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Friday, January 6, 2012

Bloomin' Flowers

I made a few this arvo while listening to Australia defeat India at cricket in the second test - magnificent game this one; so many hundreds and so exciting.  Three Tasmanians in the team (over represented for the population compared to the rest of Aussie)  and all have done well - life is good. Hilfy has just got his third wicket and it will probably be over in four days instead of five. OK, OK.....back to the flowers...........

I have purchased a few die cuts over 2011 and have the new triple punch from Stampin' Up, and so have used up some of the scraps laying around on the desk after the Christmas cards etc, and made flowers to compare and see what each die or punch can do.  Still cannot make roses like Tillymint (you must give me a tutorial one day) who by-the-way has just been published in the latest edition of Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft (Congrats Sue) - however, I will practice!

Here are my attempts at creating a bouquet!

All of them!

I used glue stick and glitter on some of the die cut rolled small roses (Marianne dies), and added a few pearls in some.  These are thin papers

These are the thinker papers
Two different sizes 

Die cut Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Flower Creations in some lovely gold/blue embossed Japanese paper

The same die cut - this time SU Whisper White and Pacific Blue ink sponged onto the paper before it was taken out of the die - and the paper was also embossed prior to this and after the die cut was made.

These are the flowers from the triple SU punch and three brads from the SU set Everyday Enchantment

Three bigger rolled roses using a Die-namics die from My Favourite Things - the white one is a middle sized from Marianne. 

The blue ones are Shapeabilities Daisy Heads - cut and embossed onto SU DP; the purple ones are from a Quick Kutz Flower set on thin paper 

The Daisy Heads on SU White - cut, embossed and sponged with Melon Mambo

These are from a Marianne die set LR0196 and the card is from scraps of SU DP from the stash and the brads are cloth covered - I ran the glue pen around the petals and sprinkled them with glitter. 

These are from a Die-namics die - a bit like an Aster Daisy


Monica said...

How pretty! Love all of them, Susan. Congrats to Australia for winning!

I am finally back from my loooong vacation.
Monica xxx

Ivanka said...

Wow! Those are all beautiful, the roses are my favorite, I think! I need to spend some time playing with flowers. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Merry said...

Oh you have certainly been having fun. What beautiful flowers and what a terrific way to use up your scraps.