Sunday, June 20, 2010

Click Click

I am totally in love with this paper range, October Afternoon Fly A Kite, I have created so many pages with it already and as quickly as I have been using it I have ordered more!
I wanted to create a page that resembled a flower in shape but I didn't want to use a die cut sheet of paper as I wanted to be able to add extra "petals" around the edge. All I did was cut out a large circle and then punched out lots of circle, inked the edges and cut them in half and stuck them in two layers around the edge of the circle. I stitched around the edge but it is more for show than sewing anything into place!
This flower was really simple to make, I pulled the cotton from the ends of a cotton bud and trimmed the little blue stick so that it was the length I wanted. I then cut a piece of paper that was longer than the stick and used some really strong double sided tape all over the back of it. I covered the stick with the paper squashing down both the ends which overlapped the stick. For the flower pot I just hand cut a pot shape and stuck one of the squashed paper ends of the stick to it then attached it to the page using foam pads to add extra dimension. I used punched to create the flower and hand cut some leaf shapes.

TFL
xx

9 comments:

Fluffy said...

I love that little flowerpot and these papers are lush! lol
Tracee x

Jill said...

OMG Rachael what a beautiful LO. I just love the flowery circle and the 'bunting' is such fun! Looking forward to meeting up again next weekend! Jill x

Elaine said...

Its beautiful what a lovely idea x

Nikki said...

Oh my oh my!! Another simply beautiful page Racheal - I LOVE your paper piecing & I'm now off to immediately start investigating that sublime range of PPs!!

{hugs}

Nikki xxx

Jen said...

gorgeous! love it all!

LadyBug said...

so pretty!!! the double scallop circle looks greata nd the top layer being curled is a real eye catcher for me :) did you stamp you sub titles or are they printed on the computer? i say it all the time but I need to use my flower punches more!!!!!

Louise said...

Rachael, a beautiful layout, love it all...think i'm going to have to use your circle idea around the edge...i'm off to have a look a the pp range too x

jennifer said...

I think the petal edging around the circle paper is fantastic, I'm gonna have to try that one x

Lou Collins said...

I loved this page Rachael! My hubby saw it on the cover of SBM and said 'ohhh, you made front cover this time...!'
I was flattered that he thought I could make a page this beautiful but really? He should pay more attention to the pages I make! And who did he think the girl in the photo would have been? I had to laugh! X