Can we just say … GORGEOUS! Your paper flower layouts are to DIE for!
There were so many fabulous ideas: from bitty blossoms (Agnieszka), poppy (Liz), bachelor buttons (many of you), raffia (Leica), wash cloth flowers (Wendy), springy flowers (Rosie), roses, lollipop flowers (love these) so many we wish we could name them all! You NEED to check out our fabulous gallery.
THANK YOU! All our participants generously provided instructions on how to make their flowers. You’ll find them in the gallery on the same page as the layout.
The winner of Challenge #6: Paper Flowers is:
1. Created using cricut, cut out 3 different sizes, inked and rolled. The brad is a metal brad that I hand covered with the matching paper.
2. Created using cricut, cut out 3 different sizes, inked and rolled.
3. This is the rose taught by Tim Holtz for his 12th tag of Christmas this year. Learn How!
4. Created using cricut, cut out 5 different sizes, inked and rolled.
5. Lollipop flowers scrunched and misted. Cut 4 circles, 3", 2.5", 2", 1". Spritz with water, then glimmer spray. While wet, scrunch and fold together. Use heat gun to set this in place. Looks like leather flowers when done!
6. Heart Rose technique. Heart Rose Tutorial! (Warning - these are HUGE!)
7. Vintage Brad Flower. This is quick and easy. You just need a large brad. I made mine using a 1/2" brad and a 4x4" square piece of paper. I tied mine using string versus a rubber band. I saw this on another site and thought it was a cute idea. I placed a part of the Prima bling in the center for fun. Learn How!
Our Honorable Mention winner is:
I needed a little motivation to jump start my creativity this week- and I found it on the My Mind's Eye blog- their challenge: to make handmade paper flowers! This is always fun because there are SO many ways to create handmade flowers, the possibilities and details are endless! I had a few new techniques I had been wanting to try- so I did!
I went a little old school and dug out my Kiss and Tell papers from MME and I knew what I wanted to do- make a "fancy" page with one of my wedding photos. I have made a whole album with our wedding photos but it was my first scrapbook ever! So I wanted to make something with my current style.
I also got out all of my Shimmerz and used them to add lots of shine and bling to my flowers, there is just something relaxing about getting out a paintbrush and painting with the shiniest sparkliest paints you can buy! (well at least for me anyway haha!)
I used some Shimmerz Blingz and painted it on a stamp to add some detail around the edges of my cardstock base for this layout- believe it or not this is the first time I have used shimmerz on my stamps and I LOVED the result! Then after I finished making my flowers (details on that below!) I got my paintbrush back out and added details on the edges of all the flowers, the blingz and shimmerz really added a lot of depth to the color just by painting it on the edges of the paper.
So, want to know how to create flowers like these? Visit Krista’s blog HERE for a short mini-tutorial.
Wonderful job, ladies!
We need you both to email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing information and the collections you'd like to receive for your prize. Rhonda, let Amber know your three favorite collections and Krista, let Amber know your favorite collection.
Thanks again to all who participated. Take a look in our Challenge 6: Paper Flowers to see every fabulous entry!
Seventh day of Christmas winner: Debbie F.
Here are 7 of my favorite traditions:
1. Read the Christmas story from Luke
2. Drive around and see the Christmas lights everyone has up and then come home and have hot chocolate and cookies and talk about which ones were our favorite
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Attend Christmas Eve service at church
5. Christmas Eve with my parents
6 Christmas Breakfast with DH's parents
7. Reading from the collection of Christmas Story books I bought the boys as they were growing up (Max Lucado's Crippled Lamb is still my favorite )
Posted by: Debbie F | December 20, 2009 at 04:37 PM
Eighth day of Christmas winner: Jingle
I love the corn bake that my husband makes! It is SOOO yummy. We sort of switch things up for Christmas - Thanksgiving is very traditional, but Christmas changes from year to year.
Posted by: Jingle | December 21, 2009 at 08:01 AM
Ninth day of Christmas winner: Savannah O.
we are celebrating in the sun...however, it is like 50 degrees out right now! WE are COLD:)
Posted by: Sav O'Gwynn | December 21, 2009 at 04:21 PM