Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Big Bloomers.

Of the Flower variety. Now what were you  thinking!!
Fluff asked me some time ago to make her some dinner plate size flowers for her new craft room walls. They are now in situ so I can show you. Colours asked for were pink, cream and mauve so I have alternated them around on each flower.  The large petals are made from coloured craft stock with matching petals of gradiating size in tissue paper and edged with satin ribbon which has been frilled.
 
The centres are made from half a polystyrene ball each. I have then pinned and glued over 100 small 1" flower shapes (punched from tissue paper, with 4 layers each) into the ball completly covering it. The pink flower above has a die cut butterfly adhered to a petal and the one below has two smaller ones made from  shrink plastic .  Photos are the best I could get with the light available. They look better in real life.

 
Would like to enter into  the following:
Crazy 4 challenges: Anything but a card.
Hiding in My Craft Room: 3 favourite colours (pink, cream, mauve).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Crafty snippets of shrink plastic and cardstock on the butterflies).
The Crafty Pad Designs: Anything goes.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Mondays.
Make it Monday Party: Paper craft creations.
Flutterby Wednesday: Open with butterfly or fairy.
Simply Create: Link up your digital or paper creations.
Crafty Catz: Add texture to your project.
 

 


32 comments:

  1. Oooh its lovely - sorry I havent caught up with your comments but there were no mini quilts hiding in my trick or treat gravestone for the children! In fact all treats so they were thrilled!

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  2. These do look better IRL. I am so chuffed with them. Thank you. I especially like the flower centres. The detail there looks amazing. xxx

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  3. Very cleverly made....love the detail of the centres.

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  4. Tee hee Mrs A .. .. I won't tell you what I was thinking!! LOL!!!

    I blew your photographs up to have a closer look .. .. they look really lovely. I bet they brighten those walls up beautifully.

    What a great idea.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. Also I know what you mean about the oil painting (not that I have tried oils) but half way through they can sometimes look awful cant they - I personally would leave it in the corner for awhile and then see how you feel in a few months time - if you do finish it it will look fabulous I am sure but if you dont its just one of those things isnt it! At least you have tried!

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  6. I thought you were writing part 3 of the Bridge Jones saga. Lovely bloomers though - the centres look good. Hope you have a good week.

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  7. These are lovely wall hangings and I'm sure they look fab on your friend's craft room wall. Such a lot of detail has gone into the flowers. Thanks for sharing your creations at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

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  8. Very pretty flowers Mrs A.

    I understand you're organising a bonfire party at Snippets HQ . . .yay . . . I've been trying to help and have asked a few of the girls to bring sparklers and cakes. Should be fun! But we'd better remove all traces of it prior to you-know-who's return!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Your flowers are gorgeous Valery Ann ! Fluff is so lucky to have such a talented Mum ! Love the centers of the flowers too, they look so cute ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  10. Gorgeous flower's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  11. How lovely to have those hanging on the craft wall, especially now as winter is fast approaching and we need a bit of colour about.

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  12. The flowers are really pretty. I really like the little details you've added (butterfly and birds) it really makes them different. Your right the light at the moment is terrible for pics.
    Ali x

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  13. Hello!

    Wow! What a lot of work went into these flowers - but they are beautiful! I think in real life they must be awesome! We had SNOW here in this part of WI today - I am so NOT ready for this! Wishing you a great day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  14. Such pretty flowers!Love your work.Do you remember talking to Me on e-mail about missing Jan.2012 tag from Tee's Tag exchange?Well your tag will be mailed out tonight.Now hopefully you'll have a whole set for the year.Denise

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  15. Very pretty flowers there Mrs A.
    Now about this fireworks party....do you mind if I sit in the chikkin coup til it is over? Not keen on fireworks, never have been. Seen the damage they can cause! I will look after the chookies as mine were fwightened the other night!
    I will enjoy the bonfire and cakes and spuds and stuff!
    xx

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  16. Oh your not just a pretty face Mrs A .......lol they are really lovely and nice to alternate the colours your talents really do shine through a what a great idea!! x

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  17. Wow! I bet these look beautiful in the Fluffery, Mrs A! And a huge amount of work was clearly involved, especially with the centres! What a lovely Mum you are! Hugs, Lesley

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  18. These look amazing! I am so going to have a go at these! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

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  19. Me again! Sailing in from Make it Monday! I still am intrigued by these and am going to have to give them a go! They would look amazing in my daughters room!

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  20. Very pretty. A lovely project. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

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  21. Beautiful flowers.

    I saw you at MIM. My projects are 130 and 177.

    I was making Christmas cards today, so I hope you are already thinking about writing a letter to Santa Like I do :-))

    Happy Crafting!

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  22. Love the flowers. So cute! Now if I only had walls...

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  23. What fab decorations for a craft room. They look wonderful. Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

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  24. Ha, ha - so now I see why the reference to your big bloomers :) Absolutely fabulous Mrs A - even if you're under suspicion as being one of the ringleaders in the gunpowder plot in the playground!! Hugs, Di xx

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  25. Big bloomers? Erm... dinner plate-sized flowers of course! What else would I be thinking?! The flowers are fab Mrs A! Vicky x

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  26. very pretty, and love the colors. thanks for joining Simply create

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  27. Hi Mrs A

    I am beginning to wish I had never set eyes on your big bloomers .. .. they have got me into a lot of trouble LOL!!!

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  28. Beautiful flowers, love the colours you have chosen
    Lindsay xx

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