Friday, January 20, 2012

Totally Papercrafts ….. Make Your Own Flowers Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) another Friday is here and almost time for a weekend of catching up with the crafty challenges :-)

On the Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week we’re asking you to

Make Your Own Flowers :-)

these can be punched, hand cut, die cut ,, whatever you like as long as it’s not a ready made one !! :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Melissa, owner of Meljen Designs and she will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of 4 digi images !! :-)

The DT were offered a choice of images to use and I decided to use this gorgeous Victorian Bird Cage image. I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink . The papers are Echo Park from a Be Mine pack, all the edges were inked too and distressed, I then rounded a few edges and stitched them on my machine. I used a Swirl Heart die cut and some bias tape from The Ribbon Girl,

Now for the important bit :-) I made the flowers using MFT rolled roses dies, these come in 3 sizes and I used the large and medium sizes. I cut them out of plain white card, sprayed with water and scrunched before rolling them, this makes them much easier to handle I find ,,,.I use a glue gun to fix them once rolled, I have tried glue dots and glossy accents but find the glue gun works best for me :-) I then sprayed them all with pink Copic’s ,RV 32 and RV 34, and I popped a pearl in the largest one :-)

I must admit that I do like this card and think I will send it to my Mum, it's her birthday in a couple of weeks ,,,,shhhh :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-)

Challenges :

Colour Create ,, Pink and Green + optional handmade flowers !

Cute Card Thursday ,,, Music and Dance ,, the bird is singing and there is manuscript paper :-)

Paper Crafting Journey ,,, Floral

Paper Play ,,,, Ribbon Every Which Way

Moving Along with the Times ,,, Things with Wings