Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Challenge and a Tutorial!

Noel Mignon and us DT gals have a new challenge this week over on Noel's blog! Have you ever watched the show Project Runway? What a cool show and inspirational.....even for scrappy pages! I chose the episode where the team had to create something fashionable with burlap. Now I don't normally have burlap in the house. Not sure why people would have burlap in the house......maybe for the occasional indoor sack race? LOL! So I chose to use something that looked a bit like burlap, I bought cross stitching fabric. And I created a whole lotta flowers for my LO of my niece, Hannah. Since this was a fashion challenge, I selected this picture of her playing "Diva!" I used Noel Mignon's Paper Doll kit (sold out). I also included lots of machine stitching.....cuz it is a fashion challenge!

I love these flowers, so I made bunches of them......and will have other projects down the road using them! So here is a little tutorial on how I created them! : ) Gather up your inks, Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II stamps and dies, and cross stitching fabric. Now, since many people may not have the PT sets, you could do this with any flower stamp you have on hand and a good pair of fabric scissors! I stamped loads of them!!!

I cut them into smaller squares before die cutting them. (Or cutting them with scissors!)

Here is my pile of leaves......and a few stray flowers that have been cut!

Once your flowers are cut, you are ready to make them dimensional and sparkly! Here is what you will need.....glue and a clear glitter. I used Martha Stewarts. : ) This is my FAVORITE glitter and use it for MANY of my projects!

Here is my flower before.......
And here it is all slobbered with glue! You will get a bit "gluey" in the process..... : )

I pinch the bottom of my flower and start to pull my petals down and curl them......

Here is my flower "curled." And yes, my glue is still there........

Then, just dump a whole lot of glitter over your flower......

Once it is dry, shake off the excess glitter and embellish your flowers.....stack them.......whatever! The great thing is, the glue dries and holds the flower's shape!

I will be home today with Cort (she is on spring break) and painting wood work in my bedroom. (We ripped down wallpaper and are in the process of repainting!) Sounds fun doesn't it?
Oh, and my washing machine is broke....along with my computer.....AGAIN......and my van needs MORE repairs. Seriously? Enough with stuff breaking on me! I keep reminding myself it is just stuff.......right?
: ) Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday!

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those flowers are just stunning!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeee this michele! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jingle said...

Those flowers look amazing!!! Fantastic job!

Lynette said...

Beautiful flowers Michelle, thank you so much for sharing this technique.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow michelle! what a beautiful page! and hannah is just gorgeous!

your flowers are .... i'm speechless.... fabulous!

i hate when STUFF happens!

Jocelyn said...

Oh the LO is just Super...I adore it and those flowers....swoon............I have tons of cross stitch fabric and I will have to try this out!!! Love the weight of these flowers!!!

Wishing you a great day...sounds like a busy one and you know what we are having the same issues....everything is breaking at the same time!!!! FRUSTRATING!!!

Debby said...

I will try these flowers for sure. What a good idea.
Sorry about the breakdowns......when it rains it pours....sorry.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love these flowers! Thanks for the tutorial - won't even ask how you got those great pics with ooey gooey fingers : ) Sorry to hear about everything breaking down will be praying things get worked out for you .

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE your flowers!! Thanks so much for the tutorial ... can't wait to give 'em a try. As much as I hate to use my supply of emergency sack-race burlap ...

LOLOL, TFS!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea! I love the texture of the xstitch fabric!

Victoria Resh said...

They are beautiful...thank you for sharing :D

Noreen said...

I love the way these flowers turned out... thanks for sharing your technique.

Ree Donnelly said...

WOW! Just stumbled on your blog (via your post on Becca Feeken's blog)and LOVE it!
You rocked it with this one, Michele...amazing! I'm impressed!
Hugs...<3

Card Making said...

Wow!! those are gorgeous! I love it.

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