Hello friends! It's a blustery cold day here ... temps are hovering around 10 degrees. Just looking out the window makes me put on an extra sweater. I'm enjoying my afternoon with the newest edition of Somerset Life. I kow you love it as much as I do. I have past publications piled next me ... waiting their turn.
I didn't have to go far for inspiration ... I only had to stop in for a visit at my favorite challenge blogs. The City Crafter challenge is coming to a close. I am so enchanted by the beautiful hand-made flowers I see there ... I want each and every one of them! My favorite flower to make is on today's post. I just love how it turns out every time. Beautiful in shades of white and glorious in colors too. The ladies at Colour Q put forth this beautiful dinnerware. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Here is my post for today. The base is Always Artichoke cardstock layered with a So Saffron polka-dot print from the Sunny Garden collection and a bright flower pattern from the Greenhouse Gala collection. My ribbon is a Poppy Parade stitched poly with a sweet white button and tag sentiment.
I painted my chipboard and added a large circle of a Cherry Cobbler print. I never intended the colors to match so closely! It needed some sparkle so I "glitterfied" it with Mod Podge and a bit of Chunky Essentials Glitter. The leaves were cut from a dark green burlap-like fabric ... a perfect match to Always Artichoke. And the final touch was creating the cardstock flower with three different flower shaped punches. This is my favorite flower - it's so easy too! When done, I misted the flower with glitter to make it shimmer. (You may have to enlarge the photo to view that.) This one got a Rhinestone Jewel center too. See it nestled down in the petals? Sigh.
I mentioned my love of gardening in previous posts. You were so kind to ask for photo's. So please indulge me while I share some more hand-made flowers with you. These are from my garden ... hand-made by God.
I appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration in today's post. Stay warm my friends!
Update - Here's a link to my tutorial showing you how to create this beautiful flower ... enjoy!