Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Showers Springtime Llama Hop

Welcome to the April Showers Springtime Hop!
I sure hope that you enjoyed Buffy's wonderful projects.

I elected to go with a "flower theme", 
given all those April showers.  We've gotten
so much rain, everything is green and growing.
The inspiration for my first project comes
from Stampin' Up!  This is a replica of a project
displayed on a SU magazine.  


 The flower is made out of watercolor paper, 
with each petal punched with the RETIRING Blossom Petals
Builder punch.  I ran them under a water faucet to
wet them, sponged them with Cajun Craze ink
and folded them around a paint brush to produce their shape.
Once all of the petals were dry, I used a glue gun to 
assemble the flower.  A Designer Builder Brad
was attached to the center with glue dots.  
Dazzling Details were added to the petals
and flower center, to replicate dew.
Below is a close-up of this flower. 

Sets:  French Foliage, Just Believe

Colors:  Water Color paper, Cajun Craze,
Brushed Silver

Accessories:  Blossom Petals Builder Punch,
Designer  Builder Brad, Sponge, Dazzling Details,
Finishing Touches Edgelit

This is a second flower, made in the same way.

Colors:  Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, 
Garden Green, Early Espresso

Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder,
Designer Builder Brad

 These are VERY bulky flowers, so you won't
be sending them through the post office.  They do, however,
make dandy little cards to hand deliver.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog
Now hop on over to Kathe's very creative blog.  She's
waiting to show you some darling projects! 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Designer Builder Brad Fun

The Designer Builder Brads are great fun.
This is a gift card, using one of the brads
as the center for the Lacy and Lovely Image.

Open the card up and....

These are earrings that I made with
the Designer Builder Brads.  
I put Glimmer paper in the centers, 
to complete the bling!