Thursday, March 25, 2010


Good morning everyone
I hope your week is going well.

It's time again for the Colour Create Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to you by "The Design Team" and we have chosen "Your Choice of Pastel Colours". The optional extra is "Spring or Easter".

Our sponsor for this challenge is
"Di's Digi Downloads". Di is
an amazingly talented artist and we are so lucky to have her on our design team too!!!

I have chosen the Easter theme and have made a couple of plant stakes. My sweet friend Tina showed me how to make these last year....and they were so much fun to do I decided to make some more.
The images are from High Hopes..."Bunny Blooms" and "Bunny with a gift".

I chose a 3/8" Birch wood. It is painted with a coat of pickling paint...which is a thin white primer. When it has dried...(I left it overnight)...I cut them out with my scroll saw leaving an edge all the way around. I stamped and embossed the images with Perfect Medium and black embossing powder. I painted them with watered down white acrylic paint. When that was dry I used a glue pen around the edges and sprinkled on white glitter. I drilled a 1/4" hole in the bottom and added a 1/4" dowel. A couple of little bows and there you have it...Easter plant stakes!!!

Be sure to stop by the Colour Create Blog to see the amazing creations the design team have created to inspire you!!

Have a fabulous day and Thanks so much for stopping by...



Patti Jo said...

These are just adorable Karen! Not only an excellent stamper, but a woodworker besides!!! Terrific project!

Dena said...

Karen these are tooooo cute! I love both of the images and what a great idea!
Hugs, Dena

Cindy Haffner said...

Karen so ADORABLE.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This are wonderful Karen! What a clever and creative lady you are.
The images are so adorable and beautifully coloured.
I'm amazed that you can weild a scroll saw as well as you do your crafty tools. Fantastic!
Sharon xx

Di said...

How clever to think of these just so cute!
Love the images too!
Hugs di xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow such cool plant stakes!!I love these bunnies!!Great coloring too!!

Mina said...

these are brilliant Karen, beautifully made and coloured and what a great idea
Mina xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

How cute, love them both Karen!

Tasha said...

Karen these are gorgeous! such a cute easter idea
love tasha xx

Faye said...

How very adorable! I wonder if the real garden bunnies would be curious about these stakes.

Sally Cicada Designs said...

You are oooohhhh so talented my dear!! These little bunnies turned out great--I'd love to see them in real life!!
Sarah :)

Eiglas said...

Interesting project Karen! Love the technique - might have to try it!

Shirley said...

They are down right adorable!!