Friday, March 18, 2011

Fabric Rosettes

I was wandering around the craft/fabric store looking for materials for a completely different project and happened upon these little plastic templates/tools called yo-yo makers.  I almost walked past because these were after all in the "quilting" section and I most certainly do not quilt.  Anyway, I gave them some of my attention and looked at the packaging more closely.  Hmm...these look like rosettes!!!  Hmm...these could be used in all sorts of way for scrapbooking and cardmaking.  OH NO!!   All the different sizes went into my shopping basket.  They also had a butterfly and heart shape which I didn't buy but maybe on my next trip.

This then made me wander deeper into the quilt department to find fabric and I discovered these things called "Fat Quarters" which as far as I can tell it's a smaller piece of fabric. PERFECT! I also found a stack  of really cool looking fabric already cut into 4x4 squares so I bought that as well.  I left the store feeling quite happy with myself and very eager to get started.  Of course that would end up being a day later since regular life happened and I got distracted.

I finally found some time to play with my new toys and all I can say is THESE ARE SO EASY AND FUN!!  As I've mentioned, I don't quilt and certainly don't sew.  However, I can hand sew and that is all this requires.  Below are two of the flowers I've made so far.  Unfortunately, I think I'll be going back to get the butterfly now....lol

I put these together really quickly and I'll admit, I'm not thrilled with the button on the larger flower.  I'll probably be changing that as soon as I can find some better buttons.  I also recommend that the buttons be adhered using a hot glue gun though I did use Glossy Accents (it's my fav wet adhesive and it works on everything) with success.

If you like flowers I highly recommend a trip to your local fabric/craft store and buying these templates.  The ones that I bought are made by Clover. 

ETA: I've just recently been informed that you can do the same thing without a template if you are adept at a running stitch.  Since I'm not, these templates are the best solution for me.

-karen

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Denami Floral Frenzy Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Denami Floral Frenzy Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Carol Hartery's Blog.  If you've gotten lost along the way, no need to worry just click here to return to Denami Designs Blog and the beginnig of the hop.
I started with cardstock that I coated with a microfine glitter, stamped the image using StazOn Ink and then colored the flowers using Copic markers.  The stamp I chose to use is G109 Single Daisy and trimmed using just the flower part.   I then arranged layers in a circle and added a little bling to the centers of the flowers on the top layer. 





I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the fabulous creations.  Your next stop is Tenia Nelson.

Be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of three $20 gift certificate at Denami

Extra Challenge: This blog hop filled SO quickly, so we thought we'd bring an additional opportunity for those who weren't able to get on the list, and also those blog hoppers who had additional floral projects to share. We will have a link widget on the blog hop post where you can upload additional floral creation(s). We'll choose one winner to be guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice!