Saturday, 7 March 2009

Poppicrafts Competition - Fun with flowers

This months competition is focusing on flowers and what we can do with them.

The winning prize will be a £35 Poppicrafts voucher to spend on whatever you like.

£35, here at Poppicrafts goes a long way, so what would you choose? Maybe 500 blooms, or well in excess of 100 yards of ribbons, or over 1400 buttons. Well, whatever you choose it will certainly stock up on some serious stash.

So, what can you do with papers flowers?

I had a little play and this is what I came up with. I hope it whets your appetite.

Dry Embossing:

Run them through your embossing folder, for a textured effect.


Mount them on Chipboard

Our 4 pack chipboard flowers are the exact same shape and size of our large blooms to go, making it so easy to just glue them straight on top - no sanding or filing the edges!!! For a more interesting effect, why not stamp them too.

Stamp them up
Get your rubber stamps out and have a play...
I used Autumn leaves imaginisce stamps with black stazon ink.
Stamp and colour
I stamped them up and just coloured in, using a white gel pen and sakura gelly roll pen
Ink the edges
I used Tim Holtz distress inks
Draw round the edges.
I used sakura gelly roll pens
And here are a few cards....
Add sentiments or lettering to the centres.
Use Liquid Pearls.
Doodle on them
Bling em' up...
I covered mine with glossy accents and then went mad with the glamour dust
And here are Saras fantastic more unconventional ideas:
Cut them down and make some cute little wings.
Cut them into a Christmas tree:
Make a little skirt:
Or umbrella:
Right, so how do you enter???
All details on how to enter are here, in the "competitions" category on the poppicrafts website. The competition is open to all european countries.
Thanks for looking and if you join in, good luck.