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.



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!!


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