Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Crewel & Unusual Kit Blog Hop


Welcome to the Club Scrap Crewel &; Unusual Kit Blog Hop. This is your last stop and you should have come here from the very talented Lisa Dolezal's blog. Today I would like to share with you some sunshine with sunflowers! The sunshine being my granddaughters of course! But first let me show you this awesome kit!

And here is the layout I made. I cut the circle with the flourish and the title from the Silhouette, along with the sunflowers. I have instructions below on how I made the sunflowers. I wanted to use the Club Scrap Weathered Florals Unmounted Stamp to make a light pattern on some paper. So I used some light brown ink and stamped some flowers on the paper (bottom strip below large sunflower).

Closeup of flowers and vines.

After cutting the shapes for the sunflowers (2 for each flower), I spritzed them with water and crumbled them into a small ball, then SLOWLY unfold them, your paper will be weak at this point, but will be strong again when it dries.

While it was still wet, I rolled the petals using the end of a paintbrush, and let dry. You might need to spray a little water if they dry before you get done rolling.

Then I took stamped some ink on my craft mat and sprayed some water, taking a brush I added some lines down the middle.

Add some glossy accents (or your favorite glue that dries clear) to the center.

 Next my recent fascination with alcohol inks comes into play. I wanted to use microbeads but only had pink, but I found these green bead. The ones on the right are the color they are, but I felt that was too light. So I took some drops of lettuce Adirondack Ink and mixed the beads around until they were  covered.  One the left you can see they did get darker. Then I put them on the glossy accents.

The finished flowers!! I made a lot more than I ended up using.  I did go back and more glossy centers on top of the beads.

More of my obsession with inking, I used the Club Scrap the floral bead embellishment from an older kit and added some Latte Andironack to them.  The leaves were from Bazzill and again I used the Lettuce color ink to darken them and as above, I sprayed them with water and crumbled them up to distress them a little.  OK again with the ink, the twine was white and drop some ink on them, and instantly absorbed up and changed to the color I wanted!

Now head back to Club Scrap and to  get more ideas!
Products Used:
Club Scrap floral bead embellishment
Petaloo butterflies
Bazzill leaves
Adirondack Ink Latte and Lettuce
Quick Quotes Mango Mai Tai ink
Other floral thing?
Thanks for stopping by, and I enjoy reading your comments.
Donna Coughlin



Tricia Morris said...

Wow--such a stunning page! I love it! And thanks for the flower tutorial. They were a lot of work, but so worth it!

Julie said...

Donna, love everything about this layout, from the photos, and flowers to the huge purple print circle accent!! LOVE IT!

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a fun LO - love the handmade sunflowers! They are beautiful and it makes me wish it were warmer - LOL!!


Carolyn said...

Beautiful! Amazing details!

Annette said...

Tremendous detail in this very pretty layout. All your work and effort truly make the photo pop.

Hetty said...

Oh my this is such an awesome page with a wonderful wreat around the picture.
Thanks for sharing how you made the flower.

crzymom said...

Gorgeous page Donna! Love the flowers you made.

Josette Trunnell said...

Beautiful layout, love those flowers.!!!

Laura said...

Beautiful scrap layout, Donna! Love the cool flowers you have created!!! ...and how you added color to the beads and attached them with the glossy accents! THanks so much for sharing!

Tina Dornbaum said...

A fabulous page. I love the flowers!

APeeling Papercrafts said...

Thank you for the tutorial on the flowers-so cute! Beautiful page!

Lisa D said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for the tutorial. A great layout of your granddaughters.

debduzscrappin said...

WOW beautiful layout - what gorgeous details in this layout - love all the step outs too - thanks bunches!!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful page!!! Lovely flowers!
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