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Friday, August 3, 2012

Maximize your supplies – make your own flowers


This layout is a tribute to my Grandmother who passed away a few years ago. She was a great inspiration to me especially in a creative way. She had hands of gold, she could sew beautifully, cook divinely and everything she touched was always in the best of taste.  I hope a fraction of that found its way to me…
My father told me that when he was a boy she used to sew all his cloths and costumes. So as a tribute to her I decided to create the embellishments on the layout myself. It felt right to honor her this way.

I used a few techniques:
1.       Swirl flowers – a very easy way to create flowers and an excellent way to use your scraps, because all you need to do is cut a spiral in a circle, roll it and create the flower. You can find a full tutorial in my 101 flowers tutorials.

2.       Layered flowers - I punched a few flowers and layered them. I gave each of them different dimension by making a slit in the flower and adhering the two leafs one on top of the other, making it 3D flower.

3.       Colored flowers – I had a few paper flowers in my stash but they were in the wrong color. So I misted them with the color I wanted. Then I inked them and misted them again. The ink blended with the mist because of the water and the flower changed

This was a really special layout to create, not only did I preserved a memory with my grandmother I used some scraps from my stashed and maximized my supplies.

ScrapFit #73: I remember
4 Crafty Chicks #101: Distressing
Divas by design #46: Flowers
PaperPlay #31: layer it up
Quick Quotes #18: Handmade embellishments

Have fun creating!

Einat

12 comments:

  1. Super fabulous layout!! I love the flowers but all of the distressing is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  2. Wow ... this is so sweet! I love all the rolled flowers ... they are just gorgeous! What a meaningful take on the "I remember" ... thanks for sharing with us at ScrapFit!

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  3. this is a fabulous page, your rolled flowers are such a nice touch, they look so pretty! thanks for joining us at Scrapfit!

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  4. What a great tribute to your grandmother. Love all the soft layers and colors. Your flowers are sweet!
    Thanks for playing along with us at ~ScrapFIT~
    Lynn Le5

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  5. Hi Einat - your layout is gorgeous, I just love those flowers. Thanks so much for joining in at ScrapFIT

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  6. What a special layout to honor your grandmother. Your rolled flowers are gorgeous. So glad you joined us in our latest challenge at Quick Quotes.

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  7. I love your flowers! Work well done! Thank you for working out with us at ScrapFIT

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  8. Thank you for playing our Distressing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!WTG!

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  9. Gorgeous layout!! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "distressing" challenge!

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  10. Beautiful layout! Love the roses....Thank you for sharing your memory with us at ScrapFIT!

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  11. Love your handmade flowers! Thanks for joining in the Quick Quotes Challenge :)

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  12. Gorgeous flowers Einat! Thanks so much for playing along with us and sharing some inspiration with us at Quick Quotes!!!

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