Hi, it's finally raining here at last.
We need lots to fill up our water tanks so I hope it settles in for a while!
A work mate gave me some old 2012 calenders with small magnets on the back. I thought I'd stick some flowers on them so we could put them on our filing cabinets at work!
I used the mini tattered floral dies and cut them out of watercolor paper. I coloured them with distress inks and shaped them using a paintbrush using a technique that I saw done by Amy Bowerman at Plucking Daisies. She has some fabulous tutorials on creating paper flowers.
I threaded 3 onto some florist wire and then wired up some leaves die cut from snippets of green card stock. I twisted them all together and covered the wires with green florist tape.
The background is diecut using an Mpress nesting die and this is glued onto the calendar. It sticks to my filing cabinet at home, so it's not too heavy. I made another couple of flowers and will get some more magnets finished early this week.
I'm going to link up to the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies where the theme is to create a flower embellishment.
Since I cut my leaves from snippets I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
Materials used: Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Tattered flower die; Memory Box Tender Leaves die; distress ink; beads & florist wire & tape; Mpress nesting die.
Thanks for visiting :)