Monday, March 7, 2011

Flowered topiary with storage plus TUTORIAL!

Hello bloggers!  I've had quite a week and a pulled back muscle with a pinched nerve has kept me floor-bound much of the past few days (doctor says I'll be feeling better by the weekend, God willing!).  BUT before it got really bad, I had time to finish this project I've wanted to do every since I created the Flowers stampset shown here:
Here is the finished project storing my sponge daubers!:
I used the flower stampset with the sunflower looking stamp and colored a bunch of flowers with Copic markers and cut them out.  Then I got some stick pins:
I used a styrofoam ball and cut off the bottom so it would sit flat.  I pinned all of my flowers into it, overlapping just a little so it looks more 'full':
You can put more pins through in the spaces between flowers to help hold the petals down.  Then I set it onto some green cardstock and freehanded some petals:
cut them out:

Then used my Copic marker to 'flick' some marks to make them look more like leaves.  You could choose a darker color and add more depth, if you want to:
Next, I curled the leaves over my fingers to get more of a realistic curve...just keep going until you like the outcome:
I put a pen on this for my stem, but have wrapped all kinds of things in floral tape to make a stem.  I wanted the opportunity to USE this later LOL.

Finally, I put some black beans into a terracotta pot, and put my sponge daubers in on I will know where to find them when I need them, and the storage is cute out in the open :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with some more fun for you!
Be the blessing,
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  1. You poor thing! So sorry to hear you've been under the weather. I will keep you in my prayers!

  2. Wow, how cute. Praying for your back to heal quickly:)

  3. You are in my prayers.
    I love that stamp set. I know I want one!

  4. awesome project, antie:)--so creative! hope you are better by now:)

  5. can I just say.... G-E-N-I-U-S!!! LOVE THIS project and would try it if I had a styrofoam ball and a pot. :) Cute ta-boot!!!


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