Sunday, 14 August 2011

Handmade Flowers

Hello everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend. It's time for the second fortnight's challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time we'd like to see your creations with Handmade Flowers and of course, some stamping with rubber or clear stamps but no digis please as the challenges are all about getting inky fingers.
We had some incredible entries for the first challenge and it's going to be really hard to choose the top entries with such a high standard. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and made that first challenge such a success.
Now for my inspiration which this time is not a card but a little box that I altered which will make a lovely gift for someone soon.

The little box I used is wooden and perfect for the shabby chic look I wanted. I brushed on a coat of antique white acrylic paint on both the outside and inside first.
Next I stamped on a spray of roses from the Clearly Inspired Stencil Flowers set with Palette Cognac ink. I stamped this everywhere it was possible to stamp and the only place left out was the inside edge of the lid as the block simply would not fit!
For my shabby, distressed look, I then dry brushed everywhere with lilac and blue acrylic paints and wiped some paint off with a baby wipe until I was happy with the result.
I made panels for the inside top and base with squares of parchment paper embossed with the Papermania Vine folder and then sponged on Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress inks for a shabby effect.
I made the flowers for the top with a Woodware cut and emboss punch and punched them out from lilac, light blue and light brown scraps of decorated papers. I enhanced the embossing with a ball tool and then sponged the corresponding flowers with the same inks used for the inside panels. I then pierced holes in the centres and added the silk flower stamens. I rounded out the petals with a large ball tool and then brushed them with glitter glues. I glued these on with some Prima leaves.
I finished off with some ribbon and braid around the base.

After all the gorgeous entries last time, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this one. Don't forget to check out the creations made by the rest of the DT as there are some stunning creations on view.

I'm entering my box in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Use 3 or More of Your Favourite Embellishments (Handmade flowers, Prima leaves, ribbon, braid)
Phindy's Place - Vintage Look
Simply Create - Distress
Crafty Catz - Emboss It
CRAFT - Gifts
Do You Stack Up - Emboss It
Allsorts - Anything  But A Card

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant hun just love those flowers a really beautiful creation hun hugs cherylxxx

craftattack said...

A beautiful box with brilliant flowers, it will make a great present! Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...stamping all over with the rose stamp really looks great! Love the vintage blend of colours too Fliss.

Dot x

Sally H said...

oh wow, Fliss! This is gorgeous! I love the colours of the flowers and the box is so beautifully decorated x

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, your flowers are beautiful - Jacqueline xx

carol said...

ooh these flowers are gorgeous, fab creation, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x Carol

Netty said...

Beautiful box and loving your pretty flowers Fliss. Enjoy the weekend, xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous work Fliss, those flowers are amazing with the added sparkly and I love the way you've decorated the box. Stunning!
Claire xx

Jolanda said...

a very pretty box - I love the colours and the flowers - beautiful x

Esther said...

Hi Fliss - thanks for your comment! I've been hugely busy and had lots of late finishes at work -however have recently bought a laptop and hoping it will give me more blogging time if I can do it anywhere!!

Love this gorgeous box - Off to make something with flowers...Esther xx

Debs said...

Oh this is gorgeous Fliss - stunning flowers and a beautiful alteration.
What a lovely gift it will make for someone to treasure.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

lindyloo said...

Beautiful creation and the flowers are stunning thank you for playing along with us at the crafty catz linda x

Kim Dellow said...

Wow beautiful! Such a lovely make. Kim

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Awww Fliss, I've been zooming your pictures in and out, checking every single detail! Your flowers look absolutely stunning in their pure subtle elegance! And the box looks deliciously shabby chic! LOVE it!!! hugs, Joanna xx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous flowers Fliss, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Jill said...

What a gorgeous box!
Love your flowers
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck
Hugs, Jill

Aunty Sue said...

Just brilliant thanks for sharing with CC this week

brenda said...

What super work Fliss, lots of work but so worthwhile to end us with such a super piece of artwork.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Diane said...

Gorgeous box, Fliss and I love those flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy this time!
Diane x

Miranda said...

gorgeous box Fliss, very pretty and the flowers are very beautiful too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

princesskitten said...

Soooo elegant

kitten DYSU team

Cec said...

What a pretty box. I love the stamping and the great flowers. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

These flowers are absolutely georgeous - actually the whole box is! Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy challenge. Good Luck from Lisbeth K

Fiona said...

Stunning box Fliss, those flowers are amazing.

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

kurlygirl said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love your flowers!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Embossing Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful box, the glitter on the flowers gives a great finishing touch.

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation. TFS Hugs Suzanne x

Ren-Yi said...

wow these home-made flowers are brilliant. Love how they shine. The box is brilliant - perfect as a jewelry box or so. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Shirl said...

Wanted to pop round earlier Fliss to tell you what a fabulous box this is but time ran away with me.

Here now and it is still a fabulous box, love it.

Hugs Shirley x x