Saturday, July 30, 2011

Today and some flowers,,,

Hi there Ladies.
I hope that you are  having a good time and that you are all resting a little....I mean all of the girls in the Northern Hemisphere where we are having summer...for those down south.....wrap up and keep warm!
It is 1 am here in Athens and I thought I would share a couple of things that I have made this past week.
Fistly here is another L.O. using a photo of my daughter on her wedding day (still have many more to scrap) I will enter it ,for the Bird is the Word Challenge the word is "Today"
I used mainly Crate paper for this page as well as some Prima flowers.The embellies are a mixture of Bo Bunny and Pink Paislee

Then I have a couple of hand- made flowers to share.....As most of you know I am following lessons at
Miss Arts Papercrafting School I am having such fun!
These are 3 flowers that Lisa Valentine showed us in her lesson Fanciful Flowers, take a look at her blog A Random Purpose Life it is really worth your while!!

My acrylic rose...used Cranberry alcohol ink with Pearl mixative with blending solution.

My faux silk flowers (sorry bottom flower little out of focus!)  I should of  had more creases in my tissue paper....I used Antique Linen Distress Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inksd for the edges,the press stud in the center give the flower a funky feel.
My metal rose, OK I had to improvise here as I had neither plumbers foil tape nor a vibrant Crackle Paint!!
This is what I did...I stuck  thin kitchen foil.....that's what I had.... heavy foil was also not available in my kitchen (it would have been better!!) Anyway I used my ATG tape to stick the foil to both sides of my cardstock, I cut out the Tattered Florals, embossed them....then painted the flowers with regular acrylic paint allowed it to dry then I added Crackle only problem was that the acrylic paint would not peel off the metal once dried as much as Lisas' peeled off...she used Crackle Paint! So as a result a lot of metal is not visible.
I hope you like them...if you have any questions feel free to ask...
Have a good week-end.


  1. OMG Zeffy!!!! Your flowers are amazing. The color of your acrylic flower is gorgeous. Your layers are so beautiful. The ink on your silk flowers is precious. They are so gorgeous. I love how these silk flowers look and feel IRL. All of your improvising paid off with your metal flowers. The blue is so pretty and your petals look fabulous. I'm so "wowed" by your flowers. Thank you so much for taking my class and showing me your stunning creations!!! XOXOXO Lisa

  2. WOW Zeffy!!the flowers are amazing!
    ...and I love your LO too! was HER day and she looked gorgeous!

  3. Ζέφφυ είναι τέλεια!!!

  4. Ειναι τελεια, και η συνθεση και τα λουλουδια, θελω και εγω να μαθω να τα φτιαχνω!

  5. Hi Zeffy! wow i love your take on the challenge.. what a great title too! and there are so many ways to make your own flowers now.. so thanks for sharing these flowers!

  6. wooow!!!! πανέμορφα!!!!! υπέροχες συνθέσεις!!!μπράβο!!!! ;)

  7. This is a very elegant L.O. Zeffy! She really looks very beautiful and radiant in her bridal dress! May she always be so happy! As for the flowers they are adorable! The one better than the other. Take care!

  8. Beautiful, Zeffy! Fabulous work :).

  9. Hi Zeffy, firstly your daughter is so gorgeous and her dress is stunning, but surely that can't be your daughter you loo far too young ! Your layout is beautiful and definitely befitting for the bride. Love the gorgeous lace and flowers. The handmade flowers are all amazing three fantastic techniques with amazing results.


  10. Such a beautiful elegant page Zeffy!! Your hand made flowers are stunning! Thanks for joining in at BITW :))

  11. Zeffy those flowers rock!!!! You must show me how!!!! Great layout!!! She is SO beautiful! Just like mom!!!

  12. Gosh Zeffy those handmade flowers are amazing!!!! Great job on them all & thanks so much for sharing your layout with Bird is the Word - what a pretty page!

  13. WOWers what a beautiful Layout & OMGoodness those HM flowers looks totally Gorgeous.....
    Always Awesome to see you & your Creations @ BITW!!!!

  14. Wow, girl you rock!!!
    I love your LO, your daughter is a beauty!
    Your flowers are amazing! Love them!

  15. Gorgeous - I love the little cluster! thanks for playing along at BITW :-)