Tuesday, 29 November 2011

DT projecct for Craft-Room challenge 'make your own flowers'

Well we had some truly inspirational entries to our travel/postcard challenge this fortnight, so let's see what you can do with our new challenge at Craft-Room challenge this time.  Our challenge is 'make your own flowers'  Now I did wonder what to do for this challenge until I thought 'My husbandnever buys me flowers!'
Well nowhe won't have to as I have created my own that sit on our dining room table!  I hope you like them.

Here is a photo of the items I have used for this project, A vase that was on sale for £3! a bag of pot pourri, some garden sticks,green and black card, and a spellbinders flower die.

here are the flowers cut out and partly put together, I have used a flower on each side of the stick and glued the largest petals together so that you don't see the stick inside!

Here is the fininshed project

A close up of the floers, I have used a large pearl gem at the centre the gems around it to create the flower centre, I have just trimmed thick card stock very thinly  and it swirls naturally for the black stalks 
A close up of the vase decoration, created with the same flower but I have added a marianne creatables die swirl to it with gems

I will be entering this project into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by




hazel said...

Your flowers are fabulous Nikki - such a clever idea, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

Lisa Jane said...

wow these are beautiful.. what fab colours
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Was blown away by these from the first they are so pretty and the colour fabulous. Wonderful project must look brilliant on the table just not sure about letting your OH off the hook! XOXO Zoe

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Wow... Nikki Your flowers are gorgeous!!! I love them and they look so awesome on your table in the vase!!! Have a wonderful day!

Rene said...

Great job! Love your color combo! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning this week's fabulous prize! Good luck!
Rene :D

Patricia St Martin said...

Great idea! Using the a die set to cut everything out. They are so pretty. Great job.

craft-roomjulia said...

These are gorgeous Nikki, they look like you have gone to an up market department store and paid lots of money for them. Wonderful colour combination. Love Julia xxxxx

Joey said...

Nikki these are gorgeous and such striking colours. thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Sandra's Spot said...

Wow simply fab, love it. Hugs Sandra XX

Maria said...

Wow, these are really stunning Nikki! Colours are beautiful - it is so creative! Maria x

Carrie said...

Oh my word this is stunning.. what a fab idea and so pretty - Thanks so much for playing at Inky Impressions xxx

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Dora said...

O wow Nikki, this is stunning, what a fantastic job, love the colours xx

Sheryl said...

Your flowers are LOVELY! What a fun project!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Black Friday" challenge!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Heather said...

Beautiful flowers. Black and teal are just so striking together.

Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Black Friday challenge!
Heather D.

Cassie said...

Very stunning, Nikki! Thanks for joining us over at Clearly Inspired Challenges :D

Jack said...

What a brilliant idea. Love these. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle" card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

Sarah x

p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog when I reach 300 followers

CardArTart said...

Well they will never wilt! Great project, perfect for the table centrepiece. saw you at make it monday :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, so pretty, Lovely so see something different too!
Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Sparkle challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Esther said... the colour scheme,and what a great idea, I might have to do some for myself as I never get bought ones either !