie B. said...

Ooooooo, Laurie! I sooooo love this project! Totally adorable!

Nadya 's World!!! said...

LOVE LOVE this bucket!!! So cute!!! So beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for the instructions!!

nadya

scrappingnana said...

This is beautiful. Love all the little details. This is my favorite stamp set of the new sets. TFS
JoAnn

Radha said...

You created a sweet gift !!
The person that will receive this... will be very content!!
PS Love the flower...

Ravengirl said...

Oh Laurie! That is so sweet! Love that little pail :)

Jamie K said...

Fabulous project. I just love the shabby chic tin can.

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

leenda said...

Love it, love it!

Sally said...

rustic and cute! Really like this one.

Sue S. said...

So sweet and pretty! Love your project! Thanks!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Laurie, this is just darling! Love the little bucket and of course your treats and tag are wonderful!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Laurie, this is so adorable.....it is the cutest, I totally luv it! Do you need my snail addie.....hehehehe

enjoy *~*

Julie E said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the colors and buttons and paint and hearts and of course the stamp set!

Bogner's said...

This is amazing! I have some tins just like this so what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy W said...

What a beautiful heart tag, and I really like the lace and buttons on the pail. Wonderful project; thanks for sharing.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is ADORABLE! I love it!

Cheri Howard said...

Adorable! Love the pink and the tin together!

Wanda Cullen said...

Laurie, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Whodathunk a tin bucket could be so elegant?! LOVE that heart tag and the ribbon w/button border on the bucket!

Desiree said...

I love this pail, beautiful pinks and that flower is Great!

jennifer mitten said...

Cute idea! Everything about it is adorable!

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous! I would have never thought to paint the bucket (I would have covered it in paper) but I love it!

Darlene said...

I love this - so pretty. That heart is gorgeous. I love all the buttons on it.

Maureen said...

wow, Laurie!! This is just gorgeous!! I love the wash on the tin and how you've embellished it,,,I never knew there was Valentine candy corn!!!! YUM I'll be on the lookout for that!!

Marisa said...

Love how you did the wash on the bucket! Fabulous tag too! You can send it to me any time :D

Linda said...

One of my favorites of your creations, Laurie! So cute! LOVE these new stamps!

Linda Cary

Patty said...

This is so wonderful! I love what you did with "love's flower" ... your colors are gorgeous...!

Sylvia said...

This is so nice. I love the colors, You did a great display with the beat project Thanks

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Absolutely lovely! I love this!

jjindp said...

Really cute bucket, I have some spare buckets that can be put to good use with this inspiration project. Thanks for sharing.

Terri E. said...

What a fun little tin and great color choices.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

rush8888 said...

so light, airy and romantic! wonderful techniques and lots of buttons! kind of homey and comfy.

Julia Aston said...

I love the white washed look on the bucket! and the pastel color mix is beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

I guess you love buttons...they look gorgeous on this tin!! This is adorable!!

Tanya said...

So beautiful! I so wish I could make beautiful stuff out of inexpensive found items. Great project, thanks so much for sharing. :)

Elaine said...

Great painting technique! This is such a cute filled tin!

Heidi said...

I just love this little tin.... so country/sweet looking. Candy corn for valentine too- I gotta look for that. LOVE it.

Christi said...

Wow!!! This is amazing!!!!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Love the whitewashed look on this bucket!

Jennie said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Love the tin, those buttons and oh my this is just so yummy looking :o))))

Jen P said...

What a great little treat bucket! Love the tag!!! :)

KanataNewf said...

Love how you dressed up this bucket! The tag works so well with the weathered look of the bucket.

Robin said...

I so totally have to agree! This has got to be my favorite! I have several of these little guys and I have just gotten and idea for my nieces for Valentines.

debhorst said...

fantastic pail of treats!! I love the brushed pail and the embellishment are perfect!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

such a great project!

Janet S said...

What an adorable bucket! It would be a great gift for a girl of any age. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sarah Gough said...

The paint wash is so pretty, it really does soften the bucket a lot. Great idea!

Justine said...

What a lucky recipient, they are going to love this. That heart tag is beautiful

Laural-Lee said...

Laurie your heart is beautiful. Love the gentle colour scheme. TFS.

Happy Valentine's day!