Monday, June 08, 2009

Weekly Inspiration Challenge - Flowers

Where I live, the fowers bloom pretty late but lucky for me they are in full bloom on scrapbooking pages all year round!

Flowers are hot and it seems every manufacturer includes some in their collections  - from beautiful realistic blooms to quirky shapes and minimalist designs. They are also available in so many different materials - paper, stickers, vellum, chipboard, fabric, felt,  acrylic and more - that you are sure to find a style and type that will suit any project you are working on.

I love the look of flowers on my layouts and whenever I can add some to a page, I grab the opportunity. They don't always look right on the scrapbook layouts about my two boys, but I try to add them to just about any other page I can. And I love adding them to cards and gift items.

Your challenge this week is to use flowers on a project or page you are working on. If you use flowers a lot, why not try to make your own custom version? If you have never used them you might be surprised at how they add just the right finishing touch to a page.

Here are some beautiful inspiration photos to get you started. (Click on photos to see posts or tutorials)

From Emily Pitts at Studio Calico, lovely pleated and ribbon flowers.

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Janna Wilson at Fiskars provides a downloadable tutorial on making a variety of paper and felt flowers.

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And Alison Cope over at Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine created some lovely ribbon flowers.

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 Have fun getting inspired! Tomorrow I'll be back with some tips on how to create simple and cute flowers using scraps from your stash!

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