Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Quixotic Chellenge #25 - DIY Flowers



G'day folks! Thanks for popping by on this lovely Wednesday....and that only means it is time for another Quixotic Challenge. And this week it was my turn to choose the theme. I choose D.I.Y flowers as I have seen so many beautiful handmade flowers that I needed a good reason to have a go at a few of my own.

For my card I have coloured another of the fabulous Mo Manning images that have made it into rubber. And if you didn't know already Elaine is stocking the most recent releases from Stamping Bella in her store. This one I coloured is called 'Bye Bye Girl' and is basically the female version of the card I made last week! She is wonderful to colour...I do love her ladybird rucksack!

My paper flowers are versions of ones I have seen around bloggy land...I can't remember where I have seen them but I saw a tutorial on how to make them somewhere.

So here are my instructions for making the flowers. As I say I saw this somewhere else recently but don't know where. So if anyone else knows, they can tell me and I will happily give credit where credit is due!

1. Draw a spiral on the back of your piece of cardstock or patterned paper. The bigger the spiral, the bigger the flower!

2. Cut out the spiral on the lines you have drawn.

3. From the outside of the spiral curl the paper tightly to form your flower shape.

4. Glue Glossy Accents to the base to secure the flower!

5. Ta da! your flower :)


Finally the papers I have used are Fancy Pants 'Rusted Sun' collection....just stunning papers, with rub-ons, alphas and acetates all co-ordinating. Well worth the money !

Thanks for reading all the way to the end:)

Hope you have time to join us this week at Quixotic Challenges!

Back soon!
Judy x

22 comments:

Elaine said...

Very sweet! Love the image, and beautifully coloured - as always. Great papers, and the roses are Fab! Must have a bash at making some myself.
Love Elaine xx

Dena said...

Judy this really is such a sweet image. I have a picture of Wade going down the sidewalk "pushing" the trike with his feet. It is one os my all time fav photos. You did a great job with the flowers, I love it!
Hugs, Dena

Tanya Rudd said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This is just one fabulous card. My favorite new Mo image, this little girl, if she had blonde hair, looks exactly like my little Miss Jayme on her trike.

Hugs
Tanya

mckinkle said...

Super card Judy, that image is just so cute and youve coloured her so beautifully!

Another beautiful bloom too but I always end up having to make extra deep envelopes with such deep little beauties!!

Keryn x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Judy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sylvia said...

oh my gosh.. absolutely gorgeous!!! your coloring is just amazing and I totally love your handmade flowers (thanks for sharing the little how-to also :) ) and I like the mini-clothespins you used... great little addition :)
Sylvia

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card Judy, thank you for sharing this mini tutorial, the flowers look gorgeous :)
Hugs
Hazel

Maria Therese said...

So cute card!!!

Kim Piggott said...

So stunning Judy!
Coloured to perfection!
Thanks for the instructions on your flower wonderful!
hugs
kim x

Carol said...

What a gorgeous card Judy, I absolutely luv it! The image is so sweet and your lo and colouring are fab. Thanks for the tutorial. Lotsa luv xxxx

Kirsti said...

Oh I do like this style of flower - I can straight of and had a go - sooo easy and if you do a wiggly spiral it kinda makes petals...beautiful card...little rucksack is waay too sweet...x

Annie said...

fabulous card and I love the flowers. I've not seen them done this way before but will have to give this a go!
hugs, annie x

Jude said...

Hi Judy, love the wee flowers - simple and effective is always best!! Colours are perfect as always and the image is super cute.

Thanks for your comment on my blog, so nice to hear from you. xx

stampingheaven said...

Stunning Judy and thanks for tutorial the flowers are fab. hugs Ali x

Kort og Søm said...

Love the flowers!! :O)
Hugs Fredrikke

Kat said...

Beautiful card Judy. Sweet image and I love her back pack. Love those flowers. Great tutorial, thanks. I have a feeling I've seen this type of flower but no idea where lol!

Kat xx

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Judy awesome colouring hun... the flower is the same principle as the sizzix 3d flower.. looks lush.xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

STUNNING card! its so pretty!

dont you just love those flowers, I cant stop making them!

thanks for visiting me, hugs mandyxx

Marion said...

Fabulous card Judy and gorgeous image. Flowers looks great and they seem simple to do. Thanks for the recipe.
Marion

Emma and Susan said...

What a beautiful card Judy, the colours are bold and beautiful. The image is so cute!
We love making our own flowers: thankyou for the tutorial we will have a go ourselves!!
Love and Hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Janet said...

Another amazing card and fabulous tutorial!xx

Paula said...

Splitcoaststampers tutorial is similar but I like your version.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/rolledflowers/

Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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