Friday, March 23, 2012

23-Welcome Spring altered plate

Hello everyone.  This project started out with a pink plate I got in the Easter section of the 99 cent store. When I saw it last week I thought it would be something I could alter for Easter or Spring.  Maybe add some vinyl to it but then I changed direction and this is what I came up with.  This has been a slow process as I haven't been feeling well this week but little by little I designed it on my Gypsy, finally got it cut out and then today I chalked my cuts and put it all together.  I am really happy with the bright colors.  It's going to look so cute in my entry.  
I cut a lot of the layers double and pop dotted them.  In fact I got a bunch of pop dots at the 99 cents store to.  So now I have a great stash of those.  
The flowers I punched  with an EK success punch and I added flower buttons to the top. 

Cartridges Used:
Freshly Picked gate page 46 4.5 cute 3 times 
April Showers- Welcome Spring 7.5 x 3.92 cut 2 times
Fabulous Find Frame for title 
Walk in Garden ladybug 2 inches page 118 
bee 1.5 inches page 112
Word Builder Garden of Words butterfly 2.5 inches 
Lacey Labels- Scalloped Circle

Here are some closeups
Challenges I am entering with this project
Bitten by the Bug 2- Use the word "Welcome" 
Celebrate the Occasion- " Welcome Spring"
My Craft Spot-" Spring Scallops"
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open challenge with butterfly, angel or fairy 
Paper Lovin Gals- "Don't Fence Me In" photo inspiration 


  1. Very very cute.... what a neat design. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. OH WOW!!!! This is just gorgeous! The colors and the details are just amazing. This is truly a work of art for soring.

  3. Fabulous spring project, love the bright colours. Cute page at the top of your post too.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Paper Lovin' Gals DT

  4. Such a bright and cheery Spring card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  5. Great conversation piece. I would definitely notice it as I walked thru the entry way.

    Carson's Creations

  6. What an absolutely darling project. I never thought of doing that to a plate. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  7. Oh Suzanne, You totally ROCKED this Challenge! I LOVE everything about it! The colors the cuts, the dimension AND that you put it on a plate for a Home Dec project! And don't you love all those pop dots at the $1 store, you can really stock up and not feel guilty, lol! I am So Glad you joined in and shared with us over at BBTB2 for the Welcome challenge, I Love It!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  8. Wow I love all the details you added.. This is perfect for spring! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Lovin' Gals.

  9. WOW!!!! This is just gorgeous! Lovin' those bright Spring colors and what a cute idea to alter a plate like that. thanks so much for sharing with BBTB2. I LOVE this! xxD

  10. All these happy colors and such a great design and details! Love it!

  11. What a GREAT project! You really did an amazing job on this! I totally love how "busy" it looks... to me, the more the better. :)

  12. Too adorable. Love this shaped card with the little gate on the front. Amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  13. Very colorful!! A beautiful project! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  14. What a fabulous idea Suzanne!! I just love how bright and cheery your plate is!! All the cuts are just perfect and I love how you placed them around the plate!!

  15. This is so pretty, Suzanne!! Love all the embellishments and details. Absolutely love your colors too! Thanks for fluttering with us at FBW!

  16. I love all your Spring elements, so bright and fun! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

  17. You never cease to AMAZE me Suzanne!

  18. Great idea! I never thought of enhancing a plate - awesomely creative. I really like the bright spring look and feel of this! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!


  19. OOh this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks somuch for joining us at BBTB2