Thursday, July 12, 2007

Micro Beadz Flowers

Today was the 2nd Thursday of the month, which meant time for me to head down the coast for another day with my stamping friends down there. Each month we all get together and create something that has been featured in one of the 2 Australian stamping magazines. Today's project came from a recent Stamping & Papercraft magazine and was a project using micro beadz by Deanne Stewart-Mills.

This was a fun project and I was lucky enough to find the flower set that was used in the project while I was out and about during the month. I did decide however to change the colors and a few other bits to each of the cards. I wasn't 100% happy with a couple of mine I had done at the club as some of my card hadn't cut square when I was cutting it last night (of course I only discovered this while trying to assemble at club today). So I came home and pulled 2 apart and started again and also put the finishing touches that needed to be done to all three.

Each of the flowers used on these card have been stamped on card and then covered with an adhesive sheet, cut out and then I poured the clear micro beadz over my flowers. The top card is a standard size card, the middle is a narrow card (7.5cm x 15.5cm when folded) and the bottom one is a tiny 9.5cm square card. As you can see I played a little bit more with my crop-a-dile on the bottom card. It needed something else and as I didn't want to use ribbons I ended up going with the eyelets instead. The grosgrain ribbon used on the middle card was actually white and I colored using my alcohol markers.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flower - Reflections Plate by Carolee's Creations; Flourishes v:1 - Autumn Leaves; Label Greetings - Impression Obsession
Paper: Pale Plum & Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up; White Linen
Other: Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk; Concorde Grape VersaMagic Ink; Micro Beadz; Adhesive Sheet; Eyelets; White Grosgrain Ribbon; Sheer Ribbon

8 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are awesome, love the colors you used and using the swirls for the stem is fantastic idea.

Pam Clay said...

I love that flower! All three are very cute cards and I too, like the flourish idea for the stem!

Katherine said...

Great cards, Frances! Glad you had a good time with your club. I love the glittery purple flowers and the eyelets (your eyelet craze is contageous!).

jpmayo said...

Frances these cards are sooooooo gorgeous!
How did you know that purple is one of my favorite colors??
:)

Kim Muhl said...

Wow Frances, your cards are amazing! I love the sparkly flowers and the colors you used.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful thanks for sharing.

Peggy Maier said...

Simply gorgeous!

DeanneSM said...

Wow Francis!! These look terrific! Glad you liked the project! I have taught this a few times and its always a hit.
Love it in the purples!