Friday, August 6, 2010
Flower times 3
Only one card this time, but for two challenges.
1. StampTV Blast From the Past with Linda Payne (make a flower embellishment)
2. Paper Play Challenges #31 (recipe challenge: 3 flowers, 1 ribbon, 1 charm)
First of all, I'll tell you about the flowers I created. I used three different techniques, hence the three differing looks. The techniques are "smooshing", "scrunching" and "squishing"!!!! Seriously, though, I used a tutorial by my friend Geri Utterbeck that you can find here. I have tried these flowers in the past and was not terribly pleased with the result. However, Geri's tutorial contains what I consider the key ingredient -- misting the layers before beginning either of the above listed three techniques. It softens the papers and lends to much easier smooshing, scrunching or squishing! The flowers do look different and this was because of the different dies that I used for each.
Thanks for stopping by,