Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blog Challenge #6: Paper Flowers - by My Mind’s Eyes

This is my first time participating in My Mind’s Eyes challenge. All the while I adore this brands’ papers very much, especially the Denne’s Penny Lane series. I bought the whole series and I had used most of it’s’ papers & cardstock die-cuts in this layout.

For this layout’s flower design, I was inspired by the flower motif that I wear in the photo, a purple & white color flower with a lot of petals. So I decided to mimic the design with my own interpretation. Viola…

Flower type 1 instruction-
I used Sizzix die-cut to cut out the flower’s petal shape, then I fold some of it to make a smaller flower. I also bend the edges of the die-cut to make it more dimensional. Once it is done, inked it with distress ink, then overlay die-cut in difference orientation, sizes and color to make the flower look blossoms. Lastly, I used either bead or pebbles to finish the flower.

Flower type 2 instruction-
This is the simple one. I used Martha Stewart punches to partially punch out the flower petals, then inked it with distress ink and bend the edges to make it “stand out” from the paper, and here you can see the cream cardstock that I placed underneath.

I really had fun doing it and thanks for watching. Feel free to drop a comment too…


  1. what a pretty LO! :) love it!


  2. Fantastic!!! Love your take on the sketch

  3. Beautiful job! Thank you for playing with us.