Playing with paper flowers.

Aug 12, 2011

Good morn­ing! My name is Chris­tine Drumheller and I am the own­er of the month­ly kit club, Cocoa Daisy.

I was thrilled to be invit­ed to post on Lisa’s blog this week. I am nor­mal­ly a very clean, lin­ear kind of scrap­book­er but this being Lisa’s blog I thought I would stretch out of my com­fort zone and add some extra lay­ers of flow­ers and rib­bon to a lay­out. I used bits and pieces from our July kit “Urban Loft” and its add-ons to cre­ate this lay­out about my Mom and I on Moth­er’s Day.

Lay­er­ing with paper flow­ers is a fun and ver­sa­tile way of cre­at­ing some tex­ture on your page. I used the Sas­safras kraft flow­ers and some of their new “foldies” on my lay­out but you can cut flow­ers from pat­terned paper or use a flo­ral paper punch to get the same look. Dress up your flow­ers with adhe­sive pearls, but­tons, stitch­ing, stick­les, ink or paint. What I like about paper flow­ers is that you can manip­u­late them so eas­i­ly, you can curl the petals, dis­tress them with a sand­ing block or crum­ple the whole flower. And don’t for­get to use foam adhe­sive to lay­er them!

I start­ed my lay­out with the pho­to and the pat­terned paper then I placed the rib­bon along the bot­tom and machine stitched it down. Then I sim­ply tucked flow­ers here and there. After I added the flow­ers I thought it still  need­ed a bit more so I added the ban­ner stick­ers and a few ran­dom cir­cles (always room for cir­cles!!).

 I fin­ished it off with the title and date, I still want to add some jour­nal­ing, a spe­cial note to Mom :)

Have a won­der­ful week­end and I will back with anoth­er post next Fri­day!

Chris­tine Drumheller
 Cocoa Daisy

Cocoa Daisy sub­scrip­tions 

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