my time to bloom

I’ve managed to get another layout done for The Studio Challenges crop last weekend. This one is for the 2pm ‘Delicious DIY’ challenge by Anna, which included instructions to make some spiral paper flowers.

I have recently been making spiral flowers out of felt, but hadn’t actually thought of making them from paper! They were a little fiddly but look really effective so I think they were worth it! I have used them with some other handmade flowers and butterflies. Here’s the page (click on photo to see it larger):

The butterflies were made using a Fiskars shapeboss as a stencil as well as an embosser, cutting the butterflies out and scoring either side of the body so the wings can ‘flap’.

I also added some old watch parts, to give a bit of contrast with all the floral and flutteryness:

While I was creating this page, my daughter was painting. She loves taking a white sheet of paper and covering it in one colour, and today her shade of choice was black! I have no photos to show, but it’s very goth looking. I felt like I was flashing forward to her teenage years as I was watching her create her masterpiece!

Tomorrow hubby has the day off, very unusual for him on a bank holiday monday, but I think we’re going to have to spend the day doing housework as there’s a lot piled up! xx

  • What an AWESOME layout! I love everything about it…the colors and details are perfect!

    August 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  • You are a pro at those flowers. Wow!

    August 30, 2010 at 1:25 am
  • Great layout Jen, the embellies are so pretty.Weirdly Steve is off too, it’s his first Bank hol Mon off in years! Hope you enjoy yours x

    August 30, 2010 at 7:30 am
  • Those spiral flowers are lovely, in fact the whole layout is! Super colour choice.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:00 am
  • beautiful layout! I too like the flowers! Will have to lift that idea! Abi xxx

    August 30, 2010 at 11:02 am
  • Great layout and I love the flowers you have done them really well and they look great. Thanks for joining in with my class!

    August 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm
  • I think Blogger may have eaten my first comment…. I was just saying that the flowers are lovely 🙂

    August 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm
  • Amy Lynne

    I love, love, love this layout! It is fantastic! I love your blog, too. Can’t wait to see you in LSNED! Hugs! A

    September 1, 2010 at 2:12 am
  • Love the flowers 🙂 Thanks for joining in x

    September 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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