SWAT- Handmade Flowers

I hope for most of you, Spring is in full swing! Right now, in the Pacific Northwest, it has been warm, and the flowers are blooming. This week for SWAT, we are growing our own gardens, with handmade flowers!

I love seeing handmade flowers, and I am always amazed when I see intricate origami or assembled flowers. For this challenge, I decided to make roses, one of my favorite flowers.

These are a version of the popular spiral flowers, but I make a few adjustments. I used brown paper bag instead of cardstock, and ripped the edges of the spirals for a rougher edge. After gluing the flowers, I misted them. Finally I squished them to get more depth and variation in the petals.

For the base, I cut some black chipboard into a heart, and drew the lace detail. Then, I attached my flowers, leaves, and vintage buttons, and glued and dyed the ribbon.

For me, the thing about flowers is their imperfection makes them beautiful. Of course, we have a great prize up at SWAT if you play along, so start making your own garden!



SWAT Color Challenge.

It is time for another challenge at SWAT!!! This time, it is a color challenge, with my favorite palette, the printer's palette. Cyan, Magenta, Black and Yellow.

For the color, I used mists and stamped some images. I was going for a simple sentiment, so I didn't want to overly work the card.

Of course, I added a little sparkle, just because I love just a touch of glitter.

As always, SWAT has a great prize lined up if you play along and link up to the blog.