Monday, February 20, 2012

Technique Corner: upgrading flowers

This is a layout with one of my favorite photos of my DH and son. I took this photo when my son was a few weeks old and I love it because it shows how calm and quiet he is and that he really enjoys being in his father's arms.

The flowers in the LO were created from scraps of paper. Here are a few tips for upgrading flowers you create yourself:
·         Create layers to the flower by adhering the same shape in different sizes. It can be circles, flower         shapes, ovals, hearts etc.
·         Give the flower dimension by adhering the layers with 3D foam tape.
·         Distress and ink the edges of the flower.
·         Create a stem from a strip of paper. Add leaves to the stem.
·         Add dimension to the stem by twisting the strip.
·         Add an interesting center to the flower such as a button, bling or a sticker.

Some challenges:
Come and get it challenges: sketch challenge
Creative Inspiration: Polka dots
Sentimental Sundays: Lets Get Sentimental
Sketchy Colors: Blue and Grey
The Corrosive Challenge: Another dimension
The Crazy Challenge: Die or Punch
The Pink Elephant: Print it
The ScrapRoom blog: Sketch challenge
Scrap Creations: 3 Layers
4 Crafty Chicks: double down
Craftsand Me challenges: Distressing
Divas by Design: Wings and Things
Let's Craft and Create: Flower Power

Have fun creating!



  1. Your flowers look amazing and such a lovely layout.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

  2. Wat cool! I love the layout but most the pictures! Thanks for playing along with the corrosive challenge.

  3. A great layout and love the flowers, thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  4. Great take on your layout using the sketch! Precious photos of your husband and young son, wonderful way to preserve them!

    Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenge!
    Good Luck hope to see you back soon.


  5. דף מקסים!הצבעים מאד נעימים לעין והפרחים יפיפיים. ...והצילומים, הם מדברים בעד עצמם.

  6. Fantastic layout! I love the flowers you put on the layout. Thank you so much for playing in our double down challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Wonderful inspiration.

  7. Fantastic layout hun lovely pics and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  8. What a beautiful baby! Opps, I need to comment on the layout...LOL! Love the flowers, they really make it all pop! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come And Get It!


  9. Great job using the sketch this week. A beautiful scrap page. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It

  10. It's so adorable, pretty and priceless. I LOVE this layout. TFS. Tenny.

  11. Lovely LO with your men. Great how you've made these flowers. Something to remember!
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you again.

    groetjes, Ellen

  12. Interesting interpretation of our sketch challenge. Never thought of using it for scrapbooking but your is great. Thanks for taking time to be a part of Come and get It Challenge Blog this week.

  13. Such a lovely and playful LO, and of course beautiful pictures!!!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
    Hugs, Marianne:)

  14. Very cute card!
    Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week and good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  15. What a great layout! Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!!
    Blessings - LORi BOYD

  16. Love this layout Einat. Thanks for the flower advice...I've done this a couple times, but have never inked edges or twisted the stem...that's really cute!