Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November Blog Hop - Flower Embellishments

It is time for another Blog Hop by Papertrey Ink!! It is so much fun!! Nicole sets a challenge and then we all post our projects on the 25th of the month and hop around visiting everyone's blogs (or gallery!!) to see what everyone came up with.
Well, this month, Nicole asked us to build our own floral embellishment for a card or 3D item. Wow, this is my cup of tea!! You see, I hate spending money on all those awesome embellishments you see in the hobby stores!! I like to go and look and then come home and try to duplicate them on my own!! So I knew I'd want to participate in this challenge. Unfortunately, I was extrememly busy at work over the last few weeks so my attempts are pretty weak! But I'm here to play anyway with what I have!! I made 2 different floral embellishments. I have taken a picture of each embellishment I created and also a picture of it on a card that I made using the embelishment!!
The first flower is made using the sample of Chocolate Remix paper that Nicole offered. Although it is created in Dark Chocolate I made it Plum Pudding instead (much more floral-like, right??!!). After printing off the sample page onto Stamper Select white cardstock, I used my Fiskars stencil to trace a bunch of swirly paisley shapes. Then, I cut them each out and used my pencil to "shape" each "petal". Next, I poked a hole in the small end of each petal and attached them to a piece of wire, using some adhesive to attach each petal to the one next to it until I had a pretty flower. To make the center of the flower, I threaded silver sead beads onto a piece of silver wire and then curled it! I glued it in place with some Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue (great stuff!).
Supplies: Stamps-Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Stampers Select (Papertrey Ink), Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up! - I'm out of Plum Pudding!!), Chocolate Remix sample (altered to be Plum Pudding); Ink - Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink); Other-paisley template (Fiskars), wire, silver glass seed beads (Mill Hill); paper piercer, white gel pen (Signo), Pampered Chef scraper (to make the score lines around the purple square).
Next, I made a flower using some wide grosgrain ribbon! I tried it using some of the thinner ribbon from PTI but it was too tiny to work with for me (but could be done with those of you who have more patience than I have!!). After making each of the petals form a 3" piece of ribbon, I attached them to a circular piece of what cardstock. Then, I cut a circle of white felt, and did some stitching with brown embrodery floss. I attached this to the flower petals with some Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Next, I used the leaf image from First Fruits to add leaves to my flower! I love the look of this embellishment and love it even more when it is added to the card I created!!
Supplies: Stamps-First Fruits, Mixed Messages, Wedding Day (Papertrey Ink); Paper - Select White, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Other - wide grosgrain ribbon (Michael's), felt (unknown), floss (DCM), scallop scissors (Provo Craft).
Well, now I'm off to see what everyone else made!! Thanks for dropping in for a visit!!
Donelda

33 comments:

Jak Heath said...

Oh wow what a clever usage of the Nesties shapes.
Fabulous.

maria fiscella said...

Donelda - these are gorgeous!

ALLY said...

Beautiful cards! Love the felt and ribbon flower!

cadnileb said...

Oh cute! Love the ribbon flower and the creative use of the nesties!

Marge said...

Very creative on both flowers! Love them!!!

Deanna said...

Awesome use for the oval punch that I never use... and love the folded ribbon!

Kacey Elliott said...

Two beautiful flowers!

Tessa said...

Very pretty! Great flowers!

Scrapping Julie said...

omg. these are ADORABLE!

Mindy said...

Very pretty! I did something similar with the ovals for the October star stamper submission. Great minds... :)

Chris said...

this is super cute!! your flowers are fabulous!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What great ideas! Very clever!

Jen Caputo said...

Wow! 2 different samples, love them both, they are so creative!

Babies- Beth said...

Yay Donelda! Way to go!!

Regan said...

wow- awesome Donelda- look at you go!

k prakken said...

You made beautiful embellishments.
I love the Chocolate Remix as Plum Pudding.

Kimberly said...

Both are gorgeous!! Wonderful ideas!!!!!!

Verna said...

OUTstanding!!! Way to go!

Juanita said...

Fantastic. What imagination! What vision!

Crystal said...

They are both beautiful! Great job!

Debbie Olson said...

I love that you altered a digi file to get the patterns, and your ribbon flower is gorgeous!

Lacey said...

What a great version!! Thanks for sharing.
~lacey

Lisa H. said...

both cards are fabulous, but I really like the flowers on the second one-very, very pretty.

Frogwoman said...

Wow. I love what you did.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. The first one is my favorite though.

Radiogirl said...

This is such a cute idea. And it seems so simple.

Lori said...

What creative ideas for making flowers!

Lisa and Penny said...

Very cool flowers!

Cindy said...

Darling flower Donelda. Love the colors:)

catt871 said...

WOW, very clever!!!! I love the flowers you made!!! Your cards are gorgeous, my friend!!!!

carabecca said...

I love it when something is creative but still simple! Your first card is on my "to do" list!

mycardz said...

WOW, I love BOTH of your cards! Very creative ideas. Wow. :)

Littlekel90 said...

Very creative. I love them both, but I thought the ribbon flower was ingenious!! :D Kel