Friday, December 9, 2011

Spring Cheer to Brighten Those Gloomy Winter Days Using Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime

Hello and Welcome on this Super Cold Thursday!! 
Today I have a fun project for you using Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime!  This is a great little project to brighten up those winter days, and even have a quick and fun technique to share!
So onto the inspirations...

This fun little fairy block was created using a 2" wooden block, 2 Maya Road Bottlecaps, 2" for the mushroom garden and a giant bottle cap for the block to sit into, and some wooden spools for feet! 
Notice the mushrooms created out of Graphic 45 Doorknobs and Metal Brads!!!!

The mushrooms are super easy to create with just a little copper refrigeration tubing, purchased at any local hardware store..
  To create the mushrooms, simply cut a length of tubing using a pipe cutter, add a little E600 to one end, and slide it over the back of the metal brads or door knob. 
 It's really just that simple...
Cut your tubing to different lengths and create a whole mushroom garden!
If you have trouble with the brads bottoms, simply snip the fasteners off using wire cutters  and you will be left with a blank stem to slide tubing over... 

For the cute wooden block I covered it in wonderful Once Upon a Springtime papers.  Simply accented by a few handcut images..LOVE the frog with his flower!!
To fill in the spaces around the block inside of the bottlecap I used
 some dry moss, adhered with hot glue. 
And for an added magical touch sprinkle a little mica for shine, like a light layer of snow melting into the spring!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 papers:
Once Upon a Springtime: Woodland Fantasy, Primrose Cottage, Once Upon A Springtime, Tags
Le Cirque: Extravaganza
Graphic 45 Staples: Doorplates(knob), Metal Brads
Colorbox Decades Inks: Triumphant red
Ranger: Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Glossy Accents
Maya Road: Giant Bottle Caps
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Tombow: Glue Stick
Other: Copper refrigeration tubing, moss, tinsel, mica snow, wooden spools, beads, E6000, Hot Glue Gun
 Thanks so much for stopping today for a little inspiration!
Wishing you a safe and warm weekend!
Nicki Chicky


Nancy Wethington said...

Seriously, how does your mind work because this is so creative and beautiful. Mushroom caps! Never would have thought of that in a million years. This is gorgeous.

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Carol said...

Simply amazing I love how creative your projects are and the mushrooms are too cute. TFS

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Amazing, beautiful, fantastic!

A Touch of Creativity said...

this is tooo cute, i love it!

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