Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Birthday Flower

I just love these little bucket purses of Mel's. Making one of these was the Try a New Technique challenge over at Split Coast this week. I made mine out of designer paper.

I also made this beautiful flower out of the same DP.

You can find the tutorial for the flower here on Mercy's blog.

I cut the stem with a sizzix die from the same DP (back side).

The sentiment is from Say it With Style and the frame is from Very Vintage Labels No 4 - both from Waltzingmouse Stamps All the frames in the set fit Labels Four Nestabilities.

I am the hostess for the Doubledog Dare Challenge on Split Coast this week and this is my challenge - to make one of these great flowers and use it on a card or project. No scallop circle punch or die??? -you can make any kind of layered flower - it just can't be a pre-made flower - ok?! We hope you'll join along with the DDC challenges - just put DDC in the keywords when you load your project on Split Coast!

The flowers are really easy to make and they come out great - I hope you give them a try! Wouldn't this make a nice little Birthday present holder for someone?!?

Reminder: Claire is previewing 4 new stamp sets this week until the release on Thursday - so check out her blog - she'll tell you which DT members are doing previews!

And we're having a fun blog hop on Thursday afternoon when the sets are released and there are stamp sets to be won!!! so be sure to come by then!

Thanks for coming by today!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No 4, Say it with Style
Paper: Dream St. Papers Sam/Rock on
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Mist - PTI
Accessories: labels 4 nestabilities, sizzix leaf stem die, scalloped circle punch - SU, Paper piercer, brad, scor tape, foam dimensionals, ribbon -Sharons Ribbon shop

15 comments:

Crystal said...

Julia WOW Gorgeous bag, you aced this technique girl!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Bonnie said...

Love this Julia! The soft muted colours are just beautiful!

~amy~ said...

wow!!! Love it! Soooo gorgeous Julia!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! That looks like a fun template---need to try it!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey girl!! WOW!! I just adore your projects!! I've really missed you while I've been MIA!! You do such fabby work my friend!! HUGS

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty! The flower is the perfect accessory!

Deb Neerman said...

Toooooooooo cute, Julia!

anya said...

Julia, this is awesome! I love your little flower - I can't wait to try one of these. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left on Mercy's blog. It really made me feel good - thank you!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I am LOVIN' these Waltzingmouse stamps....and these colors that you put together along with that big layered flower are just STUNNING!

Joanne Travis said...

What an awesome flower, Julia!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I think I am going to do this with my stamp club this weekend. They LOVE punches!

Claire Brennan said...

LOVED this on SCS! you are a template temptress!! lol

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very classy...wow

Sharli said...

Holy Cow Julia! That flower is just amazing!!! Did you tell me 20 sheets???? YIKES! But, it is truly beautiful.

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute little bucket purse, Julia, and the flower is FABO!!!! I got my flower made today and now I'm ready to do a bunch more...thanks for the great challenge!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your bucket purse is gorgeous! Love the flower. Outstanding job Julia.