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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 9:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's Monday so it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge on the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog! From the long days of summer to a beautiful sunset, butter to golden yellow hues, this week's challenge is an ode to sunshine. Design team member Anna-Karin requested a challenge that embraces the summer season and all thing sunshine!

Summertime makes me think of beautiful flowers and all the water it takes to keep the foliage thriving and surviving here in the Arizona desert. With that thought in mind, I altered a watering can: 

To create this project, using the Riveted Metal Texture Fade embossing folder I embossed Metal Foil Tape Sheets then adhered them to the watering can:


Once I had the can covered, I randomly sponged on black soot Distress Ink and painted the handle using Silver Metallic acrylic paint. I decorated the can with a variety of patterned paper die cut flowers including roses and bitty blossoms.
The background detail on the tag was stamped using an image from Urban Tapestry and features a die cut mini butterfly that was stamped using die cut mini butterfly that was stamped using shabby french script.
Products: Ranger Metal Foil Tape Sheets, Tim Holtz Sizzix & Riveted Metal Texture FadeTim Holtz black soot Ranger Distress InkRanger Adirondack Paint Dabber SILVER Metallic Acrylic Webster's Pages Park DriveSpellbinders Rose CreationsSpellbinders bitty blossomsTim Holtz Urban TapestryTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI BUTTERFLIES, Tim Holtz shabby french, Artistic Outpost Bloom & Grow, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Bundled Sage StainTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS Colorcore,   May Arts Ivory Twine
Come join in and show us your green for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)
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46 Sweet Comments So Far:

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Mona, wow... this is such a fabulous project! Love the beautiful textures on the watering card. Those flowers are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, :)

Alina said...

Gorgeous project! Love it! You have always such great projects to share with us!

Aislin said...

Absolutely stunning project, Mona! Love how you altered this watering can! Stunning!

Constance said...

Really gorgeous work, Mona! Love the metal and rivet texture on the can! Beautiful flowers too!

Sandra said...

Ohh Mona! Love the altered watering can! What a great idea! The flowers are stunning too! Hugs, Sandra

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely adorable! What a great project ... I've ordered this folder and some tape ... can't wait to try them

Anna Galli said...

Hello, Mona! This project is gorgeous! Your works inspire me, I'm not good at scrapbooking yet, but I'm trying hard:) thank you for having visited my blog and your comment!
Hugs
Anna

Suzanne C said...

Very cool! Love the effect of the metal rivets and the sweet tag! Perfect Ode to Sunshine!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! What a gorgeous altered project, Mona! Love the effect of the embossed and sponged pieces!

saygee said...

Мона, это потрясно!!!
такое придумать!!!
круто!!

Davi said...

I love love the textured metal and it looks fabulous on the watering can with the Gorgeous flowers!! Fab job Mona;)

Ashley said...

Gorgeous project, Mona! WOW!

Candy C said...

Mona...your altered watering can is darling! I love your use of the embossed metal foil sheets to remake that little watering g can into such a work of art. Love the dimensional flowers, too! Hugs, Candy

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful altered watering can Mona! Love the metal and the gorgeous flowers. Very pretty colours too.

Lynn Mercurio said...

THUD! Holy cow, Mona...I never would have thought to adhere metal foil to another metal object, but it truly looks amazing. What an outstanding project, and would compliment any spring/summertime decorating theme. You rocked my socks off with this project!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful altered watering can. I like your pretty handmade flowers. :)

Lisa said...

How FUN Mona!!! I have a SIL who would go crazy over this. I'll have to show her this post! Have a great day ;)

Angie Hewitt said...

How creative is this? Wow, I love your altered pieces Mona! Stunning!

NanceB said...

Wow, what a fabulous project! I love the metal foil you applied to this beautiful watering can! Such a neat idea! Also, your roses look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda R said...

This is amazing. I LOVE it.. I always get inspired when I pop in here.. All I need is a bit more crafting time..

Hugs~

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous altered watering can Mona, wonderful texture and dimension on your creative piece. Your attention to detail is fantastic and Imlove your dimensional blooms and tag. Wonderful design too. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Olivia R said...

Awesome project Mona! Love the inspiration!

Christine L said...

Wowwww this is fabulous Mona!!! Love the added texture you've created.

Hugs
Christine x

MichelleZ said...

Mona, you created a lovely piece of art. You have a real talent for working with faux-metal techniques. Stunning!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

WOW!!! What a cool watering can, Mona!! I absolutely love the way you created a patchwork of rivets & texture...love it! Welcome to our team, we're so happy to have you with us!


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sam Marsdon said...

Love this beautiful altered item! It's so amazing how you adhered all those pieces and sponge distressed them! Gorgeous flowers too! TFS!

Julia Aston said...

This watering can is just SO cool Mona! and your blooms are beautiful!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona! I LOVE it!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is really stunning, Mona! TFS.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous... the riveted texture really brings the can to life, and I love your rustic label.
Alison x

HeatherCz said...

Lovely project Mona! I love how you use the foil; your cake was awesome too! TFS!

PaperMomma said...

Absolutely brilliant project, Mona! Love that texture!

Kelly said...

What an outstanding project, Mona! So creative!

nmnastali said...

Oh my goodness..!! You learn something new everyday!! I didn't even know there were faux metal sheets,..!?
Those are soooo cool!
Your project is fabulous, of course!! Love all of the cool texture & embellies!! :))
I'm finally catching up on the blogs... Hope you had a great trip!!

Angi Barrs said...

GORGEOUS! This would be great for gifting too!

Jennifer Pratt said...

Lovely altered piece! Love the metal sheets!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Mona! What a super-cool mix of...industrial art and shabby chic? I can't explain it very well, but you certainly made it very well! Nicely done!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, my... this is fabulous Mona. Love the textured foil you covered the can with... and those flowers are gorgeous!

RobinH said...

What a gorgeous way to alter this watering can! So beautiful with the foil and rivets! Love your flowers too! So pretty!

Carol Reisner said...

So beautiful, Mona! My jaw just dropped once again!!! I love this!

GabrielleH said...

What a super creative project! Love the embossed foil! And your blooms look amazing!

Mary Reidel said...

Amazing altered piece! The foil looks amazing! So blown away by this design!

Sue Lelli said...

So BRILLIANT to alter a watering can and add your BEAUTIFUL flowers and sentiment! LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Mona!

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely AMAZING! Sooooooooooooooooooo creative!

Maura said...

Lovely! I want one for my garden!

soapHOUSEmama said...

OH MY WORD!!!! This is fantastic! You are amazing :)


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