Thursday, May 5, 2011

Handmade sketchy fun!

It's time for another Scraptivatingly fun challenge! This week's challenge is brought to us by Amy who is challenging us to make our own handmade embellishments! What fun huh? There are so many techniques to try, but I decided to make my own flowers out of tissue paper. I didn't have any pink tissue paper, so I stamped my white tissue with the By Definition background stamp from Stampin' Up in Pretty in Pink ink to give my flowers just a hint of color, and I love how they turned out. For the larger flower I used my Stampin Up scallop circle punch to punch out the shape for the flower- just a hint: fold the tissue paper into several layers (I did 5) to make it thicker and easier to punch through. The smaller flower I just hand cut, using 5 layers for this one as well. Both are held together with a brad. For this layout I used the May sketch I created for our May sketch challenge over at Personalscrapper. I love how this sketch turned out and plan to use it again on a birthday layout with stars soon as well. The pictures for my flower girl layout are of my niece taken on a recent outing we had to Hobby Lobby, she had a great time trying on all the fun headpieces/bows etc! We ended up buying a big pink flower for her hair instead of this flower headband. The papers here are from Personalscrapper's February kit featuring We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine papers (don't you just love that little cuckoo card I cut out from the papers!) The circle is handcut from pink felt as are the circles in the upper right hand corner. Letters are Thickers from American Crafts and the brads in the flower center are from American Crafts as well- LOVE these glittery brads! All of these things except the tissue paper and felt were in the February Personalscrapper kit! I hope you can play along with us at Scraptivations this month, the prize is AWESOME a $10 gift card to your fav scrappy how can you beat that? I can't wait to see what fun embellishments you come up with, I just know I am gonna have to copy some of your ideas! Don't forget to check out the other DT's layouts HERE, they came up with some AWESOME ideas that you won't want to miss!


  1. I love those flowers Lisa! I will have to try that too. Beautiful layout and I love your sketch too. I'm currently working on it! :) I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. This is a beautiful layout Lisa. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.