Saturday, 25 July 2009

Bubbly Scrumptious - July Garden Challenge

My project started with this rather old and tatty plant stand which was in my garden shed. However, once I started I realised that I needed a pot for the stand too.

I used the papers from the 'Verbena' Bubbly Funk July Kit. I painted the pot with Gesso and then used Tim Holtz Distress inks and Crackle paint in 'Peeled Paint' to colour it before cutting and pasting the papers onto the pot. I also used some varnish to waterproof it.

The stand also got the paint treatment and a little of the alcohol ink that I bought in Belfast.
Of course, I had to go an buy some matching plants to finish it off!
The plants are Campanula White Clips, Thymus Red Start and Ajuga Burgundy Glow.


  1. oooo this is grgeous Janice...a brilliant makeover!!! Thank you for taking part in the BF Challenge this month XXX

  2. Janice your project is fantastic. It looks gorgeous. I love the purples & your plants look perfect in their new home. Well Done.Gez.xx

  3. This looks super Janice. Well done you. :)

  4. An ambitious take on the challenge that worked out brilliantly, looks great! Fab matching plants too, clever you!

  5. What a brilliant idea Janice. Using the paper on the pot was inspired - I hope the varnish coat works to keep it looking as good as this


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