Time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies and this one is to
Create your own Flower Embellishments
Tell us how or what you did, and if you can add a link great!
You can just have the flowers or put them on something, the sky is the limit, up to you, card, scrap page, box or on their own....made from paper, fabric, gauze, leather, old books, anything....
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Emerald Fairies
The winner will receive two images
For another blog called the Lollipop Ladies, where there is a photo and a twist each fortnight, I made a flower brooch last week. You can find out all about it here.
For Crafting with Dragonflies I decided to upcycle a balsa wood cheese box, and add the brooch as a topper.
I painted it with white Gesso to cover up the printing - this is a lovely cheese if you see the box, a beautiful Camembert: King Island is in Bass Strait between us and the mainland of Australia and is a beautiful place to visit, but if you cannot afford to do that, buy the cheese!
It took three coats of paint to cover it up enough to begin work on it
Like my orchard?
I used a die cut and adhered it to the centre of the inside bottom of the box, and then added a rub-on.
I used a piece of washi tape around the outside of the lid of the box. I also die cut another blue piece of card from the Firefly set and fitted it to the top of the box. I added the brooch topper and a small tag with another rub-on.
I thought I could fill it with die cut flowers as a gift for a friend.
I had several flowers left over from making the brooch, and was flicking through a new magazine I saw a flower created by folding small squares of paper into cones, and using them as the petals. So I had a go at that as well. Each petal is one 5 cm x 5 cm square.
I used Firefly DP by Prima, a die cut tag, mounted the back paper onto SU Bermuda Bay card, and then onto some pearl card folded to make a card.
Initially I tried to work out a good way to fold the cones, and two got a centre fold before I realised that would not work! However, eventually I got it sorted but there are some odd folds in there in places. I added some dots of Liquid Pearls (gold) and I sprayed it all with a gold glitter spray - you can see it under the desk light inside but it doesn't show in the photos taken outside so well.
The sentiment is from the SU Happy Day set.
Hope this gets you inspired to enter our challenge (and even to enter the one at the Lollipop Ladies too if it is still running when you read this), and make a flower embellishment.
I will enter these in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes - the box
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes - the card
Artistic Stamper: Alter something - the box obviously
The Crafting Cafe: Anything Goes - the card