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Monday, 23 May 2011

Flowery Play


It's been a busy old week and really, I've had nothing new creatively to blog. In my spare crafting time, I've been decorating more coke bottles, soup pots and catfood boxes, to store my stash in (see previous post). So there's been no point showing more of the same.

Anyhow, I've also been trying out various paper flower tutorials which I've had stored in my Evernote program. Some of them work, others not so. However, this is a perfectly decent vintage effect flower made using the Tim Holtz, Tattered Flower die. You can find the tutorial here. (And Carmel, if you're reading this, this was the flower technique I was referring to when we spoke).

These are also going to be my entry for the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Instead of producing a finished project, I thought I'd just make a flower in each of the three colours; blue, yellow and brown. A beautiful, aged scheme selected from a lovely antiqued photograph.

I shall store them away safely, ready to be used in the future. So don't be surprised if they turn up again someday :)

For now though, have a good week everyone. Pxx

12 comments:

Michele said...

Fab flowers! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial - there's some gorgeous stuff on her blog x

JoZart said...

Your flowers are exceedingly good! Thanks for the link. Don't tell anyone, but I must say that, I like your's even better than the examples in the tutorial!
Good to see you yesterday at Padgate .....I enjoyed the day.
Jo x

Neet said...

More flowers - did you do these when I had left? I am now on the hunt for the punch but in the meantime will follow your link and see if I can make some of these - they are gorgeous. Mind you, I do like the choice of colour and if it is anything like the paper you used yesterday it will be fab.

alexa said...

These are beautiful - creative, slightly vintage-y and elegant. Now who do they remind me of ... !

Michelle said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the link!!

Ruby said...

Ooh these are beauties Paul. I just love how you've created something 'non-card-y' for our challenge! I MUST try these out, they look gorgeous! I'm off to check out what else you've been creating, sounds intriguing! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a smart idea, Paul, making embellishments to be used later! THanks for joining us at The Cafe this week. :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Those are stunning Paul - you would never know they're made from paper. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

JoZart said...

Thanks so, so, much for my lovely little gift which came in the post. Can't wait to colour it up!
Thanks too for popping by my blog.
Jo x

Andrea Ewen said...

These flowers certainly do look awesomely vintage, Paul! That is definitely a technique to keep! Looking forward to seeing them on a gem of a card, soon! Glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Cafe!

Dotpat said...

Paul these are gorgeous, been making flowers myself lately but love these you have done

Anne Jagger said...

I love these flowers - the shapes and the colours are just beautiful. X