Thursday, September 19, 2013

Flower Pot

Hello everyone! Today I have a quick 3-D flower pot project to share, made with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Picket Fence dies. 
This would be great for a quick gift and you can easily change the colours to fit the occasion. The Clay Pot was die cut from mat board and covered with strips of old book paper, taken from a book about gardening. I used some of the flower sketches in the book too.

The papers were glued down with multi-medium, letting it seep out around some of the edges, where you can see that there are lighter areas. I coloured it with a watered down mix of brown paint and Gold Liquid Pearls, adding some more of the pearls here and there. The multi-medium resists the watered down paint to some extent. The side pieces and insides were painted too and I did the same technique with the book paper on the back of the pot. Since the Scoreboards dies both cuts and scores the mat board it is easy to assemble the pot.

I love the new Trinity's Flower die, you can make different sized flowers with it and the centre, looking like a quilled roll, is so sweet. I inked the larger petals with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and stamped with a Stampers Anonymous stamp and Archival French Ultramarine for a tone-on-tone effect. The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs. Two larger flowers were layered on top of each other. The smaller rolled flower was stamped with Gathered Twigs and a script stamp.

The plant marker comes from the Bloom & Plant Markers die. It was die cut from mat board, inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and stamped with a butterfly stamp using French Ultramarine ink. I crunched up old book paper to fill the pot.

Thank you for looking!


Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles Cream Mat Board 6 x 13; cream cardstock; old book paper
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Clay Pot, Bloom & Plant Markers Phrase, Trinity's Flower
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Classics #9, Classics #7, Attic Treasures
Ink: Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs; Archival Ink: French Ultramarine
Paint: Adirondack Espresso, Mushroom; Ranger Liquid Pearls gold
Medium: Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers; pearls


  1. Beautiful project, love the stamping and warm colours. The text looks wonderful. Love the flowers. Tracy x

  2. Its beautiful ! I was wondering how did you stamp on the pot with all the gardening text so perfect with flower image !!Nice idea to use paper from old book. loved the colors n blooms !

  3. Love your book pages flower pot! What a wonderful creation.
    Alison x

  4. This is such a beautiful idea.


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