Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Fling: Challenge 5

Hi Verve fans!
Its Sankari here and I am so excited to bring you the last challenge of today's Spring Fling! Haven't all the peeks just been Vervelicious?! Hope you have been enjoying all the challenges as well. Challenge #5 is to "Go Green" for Spring by Recycling, Re-Using or Re-Furbishing something that you already have in your house and bring new life into them :)

Today I am joined by one of my dearest and talented friends, Brooke Stockman who created these beautiful presents for her father (who is a Hot Air Balloon Pilot) . The first present she made was by giving this clock that she had a "re-do" using the Up, Up Away stamp set and the Dad's Day stamp set - how awesome is that?!
For her second present, she used the glass etching technique to "re-do" this soap dispenser and made it more masculine to also give to her dad (and I love that she used cords around it - just like the rope that you would for a hot air balloon - love that attention to detail!!) from the Up, Up Away stamp set:

I love the ballon etched into the glass and the clouds on the side! What a great set of gifts for her father!

For my "Re-Cycle and Re-Use" project, I decided to give this birdhouse candleholder some spring cleaning love :). I repainted it and using the colors in Jackie's challenge #3 and used my new favorite stamp set :) Let it Shine to create the sun borders and for the sentiment (I stamped the sun on some of the Origins paper by BG and then cut them out to create a border for either side of the tree house - you know how I love to cut paper :D
I stamped the sentiment: "Let it Shine" on the inside and the sentiment: "Sunshine and Smiles" on the tag for Susan's Challenge #4. I love putting a candle in it now - so that even in the dark - there is a little bit of that sunshine shining through, which always makes me smile :)

I cut out some flowers from the Feel the Sun stamp set around the fence on the bottom as part of Lynda's Challenge #1 on using some flowers in your creation:

I loved creating this project and love seeing this little candleholder all bright and sparkley with some Verve love all over it :) We would love for you to play along with us for this challenge - all you have to do is find something that you already have and give it a little makeover :) Can't wait to see your "re-do, re-cycled" green projects!!! Stay tuned for a blog hop full of gorgeous Spring Fling-ed creations!!!
So are you ready to have some more crafty fun? Just re-purpose, recycle re-use or alter something you've got lying around and upload a photo to your blog or online gallery. Then click the image above to add your link using the Mr. Linky entry form. Entries are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 8.

One lucky entry will win a $25 Verve Stamps gift certificate!

Have fun and good luck!