Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Flowers Feed The Soul

Good morning folks, it's my turn to post today over at the Studio 12 Creative Team and my project is an idea for a special gift to make for a friend which is really easy to do. It's something which the recipient could easily add personal mementos, photos or little notes to and could be hung up in the kitchen, bedroom or craft room (those lucky enough to have one lol)

The base for my project is a pretty wire frame painted cream that came from The Range.
I made some little square collages to fit in the clips by resizing some of the pretty papers from the Heavenly Garden Kit on the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD down to 5cm. I then dropped them all into a Word document along with some hearts from the Welcome Home Kit on the CD also resized to fit on the paper squares. I printed this all out on to linen card for texture.
I cut everything out and made the elements into mini collages, embellishing with pressed flowers and leaves from my stash and inking all the edges of the squares with brown ink.

I added a pretty grungy sentiment from the Heavenly Garden Kit and made an embellishment by gathering up a piece of cream scalloped cotton lace to make a flower shape and fixed it to the frame with a jewelled brad through the centre.

Hope you're all having a good week so far and that you have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Challenges for my creation:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything But A Card
Allsorts - It's A Gift
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes


Brenda Brown said...

A great pressure, beautifully made collages.
Hugs Brenda xox

craftattack said...

This is a lovely piece Fliss, I am sure someone will be very happy to hang it in their home! Valerie

Suzi B said...

Hi Fliss, this makes a lovely gift.. gorgeous!
suzi b xx

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous gift Fliss. Gotta love The Range x

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous gift idea Fliss and it would be beautiful for someone in a new home.

Amelia Thorneycroft said...

what a clever little creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".Good luck! - Amelia

Mummy lade said...

what a supernice project! Thank you so much for entering this in our Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Buttons said...

Great frame Fliss! Gonna have to go investigate those at the local branch:) Hugs, Buttons x

brenda said...

Pretty as well as practical Fliss, what a perfect present it will make.

Thanks so much with joining my 'It's a Gift' theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great idea and a fabulous project.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, what a great idea and so pretty and practical whoever is lucky enough to receive this will treasure it always


Sandra said...

Beautiful Fliss x

Anonymous said...

Love this pretty piece Fliss, its a gorgeous gift idea,Beautifully crafted as always
hugs June x

Laurence said...

Great project, thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.


Laurence said...

Great project, thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.


Brenda Brown said...

Just popping back to say thanks for your kind words on my new DT position, I really appreciate it.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Val said...

Clever idea Fliss. I have this CD and love it.