Monday, 5 September 2011

Make your own flowers

There is a new challenge today at Incy Wincy, and the theme to play along with this week is "Make your own flowers".  We're sponsored by our very own Nikki of Limited Runs who has kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

I made a little box base, put my row of pumpkins along each edge and the stary one as a tag, and set off to make my flowers.  They took me literally hours to make, but I do like the effect.

Each petal was cut out separately in the shape of an elongated pear; 12 large 'pears' and 18 small ones.  I then folded each petal in half lengthways, and then folded the sides backwards slightly to take the shape of petals.  I then cut out a snowflake in green as the base of the flower (the snowflake had 6 "sticky out bits" to glue the base petals to!)  I cupped the snowflake and taped it into a cup shape, and filled it with wet glue. I then started to layer my petals into the shape, 2 rows of large petals and 3 rows of smaller petals.  

And 3 hours later I had 4 huge handmade flowers !!!

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Incy Wincy challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

HINT : Pop back later today as I will be posting some candy!!!

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Happy crafting.


Tine said...

Hi Netty. Lovely flowers & a lovely way to showcase them in the pumpkin box. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Leah l'Orange said...

what a lovely project! please be sure to keep our rules in mind when you play along at Charisma - you may only enter 10 challenges (including ours) with your project. i see that you entered another, so i'm off to go see that one, too! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Galz!

carol said...

WOW what fantastic flowers, thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Allison said...

fab flowers
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Curly said...

Oh wow this is so very pretty, fabulous colour theme
I love the papers and those flowers are amazing, they are just perfect for our Challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #99 Monochromatic

I hope you can join us again next week

I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Deirdre said...

So beautiful - love your flowers.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

NancyD said...

Wow, your flowers are amazing. I really like handmade flowers for projects. Cute box too! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Céline said...

Hi Anette!please to meet you here! so wonderful project you sharing with us
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline PPC DT

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the color too! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Netty, love your colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Lisa Jane said...

whata wonderful box of flowers.. and i love the little pumpkins too

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a gorgeous project & thanks for sharing with us @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Fiona said...

wow this is a gorgeous little creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Gem said...

These are gorgeous Annette and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly our challenge rules state that you may link to up to 9 other challenge blogs only, and you are only able to enter our challenge 3 times. therefore unfortunately we will be unable to count this entry, we do hope you will stop by and enter again! Gemma x

Unknown said...

WOW that is so awesome!! I love your Hand Made Flowers:-) Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Play this week:-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great box of flowers. they look great and lovely for Autumn, thanks for playing on MAWTTs Handmade Flowers challenge this week Hazelxoxo

Anonymous said...

Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week
@ Paperplay Challenges.

Dorte said...

Super duper and fab creation, I can understand it took you hours to make!
Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Victoria said...

what a fantastic project thank you so much for joining us on totally papercrafts this challenge.

Lesley said...

Lovely box of flowers! You have more patience than me! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx