Home Sweet Home - It is time for another challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog. This fortnight our Letter is H for Handmade flowers.
The photo is of my new house shortly before it was finished. It is hard to believe that I have already lived in it for a year. The adorable little boy is my grandson Tyler standing in front. At first he liked going to see the construction, but towards the end he was not as impressed. He liked it best when it was dirt and a concrete slab. LOL
For my page, I started with a sheet of paper from my favorite paper company K and Company. This was from the Nature pad. The border is SB Fleur De Lis Doily Accents, which was then inked with Forest Moss distress inks. I added little pearls made from my Salmon Viva Decor pearl pen. I found that it was best to form them on a mat and then glue them on the cardstock. On some papers/mats they flatten out. Now that I have found the perfect mat, I form all of mine this way. I had to throw away so many. What is the mat that I use? I use a bright pink one that is for hot glue that I ordered from HSN. I don't get much from there, but a friend pointed it out to me and it has been the best kit. It has finger protectors; so I no longer burn myself on the hot glue gun. Yea!
The letters were made with my Cricut machine using the Elegant Cakes Cartridge. I really like the font on it.
The image is Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gateway. It is a lovely image, but it was huge; so I only used a portion of it. I colored it with Copics. Wood is one of my favorite things to color with Copic's.
My flowers are Heartfelt Creations Vintage Wildflower. They have a matching SB's that cuts the flowers. I Glimmer Misted and shaped the flowers. I used more of the Viva Decor pearls in the centers. In the larger flower, I used a brad. I also used SB leaves and inked and shaped them.
The green pearls are from a pearl garland that I picked up in the Seasonal shop at Hobby Lobby.
I made the semi-finals for Heartfelt Creations and this is what I made for the final part of the try-outs. I did not make the team. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.
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