Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Mind's Eye's sketch challenge #6!

Hello! I somehow amazingly found time just in time to submit for My Mind's Eye's Challenge #6! It's such a fun sketch~ it inspired me to pile on the embellies to no ends! Here's the sketch~

Here's my take!

All material used are from my beloved My Mind's Eye stash!
  • My Mind's Eye "Celebrate" Die cut
  • Bella Bella "French Flea Market" A Bit o' Dots Paper
  • Bella Bella "French Flea Market" The Rouge Bird Paper
  • Laundry Line Rub-on - Coastal "Authentic"
  • Laundry Line Natural "Embark" Mini Die cut
  • Laundry Line Natural "Encourage" Die cut
It was so much fun making those paper flowers...I tried several different techniques and settled with this one. Perhaps one of these days I will post a tutorials of my other attempts. Anyway, let's get this tutorial started first!
  1. Things you need:
    • 1/2 inch by 4 inch strips - 3 or more (although 3 is my recommendation because otherwise your flower will get really thick and full)
    • 1/4 inch by 3 inch strips - 3 or more
    • 1 brad
    • A hole puncher
    • Mini Glue dots ( you can use other types of adhesives, but this is the most convenient).

2. Attache a piece of glue dot to one end of all the strips like this:
3. Then twist one end of the paper to form a shape similar to the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon-Make sure the glue dot end up on top(we're going to attach the other end to this on the next step):4. Then do the same to the other end to form 2 pedals
5. Repeat 3 & 4 to all the strips of paper you have prepared from step 1.
6. Punch a hole in the center to all of the pieces above.
7. Finally, stack them all together starting with the smallest one on top, then put a brad through all the pedals and VOILA!
An instant pop to your page! It adds so much depth to your page like you wouldn't believe. So easy, and it's a great way to use up your scraps.

Well I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and please let me know if there are any unclear instructions!

Buh bye for now~



  1. Love the colors you chose and the flowers, really nice. :)

  2. Great tutorial!! And like the lay-out!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial, those flowers are gorgeous! I will definitely be making some of these thanks to your great instructions!!