Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lu(k), it's a poppy! (DIY embellies)

Have you seen the new challenge at Lily Pad Cards.  It's Virginia's (Lu) View.

I love these little natural beauties.  They pop up all over in fields around Germany.  Only last about a day, but how lovely.  Made my own little lovely.

A red polyester scrap of fabric (I think it was a pirate scarf for DS back in the kindergarten days).  Some freehand cut circles.  A heat tool to crinkle the edges.  Some black seed beads in the center.

Then a little stamping on recycled packing paper.  Made into a tag thanks to an eyelet and raffia.  Then an uber-gorgeous begonia (hope my girlfriend has better luck with them than I do - but it was so luscious I couldn't resist) and the bday present is complete.

On another note... do ya'll - BTW, I am just shocked that there are 24 of you out in blogland that like to see what I do.  I'm honored.  Flabbergasted actually -  know cardmaker, photographer, artist Colleen D.  over at Dietrich Designs?  She is one talented lady.  Can you believe those amazing butterflies?  Anyhoo, I had sent her a little something awhile ago and received the most gorgeous thank you card today.  I can share it with you cuz it's here in all its moxiefabness.  You should see those little butterflies IRL.  So shimmery.

Here's a big hug to all the wonderful talent-sharing, support-giving, beauty-loving cardmakers out there.  So nice to hang out with you all!

Supplies for you tag:
Paper: recycled packing paper, CS Coredinations
Stamps: BG and flourish CHF, circle and sentiment Stampendous
Ink: Distress Ink Ranger, black Versafine
Tools: corner rounder EKS, eyelet setter
Other: fabric, beads, raffia


Virginia L. said...

Hello Maria! LOVE your tag with that gorgeous fabric flower! Beautiful take of the inspiration photo! And Dietrich is super sweet, isn't it? So glad that you join the fun with us at Lily Pad! PS: I'd love this see the flowers in Germany! Must be quite a sight right now!

Clare said...

SO pretty!!! I LOVE that flower - absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could be in Germany for the day those beautiful flowers pop up!

Mitralee said...

Dude! Your stuff rocks! Keep up the great posts!!!! Sweet flower!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I love the rustic look of the recycled packing paper and your flower is beautiful! The raffia adds some great texture too!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Love this! The poppy is perfect and the recycled paper is a brilliant idea. I'm never sure how to use all the packaging I hoard. :-)

Barb said...

Beautiful, handmade poppy! Wonderful take on Virginia's photo! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

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