Sunday, 27 February 2011

Together Forever

Here is another FAB image from LOTV, this is one of my favourites of theirs so far.
I have coloured the image with distress inks and I wanted to give it an oldy worldy feel to it, kind of vintage so I kept the colours fairly muted. The background papers are K&Co K-Ology " Hannah" from a Scrap and Go pad I`ve had for ever, but they are a perfect weight paper for making flowers which is what I have done here !
Yes they are hand made, I couldn`t believe how well they turned out either !

I was watching a demo on making flowers with punches on a blog that I blog-hopped to from various sites and it got me inspired to get out all my flower paper punches and dies and see what I could come up with.
These are made from the Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals Sizzix die which I`ve had for a while but not had a lot of use from ( it will be used a LOT now I`ve discovered these little gems ! )
I have cut 4 of the medium petals out and 3 of the small ones and using a large pergamano ball tool, pressed and rubbed each petal onto a foam mat until I got the desired shape then layered them up together and Hey Presto, expensive looking Prima-type flowers which cost pennies to make, I am well chuffed with the outcome !
You can do this with any double sided paper, just spray them with a little water to help break down the fibres after you`ve cut them out and use a strong craft glue to hold them while they set.

I would like to enter this into two challenges, the first being the LOTV CHALLENGE which has the theme " Circles " and the second is the ALLSORTS CHALLENGE and this weeks theme is " Make your own Flowers "

I think this technique could work with any 5 or 6 petal punch or die, I`m off to have a play and see what else I can make !
Thanks for stopping in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xx


  1. Sara this card is just a big wow! The image is so adorable and those flowers are amazing!

    love Clare x

  2. Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous, loving your colours, thank for joining our circle challenge at Lili of the Valley. Good luck hugs Pops x x

  3. Totally gorgeous Sara, your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us this week over at the LOTV Challenge!

  4. Hi! Oh! Sara this is sooooo gorgeous,love the sweet image and coloured so lovely.
    Totally amazing flowers,
    hugs Lou.xx

  5. Gorgeous as always Sara, do love the vintage colours and the flowers are so pretty not had time to have a go yet but I will.
    Take care hugs Louise xx

  6. I love this Sara, the colours are so pretty & your flowers are stunning.
    Hugz Fleur (Hem) hehe ~ Got it sorted!

  7. Lovely card - fabulous flowers Sara. Thankyou for joining in with us at LOTV this week.

    Edna x

  8. Sara its PERFECTION.
    you really are so brilliant. hugs chris xx

  9. Great card your flowers are stunnng!....

    Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

    Emma xxx


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