Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vintage paper flowers

It's been a long time since I blogged. Time can just fly by before you know it.
I've been playing around with making vintage looking paper flowers using pages from an old book. Now, I'm a lover of books and would never want to use sheets from a book I cherished, but this one wasn't very interesting. It looks like some type of engineering book. the flowers.
Don't you just love them? I found this fun blog while blog hopping one day.
Here's the link to the lady that makes the flowers. Her blog is called Leah's Desktop Dictionary. The Web site is loaded with video's. I've only watched the one about the flowers though. Oh... it's V blog# 38. I hope you'll be able to see it. Let me know what you think.
I followed the instructions and made a bunch of flowers. The pink/gold color is a mixture Scarlett and I made up last year using a pigment powder (Moon Dust) added to a small spritzer bottle of water. I shake it up before spraying.
I cut my scalloped circles on my Cricut Expression and used three for each flower. I think I started with a 4" circle. I added leaves from Prima Flowers. I found a big jar of them at Hobby Lobby.
 I have since added the flowers to some cute cards that I will share here shortly.
Share some blogging love and let me know what you think of the flowers. I've received a lot of requests for some of these. I'm going to try another method of making them and I'll post which one I think is easier as soon as I get that rolling. (I takes me forever.)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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