Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here Is What I Have Been Doing.......

What I do when I'm having a problem with MoJo, or if I don't have time to get into anything too time consuming is to make flowers.  I just love doing these...There are several videos on You Tube for making paper flowers.  There are all kinds of different flowers and I love to watch these ladies create these beautiful flowers and then I try to do it too.  A flower can be a thing of beauty and each and everyone is different and that is why I love doing them.  Each one is different and I never get bored with doing them.  I use the Tim Holtz Alterations Die....Tattered Florals to cut out my petals and from there it is a free for all on my desk!





I color these with Ranger Distress Inks and then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and then I scrunch them up into a little ball and twist the petals this way and that to curl the edges.  I also use tweezers to twist the petals in different directions and to curl the edges. The sky is the limit.....the only thing that you must be careful with is to wait until the petals are close to being dry so they will hold the curls and while they are still pretty wet, they will tear.  These are so pretty on boxes, cards, scrapbooking layouts, gift bags.....there are so many places I love to see a little beauty. 

So this is what I have been doing with my free time these last couple of days.  I will be doing more for sure, since I don't have too many free minutes with the Holidays breathing down my neck.  I'm ready except for a little more cleaning tomorrow and a little cooking tomorrow evening.  That's it for me....remember to spend a little time each day just for you...you deserve it!



7 comments:

Olga said...

well glad to hear you aren't just laying around watching TV, LOL, these are gorgeous!!!!! And listen, Merry Christmas to you & yours!!!!

Selma said...

I've been anxious to see these. You are right -- they are gorgeous and look like so much fun to make. I have that Tim Holtz die and need to get some cut so I can play. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sylvia said...

Love, love your flowers! I hope you are enjoying the time making these. These are lovely colors, can not wait to see the projects you will use these on.

Elly said...

Gorgeous flowers Glenda!!

hugs, Elly

Dawn B. said...

You are so good at making these flowers. I have this die but have only made one set of flowers with it.. Great colors. I like the pearl in the middle.. Have a wonderful holiday..

Starla said...

Gorgeous flowers!! I can't wait to see what you adorn with them!!

Got everything done (well, almost. Everything IMPORTANT done on time!!) I hope you have a wonderful HOLIDAY!!

marsha said...

This looks like fun! I want to come to your house and play! I have this die also - I just need to finish reorganizing my craft room so I can have time to play.
Hugs,
Marsha

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