Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March in National Craft Month

I cannot believe it is March already; can you? This March at Scrap Shotz, I'd like to share with you a series of projects, tips and tricks and inspiration. You can incorporate these ideas into your home decor or cards or layouts. Let's have some fun, shall we?

To kick off National Craft Month, I'd like to share some instructions on how to make the tissue paper flowers on my layout below.

Handmade, slightly imperfect flowers are all the rage now. They can be distressed, coloured with glimmering mists or jazzed up with some Copic air brushing. Either way, flowers are fun and oh so easy to make.

I used white tissue paper. The tissue paper I used had a matte and a glossy side. Using my circle punch, I cut a swack of circles all the same size. You could definitely use different sizes of circles but I like to challenge myself to complete projects in 30 minutes or less!

Next, gather up the circles and insert a brad to hold the circles together. Then "fluff" up the circles by scrunching them. Now you have a colourless but cute flower.

You can choose any option to colour your flower now. I used two different colours of Tattered Angels glimmer mist because I like the depth that the secondary colour gives it. After the glimmer mist dried, I "painted" on some Ranger Glossy Accents and dusted on some Pink Paislee Pixie Stix. I love the look; do you?

Here is a side and aerial view of the flowers -

To finish off my floweers, I used my Hero Arts stamps and coloured them with my Copics.

I hope to see your tissue paper flowers too!

Supplies used:  Urban Lily (pattern papers); Zva Creative (gem swirls); Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Doodlebug alphas; Heidi Swapp (chipboard question mark); EK Success circle punch; Hero Arts stamp; Copic Spica Marker

Thanks for letting me share!


~Amber said...

Gorgeous V! Great tutorial!

Neisey said...

these are B-U-T-ful!

Lisa L. said...

Wow! They are so beautiful.

Jamie V said...

Wow! Love this- will be playing for sure!!

Jess said...

Gorgeous blossoms V!

Lorraine said...

Oh! I love these! I can see myself giving this one a try! Great work, V!

Laurie (Wally) said...

WOW V... I love those flowers... thanks for sharing your ideas.. always full of inspiration you are..

serena said...

very pretty. I am so into making flowers of all types right now so these will be a great addition! thanks for the tutorial and another idea for glimmer mist.

Liz said...

what a great LO V, and the little one looks so much like you, beautiful!!!

Maggie Fernandes said...

Love your LO V. I am surely trying out those flowers, they look gorgeous