Monday, May 24, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC68)

Hi Everyone ~ I am so excited to be your challenge hostess for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC 68)! I am challenging everyone to use “make our own flowers!”


I know you have seen all of these wonderful dimensional homemade flowers being used everywhere. Now is your chance to make your very own and sport them on your cards, too! They look quite amazing, but they really are not that hard to do You can use anything from paper to lace to create your flowers. However, if you would like to see a few tutorials from SCS on paper roses, rolled flowers, or tissue flowers, just check out the links. Also, Dawn Burnworth, has also done a tutorial on ribbon flowers here. Whichever form of flower you choose to create, we would love to have you play along with us! Remember to link your card with the Link system at the Flourishes blog for your chance to win a $10 store gift certificate. Also, check out the blog for more ways to win!

For my card I used Flourishes Calendar Set 2 "Morning Glory!" I stamped the image on Metallic White Cardstock from Paper and More with Versamark and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder from Ranger and colored with my Copic Markers. I then sponged around the image with SU's Almost Amethyst and added some tiny rhinestones. I cut the image and the background out with Spellbinders Labels 4. The background was glitter paper that I bought from Hobby Lobby...ya gotta love that paper! The DP also came from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment came from Flourishes "Many Sentiments" and it was stamped on Spellbinders Oval Nesties with Versamark and heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder from Ranger. The ribbon is 1.5 Silk Purple Ribbon, which I purchased at Flourishes called Violet.

My flower is simple...using Spellbinders Peony Nestabilities and Lavendar tissue paper in two sizes. I simply cut 6 of each size, put a brad through the middle and fluffed it up adding a little bling to the middle of the flower.

Check out the other team designers to see what we all created with "make our own flowers!"

Cindy

Dee

Silke

Barbara

Maki

Betty

I hope you all enjoy this challenge as much as I have had putting it together. Have fun with it and enjoy!

31 comments:

Beate said...

I got to play if you are the hostess! LOVE your card and the challenge you picked. It won't be a hard for everyone to participate. Making your own flowers is fun!
Hugs and smiles

Our Little Inspirations said...

Contratulations Miss Hostess with the Mostest!! Your morning glory card is just gorgeous! I love purple, and these rich colors look wonderful! I love that glittered paper, but your flower with that rich purple ribbon looks amazing! WTG! :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Well a huge congratulations to you Velta on your gig with Flourishes! Love, love, love your challenge girl! I've been playing with paper flowers in my new bridal designs I'll be posting soon, what a coincidence . . . LOL . . . great minds think alike . . . eh!!! LOL!!! Your card is super FABULOUS! Love the colors, a gorgeous design girl! And love your gorgeous ribbon!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Velta, thanks for the FABULOUS challenge.

Barbara said...

This is just gorgeous, Velta!!! I love your blue color palette and your flower is perfection!! Thanks so much for helping us out this month--it was great having you and I LOVE your challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Good Morning Velta!!! Congrat again on being our Guest Designer and host!!!

Your flower card is gorgeous!!! Love the sparkly background and your tissue flower is fabbo!!! I really enjoyed your challenge and I'm so thrilled you agreed on playing with us this week!!! Hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Oh this is so elegant, Velta! I love your beautiufl tissue flower with the brad & bow!! Your coloring job is super FABULOUS!
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful challenge. I've learned about making flowers and enjoy making mine :):)

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, Velta! That glitter paper is pretty amazing. Love how you added the rhinestones, and I'm definitely inspired to try some handmade flowers! Very cool that you got to be the hostess this week!

Selena said...

The colors are divine and I love the idea of making a flower!!! Fun, fun, fun!!! You always give me inspiration :)

Betty Wright said...

Velta, thank you so much for hosting with us this week! Your card is gorgeous and your tissue flower is wonderful! Love the silver embossing and purple sparkle frame! This is a fun challenge! I love making flowers!

Renee said...

The card is stunning and I totally love the flower!!

Dee Jackson said...

Oh this is beautiful!! I love the colors I had a morning glory that was almost this color. You did a wonderful job on this:)

Thank you so much for hosting this week. I'd never made a flower before so this was really fun!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa, this is stunning, Velta! LOVE your gorgeous flower and that fabulous design!!

ANW1996 said...

This card is so elegant...and I can't believe that you made the flower on the card!! It looks store bought..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Your homespun flower is beautiful :)

Silli said...

Oh Velta, your card is fabulous, I love the colors... So much love!!!

Carol said...

Hi Velta! You left a comment at my blog--StampAlley--asking how I made my flower. White card stock punched 8 times with scallop circle punch. Scallop edges inked (3 light blue, 3 darker blue, 1 light pink, 1 darker pink). Lightly spritz the pieces of card stock and carefully crumple into little balls, then carefully open. Stack as you wish (I alternated dark blue/light blue then dark pink/light pink). Put brad through the center of the stack (prongs at the back of the flower). Start with top layer and gather up (tightly) into the center around the brad; repeat for all layers. Finally, pull out the layers (starting from the bottom) to the desired size and shape.

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Velta!
Wonderful design and your detail is so beautiful!
Sorry Velta but I am a bit confused about the question on Luca's name sorry.
hugs
kim x

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Velta! I love all the purple.

The Rubber Maid said...

Well congrats on being the hostess with the mostest dear Velta. I'm not so good at making flowers but will of course play along. Lovely card and flower. You go girl! Pat

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh it sounds like fun Velta... your card is so beautiful. Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments. hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So beautiful!!

Kim Piggott said...

me again Velta.
No my grandson name is just Luca my daughter's husband's side of the family are Italian and she fell in love with the name.
Thanks for saying you like it.
Take care.
hugs
kim x

Corie said...

Oh my this is gorgeous -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE your flower, it's so pretty!!

"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Velta, I have been making paper roses for the last two weeks. LOL, once you start it is so hard to stop. If I am feeling up to it, I will play along with you this week. Love it my friend, and that purple glitter paper is too die for!

Hugz, xx

~L~

Carol said...

Velta: First of all, thank you for your kind comment at my blog, StampAlley. Secondly, those flowers are super easy to make . . . the flower on my card was my first one! You could even curl some of the petals with a narrow, cylindrical object to give them a more realistic look (something I am going to play with soon!). Again, thank you for your kind comment; I'm pleased you liked my paperweights!! Hugs!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Such a beautiful card and congratulations on being this week's hostess!!!! :)

Irene said...

Hello Velta

Congraulations on being Hostess.
Your card is amazing nd stunning. I love the colours and your flower is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave me your sweet comments.

luv
irene
xxxx

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on your new gig with Flourishes, Velta!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love your flowers!!

Rosemary said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely comment on my card!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, this is so beautiful, Velta!! Love that flower...stunning! Hugs and blessigns, Sabrina