Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Challenge and 5 Step Flower Tutorial

Everyone needs a little "Round TUIT", and you can get one of your very own right here. Once you have it... you won't have any reason not to join us at Memorable Seasons for the "Round TUIT" challenge. Here are the details... 

Almost all of us have them… that group of photographs that we’ve been meaning to scrapbook but just haven’t gotten “Round Tuit”. You probably have a variety of reasons you haven’t scrapped those photographs yet, perhaps you haven’t found the right paper, embellishments, you lack inspiration or just haven’t found the time. Whatever the reason, close your eyes (no peeking!) and pull out one photograph (or more if you are exceptionally brave) from the pile. Consider this the moment you finally got “Round TUIT” and scrap that photo(s). Then choose at least two of the following additions:

1. On your layout, journal about the reasons why you haven’t gotten around to scrapbooking this photograph yet.
2. Use the “Round TUIT” graphic somewhere on your page.
3. Use the words “Procrastinate” or “Round TUIT in your title.
4. Use at least two different color cardstocks or patterned papers on your page.
5. Use products on your layout that are at least six months old, that you haven’t gotten around to using before now.

To complete this challenge, I first started by sticking my hand in a ziplock bag of photographs I had waiting at the ready to scrapbook (but hadn't yet, because I didn't have my "Round TUIT" yet!). I also decided to take on all the additions to this challenge by writing the journal piece about why I hadn't yet scrapped the photo (before now), used the "Round TUIT" graphic, added more than two different patterned papers which also happened to be papers that I purchased this past spring but just hadn't gotten around to using them yet.



Here's a close-up of the journal block, you can click on it for a size large enough to read.



I also incorporated Plaid (Mod Podge Sparkle and Pop Dots).



Both of these photos (above and below) provide a better look at the flower embellishments I created using Mod Podge Sparkle.  See all that pretty glitter? I have to tell you that I have never gotten along so well with glitter until I used in this form! Plaid created a real winner with this product! Below, I'll show you how to make these easy layered flowers in five steps.


I created the flourish that you see in the above photograph using my Cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge. I also used my Cuttlebug to add the embossing on the leaves, I love how it provides subtle dimension to the project.

Here is how I created these simple glitter flowers with patterned paper and Mod Podge in five easy steps...



Step One:  Die Cut various flower shapes to create multi-layered flowers.  I used Sizzix Flower Layers and Beautiful Blooms Die Cuts from Papertrey Ink. "Paint" each flower front with Mod Podge "Sparkle" and let dry.


Step Two: Carefully crumple up each flower layer to create texture and then smooth back out for layering.


Step Three:  Assemble layers using Plaid's All Night Media Pop Dots and Pop Dot Mini


Step Four:  Add rhinestones to top of each flower layer.


Step Five:  Die cut and emboss leaves (I used my Cuttlebug) and attach to flowers when you assemble your project.

I hope you join us for this fun challenge at Memorable Seasons blog and forum this week. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock: "Brilliant White 80# 12 x 12"
Adhesives: Plaid: "Mod Podge Sparke", All Night Media: "Mini Pop Dots" and "Pop Dots"
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup: Coordinating Egg Drop Soup Paper "Ground Ginger", "White Pepper", "Sesame Oil", "Egg Yolk"
Embellishments: Studio Calico Kit: Japanese Tape, My Mind's Eye: Fine and Dandy "Tickled Pink Bling", American Crafts: Thickers "Delight", Dear Lizzy and American Crafts: Remarks "Dimensional Stickers Flutter", Hero Arts: Pearls
Other Tools: ProvoCraft: Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder, ProvoCraft: Cricut Expressions Electronic Die Cut Machines with "Accent Esentials" cartridge, Making Memories: Paper Reveries "Butterflies", Sizzix: Die Cut "Flower Layers", Papertrey Ink: Dies, "Beautiful Blooms", "Delightful Dahlia"

6 Scrappy Comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This post definitely hit home! Seems like I have a whole drawer full of pictures I haven't gotten Round Tuit! I keep putting it off day after day! I need to jump in with both feet! Your layout is wonderful and I love the journaling. That flower is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous layout, Beth! I LOVE that pink gingham paper you used, and your flowers are out of this world. Thanks for the tut!

Kristina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout!! You did an amazing job, I just love your pages. I love who is in that picture too, give them a big squeeze from me! (Can you tell that I'm ready for my visit NOW!)
xoxox

Mod Podge Amy said...

This layout is gorgeous! I love the flowers, and your tute is great. Yay!

Mel said...

I love those!! I will be trying them out on my next girly page!!!!

Maisy said...

Thanks for the amazing flower tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try - I have a feeling I'll be using this one a lot!!

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