Welcome to the April Challenge Hop hosted by Club Scrap showcasing the gorgeous Dahlia kit. First things first. If you came from Lisa's Blog you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning at the Club Scrap Blog.
This month's Challenge is handmade flowers and/or butterflies. This was right up my alley because I've been in a flower/butterfly frenzy. Trying out different techniques to create the most realistic flowers/butterflies. The following are different ways to create them. I hope you find them inspiring.
The 12x12 patterned paper from the Dahlia Kit matched perfectly with my photo. I knew I wanted this to be the focal point for my page. I used the ink splatter stamp from the Dahlia Club Stamp Kit and inked it with orange and purple. I used sections of the cutapart paper. For this page I used patterned paper to create my butterflies. The flowers are created with the plain white cardstock. I inked each one and used the embossing tools to shape the flowers. The flowers on the bottom are crumbled while wet and then opened to create a realistic flower. I added a few leaves here and there.
For this card I decided to use the flower on the patterned paper to create a unique flower. I used an exacto knife to cut sections of the petals and shaped them. I added some leaves once again with the white cardstock and inked it green. I used the twine that came with the kit. My butterflies were cut and inked to blend with the paper splatter color and I used metal wire to create the antennas. I used the colored cardstock to create a frame.
Here are some close ups of the flower
For my tag I used some scrap left over from the patterned paper and used the multi colored ribbon. The butterfly is a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs which has a plain outline and then a pattern. I layered the pieces for a dimentional butterfly. I added some handmade layered flowers and added some swirls. In the upcoming days I will be posting flower tutorials.
A close up of the flowers and butterfly
For my last card I made a one layer flower and used the felt button for my center and the yarn from the kit. I placed it on the ribbon and used one of the sentiment from the 12x12 pink paper. I used a scrap of the patterned paper and inked it with a stencil.
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