Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fleurs...fleurs and more fleurs...


OK...so as anyone who follows my blog...I love flowers....purchased, handmade or home grown...So my newest...latest craze has been to create my own flowers from pages of a book!



This is a picture of one of my gardens at my house...I LOVE FLOWERS!! What a joy...



To create your own flowers for you scrapbook pages...grab a scallop circle punch...or cut them out from your diecut machine.





I chose to work with a 2 7/8" scallop circle punch for these flowers.






Punch or cut out 3 flowers from random pages from an old book.






At each scallop, make cuts....creating petals.




Ink the flowers with the Distress ink of your choice...I chose to use Faded Jeans.






Apply a dab of glue...I used "The Ultimate" a thick white glue...into the center of the first flower.





Place second flower on top of first flower, apply another dab of glue and adhere last flower.
Place flower in your hand and push down in the center, pinch back and man handle the flower.






When dry...cut off point on back...
don't cut toooooo far of you may end up with pieces in your hand.




There you have it....a beautiful handmade flower. You can use coordinating scrapbook paper... or what ever you can think of...use different size scallop circles....think out of your box....and have fun!!


Here is a sneak peek of a layout I created using this flower for the next challenge on DreamGirlsChallengeBlog .

3 comments:

heather said...

Great tutorial! these flowers are super cute! I cant wait to see your project. Oh and your garden is incredible!

debbiefitz said...

This looks much easier than I thought it would - definitely gonna try this. Thanks for posting!

Ariadne said...

HI Lynne,
I like your style and how you scrap.. Thanks !!