Thursday, June 10, 2010

Creative Prompts.. Recycle challenge and a Flower tutorial.

Creative Prompts has a great Prompt for this week.. one of my favourite things to do!! Recycle.. go through your recycling bin or your recycling stash.. and do some fun things to add to a project.. I decided to do something using some cardboard and that brown kraft packaging paper that I always get with my Unity and Ippity parcels and I do not have the heart to throw it out.. so I keep in just in case... and like magic I am finally using it , I am so happy now!! . want to take a look!!
Here is my layout using my Recycled items... and at the end of the post I have a Flower tutorial on the glittered flowers. so make sure you check it out!!

Sisterly Love

The Details..

Using some wonderful Ippity and Unity stamps.. I did the Ippity Burlap image first and the distressed hearts on top.. I also did these cute lollipop flowers using some more Ippity Stamps distressing the paper circles ,making them alittle funky. love how they turned out, using a piece of cardboard and a brad for the center adds some texture to the flower. LOVE IT!! for the small flower I just got a strip of the same packaging paper and bunched it to make a rose like flower... stapled the end, and inked in the red Unity ink for dimension. I cut out some small cardboard hearts and ink it the same red colour..


now for the medium glittered flowers I made a tutorial showing you how I made them.. so very easy and fun!! so go to the next set of photo's for instruction..


Seeing that I didn't do a Saturday Flower Tutorial.. I am sharing one today. This Saturday I will do the lollipop Kraft flower that is in this layout as well.. so come back!!

Glitter Swirl Packaging Flower!!


1. start with your recycled items.. I used the kraft packaging paper.. I have been saving it from all my parcels of scrappy product that I get in the mail..




2. cut a long strip about an inch in width.





3. dampen you hands and scrunch the paper strip , making it a tiny wet.. easier to work with.




4. just start at one end and roll the paper.. making it long and snake like..





5. on a separate piece of scrap paper add a bit of tacky glue.. in a big enough circle.. you will be adhering the rope like strip to this.





6. now starting in the center.. swirl the rope strip making it as big as you want it. press down this way the glue has a chance to set.





7. here you have it.now cut the excess paper around it.




8. It almost looks like a Cinnamon bun..



9. go ahead and ink the flower in whatever colour you want.. leaving some of the kraft colour showing through.


you can add a brad to the center and finish it here but I wanted to go one step more.. so I put some glue on the top of the swirled flower.

10. adding the glue.. not too much you want to see the ink and kraft.

11. face down .. place the flower in some glitter.. any colour.. go crazy!!

12. take it out and shake the access in the container.

Here you have some fun glittery flowers... I just love how it all turned out.. and hope you try this with some of your packaging kraft paper you get in the mail the next time.
now it is time to go check out the Creative Prompts 4 U blog to see what the other Creative Crew DT have come up with.. Do the challenge, I would love to see what you come up with too.
Happy Thursday,
Angie

10 comments:

~*Joni said...

Angie your are a genius!! Beautiful flowers, I will definitely try that with all my packaging papers!!

Pryn said...

WOW girlie!!! This is INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot wait to try those flowers!!!! Thank you for sharing my uber talented Sistah!!! YOU ROCK!!!

Michellena317 said...

What a fabulous tutorial...being green and frugal and still having a cute end product. Awesome!

laterg8r said...

love the sweet cinnabun flowers - TFS :D

Sammi said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks! I think I am going to have to try this today!!
Sammi
xxx

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

Love what you did with the flowers!

Bev said...

amazing Angie.. beautiful and fabulous tutorial also.. great on the layout... hugs Bev

Debbi Tehrani said...

Your flowers are fabulous! way to go with that challenge!

Rosangela Philippsen said...

Angie, I love your colorful LO!! It's really amazing, WOW and the flowers are so beautiful...
xoxo

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh my goodness, Angie, these flowers are fantastic!! You are so very talented, you always make the most rockin' embellies. Gotta try to make these now too!! TFS!