Monday, April 2, 2012

Designer Craft Connection Monday - April Flowers

Flower blooms on the trees, flower blooms from the ground ... flowers appearing here and there and everywhere.

I'll be sharing a little "flowery" wearable that I created for myself to wear on Easter.  Of course when I think about an idea, I usually turn first to my Sizzix dies.  Second to all the scraps of fabrics and papers and other supplies I have around my workroom before heading out to a store. For the flowers I used Eileen Hull's Bow, Create-a-Flower die, along with her Leaves die.  Two very handy dies to own and use!

Fabrics used in this project are scraps on hand that were stiffened with Beacon Adhesives Stiffen Stuff™ or fused with Warm Company Steam a Seam sheets.  Both methods give the fabrics extra body. I used the  medium and small patterns for the flowers. Colored the edges of the petals with a touch of Distress Ink in a co-ordinating color.  To form the flowers I stitched them together, instead of using a paper brad.  Finished each flower off with a button.  Leaves were scraps of the papers I used for the flower garland banner from my earlier post.  The paper was crinkled before die-cutting and then inked with Ranger Tim Holtz Pine Needle Distress Ink.  To layer the finished flowers, I die-cut a heart shapes from green felt and canvas scraps,  using Heart #1 from the original red Sizzix die.  Glued the two pieces together, punched holes and re-enforced them with eyelets. Found enough beads to co-ordinate and threaded them on jewelry thread.  Finished the necklace with a green silk ribbon. The finished flowers and leaves are finally glued onto the heart background.  Finished project a simple flowery, Spring necklace.

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  1. Talk about mixed media in jewelry design! Love it! Thank you for sharing your project!

    Best Wishes,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  2. Loving the freshness this piece brings!