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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Heartfelt Creations - Lilac Watering Can

Good morning!

I am in love with the Lush Lilacs and found 
a great template for a watering can (link found below) that I 
wanted to use to do some lilac stems like the
ones on my lilac bushes right now.


Other Products:
Heavy white card stock, lavender rhinestones, Iridescent grass, Copic: Y11, Y15, Heavy Duty Tacky Glue

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Size is approx. 4 X 7 ½”  I used a tutorial and template from SplitCoastStampers for the watering can and enlarged the template 129%.  It still all fits on one 12 X 12” piece of paper.
Cut watering Can from heavy white card stock and from decorative paper.  Glue each piece of paper to corresponding card stock.  This makes the watering Can sturdier for filling.  Ink all the edges with Deep Purple and Cactus Flower.  Put can together and sponge adhesive on then glitter with Crystal Clear.  To make flower stocks take 3 wired stamen (I did 3 different colors of purple) and twist stems together.  Cut 2 of the largest circles and quarter them.  Cut the tips off and make little cones.  The stocks in the can (5 of them) use one cone each.  Insert the stamen and glue the tops to stay.  The lilac stock at the base of the can is 2 cones bottom to bottom meeting in the middle and glued together (looks like an elongated diamond).  Let all these dry thoroughly.  For the next step it would be handy to have a piece of foam to stick the stems in to dry.
Stamp Leaves (with Leaf Green), Lush Lilac (with Deep Purple) and butterflies (with Cactus Flower) on white card stock, die cut and sponge with color (I sponge the flowers BEFORE die cutting, including the back sides with a combo of Cactus Flower and Deep Purple). Die cut another Butterfly Kisses butterfly (cut off the tendrils)  to glue to the back of stamped Butterfly Kisses after adding acetate (two strips together for strength).  I used Tacky glue to glue the acetate between layers. The wings are glittered with Ultrafine transparent.  Set aside to dry and start on the Lilac stocks.  Completely cover cones with Lilac blossoms, using both Deep Purple and Cactus Flower blossoms.  Stick stems into foam to dry upright.  For the Lilac stock at the base of the can, wrap stem, adding in leaves off of Classic Leaf stem, as you go with green washi tape or floral tape.  If you use washi tape, glue ends because washi tape is more of a temporary tape.  Glue this one to the base of the can.  The other stocks are glued in the can along with the grass, butterfly on acetate and leaves.  Glue the second, smaller butterfly to the can on the outside.

Thanks for visiting today!

Hebrews 11:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


Glenda Brooks said...


Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Be still my heart! Love, love, love this watering can and your lilacs are simply gorgeous Robin!

BeautifulMomentCards - Tracey Fehr said...

Robin, I'm in love!!! It's been awhile since I've been able to work on an altered art piece and I'm loving enjoying yours! Brilliant design...and you chose the perfect collection to create this spring/summertime beauty! Well done!

DJ Rants said...

Wow, Robin this is gorgeous!! Purple is my favorite color and you've used it so beautifully! Such a great watering can pattern to go with the lovely lilacs!

Janine said...

I am totally blown away by this - so much work and such a great result. Love the colours too!

Susie Williams said...

Ohhhhh be still my beating heart (not so still that I drop dead, but you know what I mean) this is so incredibly on earth are you going to mail this to me??? My sweet Robin, your creations blow me away. I love reading your description and scripture and I love what you do sigh these beautiful Heartfelt products. Xxx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, precious Robin! This is indeed a feast for my eyes! WOW! This is a gorgeous creation and so beautifully made! I always imagine your hands moving all the time making so many beautiful things! What a blessing and joy you are to us all! And, yes, I always love the Scripture verses you share with us. Thanks so much, precious and loved friend! Hugs! xoxo