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!



  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.

  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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