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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Sketch and a few other Challenges

This is my last project for PWCO today.  I am in need of a little creative break.  Summer is a time for my family and kiddos.  You may notice over the next few months that my blog will be a bit quieter and when I do post it may be with a bit of scrapbooking.  My daughter has expressed an interest and I have missed doing it myself. I will be back in full force once the summer is over.  Who knows.  I'm an early bird so I may be posting just as much.  The good thing is that I have that option.  I'm lucky!

So onto the sketch and project. The sketch is a square card with a flower. I used another fan shaped flower from my tutorial over at DCRU yesterday.  (you have to scroll down a bit...long tutorial:). I made a BIGGER flower for this card though.  The paper is by MME Beloved Collection.  I really love that I can use "Valentine's" paper year round.  I created the paper roses using Coredinations Whitewash Collection.  I really need to do more with this paper.  It's fun!  I also created some tulle roses on the side with a jeweled center.  Remember that you can click on the photos for a closer look.  My handle is tulle and a natural fiber ribbon that I have had forEVER!  You can find directions for the origami bag HERE.  You can watch an animation (recommended) or just use the printable diagram sheet. I decided to fold the handles down from the original pattern and make my own.  I also added ScorTape to keep my bag together.  My origami stinks!  Tape is my friend.

This is for the 3D challenge over at PCP this week.  The Pink Elephant Challenge is to use Orange.  Do you think Peach counts?  I'm also stretching it a bit to include in the Pile It On challenge~ Eat your veggies.  Let me 'splain....You buy veggies at a Farmer's Market and they put it in a paper bag...I used a paper bag.  I also used a button from the GARDEN VARIETY Collection.  A peach is a fruit...is that close?????

Here's a simple tutorial on the paper roses.

You will need:
Glue Gun
a Square-ish section of your choice of paper

Step 1.  Cut your paper (see mine isn't perfectly square) into a spiral starting on the outside and working in.  Don't worry about it being perfect.  You can also used decorative edged scissors for a different take.

Step 2.  See how the paper spirals.  In the center you should leave a small, circular chunk of paper.  This will be the base of your flower and where you will glue it together.  Also cut the excess edge away.  See enlarged photo for wording and arrow. (Click on pic)

 Step 3. Start from the outer edge rolling the paper up into a somewhat tight spiral.  I wanted the peach to be the color that I saw so I flipped it over and started to roll in.  On my project I made one with the orange showing predominantly and one with the whitewash showing. 

Step 4.  Roll all the way to the end.  Until you get to that circular chunk of paper.

Step 5.  Now don't be scared, but let go of your rolled flower just a bit so that it can unravel some.  I press down on the center so it doesn't unravel too much.  This will give it more of a rose appearance.  I then put hot glue directly on the bottom part of the center.  A glob!   Stick it down on that chunky circle and press down from the top to ensure that it holds in place.  I use a LOW TEMP glue gun.  My fingers thank me for it:)

BTW... My largest flower uses a paper cut to these dimensions.... 4 x 3 3/4.  Why not 4x4?  Because my paper measured 4x 7 1/2.  I wasn't going to cut another:)  Try out different sizes and have fun!

Heading out for a picnic today.  It's going to be HOT!



Blasé said...

So many 'steps'...so lil' time!

Addii said...


The Pink Elephant said...

Yep...Peach counts...hee hee and you have done a fabby job!! Thanks for sharing with TPE this week!!

Pink HUGS - LORi

Andrea M said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorials! Gorgeous work :) Thanks so much for playing along with Pile It On! We appreciate your support and hope you'll join us again next week!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Makiko Jones said...

GASP!! What a fantastic project, Nikki!! Thank you for the great tutorial

Illy said...

WOW! Awesome project! Thank you for join us at Pile it on!

MemoriesCompleted said...

Thanks for the great project and tut! Hope you don't stay too quite over the summer. You just may be someone's creative spark :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Pile It On :-)

Marzelanche said...

Great tutorial and gorgeous project! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pile it on!. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again next week!

Faby said...

Just finished making the origami baggie...can't wait to start making them to give out as gift baskets.I also enjoyed the little roses clip....thanks a bunch for your ideas!!!

stamprgrl said...

congrats you won the Sprinkles Award at the Pile It On! challenge blog!

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