Anthea Peterson created this gorgeously serene page. She writes: I have made some Jute Flowers where I did basically the same thing Lou did with her flowers, I attached some Jute to a punched circle using a Pearl Brad then I applied some strong liquid glue and kept twisting and wrapping the Jute around the brad.
I also made some Rosettes. I punched out some flowers using a paper punch and then placed them inside each other until I was happy with the fullness of it. I then rolled out the tips of each petal and put a pearl in the centre.
Cara (aka Princess Kessie) has shared these two beautiful projects with us.
How cute are these twine flowers by Chantelle Huizenga! She writes : I’ve made my own flowers using twine.
Using punched shapes – scallops and circles – tie a knot in your twine and adhere to centre of shape, then twist around till you are happy with the result. I’ve used glue to adhere the twine!! Then I’ve added a brad to the centre of each flower.
Heidi Barclay created this pretty layered flower. She writes: I used a strip of fabric which I folded into two and then hand tacked the bottom folded piece and pulled the stitching together to create my flower. I have also added some mesh fabric underneath and on top, and finished it off with a fabric brad in the middle. Once I had finished, I added a little bit of white shimmerz on the top to give it some extra shine.
Leeann Pearce has yet again wowed us with this bright and beautiful page. She writes:
Awesome who doesn’t LOVE flowers – I especially like that they are so easy to make and there’s a massive variety out there for us to create. This week I made some fabric rosettes. I have hand dyed some strips of calico. I then rip 1.5cm strips from each of the colours. Tied a knot at one end and started to wrap and twist all the way around. I used some helmar fabric glue to adhere the tail end. Then I added some pearls to the tops and arranged then on my page in a cluster. I also made a paper rosette using the Tim Holtz rosette die – which is totally awesome I might add.
Lisa Gregory stunned us with some wonderful layouts, all of which are full of exquisite flowers that she has made from paper as well as fabric and ribbon.
Sharmaine Kruijver came up with this page which smacks of bright summer days. She writes: I made my flower out of scrap cardboard, paint and a pompom (cut from some pompom trim). I cut out 2 circles from the cardboard, added some paint around the outside of each circle and then cut slits into the circles. I then gathered the paper together, lifting the sides up and pushing the ‘petals’ out. To finish the flower I added a pompom in the middle.
Finally we loved this softly colourful layout from Nicole Pomeroy also with two different types of flowers. She writes:
I’ve made two different types of flowers on my layout. One is the spiralled circle, which are very easy to create and the other I’ve created by using my flower punches and using a stylus tool rubbing them from the outside in. This makes them close up, the more pressure and the more you do it the tighter they become. Once finished I glued the layers together to form my flower. They also look great with glittered or inked edges.