Monday, May 30, 2011

Layout Challenge

For my TSF challenge today I chose a sketch from My Mind's Eye.

And here's my take on it. I used Echo Park papers and some Creative Cafe felt.

I am loving my butterfly punch right now!

Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friendzy Friday ~ Curled Petal Paper Flowers

A while back Carolyn from TSF posted a video on her blog for burlap flowers. I thought I would adapt it for paper flowers!

You'll need some heavier patterned paper (or card stock), liquid glue, a pencil, scissors and some flower shapes in graduated sizes.

Cut two each of two different sized flowers.

Mine didn't have very deeply defined petals, so I notched them out more. Next, make one cut between two petals, right into the centre.

Snip off one petal next to the deep cut you just made.

Apply some liquid adhesive to the "stump" of the petal you just cut off, and adhere the next petal to it.

Repeat this process for each of your flowers.

Next, using your pencil, curl each petal.

Now, stack all your layers, adhering with liquid adhesive. I found that three layers was plenty, two larger flowers and one smaller. Use how ever many you like!

I topped my flower with a pearl accent.

Here is a finished layout with several of these flowers. I sprayed the white ones (made from card stock) with clear sparkly Maya Mist after they were assembled.

Thanks for peeking!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Card Challenge with other Crafts

It is my turn to post a card challenge on the TSF forum.

I know scrapbookers have many crafty talents. So my challenge is to showcase another craft on a card. Think crochet, tole painting, quilling, macrame, beading, knitting. The ideas are endless!

I used to be a big cross stitcher but I haven't done it in ages. So I dug out my patterns, aida cloth and my floss and I cross stitched this wreath. I added some red seed beads for fun and dimension and framed it on a paper doilie cut with my new Dienamics die. Some Twinery twine and a little dry embossing and you have yourself a Christmas card in May! I know, crazy. But you just can't start these things too early.

Head on over to the Forum and check out the fun!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May DT Reveal

For the Two Scrapbook Friends design team this month, I got to play with some very nice product from Jillibean Soup, the chilled watermelon soup collection. I received kraft papers, a sticker sheet, corrugated shapes, twine, and butterfly pins.

I also received this Accucut template. It made a fun little old fashioned "popcorn" box.

I thought it would make a fun holder for treats for a girls' scrapbooking night.

I created these two pages from our trip to Linz, Austria last summer.

Here's a close up of the flowers I made.

These two pages show our special trip to St. John's, Newfoundland last spring. We had a great brunch at my sister-in-law's restaurant, The Hungry Heart Cafe. I love how Newfoundland's iconic "jellybean row" houses go so well with the corrugated houses! I inked them for even more impact.

Here's a close up of the banner I crafted.

No trip would be complete without photos of the plane and lounge. We have a habit of running into "famous" people when we travel. This time, none other than Great Big Sea's lead man Alan Doyle sat across from us on the flight to St. John's. He was returning home after promoting his work in Russell Crowe's movie "Robin Hood". Everyone knew it was him, but no one bothered him. Of course my husband kept humming "Lukey's Boat" under his breath!

Here's a detail shot of the blue fabric flower I made.

I also made a few cards. This is a sympathy card for my mom's best friend who just lost her husband. I cut the card base with my new scalloped nestie die.

And I threw everything but the kitchen sink at this Mother's Day card because I knew my mom would like that. I added the Kaiser doilie.

Be sure to head on over the TSF gallery to check out what the wonderfully tallented DT ladies did this month!