Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pink Survivor Flower Tutorial

To honor and support breast cancer awareness, I created this page of my Aunt Rachel who was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago, but is now cancer-free. I've lost too many people I love to cancer in general, so to have someone I know and love overcome it, is very inspirational. Besides a breast cancer awareness challenge on, I'm also entering this into the October Chippie challenge. The chippie was supplied by 3tailscraft and I used it to put my title on. I painted the bottom larger chippie with white paint and added rock candy distress stickles to it. For the smaller chippie, I painted it with pink and black paint using my brush in one direction. Then I added clear rock candy distress crackle paint. After cutting out my letters I used clear rock candy distress stickles to the white letters, and cotton candy stickles to the pink letters. The rest of the black lettering on the page was covered with black soot distress stickles. I made all the flowers myself and used Gabrielle Pollacco's rose tutorial found here.
This was also made for a challenge at this blog offering a fabulous chippie prize. You have until November 4th to enter, so there's still plenty of time to play.
Here's a close-up of the chippie I used.
I thought I'd share this quick and easy flower I came up with to add to the roses.
Cricut Machine
Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge
White paint or dabber

First I cut flower #9 with my Cricut machine (Mother's Day Bouquet) cartridge. I cut 2 at 2" and 2 at 1 1/4".
Then I used white paint to all the edges. It doesn't have to be perfect. I just used my finger to apply it.
Then spray your flowers with water and scrunch them up from the centers. After they're dry and opened they should look like this.
Now just poke a hole in all the centers and add your brad layering with your largest flower on the bottom.
I also made my large flower this way, but used white cardstock and pink ink for the edges. I also added 2 more flowers cut out at 3". When I was done making all my flowers I sprayed them with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist. TFL!


  1. Wow Andrea! I love this! It is so nice to hear that someone has beat cancer too! Like you, I have lost too many friends to this ugly disease and it is time for a cure!

    I love your flower tute and am going to try them. I have that cartridge so now I just to find the time to make them. They are at the top of my list! TFS!

  2. Gorgeous LO Andrea, a great take on my challenge. So glad you entered good luck! Michelle :)

  3. Gorgeous page Andrea! I LOVE the flowers!

  4. What a deeply touching, immensely beautiful page. I'm thrilled to hear that your aunt was able to beat her battle with cancer and sincerely hope she'll always remain cancer-free.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us, Drea. You always provide the best instructions and images.

    Big hugs & cheerful Monday wishes,