Hi, I've had great fun today making these little flowers! The hardest part was trying to decide what to put them in. I had a glass spice jar, a terracotta pot, but this little jug seemed to work best for now. I think I got it from my dad when I was about 16! (yes, that's a long time ago!!)
I have admired the work of Amy Bowerman at Plucking Daisies for quite a while, she has made some totally amazing paper flowers. One of her tutorials for making hydrangeas is here.
I cased her hydrangeas to make a few flowers for this simple bouquet. I cut the smallest flower from watercolour paper and inked both sides with antique linen distress ink. Then I added some picked raspberry and some squeezed lemonade distress ink. I spritzed with some blush perfect pearls in water and dried them off with my heat gun. This gave the flowers a bit of a sheen. Lastly I added a bit more colour to the edges.
I added some greenery with the Poppy Stamps Meadow Leaf die. I glued 2 diecuts together, then attached the really fine florist wire to the back with glossy accents, so I could attach them to the bunch and twist them to where I wanted them.
Here's a close up of the bouquet, next to a kindy glitz bottle (it has glue in it).
I'm going to enter the challenge at Cuttlebug Mania where the theme is to create a 3D project with a Summer theme. I think raspberry and lemonade are bright summer colours. I cut my flower and leaf dies with my cuttlebug.
I used snippets to cut my greenery, so I'm entering the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
I'm entering a new challenge for me at Inkspirational, where the theme is Anything Goes.
At Simon Says Stamp, the theme is Anything Goes.
Materials used: Tim Holts tattered flower die; Poppy Stamps meadow leaf die; distress inks; Perfect pearls; beads; florist wire and tape; paper piercer; watercolour paper; glossy accents.
Thanks for visiting :)