For me... I saw these really cute circle country flowers on one of the forums... I thought wow those are really cute... I bet I can make them... well I am not to sure mine turned out as well... LOL but hey I had fun trying them.
I first started with one of my newer Tildas.. I colored her with my Copics and then cut her out.
Then I moved to finding pattern papers - I just got the new My Minds Eye collection Dreamy 2. Really wonderful colors and patterns. I chose a few of the patterns, especially the words pattern - perfect for a card for a girl friend! I created a lace border with the Fiskars Border punch out of the red pattern - I like how bold that turned out, especially since the pattern paper background was white.
I sewed the edges of all the pieces, and then sat Tilda on the corner of the one box. This is also where I put my Sentiment "Girlfriends Forever". Then I went to work on those "flowers" I say that loosely.. LOL
I punched out three sizes of circles in different patterns. I very lightly wet.. or moistened them... then scrunched them up to tiny balls... carefully opening them back up and using my fingernail to rough up the edges. "Distressing" them - I then stacked them and using white twine I sewed on buttons. Then I added four punched leaves that I inked and use white gel pen on. hmmm still not sure about these flowers.... But hey I had been wanted to try to make them.. and I did.. I either need more practice at them or need to give up! LOL OH well they are different! And I made them myself. And that was the point of the challenge! Now to see some really gorgeous flowers from the rest of the Design Team.. pop on over HERE
Now this post is scheduled to come on.. cuz right now I am at the air port seeing off my Sister's family! Today is the day they wing off to Disney World, and the Dream Factory and American Airlines is throwing them a big party to send them off - I am sure there will be news crews, and lots of people there... The only bad thing.. this party... is at 5:30 - - - - AM!!!!! nuts huh? I told my Sister I really didn't know if I they were worth getting up at 4:30AM to be at the air port at 5:30AM.. but we all know they are, and this really is a huge deal for them. I am so happy for them, they really deserve it!
HUGS and I'll let you know how the party is tomorrow on Donkey/Libbie day!