Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Make Your Own Flowers with YNS

I'm super excited to be the hostess for 
And I'm challenging you to 
Make Your Own Flowers 
on your card or project. 

 I've only recently started making my own flowers, and I think it's so much fun to do and adds such a nice touch to my cards.  You can search for lot's of tutorial on creating your own flowers with ribbon, felt and of course paper.  For my flower I've used my Accents Essentials Cricut cartridge and cut 5 flower shapes.  I stacked all of the shapes and then used my paper piercer to make a hole in the centers.   I used a small white brad to secure them all together.  Next is the fun part, you just start crumpling them up, twisting and fluffing until you like it.   I find lightweight paper gives the best results when doing this.

I'm really thrilled over how this card turned out.  So many pretty embellishments, from the flourish bling to the gorgeous crochet lace, not to mention the designer paper.  The DP is ancient, no really.  It's about 10 years old.  I made a calendar/day planner using this paper and loved it so much that I've hoarded the last few sheets for just that right project.  (LOL)  I thought it was perfect for Bubbly Fun Fhiona.

I also tried a technique that's new to me by creating a dotted background around my image.  You can see a video showing you how to do it HERE.  I was nervous that I was going to ruin my image the whole time, LOL.  But I'm really happy with the way that it turned out.  It's a little hard to tell but I've put Glossy Accents on the shampoo bottle, half pearls as bubbles and popped up the image panel to give added dimension.

Now you know that you want to come and play along with our Make Your Own Flower challenge at Your Next Stamp.  And we have 2 prizes for you to win.  One lucky winner chosen by random will receive $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks and the Winner Blinkie for their blog.  And the Top Pick Winner will receive $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks along with the Top Pick Blinkie for their blog.  (You must use a YNS image to be eligible for the Top Pick prize)  Our challenge will run for the next 2 weeks so you have lots of time to enter!!


Copic Creations = #35 Shading on or around images
Incy Wincy Designs = #61 Anything Goes
Paper Play Time = #18 Water
Crazy 4 Challenges = #56 Bling
Crafty Calendar Challenge = #12 Blue & Flowers
Charisma Cardz = #38 Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches = Make it Sparkle
Paper Romance = #17 Make your own flowers
Tuesday Throwdown = #19 Punches
Lollipop Crafts = #9 Glitter Sparkle Gems
Creative Cottage Challenge = #24 Bling it On
Lil Red Wagon = #48 Make Your Own Embellishment

 I apologize for not visiting anyone's blogs lately.  I've had lots going on with my family and I've just not had the time.  But I'm almost back into the swing of things and hope to be by to visit everyone real soon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
DP: EK Success (Laura Ashley)
Pearls and Rhinestone Flourish: Recollections
Border Punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Glossy Accents & Dimensionals
Crochet Lace: Unknown
Flower: Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge

Copics Used:
Hair: E35, YR23, Y23
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R00
B97, B95, B91, BV04, BV02, BV000, B000, C1, C2, Colorless Blender


Kristel said...

That's a stunning card Wendy! Looks really gorgeous in these blue colours!
Hugs Kristel

Dragonlady said...

Hi Wendy

What a super stunning card, love the pearls and beautiful flower.

Hugs Ali x

Tracy V. said...

Super Cute card. I doing dotted backgrounds and yours turned out great!!! Nice handmade flower too!


~Jeri~ said...

Soooo cute Wendy!! And it's so great to see how excited you are about your project! I love the colors and different techniques you used and the flower is gorgeous!! I love using pearls in water and these were perfect for the bubbles! Awesome creation!!

Paula said...

Love the shading on your bath & that flourish is a delight too. The ribbon through the lace is a nice touch & I'm not suprised you kept hold of that paper.
Paula (PEP)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Wendy!! I so love the blue you used and the monochromatic color scheme!! Stunning!! That paper, flower, and the paper is yummy!!!

Anita said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Leah the Orange said...

love it, Wendy! she looks fabby in blue, and that flower is GORJE!
thanks for sharing with us at Charisma! :D

Faye said...

Oh Wendy, this card is so pretty, I love the colours, the flowers, the 'vintage' paper, the lace... everything really. Hope all is well hun. xxx

Anita said...

Wendy, your card is so stinkin cute! That image is adorable and I love the lace and swirl that you've used. Your handmade flower is gorgeous.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wendy you are killing me with this card. Too stinking cute!! I just love the all blue scheme, the flower and pearl bubbles. It's stunning!


Hi Wendy
A gorgeous card,love the image,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Janis said...

Precious! Love the image, the pearl bubbles, and the gorgeous flower! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Crystal said...

Wendy WOOOWEEE I LOVE this, the blue and white is sooo pretty and you made one STUNNING flower sweetie!!!! You rocked this challenge for sure!!!!! LOVE THIS!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy this is one gorgeous card and I love it to bits, the papers, colours, design, image and flower look totally amazing.
Lorraine x

Maureen said...

Great challenge and an absolutely beautiful card! Love the papers, the dotted background, and of course your pretty flower!

Karen said...

Wendy you card is beautiful! So glad you got out your special paper for bubbly fun Fhiona! Your flower is amazing!!! Love it! Thanks for the great challenge!

alicaz said...

so cool! love the dotted background (thanks for the tutorial link) and your flower is great!

itsabrt said...

Wendy this is fantastic it reminds of Deltaware potter love it!

Davi said...

Fantastic creation!! Love the cutie image, colors and the wonderful punched border lace and flower!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Kristie said...

Sweet card! Love how you used all the bling.

Danderella said...

Wendy, great card, congrats on winning second place over at Digital Delights!

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun! Beautiful colouring and details! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge! hugs, Jane xxx

Caroline said...

Aww, beautiful card! The paper reminds me of those old teapots and teacups in the white and blue porcelain! Love the flower, the pearls, and the background colouring!! Oh and the bling too!!

Kathlene said...

Laura Ashley patterned paper, right? I still have some too and absolutely love it. You've created something very special here...your coloring and all the little touches are amazing. Lovely work!

Diane Davies said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. : )

Tracy said...

such a beautiful card the papers and colours are just gorgeous and the image is very sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Avril Tanner said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Kerri said...

I LOVE your gorgeous flower, and the beautiful soft colors you used! The bling looks fabulous, and so does your coloring!!!

Kate said...

I LOVE that dotted background! Just fabulous! And that flower is amazing, especially as you made it by doing lots of scrunching! What a great way to have a perfectly co-ordinting flower though!

Thanks for popping by my blog in all your busyness. I do hope things are okay your end. And I'm sorry for my lack of visits too. I was thining of you just the other day. I'd rather be visiting blogs than studying! Everything is fine here - just incredibly hectic.

Donna said...

Fantastic card Wendy and just perfect for our bling it on challenge this week...thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Creative Cottage :) Donna x

Heidi said...

Hi Wendy, Just love your card and such a sweet image. The colours just remind me of my nans bathroom. The flower is magic, must have a go at that for a change. hugs xx

cindy said...

That is so cute. I had to pop over and tell ya.

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