Saturday, May 1, 2010

Handmade flower challenge

The Pink Elephant is having a challenge for you to make your own flowers, so I decided to create this layout.  I used some pics I took with the action shot mode on my camera.  I loved how the pictures showed my daughter jumping into her daddy's arms. 
It made me think of a song that says, "When I'm weak...I am safe in your arms."  I thought that would be a great title for the page, so I made a tag using that as the title. 
Finally, I finished off the page by making some flowers.  I used a retired stamp set, Stitched Exotics to create the flowers.  I stamped them, cut them out and took an empressor to shape the flowers and make them more 3-dimensional.  I sprayed all of them with some vanilla smooch spritz and then added a little yellow rhinestone in the middle of the red flowers.  For the yellow flowers, I punched a 1/2" circle and pressed the center in to make the edges pucker.  Then I stamped a tiny flower from a new stamp set called Itty Bitty Bits and punched it out with the matching Bitty punch.  I finished those off with teeny tiny pearls.  For the finishing touch, I took some hemp twine and curved it across the layout to connect all of the flowers.
   

3 comments:

Liz said...

Those flowers are so pretty! I love the pictures, and the layout showcases them beautifully!

Krista said...

Love your layout and your pretty paper flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with our scrap challenge at The Pink Elephant!

Jenn K said...

What a wonderful 2page layout! Thanks so much for joining us on The Pink Elephant