It's no secret that I love to play with paper. Sometimes I really do just play.
I whipped up this tag, the base of which was from an empty packet from the January kit from Flying Unicorn - waste not, want not!!!
Just about everything else came from the kit as well, with just a few things coming from my stash.
I've also used a Memory Box clock die and stamp - now I've had them for a while, trust me on this one, they were buried in my craft room, but I found them while looking for something else.
Maggi currently has a 'pop it up' challenge in the forum and this too has a whole lot of 'pop it up' going on.
Now have a closer look at my tag ... there's lots of flower clusters and here and there, there are a few handmade flowers as well.
I'm going to share how I made them ...
Cut out, die cut or punch out numerous flowers. You are going to need a set of three different sizes for each flower, although sometimes, I do only use two to make a flower.
I distress the edges using one of those fabulous distressing tools which Alda has in the store.
Now I've got a set of three flowers - snip into the middle of the largest and leave it.
The next slightly smaller flower, cut out the triangle in the bottom left hand side flower.
The smallest flower in your set, cut out a double petal portion as in the bottom right hand side flower.
Nothing difficult, easy peasy.
Not grab your glue and put a dab of glue on one of petals beside one of the edges that you have snipped, the lift a petal over the top and hold until it sticks.
Sometimes I distress the edges a little more here before I do anything else.
Now grab some muslin [cheese cloth]. You can't go wrong with muslin ... I truly just rip it apart, pull and pull some more.
That edge piece in the circle around my flowers in the next photo, that's the edge piece of the muslin. Now I grab a pair of scissors and cut a portion of that, wrap it around in a circle and glue that under my hand made flowers, to build another layer.
Working with the largest flower as your base ... dab a little glue in the middle, place a small piece of muslin, another dab of glue, layer another flower, another dab of glue, another piece of muslin and then glue on your top flower, another smaller piece of muslin and then glue on a pearl.
And you guessed it, you always need more than one flower to make a cluster.
I searched through my stash and found some other wee baubles that I also use - the flower stamens work a treat as well.
These papers were all in Flying Unicorn's January kit of the month ...
I found some black Petaloo flowers in my stash, a little bling and then layered them.
Love the way these wee treasures turned out.
And that tag again ...
And yes, there is a whole lot of corrugated cardboard underneath those layers the clock and the flower clusters.
Giving it a bit of height.
And it makes layering your flowers a whole lot easier.
Happy creating everyone.
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]