Friday, April 5, 2013

circle flowers

Hello friends.  Today I made a card that combined two challenges on SCS:  the mix-ability challenge #10 -- circle flowers using no dies or punches, the free for all challenge #163 -- birthday card with glitter, and one of the April challenges from the OWSE Yahoo group -- book paper, tissue paper, or music paper was a requirement. 

I started by using some of the spray paints (which I made following this tutorial) and spraying them on some old book pages.  Once they were dry, I cut out circles in different sizes to layer as flowers.  I crumpled them up and then flattened them out, so they would have some texture.  I glued three layers together for each flower.  The flower centers are also pieces of book pages all scrunched into a little ball.  I added glitter to the centers.

The stems and leaves are cut free hand from the book pages as well.

I used a piece of hand made washi tape (made with scor-tape and used coffee filter + stamps and ink) along the bottom of the card, and added some faux stitching around the edge.

The sentiment from Hero Arts is stamped in jet black archival ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 


Guernsey Girl said...

Brilliant! I really love this...

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh wow! I love this....I think I need to buy an old book just to rip it up!!