Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Country time flower tutorial

I made this page for a couple of challenges on Scrapbook. com.  The first is for the chippie challenge which was a surprise this month. I received a chipboard cow which I painted, inked, and embossed.  I was so happy to have these pics that DH and I took right down the road from my mother in law's house. When I saw these photos I realized they would also work perfectly for the color challenge which was to use any shade of blue with neutrals. Don't you just love when you can combine challenges?
I did a lot of water distressing and machine stitching on here. I masked the barbed wire and made the blue flowers. Here's what you'll need to make these flowers.

 Supply list
1.White cardstock
2.Beige cardstock
3.Flower die ( I used Mother's Day bouquet for the Cricut)
4.Tim Holtz distress inks, weathered wood, stormy sky, and frayed burlap.
5.Blending tool
6.Small beads
7.Spray bottle with water

First cut your dies. I used flower #8 and cut 6 flowers from it out of white cardstock, 2 at 1 1/2", 2 at 2", and 2 at 2 1/2". For the beige cardstock I used flower # 27 and cut 2 at 1".
Using your blending tool apply weathered wood and stormy sky to the white flowers. Then using frayed burlap ink around all the edges.

Then spray your flower with water and shape your petals up.
While it's still damp pinch the ends of each petal in the center making a slight crease.
Then start layering and gluing your flowers starting with the largest one on the bottom, and alternating the petals with each layer.
To make the center I curled the beige petals inwards and added brown beads.
Here's a close-up of the flower on my page.
Here's close-up of my chippie cow.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. thanks for the tutorial Love the idea


  2. thank you thank you for another awesome lesson.... You make them look so easy

  3. Your flowers are great and I love the cow!

  4. You are absolutely the queen of awesome homemade blooms and other embellishments, Drea. Love these great multi-layered flowers, thank you so much for sharing the how-to for them with us!

    Tons of hugs & joyful weekend wishes,