Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Crafty Individuals challenge....Spring!

And boy WAS it a challenge.....pastel colours? me? girly flowers?
That is exactly what a challenge is all about though, and in the end I had a blast making my 'thing'.....
I say 'thing' because I'm not sure what to call this! Maybe stick to the literal, so.....introducing 'Flowers on Springs'!!!
The hearts from plate CI-342 were stamped multiple times onto painted cardstock and acetate, then cut out and assembled as flowers.
  I covered a base with text paper, then painted a background using the same colours. Both flowers and base were sprayed and splatted with silver Krylon. I then made some coils from wire to hold the flowers up, which is when I discovered that coils as long as these won't hold up anything as heavy as stamped cardstock...........!! Plan B, paint some bamboo skewers silver and use them as support inside the coils! Plenty of hot glue to adhere the coils to the base, and then add some butterflies (CI-333) to hide the glue!
Its actually quite sturdy, despite the coils looking like they're going to bend at any minute!
Why not pop over to the Crafty Individuals Blog to see what everyone else made of the theme?
Love Trish xx


  1. Hi Trish. Fabulous project. So original and creative. Great tip using the skewers. TFS. Thanks for visiting today.
    Regards Florence x

  2. amazing Trish and so out the box

  3. he he he, great minds think alike Trish! Love your creation!

  4. O my word, this is Fabulous, how did you think this up.. Fantastic!! Love it, Hugs May x x x x

  5. Trish I've joined your wonderful blog, thanks for leaving me a comment, I'm honoured. You have awesome art on your blog, really inspiring, love seeing all the colours you use. I look forward to seeing more from you soon. Michelle x

  6. What a brilliant idea Trish - would looks great gracing any home. Very clever indeed. Jean

  7. So pretty and creative! Love the beautiful butterflies!

  8. Absolutely brilliant take on the Spring challenge. You took the theme and ran with it. Not only do I love your idea I love the fact you stuck to your own style.
    Thanks for joining us at the CI Challenge.

  9. love your flowers, they are so creative


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