Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crazy 4 Cocoa...Windchime!

Hi there! How are you doing today? Wow...we had a busy weekend here! My youngest turned 4 yesterday, so we celebrated all weekend long. We started with a "friend" party at a local party place called Pretty in Pink. It was soooo cute. The girls did a mini spa party...complete with facials, manis, and pedis. Then on Sunday we had a family gathering, and of course Monday was her actual birthday. Well...now I am ready to relax, and get back to my crafting! To get back into things...today is a brand new Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge!!!! I just LOVE Cocoa mouse. Well...let me start by telling you our challenge this week is "Anything Goes" ~ so use your favorite Cocoa and show us your stuff. Do you remember this photo????? Well...today, I am going to show you what I did with these pots! I am going to attempt to give you a little photo tutorial of how I did it too. So...here is what you need...

The pots I painted ahead of time. If you are going to use these outside, you will want to use exterior paints. After painting the pots, I grabbed my supplies, and got inky! First I did NOT put my Cocoa Mouse images (both from the Feeling Fruity Cocoa Set) on a block. This way they are easier to "wrap around" the pot. Next I inked them up with some StazOn ink, and pressed them carefully onto the pot. Now...I will be honest...I messed the first one up...lol. BUT, a little repainting, and it was all fixed. So...I guess a tip will be...make sure you have the base paint handy. Next I let them dry totally. Here is what they looked like. Hidden under that red trimmed pot is one more little pot...which I used the "Sweet" sentiment from the So Sweet Cocoa set to stamp on that one.
Last, I used my watercolor crayons to color in each of the images. Here is how it turned out. I just love the way this turned out. Super cute, and really fun to make too. Now if you are going to hang them outside, you will need to seal them/waterproof them. You can just get a can of spray from you local hardware store to seal them up. These guys are going in my bay window for now, so I did not seal them...yet.

Well that is what I came up with for this week's Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge...now head on over to the Crazy 4 Cocoa blog and see what the other ladies have come up with. Then grab a Cocoa image either one you have, or check out the Sweet 'n Sassy store if you don't have one, and link up your creation for us to see!


Anonymous said...

Too cute :)

Crop Addict said...

Thanks for participating in Crop Addict's Blog Hop earlier this month when you visited Sophia's blog. We have your $5 gift certificate but need your name so I can email it to you. If you didn't already create your shop login (required to receive the gift certificate) please do so now: https://www.cropaddict.com/shop/index.php?main_page=login.

Thanks :)

Karen @ Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo said...

Hi - would love a picture of the Pretty in Pink Party for the blog. If you are comfortable with that, of course! :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Jessica, that turned out so cute! Great idea.

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWWWWW this is one awesome project totally brilliant both creative and inspirational I LOVE it.
Lorraine x