Monday, 12 January 2009

Over on Rosie-Dee's Challenge blog, we're asking you to share with us your floral side! Hand make a flower for a card or a layout from whatever material you choose.

For this one I tore 2 large circles, one from white core card the other from patterned paper. A third circle was punched from the white core. All 3 circles are then scrunched up to distress the surface. Dampen the edges of the two larger circles and slightly tear, roll and scrunch the edge. Allow to dry. Sand the white core on the smallest circle then assemble together. One shabby chic flower ready for scrapbooking!

Of course, your flowers don't have to be shabby they can be more formal like this one...

How simple is it to punch circles from the same cardstock and papers used above. We all know that things look much nicer when assembled in odd numbers, so the first layer comprises 5 circles with the outer lay having 7 circles. A bit of doodling to finish it off. Mine is flat, but you could always layer it together with foam dots/pads.

My final flower is made from felt. I cut a large flower from yellow felt which I stitched around the egdge of. Onto this I added a smaller orange flower with yellow thread radiating from the centre around the edges and pulled slightly to make the petal shape. A simple circle was then cut from cerise felt and a yellow running stitch sewn around the edge. Topped off with a flower button! Tactile and dimensional ready for a layout.

And this is the layout that it belongs on...

Why not make your own floral masterpiece and then leave a comment over on Rosie-Dee's challenge blog so that we can visit your floristry!


Kirsty Wiseman said...

love the coredinations stuff, my lil rosemeister :)

Karen said...

Just found this little gem, sorry honey. Its a lovely Lo and the colours compliment Freyas lovely hair X

Beth said...

Hiyia lovely, sorry I've not popped along sooner. Love this little LO of Freya, really lovely sunshine colours. Sorry to hear about your Sister's dog, really sad indeed. Lovely photos of the kids too. XX


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