Thursday, February 04, 2010

More GrungePAPER stuff

WEll, its been a week of Grunge for me :)
I was commissioned to add flowers to a vase for my neighbour's friend's mother's 78th Birthday. WOW, that's a mouthful! hehe

My neighbour gave me a vase and said that he wanted something floral on it to decorate it up (he is going to fill the vase with goodies for her and do it right up...) So... something cheery.... something floral... Okay... I'm on it!

out came the GrungePAPER and my trusty Big Shot Machine - cause paper flowers just weren't going to do! I thought this flower die would be PERFECT for this project so I die cutted the grunge and set to work!

Time to add some ink!
Okay, no surprise here... except maybe the fact I didn't use Vintage Photo or Frayed Burlap for this project (shock, gasp, horror) -- I chose Broken China, Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold & Peeled Paint (can't WAIT for the new colours to come in) and inked those flowers up!!

I stamped some of the flowers with Jet Black Archival ink and glued them together. I added glue to the centre of the flower to prepare for the next step.
FlowerSoft! Yes, I saw this on another blog (I linked it in my Ask Karen Grunge Post) and thought that would make a nice touch here So... I added some FlowerSoft to the centres of the flowers and tapped away any excess I had. -- *mental note: WOW... I need a manicure!*
I wanted these to be a bit "blingy" ... or should I say "frosted" so I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to them..... Note I am applying it with my finger (tap tap tap.....)
And here they are.... lots of flowers drying almost ready to be applied to the vase.
And cause I love them so much... here's another view.... hehe
Once dry, I attached the flowers to the vase provided with Glue Dots and added a few Liquid Pearl "dots" for a little interest.

I took this over to my neighbour and he said it was PERFECT! Just what he was looking for. I hope it is! But -- If it doesn't work, just a hint..... I'll take it! I think it's pretty! hehe

7 comments:

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous flowers!!!! Fabulous idea!!! And I need that Sizzix die!!

Kelly said...

That's so pretty! I want to make some of those flowers.......super hint for a dollar store project ;)

Nancy said...

This is beautiful!!

Mindy said...

Ditto on Kelly's comment. Or maybe a grunge paper class??

Anonymous said...

Wanda's taken the words right out of my mouth!!!

Fab job Karen!

Bethan

Kelly said...

yeah, yeah a grunge paper class....

Tracey said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Karen!