Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kraken: noun

a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster

pronunciation
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After dividing and transplanting some aloe a couple of weeks ago, I kept looking at it thinking it looked like a Kraken rising up from the sea the way the plants leaves twisted and turned, which made me think of mermaids, which in turn made me think of my friend Jamie....so I made a mermaid planter for her.
...so squint if you need to, but doesn't the aloe plant look like a Kraken?

( As you read this, Jamie and I are currently traveling down to Panama Beach, Florida for some fun in the sun time!! woo hoo!!  Frou Frou drinks, hopefully some hunky men to oogle, white sandy beaches, pool...::sigh:: )
anyhoo...
The mermaid Cricut cut actually had her right arm extended with a Neptune's fork in her hand but I trimmed off the fork and bent her arm over for a more dimensional look. She is attached with big fat chunky glue dots.

I added a string of shells around the outside rim of the saucer, and mod podged some green and blue layers of tissue paper along with some swimming fishes.

I added some sand and shells to the top layer of soil to carry on with the theme:
( look at the cute little baby aloe poking up through the ground! ...or should I say a baby Kraken? )

Cricut - Pirates and Mermaids cartridge
recycled fruit container

8 comments:

Winnie said...

What a fabulous planter you made! Perfect for the fun aloe plant! Love her arm coming out and giving it a 3 D look. Safe travels and hope you guys have a blast!

Francesca said...

Love the pot decoration, and lucky you going to Florida. wishing a happy time with your frou frou drinks. xxx

Pam said...

Cute planter! Yes, your aloe does look like a Kraken. Have a fabulous trip and find some beautiful shells to incorporate into you beautiful crafts!
Pam
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MaryH said...

What a beautiful planter you made for your friend, and that's a healthy looking aloe! Have fun in Panama Bch. Watch out for sunburn. You're sure to see some sparkly white sand - & good luck with the hunks too! TFS & safe travels.

Nana said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love it. Have a safe and wonderful trip.
Have a creative day.
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chrissies said...

Such a fun piece and the plant looks happy with it's surrounding

Love Chrissie x

Gita said...

What a cute planter. Love it!!

Margaret said...

This is fabulous! I love how you created such a fun home for the aloe Kraken! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ABAC!

My aloe is in dire need of splitting and resembles a Kraken feeding frenzy right now... Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder!