Monday, April 9, 2012

Flowers for Easter

Good morning, hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend so far.

We had fun yesterday hunting for eggs......the Easter Bunny thinks she's smart in our house, by leaving written clues for the kiddo's to try and figure out where the eggs are.  Makes no difference....the stash was still found within 5 minutes, but at least fun was had by all.

The day was rounded off with a trip to the cinema, to see The Lorax.......quite a good movie by adult standards.......I stayed awake which is a good sign!

So today I'm continuing with the projects from my recent  Two Scrapbook Friends DT kit, using Echo Parks "This & That" 'Charmng' collection.  Today's project is every one's favourite (not mine at least!), the altered item.
I saw these paper flowers on the Authentique blog quite some time ago, and knew I wanted to try them some day.  As I had a fair few scraps left over in this kit, the time was now, so I created this little pretty..........



These flowers are a little time consuming to make and use a fair amount of paper, but they are pretty simple and look quite effective.  If you'd like to give them a try, check out the tutorial on the Authentique blog here.

As mentioned before, I used the leftovers from my Echo Park paper and added a variety of buttons, together with a double punched butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch.




The tiny plant pot is a Dollarama bargain.  It was purchased unfinished so I painted it pink, then added a layer of crackle medium, before finishing with a layer of cream paint.  I did cover the whole thing with a layer of ModPodge just to seal things nicely.




The polka dot ribbon ribbon finishes the job......sweet!

I have a couple more projects left to show you from this collection, so I'll be back during the week sometime.
Enjoy the last day of the long weekend, and I'll see you soon,
Jayne.x.
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Challenges entered:
Always crafting - #5 Anything but a Card
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #187 Spring Is In The Air
The Pink Elephant - #143 Flowers
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Handmade Flowers
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - #8 All About Spring

9 comments:

JanR

Ah, the altered item. Very elusive form of crafting around here. But, if I thought I could create something as lovely as this I just might do it from time to time. It's wonderful! Off to check out how the flowers are made....

Dee

Oh Jayne, these are gorgeous! I am headed over to the Authentique blog to check them out! I am glad your Easter was wonderful, as was mine!

Laureen

Love the details INSIDE the flowers! FAB!

Katina

Oh WOW!!! Jayne this is a stunning piece of work! I love those flowers. I will now go and look at the tutorial, bookmark it but never make them, lol!
xx

Joanne

Such a fabulous project Jayne! I will have to check out the tutorial and give it a try :)
Joanne xo

Carolyn Wolff

These are just awesome. I am going to have to feature them on our blog since I missed them the first time. After Scrapfest for sure.....actually I must go back to the store and get them to put in our booth!

AuroraDawn

OH WOW Jayne, those flowers are gorgeous, so much detail! Its stunning!!

Thank you for joining our 'Spring' challenge at That Craft Place. Please come back and join us again soon :O)

Inky Hugs

Dawn
xxx

Brodders

Gorgeous work :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo)

Beautiful flowers Jayne. You are very creative. Love the way you created these. Gloria

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