Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lovin' my Magnolia Savings Pail!



This is a new favorite of mine! It turned out just as I saw it in my head... and as I have stated before that rarely happens! I am sad the photos just don't show well. Man this thing was hard to photograph! Ok credits first... I got the idea for this from the My Favorite Things Stamps Gallery one of my stamping heroes... "Kittie Kraft" had made one with their stamps and it is just about the cutest thing! Thanks for all the Inspiration Kittie!
Well when cleaning out I found the empty prima flower pail. And started to use the same stamps and then thought no I want try and make a Magnolia Tin! Well this is what I came up with! I have been joking and saying it will be my Magnolia Savings Pail. But hubby says I will never wait to fill it with money to order from them again that is what credit cards are for! he he he ahhh so true! :)


Doing these scenes are a lot of steps but the end results are just so worth it. First you stamp the main images... the girls. then you stamp them again on scrap paper. Cut them out as finely as you can. With removable adhesive cover the main girls. The create the "background". Layering the trees, the grass, flowers and filling in the sky. I used lots of different small stamps to do all of this I love stump or peg stamps for this. If you haven't tried any of them they are rubber stamps on a long wooden round handle. Kinda like a large dowel rod. Stamps by Judith have a bunch of them and so does Rubber Stamp Tapestry. At this point you remove your protective scrap girls and then I colored in the girls with my Copic Markers. And stickled their wings. I cut down the paper to fit inside the pail, and placed inside. I tried a million different ribbons, flowers, buttons and anything else I could think of to decorate the outside of the pail. And ended up not liking any of it. The art was enough. It just makes me smile! Hope it does you too!

14 comments:

Kittie said...

Michelle, This is darling> I know it was work but don't you think the end result was worth it???!!! What wonderful images. I am thrilled that I inspired you and also that you linked me to you blog. That is the ultimate compliment,

Amber said...

This is so precious! You do great work!

stampez said...

How cute! I love scenic stamping - and actually was how I got drawn into stamping way back when!

Suzanne said...

Wow this is great it must have taken ages well done it is beautiful!! Please check my blog I have left you an award. Sue :o)

Kristin in OH #2764 said...

Michelle!! Totally amazing! These are so stinkin' cute! Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh....that is the cutest thing...I bet that took you hours upon hours to do...Michelle you do beautiful work, just awesome. You need to post that on the fiskateers gallery as well..Well it was certainly worth my being excited all day to see!!!
xoxo,
Patti

Allison said...

These are terrific! Wow!

Kisa Peters said...

You did such a great job! Wow!

Godelieve said...

These are the CUTEST!! Great job!!

Tania said...

WOW, these are STUNNING!!!! Fabolous job well done! This is so gorgeous I don't have enough words for it!

Ila said...

This is Absolutley Fabulous!..I love these cans!!

Lorie said...

My goodness...these are absolutely adorable!

ink'n'rubba said...

Fabulous! love your little tin and the scene you created for the Tilda girls.

Corie said...

SO amazing!!!! Just jaw dropping BEAUTIFUL!!!!!