Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Handmade Flowers and Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello Crafters,

Okay, it's been nearly 20 years since I made a flower arrangement. This week's challenge at TMS is to make handmade flowers. I thought, "Oh this'll be easy...HA!" Let me tell you. I began two weeks ago trying to make Kanzashi flowers. I did fine and made a couple of really cute ones, but when it came to making my card I was not at all happy with the fabric patterns I selected. I then tried to fold Dahlia flowers and total ruined about two 12x12 sheets of cardstock. No matter what I did I kept tearing the paper or didn't fold equally and they looked stupid. Then I went onto making paper roses. Of course I got stuck singing the Marie Osmond song!! 

Well, after all that and about 10 sheets of scrap paper I managed to get two paper roses!! I rolled and rolled and ripped and screamed and yelled...but I finally managed to get two...two roses! I am not really happy with this card, and I'm sort of embarrassed to post, but I guess it's not horrible. I've seen worse out there! I would certainly like to perfect making roses. I think this technique is really cool looking and I would love to get better at this craft. 

This week, Melissa is our sponsor. She has a prize already to go, so I hope you'll stop by and play along. 

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me some love!! 

Have an awesome day.  

8 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful blooms, Theresa -- they are the perfect vintage feel! Gorgeous addition to any card or project!!

Angela said...

I think your roses are lovely! The pearl is the perfect accent and they look so pretty with the vintage looking DP!

Jacki Randolph said...

Theresa, your card is really beautiful and your roses are perfect with your gorgeous image and paper. I think you did a fab job with the flowers. Very pretty card.

Melissa Craig said...

Thank you for sticking it out with the flowers - I'm sorry that you went thru so much paper but your end result is stunning! I love the roses and the pearl is the perfect finishing touch.

Lisa said...

Ms Theresa this card is lovely! I love those flowers! They turned out so wonderfully!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Hello Theresa, you won the custom "Created By" TGF stamp on my blog! Congrats!!! If you could please email me with your snail mail address, so that I can forward it to Jessica. Thank you!
iwona_estera@wp.pl

Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you

serafeena said...

Hi Theresa,
no need to worry: your roses are absolutely wonderful! I love that uneven, little bit crumpled look; seems much more natural and charming to me.
hugs serafeena