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 ~



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