August 30, 2010

Flower Garden Revisited

Edit: Well, as you can see I posted my September challenge for Papertrey a day early! Oopsie. It's up now so I'll just leave you with some inspiration a day early. Please note that the links to the other designers' websites won't be updated until midnight tonight though.

Hello again friends. I have some fun projects to share with you using Lisa Johnson's set called Flower Garden. This set has oodles of individual stamps to create endless combinations of flowers and stems and leaves. Perfect for coloring with Copics or if you prefer to stamp solid images, there's some of those too.

Nichole challenged the Papertrey Senior Design Team to use Flower Garden, as we are digging into our stash of some of the older stamp releases. Note: Flower Garden has a companion Flower Garden Sentiments set too. I love to be able to play with all my goodies so I challenge you to do the same. For my projects today, I created a pretty floral card and some easy treat bags.
I reached into my fabric stash for inspiration for my projects. Fabrics are pretty much like patterned papers these days.....lots of patterns and florals and fun colors to select from.
For my card, I used one large flower from Flower Garden along with two of the fun fabrics from my stash, some Nesties dies, polka dot patterned paper, the large PTI scalloped border die, Vintage Cream Satin Luxe ribbon and my sewing machine threaded with black thread.
The flower image looks so pretty when colored with Copic markers. I colored my image and then cut it out carefully with scissors. A pretty, tied Vintage Button adorns the center of the flower. Notice how the polka dot fabric resembles patterned paper. So easily interchangeable but it gives such a nice texture to my project.
For my next project, I created some treat sacks. I filled some of my glassine sacks (coming soon to my Etsy shop) with a simple York Peppermint and then stitched the bag closed with my sewing machine.
I used Small Manila Parcel Tags with punched circles on top that have stamped and Copic colored flowers. Sentiment is from Friendship Jar. I stitched right over the parcel tags, creating a fun package for the recipient to open. I'll be giving these goodies to the girls on game day for a little good luck/after school snack. Such fun little goodie bags.
Here's the Copic Sketch colors I used to color my flowers. The YG green color was only used on the goodie sack tags.
Hope you enjoy my projects today! Be sure to check out the other Senior DT blogs for their cute Flower Garden projects: Heather Nichols, Dawn McVey, Betsy Veldman, and Lisa Johnson.


Joy said...

What a sweet little card, just love all those bright and cheerful colours.

Lee Anne said...

Your card is beautiful! I just love Flower Garden and did my own salute to it for a week on my blog this summer! Glad to see it's getting some ink time from the DT! It's a great set!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love, love these treatbags..thanks for the idea and for sharing!
Have a great day!

Lynn said...

I'm loving how you are incorporating fabric snippets into your creations! I'm inspired to dig through my remnant basket.

Anne said...

Awesome card! Fun idea to use black thread instead of white. I like your little treat bags, too. I don't remember this stamp set from PTI, I'll have to go check it out!

Debbie Olson said...

So pretty, MIsh!

Kelly S. said...

Love that card with the fabric, what gorgeous colors! And the little yellow flower so bright and sweet on those tags and bags. Just saw the cute way you added fabric to the Friendship Jar set yesterday...oh how I love that set! Can't wait to try that out!

Lindsay said...

Just darling! I love the flower paired with those beautiful fabrics! What a nice little gift for someone!

Tony Destroni said...

hi good day nice post you have . great . i hope you have a post about windspinner other garden and home accessories , im interested on this i hope you can help me . thank you!

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