Friday, April 23, 2010

Gettin Girly

Can i just say... sometimes having girls is a lot of fun. I love making flowery pages and using lace and polka dots and girly colors. (Sometimes having girls is not fun, but thats for another time).

Below I used some new Prima Shabby Chic paper, and to accent the page i made some paper flowers.

To make these flowers, I tore some pages out of an old book my mom graciously kept for me for many years. It's nice and yellowed at this point, and I (most ungraciously) now rip the pages out of it to make scrapbook stuff. I think thats green though, so I am cool for today.

  • I drew a four-leaf clover shape for this flower, doubled up the pages and cut them out
  • then sprayed liberally with Glimmer Mist
  • I dried with my heat gun, then wadded each flower into a ball.
  • Unroll them, and layer as you like
  • then roll up the edges or scrunch them together towards the middle.

Below is a new technique i haven't tried before. I just picked up some velvet leaves. They come in a pack of um, a lot. Not sure how many. I thought I'd try dyeing them with my re-inkers since those are pretty easy to work with.

  • drop a little bit of ink onto a large plastic scrap or paper plate
  • I used a water brush to pick up the color, squeezed out quite a bit of water to get the brush pretty wet, then brushed it on the leaf
  • I was surprised at how the ink faded out from the orginal color, i think you'd have to use a lot of ink to get a more intense color
  • let dry (heat gun again)
  • attach with glue dots

Finally here is a third type of flower. I saw this done in one of the scrap mags, don't remember which one. but its really easy. actually easier if you work with large size flowers. as you do smaller flowers the paper doesn't want to stay together.

  • cut a long strip of paper - i think this one was probably 4x9
  • pleat-fold the paper
  • bring the ends around and fasten together with one end becoming the center (i just stapled them because as the blog name implies, I am all about just getting the thing done...)
  • I had to cut a smaller circle and glue the middle down on the back, because the center wanted to keep popping up.
  • embellish center

Let me see if you go and make any of these. Share your links!

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  1. Just found your blog tonight! Love what you did with the leaves. I just bought a pack of them at Michaels. Love that you shared the flower techniques. I will give them a try. Love the style of your layouts.

  2. I just love that flower. I am going to try that out on one of my next layouts for sure. Got to share my fabric flowers I made for a new tshirt embellie. You will love it. Will let you know when I post it.

    Great layouts Beth...wonderfully girlie for sure!

  3. oh how amazing Beth! Loving your style and it is really inspiring me!

  4. Wow, I love every single one of these layouts. Beautiful!