Here it is Hop day again! This week we were challenged with individual bags of pre cut flowers made with Brenda Pinnick's Beauty Bloom die. My package included flowers cut in white and yellow cardstock, and yellow felt. I wanted to challenge myself to try to stick to the materials as close to the way I received them as possible - so I didn't experiment with other mediums like fabric or patterned papers - I kept to the yellow and white. With a few added bits and pieces, and a little shimmer.... these were my results.
Next I layered three of the yellow flower centers and stitched them together, allowing them to bunch here and there, then added a few seed beads. This one was used as an accent on a Thanksgiving place setting card.
While I was in the stitching mood, I gathered 5 of the yellow felt petals together and also stitched them to create this "bud". A few green felt leaves, and some simple embroidered accents finished it off. I think this would make a cute little broach, or a fun accent to a gift.
Next came the paper challenge...... I cut several of the white petals in half vertically, placed them overlapping each other slightly, and stitched them together at the base. I then fanned them out and glued the two end pieces together to create a "morning glory" cone shaped flower. Blue and lavendar Pearl Ex Pigment Watercolor Paint was used to give it a lovely shimmering morning glory blue tone.
Two of the white 3 petal sets were layered and folded slightly forward. A yellow three petal set was folded up, overlapped, and glued together to create the center "trumpet" for this faux narcissus. White and gold Pearl Ex Pigment Watercolor Paint added a bit of shimmer, and a cardstock stem and leaves were quick finishing touches.
Sizzix Originals Die - Flower, Beauty Bloom -#655455 - http://www.sizzix.com/product/939
Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die Cutting Machine - http://www.sizzix.com/product/1711
Felt – http://www.nationalnonwovens.com/
Cardstock - white, yellow, green, brown
US Artquest Pearl-Ex Pigment Watercolor Paints - http://www.usartquest.com/
Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive - http://www.elmers.com/
Needle, embroidery floss
Harmonie patterned paper used on place card - http://www.loisirsharmonie.ca/
Follow the clickable link in the upper right corner of the page to see the creative interpretations of this fun die from the over 60 other participating designers - You're sure to find lots of inspiration!