Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Monday, February 9, 2015

ADORNit® Blog Hop - Illuminated Spring Flower Blossoms










I'm excited to be a part of the ADORNit® Blog Hop!  I received an amazing box of product from AdornIt and the hardest part was to first decide WHAT I wanted to work with.  I decided for this first project I would focus on the Blender Basics paper pack.  But, I've also been working on several other projects with some of the fabric and other papers they sent - so stay tuned!

These Illuminated Spring Blossoms are a pretty way to usher in warmer spring days.  Display them near a sunny window for a little springtime cheer, and when the sun goes down and the day starts to darken - turn on the lights in the centers and watch the warm sunny glow illuminated from within the flowers themselves!

Be sure to follow through and see what the other participating designers are sharing.   The next person's blog to visit on your journey is Jennifer Priest.  ADORNit® is also offering a great prize package to a lucky winner who visits all the projects on this hop!  Your Give-Away Clue for this post is: "Y".

Materials:

ADORNit® Blender Basics Paper Pack
FloraCraft® Design It:® SimpleStyle® LED Lighted Branch
Sizzix® Big Shot™, Eileen Hull Bigz™ Flower 3-D Wrapped, Flourish & Leaf
Makin's Clay® - 120g White, Floral Push Mold
DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - New Life
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Crafter's Ink Pad - Sweet Pea, Jungle
Earth Safe Finishes™ Ann Butler Designs™ Iridescents - Sunshine
Offray® Ribbon - 7/8" Glitter Pink
Westcott® Titanium-Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
Beacon® Tacky Glue
Vintage Blue Mason Jar
Paintbrush, craft sponge

Instructions:

Paint LED lighted branch with green Chalky Finish paint.  Let dry.

Use Big Shot™ Machine and Flower 3-D Wrapped die to cut multiple From pink patterned papers in ADORNit® Blender Basics pack.  Number of flowers cut will depend on number of finished flowers. For the 7 flowers I made, I cut 10 large size, and 11 small.

Use Big Shot™ Machine and Flourish & Leaf die to cut multiple leaves from assorted green patterned papers in ADORNit® Blender Basics pack.

Sponge edges of pink flowers with Sweet Pea ink, edges of leaves with Jungle ink.

Assemble flowers per instructions on die - for five I used 2 large flowers and one small for the centers; for two of the flowers I layered 3 of the small.

Mount flowers, using Tacky Glue, to the end of each branch with the light in the center of the flower.

Mount leaves randomly to each branch and to the stem.

Open 120g white Makin's Clay® and cut about 1/4" of package.  Place remaining clay in zip lock bag with damp paper towel for later use.  Use floral push mold to create 7 flowers for centers of paper flowers.  Carefully push end of paint brush through the center of each clay flower while wet to create hole for the light.

Paint flowers with Sunshine Iridescents paint.  Let dry.

Carefully insert each clay flower over the light, use Tacky Glue to hold in center of flowers.

Add batteries per instructions and insert floral branch into blue mason jar, add white tissue paper to cover the wire and battery pack.

Tie glitter pink ribbon around rim of jar and tie bow.

9 comments:

  1. Oh Cindi - these blossoms are totally AMAZING!!! I love handmade flowers - and you added LED blossoms... makes a STUNNING centerpiece! I am in love with the Adornit Blender Basic Paper as well, all double-sided patterns in every color imaginable.

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  2. Love Love this idea! Your flowers are so pretty too!

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  3. great idea to add lighting to your blooms. Just beautiful!

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  4. How fun to add light to the center of the blooms!

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  5. Love your project- those flowers are amazing!

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  6. Wow - these definitely brighten the day!

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  7. Cindy, the flowers are simply beautiful!!

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