Thursday, March 26, 2009

Newspaper Flowers @ PAMC

Over at PAMC, its my turn to host the week's challenge. Jeanette a fellow Design Team member at PAMC posted an awesome paper flower tutorial. So I thought we could all incorporate the tutorial in our challenge creations this week. :) I love Gothic arches and so I created a couple of them for the challenge.

The first thing I decided to do after I chose my main images was use another technique (the bandana technique) to create background papers. These are the background papers I created for each arch.

Then for the first arch. I cut out the typical arch shape from my background and added my main image. Then I layered some pretty ribbons and attached them on the left of the arch. I Stamped the cute saying on white paper with black ink (the stamp is from Studio G) and I edged the square with green colored pencil. The next step was to make the newspaper flower from Jeanette's tutorial. I decided to make a large flower. I followed the steps that Jeanette gave us but I also outlined each of the 6 circles with a different colored marker and then assembled the flower and attached to the arch with a gold brad. I just assembled it all together and wha-lah! This is the finished product:

I loved the outcome of this one so much that I decided to make my blog banner with the different embels I used for the arch :)

The second arch was a little different. I used a different arch template, a more decorative one for this arch. Its one of my favorite of the arch templates :) I attached my main image first. Then I decided to try and make a sort of ley (spelling) you know the hawaiian flower necklaces lol. out of the newspaper flowers. so I made 4 different flowers and edged each with a different color. Under the flowers I glued a piece of pink thread, and then attached each flower w/ a bronze brad. I thought the happiness definition would be a fun addition. It came from my ephemera book that I found at Michaels. I cut the words apart and glued them to black cardstock as a sort of border, then just attached to the arch. The final step was cutting a larger arch in black and attaching my finished arch to it to give it a border and make the colors really pop. It was a fun one. It put me in a great summery mood :)

Check out PAMC's Blog or the Group to participate, and to see the other creations from our Design Team Members & all the other participants. I promise you wont be sorry! The Inspiration is unbelievable!

Wishing everyone a great weekend!


Jeanette said...


I have a vision of the next PAMC tutorial, the Bandana technique. It's beautiful. But, I don't know how you did it.


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