Saturday, March 12, 2011

SCH - Handmade Flowers


This week our challenge is to make something with handmade flowers included.  Hmmm, that sounds like a reason to go googling! I wanted to try something I haven't necessarily tried before. For whatever reason I was stuck with this idea of using ribbon not paper. I found all kinds of tutorials for making flowers with ribbon, I chose two I thought I could manage, one was using a folding technique and the other a sort of a twisting technique. Mine didn't turn out nearly as beautiful as the examples but it was a learning experience! :)

Before we get into my card this week, I want to share exciting news for Sugar Creek Hollow! March is our anniversary month, we are ONE year old this month! In addition to our regular chances to win a free digi, a badge for your blog and a chance to be designer of the month, we have Anniversary Blog candy.
Be sure to go to SCH Blog to get all the details and find out all the ways you can become a winner!

For my image this week I chose one of the Insect Tiles, my choice has the butterfly on it. I used Webster's Pages digital kit called Nature's Story and yes, attached my handmade ribbon flowers.
 Those cute little ribbon leaves were an after thought but I sort of like them. Here is a easy tut for them.
A closer look at the flowers and leaves.
Be sure to visit each design team member's blog, next week each one of us will have Blog Candy when we invite to join us for a blog hop! We are all listed on the side bar and you can get to each of our sites from the SCH Blog. You will have a chance to win on each stop and at the main stop, SCH's blog. You don't want to miss this, tell all your friends and let's go hopping next week!!

Thanks for stopping in, I would love to read your thoughts, hope you will join me again very, very soon!

Ephesians 1:13-14
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. NIV

 challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday's - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Simon Says - Anything Goes 
Paper Romance Challenges-Use as many Colors as Possible
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Stripes
Craft us Crazy - Be one with Nature

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15 comments:

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Donna, these came out beautiful! I love the irridescent ribbon you chose. Great colors on the butterfly and I love the haphazzard stitching too!

MaryB said...

I love everything about this card. The butterfly is beautiful and I think your flowers are wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

And thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy. Please come again.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Moly Donna ... those flowers are GORGEOUS!! Looks difficult ... but I'll have to 'give it a try"! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Duffek said...

Gorgeous!!! And thanks for the sweet comment. I will be joining in the fun next week for sure....thanks for wishing me well. Love your card and all of your lovely details!

Primitive Paper said...

Ooooowee...very pretty flowers Donna. I used to make these all the time and have forgotten about them. So dainty and the perfect, rich, color for your card.

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing it at Paper Romance this week!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Donna. Love your flower accents.

Heide said...

Donna, I think you card is Gorgeous! I love these ribbon flowers. the butterfly looks FAB!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card love the ribbon flowers and the colour scheme you have used, Thank you for joining us at Alphabet this week
Hugs
Tamara

Rhonda said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Donna Gorgeous Gorgeous Card! I Love the coloring on the butterfly and the lattice punch behind your beautiful ribbon roses is such a great accent. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Dawn

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Your card is beautiful! Love your ribbon roses & leaves too. Thanks for the tuts.
Thanks so much for joining us in our Nature challenge at Craft Us Crazy!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

marsha said...

Ooh, your card is just scrumptious! I love, love, love your rich colors and those little ribbon roses are fabulous! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'm going to give these a try!
Hugs,
Marsha

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, lovely flowers! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx