Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Beauty ~ Scrap-Friendzy March Challenge #10 ~ Flowers

Here is a layout of Grace at her 5th birthday party.  She looks so happy and so pretty.

My challenge to the Girlz at Scrap-Friendzy is to create or alter a flower for their layout.  Here is my example:

I pleated 1 1/2" by 1 yd torn strips of muslin, then loosely machine stitched the edge and gathered to form into these double layered flowers which I glued onto cardstock circles with Fabri-tac glue.  I rescued from the trash, the uneven strip that I tore off the end to make the twisted fabric centers which I dyed with watered down alcohol ink.

Here's a close-up of the flowers:

I used:
MME - Kraft/red print paper
Basic Grey - blue/white print paper, green leaves, yellow swirls
Red Cardstock ~ stash
Sewing machine/thread
Martha Stewart ~ Waterfall around the border punch set
Tim Holtz Die for Sizzix
Ranger Alcohol Ink - to dye flower centers
Muslin from JoAnn's
Sewing machine/thread
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Tsukineko chalk ink - black, pesto
Cricket Cartridge for cakes - leaf image
Honey bee scissors
Gazelle to cut title letters

I've entered this layout in:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog Challenge ~ Make your own embellishments ~ I made the flowers (4/5)
Scrap-Creations Challenge ~ Spring has Sprung ~ Hand made flowers represent spring 
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Just be Girlie ~ This is a feminine girly LO 
Crafty Cardmakers #42 ~ Special Birthday ~ 5th birthday (5/5) 
Pink Paper Paradise ~ Anything goes

Thanks for dropping by!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Great flowers, love them! Thanks for joining Anything Goes, K x

  2. Very nice layout! You are so creative with things that the rest of us just throw away.

  3. Very pretty LO to preserve those precious memories. I love your muslin flowers!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at TT this week.

  4. This is such a wonderful scrapbook page. Grace is such a cutie! I love those handmade flowers. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

  5. The layout is beautiful. I love the fabric flowers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  6. i love the flowers!! I hope you had fun at the expo!!

  7. Those flowers are great. Funny about creating the center from the piece that had been thrown away!

  8. Very pretty! What great dimension you've added :)

  9. gorjuss creation hun, such lovely colours and wonderful flowers, thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Judie xx


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