Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Handmade Flower Challenge with Bo Bunny! ...AND an invite to chat with me!

So the challenge today over at Bo Bunny blog was for the design team girls to make a card with handmade flowers....ha! a challenge after my own heart! :)   For the above card I used the Welcome Home collection papers, mixed with a little bit of Et Cetera (I love the music note paper!)  The butterflies are from the Country Garden collection.  Here is a close-up peek of the blooms... 
HOW TO:  I made the blooms using some plain book paper (literally paper I tore from an old book I bought at the thrift store for a few pennies!). I just gave the paper a light spritz with some Tim Holtz Pink Sherbert Alcohol ink.  I then used the EK Success Retro Flower punch (small) to punch out a few flower shapes.  I then used a jaggedy edged deco scissor on the ends of the petals to get that tattered look that carnations have.  I strung 3 of them on a floral wire (crinkled the petals up a bit and adhered them together with some glue).  A very simple floral design for your cards or layouts!  (Here I also adde some little bud twigs that I bought in a cluster at Michaels at 60% off!) 
Do you like making your own floral embellishments?  If you do, take the Bo Bunny challenge and create a card with your handmade flowers and post them at this link Bo Bunny Handmade Floral Card Challenge and you can have a chance at a fun Bo Bunny prize! 

One more thing before I close today.....Have you ever wanted to have a live chat with me?  Questions you've always wanted to ask?  Here is your opportunity!  I'm guest designer over at Swirlydoo's kit club this month and they have arranged a live chat with me at their site.  It's scheduled for next Monday 16th at 7:00 pm EST.  Once I have a link from them I will share it with you all here.  I hope to get a chance to chat with you all, so mark the date! :)

15 comments:

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Ficou hiper perfeito o seu cartão, é uma verdadeira obra de arte.

Beijos

Bellaidea said...

Very cool! What abot a coffee?:)

Judy Webb said...

love the card, the flowers and texture...of course, love the paper.

Sandi Cl~ said...

How exciting! I'll be there!

Robin said...

Beautiful...thanks for the tutorial on the flowers!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing card!! Love the stitching!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lizzyc said...

OH your card looks so lovely, and the flowers are fabulous.. I love how you make it all look so easy.. and if I got to chat with you I would just love to say thank you for all the inspiration you give to so many.. and also for your beautiful layouts and creations and sharing all the hints to help us in our creating!!

Romy said...

Your handmade flower bouquet is simply gorgeous! It's such a beautiful vintage card! I'd love to video chat with you, but unfortunately 7.00 EST is midnight for me;)

morkaren said...

Meget lækkert kort, og tak for ideen med "figursaksen" jeg laver også hjemmelavede blomster. knus morkaren.

caroleanne said...

what a treat and a great idea, I expect its the middle of the nite here for me! Your card is beautiful, I will definately give these flowers a go, as I love all things flowery. BFN

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card and the flowers are terrific. Thanks for sharing how they were made with us - would never have thought of using my scissors on the petals to get the carnation effect. Elizabeth

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking card.

duffy said...

I recently found your blog via scrapbook.com and was instantly captivated!! I must confess that I wasn't really excited by many of the l/0's I've seen until I saw yours!! I wish I could convey to you just how much I have been positively affected by your work, but words simply fail me. I do have a couple of questions though... First, I have not found any comments from you regarding your exquisite use of cheesecloth and I would love for you to describe your ideas about it. Also, are you still distressing the edges of your papers with scissors and fingers, or do you use a tool of some kind? Thanks for sharing your inspirational work! Duffy:)

pattyo said...

What a beauty of a card! Love your unique take on the flowers. I love that music paper, also. I hope to be at the live chat.

Eila Sandberg said...

You always make delish flowers Gabi! this is such a de-luxe card, beeeeautiful!! Yah, soo not convenient with all the live chats and tuts taking place when we Europeans are having our beauty sleep. One of these days perhaps .... xoxoxo

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