The base of these flowers is a store bought white flower (Making Memories) and I used Tattered Angels "Glam" in Organic Garden to give them the green glimmered look. The blossoms were first punched out using a large scallop circle (Marvy Uchida) then I cut the circle into a "spiral" and begin to roll up starting on one end working your way to the end, let it relax and see the blossom develop, I added Glossy Accents to adhere in a couple of places and to adhere to the green flower base. To the very center of the flower I added a "glob" of the Glossy Accents then add the pearl (ColorStories brand) There are some great tutorials out in blogland for handmade flowers so the sky (or garden) is the limit!
Be sure to click to enlarge to see the detail on the flourishes. I didn't have any chipboard flourishes so I had to improvise. I found a couple of stickers (BoBunny, top; Basic Grey, bottom) and attached them to a piece of chipboard and very patiently (maybe) and meticulously cut them out. The next steps were trial and error but I liked the result. I painted each of the flourishes with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paint, blank canvas (aka white!), dried with heat gun to speed up the process, so much for my patience ;-) then painted with Distress Crackle Paint (old paper), heat gunned to dry, then "glammed" with the Tattered Angels Organic Garden Glam, heat gunned to dry again. I used the sanding block around the edges then distressed with ink, (aged Mahogany). Finally, I attached to the layout with Glossy Accents and dimensionals.Down the homestretch!
Bless your heart if you made it to the end!! I hope that you've gotten a little bit of inspiration! This layout was made with love and the picture was taken almost a year ago, so my little granddaughter Addy has changed quite a bit! I really need to get some updated pics off of my computer and into my hands!
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