Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I'm Allergic to Flowers!
Hello, my friends. Thanks for stopping by today. I am allergic to flowers -- especially those with strong scents. Maybe that's why I struggled with today's projects!
I have two things to show you today. The Cutting Cafe design team is featuring flowers this week -- either the Layered Flower cutting files or the Paper Flower template and cutting files.
First, I'll show you a Mardi Gras mask I made for a challenge on The Pinque Peacock Challenge Blog. This was totally out of my comfort zone, but it's good for me to stretch and I had fun on this!
I found the mask in the Silhouette Online Store. I offset the original mask to get a little more contrast, then I started embellishing.
Papers for both the projects today are Carta Bella Traditions 12x12.
Here's a close up of the embellishments:
The paper flowers were made from the Paper Flower cutting file from The Cutting Cafe. I worked and worked on these flowers, and finally got 3 that looked good. Phew! There's a video with the flowers on The Cutting Cafe, and Tmika Miller does a great job of showing 5 different ways to use these flowers. She makes it look EASY!
There's other great embellishments on here too, from Pinque Peacock. I used a small "Farm Fresh" Splendid Swirl, and All Purpose Feathers -- Natural, found at The Discount Hut@Pinque Peacock. There's also a Sparkles Clear Flourish and a large rhinestone from Close To My Heart. And that's my mask!
Now, on to the card:
I used the same Cutting Cafe Paper Flower cutting file on this flower. I cut out various sizes of flowers, using double sided paper. I varied the size of the flower and alternated the color to get this look. The card base is also from The Cutting Cafe. It's the Set of 7 Shaped Cards set. I love this set! There's Coral Crush ribbon (part of the Caribbean Splash) from 3 Girl JAM on the card, and a Sparkle Flourish from Close To My Heart. The sentiment is part of a stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called "On Vintage Wings".
And that's it for the flowers. Hope you enjoyed today's floral arrangements. I'll be back tomorrow with even MORE flowers!
I'd like to enter these projects in the following challenges:
Craft my life: All Crafts Challenge -- Anything but a Card (mask)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge -- Love/Hearts
Card Mania Challenge -- use a sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ -- must have a homemade bow
Crafting From The Heart -- use flowers
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog -- use ribbon
Love To Create Challenge -- anything Goes
Make it Monday -- Anything Goes
Make My Monday -- a Grown Up Card
Scrapbook Stamp Society -- Anything Goes (make your own flower )
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- February Linky Party
Just Be Creative Crazy -- February Linky Party