Friday, March 25, 2011

For a Friend

I made these for a friend. I was surprised at how easily they came together and how awesome they turned out, I thought I would have had to make 2-3 before I began this project, but the first one turned out great!

The Lily file is Penny Duncan's. She has a wonderful tutorial here that I pretty much followed. I did substitute for a couple things I didn't have. Instead of watercolor pencil, I used watercolors; instead of craft floss I used dental floss (the stamens were a bit 'floppy', I'm sure the craft floss would have taken care of that); I added glimmer mist (cause I'm in love); and instead of floral wire I used twisty ties (I only needed a little, since my project was different).

It's difficult to tell in the above picture, but the flowers are pens. I love pretty useful stuff. I did have a hard time giving this away, might have to make some for me! The glass is a recycled spaghetti jar (washed out multiple times). Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, tag, twine and papers I had. Close up of the flowers, you can kinda see the glimmer mist.

Close up of tag. The stamp is embossed. It was from one of the first stamp sets I bought and the name isn't on the box. I think it was see-through something or another, as it was when acrylic stamps first became popular. The flower is made out of Basic Grey scraps and the patterned paper on the tag is from a baby boy paper stack sold at Hobby Lobby, not sure the brand (can't find it in the mess right now)-it isn't Paper Studio. Hope my friend likes it, and maybe you will be inspired to make a spring bouquet!

Creative Scrapbooking Diva-Weekend Challenge-flowers with a quote
Anything Goes-make your own embellishment-flower and tag
Do You Stack Up-Shine on-glimmer mist on flowers
DigiDoodle Shop-ribbons/bows
For Fun-Flower+sentiment
One Stop Craft Challenge-diamonds are a girls best friend-glimmer mist
Stamp Something- anything goes


  1. WOW! - I'm really impressed.... Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. oh wow these are amazing flowers,really beautiful they look so real,love cherylx

  3. So nice and pretty, love your flowers xxx

  4. These look AWESOME!!!! You did SUCH a FABULOUS job!!!!!! Thank you SO much for allowing me to see them!!!!! SUPER idea attaching them to pens!!!!

  5. Super little gift! Great tag too. Thanks for shining in our SHINE ON challenge at DYSU this week. Good luck in the draw!

  6. awesome project Brandi those flowers look so pretty
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  7. This is really cool! Wonderful flowers. Really great! Fab idear. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  8. Gorgeous flowers and wonderful tag. I was reading your All about me, and I so agree, students can learn just as much through art and I find it so sad that children don't get to experiment more.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    tAmar a

  9. The flowers were for me and I love them! Thank you Brandi. I might have to see how to make the flowers and make this as a gift to someone else.


  10. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's bEst

  11. Beautiful project and I love that they are pens!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  12. Wow, what great flowers, such a lovely present for your friend! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x