Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty flowers ....



Hello and Good morning to you ...City Crafter Challenge this week is hosted by the lovely Kirsty  and this week she is taking us to the city of New Jersey for the flower show ... so the challenge is to include handmade flowers in our card / project ... How brilliant is that? My oldest and closest friend lives in New Jersey and I miss her every day ...
Anyway ... back to the challenge ... Our Guest Designer this week is Ira Huberts... a beautiful, talented and warm hearted lady who I am honoured to call a friend ... please go visit her blog and see for yourself her lovely creations  ... she will warm your heart ... And how would you fancy being a Guest Designer for City Crafter Challenge? Yes??Well, that's the prize on offer this week! Are you tempted?? 



I love to include flowers on my projects and cards ... if you follow me you already know that! And I like to try different techniques ... so on this plaque of my precious great niece Sophia ... I have included 3 different handmade flowers ...


... A rose, sprayed with glimmer mist and glittered ... and 2 "rolled" flowers ... one with sprigs of beads coming out from the centre and one with a pretty glass button ...


This purple and cream flower is made from organza ... the organza is a couple of different shades ... cut into circles ... Each circle (bar one) is folded twice and glued at the pointed end to the flat circle ... I just keep going until I'm happy with it ... then I either put a pearl, button or some other embellishment in the centre ... this cream tulle with the pearl centre was an earring ...


This photo gives you an idea of the fullness of that purple organza flower using just a few circles
There are so many tutorials available for lots of different flowers ... so I do hope you will join us this week and show us your creations ... if you're looking for inspiration ... why not hop over to the City Crafter Blog and take a look at the lovely cards done by the rest of the DT and our Guest Designer ...

On a final note I'd like to that those lovely ladies at CR84FN Challenge ... I was thrilled beyond belief to discover that my card was picked as one of the Terrific Top Three ... "Thank You" so much!
And that's it for now my lovely friends ... thanks for visiting me today ... 
keep safe

~ Ros ~



16 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Completely gorgeous Ros!! Those flowers are AMAZING!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful layout, Ros! I especially love the organza flower. Looking forward to doing the challenge!

Ira said...

You're so sweet Ros, thank you so much for your kind and warm words, they mean the world to me. My guess is Sophia means the world to you, by the look of your fab LO she definitely does! I love how you made all kinds of different flowers, from all kinds of different materials, well done!! Have a great evening my friend, hugs, Ira xox

Stella said...

I've been a follower for quite a while :) and your handmade flowers are breathtaking. Looking at this I can only say WOW!! Different colors and shades and that makes it all so elegant. Beautiful and a lovely inspiration for this weeks'challenge. And your niece is a lovely, adorable and sweet little princess...
Enjoy your philosophy class tonight; have a lovely evening my friend..
XXXX

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful plaque. She is adorable. All your hand made flowers look gorgeous..

Congrats on your Win over at
CR84FN! You definitly deserve it my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning project and what a little cutie your great niece is. Your handmade flowers are always so beautiful and these are no exception,love the organza flower,very pretty.
Congrats on your terrific top 3 !!!!!

Deb x

Joanna K said...

OMG, woooow, absolutely stunning! The colours are so lovely and the flowers so dreamy and beautiful! And the picture is pure sweetness!!! xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ros! Great to see different type of handmade flowers here, and every single one is as charming and beautiful!

Lynnda Hosni said...

auuww... this is so gorgeous... I heart the blooms too... good one....Ros..xoxo

Joanne Leddy said...

Super sweet and oh so pretty - just perfect for the little princess in the photo! Love the flowers and how you have combined the varied techniques! Thanks for sharing your talents - it's always a pleasure to visit here!

june lanum said...

As always your flowers are absolutely gorgous...........

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the colour family, the different textures and shapes! I will definitely have to try my hand at some hand made flowers for the challenge this week! I have been playing around of late with different materials and have some already made!

kerenbaker said...

Such a cutie ! I was on here before wondering what was different and realised your blog has a new look- love it! I bet its been changed for ages and I'm just too dozey! Your project is beautiful- ( as always!) x

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooh ROS!!! i ♥LOVE♥ all the different ways you are rockin' the flowers here! plus that tulle is BRILLIANT! and of course the best thing is miss sophia...what a SUPERMODEL there!

but mostly i stopped by to say that *BELATEDLY* i realized it was your birthday AND your sketch last week at CCCB...both of which i totally missed by having my head "up my own jumper" i believe is the expression, right?! :)

♥♥♥HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥♥♥ to you, dearie, and i hope it was just the start of your BEST YEAR YET!!

ps: the sketch was BRILLIANT as well! wow! maybe later this year you'll whip up one of those for another venue... oh i dunno... maybeeeeeeeee... an "up & coming" christmas card blog...run by a coupla card-making bloggers...one of whom is EXTREMELY SILLY... :) :) :)

Ginny said...

Your page is absolutely beautiful! All of your flowers are so gorgeous.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous flowers, ros!! what a cutie of a LO. thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

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