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
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