Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week 5: Day 3

Good Morning! Welcome back to day number three of my guest design spot this, again, is DoBea with The Flip Side of Me! I want to thank you for all the lovely comments you have been leaving for me. I am so honored to be able to share my projects with you!
For my project today, there are lots of photos. I hope this helps in some way, as I am a very visual learner, so I think the more photos the better.
I used the stamp set Valentine Sweets for this project. I know I am bombarding you with Valentine's things so far, but I just can't seem to help myself.
First, for the larger flower, I started out stamping fifteen of the large solid outline hearts onto one piece of paper and then six of the largest dotted outline hearts onto another piece of paper. (All of the hearts were stamped onto paper from The Girls Paperie.) Then, for the smaller flower, I stamped another ten of the largest dotted outline hearts onto yet another piece of paper and four of the smallest dotted outline hearts onto the last piece of paper. (I wanted all of the different sized hearts to vary from each other.)
Here is a picture of the hearts for the smaller of the flowers.
Next, I took my flower tool (the Petal Roller from Imaginisce) and made a crease down the middle of all of the hearts, large and small.
I then flipped the hearts over (the backside facing up) and made a crease in between the middle crease (which now looks like a mountain) and edge on both sides of the mountain.
 So, when you flip then back over there are two hills and one valley.
 From there, I pierced a hole near the bottom middle for the brad to fit through.
I took two small hearts and put them onto the brad first, then took five of the larger hearts and put them on the brads, spanning them out into the flower shape.
And, here is a close up of the two different sized flowers I made. I had ended up making three large flowers and two small ones.
Nearing the end, before I glued the flowers on, I painted the wooden love (found this at Hobby Lobby) in baby blue, pink and white, and then painted a layer of Glamour Dust Glitter Paint in Ice Crystal (which you can find here in the Peachy Keen store) over the entire thing, and let dry.
Finally, I replaced the ribbon that it can with with some pretty pink satin ribbon so that I could hang it on the wall, and glue the flowers where I wanted.
I hope you enjoyed the project today! Also, don't forget to leave your comments here and at my blog in order to have your chance at winning the adorable Valentine Cupids stamp set.

37 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

This is an adorable project and I love the use of the hearts to make the flowers, so clever!!

Pookie said...

Awesome. Flowers are perfect for love day.

pookie
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Shari said...

Love your flowers! How sweet!

Debc06 said...

Love this project perfect for a little girls room. TFS
Debbie
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Josie0602 said...

I love those flowers!! So cute!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love this project.
Hugs,
Melissa D
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Houses Built of Cards said...

Love how you made the flowers!!! What a great idea!

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Connie said...

Love the way you made the flowers from the hearts. Great idea!

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Maureen Reiss said...

This is really pretty!! Love your flowers!

joni said...

These flowers are adorable!!! Love them!
hugs,
joni

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- said...

Awesome project..gonna have to keep this one in mind! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)

Robin aka thecricutscrapper

LesleyfromWI said...

Wow....these flowers are beautiful. thanks for the tutorial. Love how your project turned out!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful...thanks for sharing :)

Gabriela

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Tanya T said...

Such a great project! The flowers would be great on cards too, I'll bet! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tanya
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Dawn, RI said...

Awesome how you made the flowers. I likethat idea. Thanks for sharing. Dawn RI
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Heather said...

Very clever! Love it!
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Jamie said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS!!

Glora said...

This is beautiful. I love the soft colors and the heart flowers turned out BEAUTIFUL. Hugs - Glora me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Linda said...

Oh my!! These are just ADORABLE!! I love the colors!! You can leave that hanging up for Spring, too! ;) Thanks for sharing! :)

Linda
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Luv Scrapping Together said...

So pretty! I love the use of the hearts for the flowers. Thanks for all the photos.

Hugs,
Saundra
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jrugg said...

What a really creative idea-thanks for sharing!

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Sooo smart. I love this idea. TFS

Hugs from Lilli =)
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Kim. said...

Your flowers are beautiful and the instructions very clear. Love the sign, it is a beautiful keepsake.
Kim xXx

QC Kelsey said...

Wow! Those heart-flowers are so lovely and pretty!

I like how simply put together your sign is.

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Donna said...

Really cute and love the idea of using hearts to make flowers. The photos help a lot as I am a visual learner also.

Brigitte said...

Your project is so adorable!!! I love your flowers! TFS
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scrapstampcrazy said...

Really simple idea that has a big affect!

SherriB said...

I just love this! The flowers are beautiful but yet they look so easy to make (I like that!). I also think the color scheme you chose is so soft looking.

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Cathryn said...

Very nice project!!!! It look beautiful, Cathryn67 <3

Highland Monkey's said...

Thanks for the tutorial, lovely flowers.

BunnyFreak said...

Didn't know there was such a tool. Very cool effect.
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Dawnmarie said...

I LOVE these heart flowers!!!

Ashley said...

I love the flowers!! They are the cutest. Fantastic Idea!!

Ashley
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christana08 said...

Genius!!! What a great idea!!
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Erika said...

Love the flowers....

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so great!

Amy's Creations said...

This is too cute. I am glad I came over here to take a look. Thanks.