May 27, 2010

Chipboard Flowers!!!!

Today I am sharing a fun project I created for GCD Studios! It is a wall hanging that you can use as a decorative piece for your own home or maybe even as a gift for someone special! All you have to do is take some fun patterned papers, mix in a little bit of black and white, some chipboard flowers, a few buttons, some lace and you have got yourself a fun little wall hanging! Yes indeed! So now let me walk you through the process.

Directions:
Cut 29 - 2.5 x 4 inches pieces of patterned paper in various colors/patterns.
(I choose 4 different patterns: 1 yellow, 1 red, and 2 blue.)
Use decorative edge scissors and border punches to create a fun edging on each strip.
Layer them and adhere them together with adhesive until you have a piece that is 15 inches in length.
Use your sewing machine to add a variety of stitching along the edges.
(I used both black and white thread and both straight and zigzag stitching. )
Adhere the lace along the edge of this piece starting at one end and running it around to the other end. Leave enough at the top so that you can hang your piece.
(The piece of lace I used was 40 inches in length.)
Attach the Artsy Urban Chipboard Flowers, Vintage Buttons and Homespun Chic Word Strips. Cut out several butterflies from the patterned paper (this butterfly pattern is in the 8x8 paper pack) and attach them.
To finish off the project you are going to create your own version of the Artsy Urban Chipboard Flowers. When I was creating this project it just didn't look finished to me with only the above decoration. That is when I came up with the idea to create a larger version of these flowers to add to the top.
Directions continued...
Take varying sizes of the Chip Art Chipboard Flowers and cover them with different patterns of paper.
Take a circle shape from the Chipboard Basic Shapes Small and cover it with pattern paper.
Hand cut your own leaves from patterned paper. Glue your shape onto scrap chipboard and cut out your leaves.
Use sand paper or a sanding block to smooth the edges.
Adhere the pieces together.
Finish by adding an Artsy Urban Crochet Flower and Vintage Button to the center.
Adhere your completed flower
to the top of the lace.
Attach a hook to the back side of the large flower and hang the finished piece on your wall.

Supplies:
GCD Studios
Patterned Paper: Artsy Urban/Big Butterfly, Book Page, Butterfly, Blue Floral, Petit Floral, Postcard 1, Red Floral and the 8x8 Specialty Paper Pad
Embellishments: Artsy Urban/ Crochet Flowers, Vintage Buttons, Layered Chipboard Flowers, Inspiration Cards; Homespun Chic/ Word Strips
Chipboard Shapes: ChipArt Flowers and Basic Shapes Small

Other:
Decorative Edge Scissors by Fiskars; Border Punches by Fiskars; EK Success and Martha Stewart; Lace unknown; Adhesive by Helmar; Sewing Machine.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana

9 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Juliana!! Love the vivid colors and your detailed embellishing!!

    Hope you have a great holiday weekend! :)

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  2. Love the bright colors! So pretty!

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  3. WOW! This is just JAW dropping! love the color scheme you went with here, Girlie!!

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Loves me some GCD! Gorgeous!

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  6. very pretty Juliana... love it!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  8. How adorable this is, Juliana! So pretty and would really brighten up a room. Love the colors, and all those flowers and butterflies are fabulous. Really love the layered flower at the top.

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  9. Your projects are always soooo fabulous! You are so talented my friend.

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA