This weeks challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Judy with the 'please include' of Handmade Flowers.
I always enjoy finding new ways of making my own flowers as it's a great way of being able to colour co-ordinate them with your card. I don't have many flower punches & can't get the EK Success Large Retro flower punch for love nor money so have to find ways of making them with the tools I've got.
I was reading a craft magazine earlier this week & saw instructions for cute little windmills & also some little flowers made with scalloped nesties. Well!!! do you think I could find the mag when I came to make this card yesterday?? No is the answer!! I really wanted to make the nestie flowers but was only able to make the windmills from memory so here they are. They're a bit fiddly to make especially so small (4cm square) but they were still too big to fit 3 on my card so I've broken 'The Dawn Bibby Golden Rule' of always putting an odd number of embellies on your card!! However I think this looks OK with only two. The first lot I made were 5cm square & were nearly as big as the image so I'll have to save them for another time lol!!
The papers & card are SU & the brads & ribbon are from my stash & the sentiment ribbon is from Click-on-Crafts.The image is from Sugar Nellie coloured with copics.
Thanks for looking.