Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mother's Day poem

Wow I can't beleive it's been almost 3 months since I've posted anything to my blog.

I sat down this weekend and made a gift for mother's day. I modified the gift from a project we made at a stamp class with my local SU! demo. We made the most elegant wallhanging compete with paper roses made from a punch. I really wanted the wallhanging to say more than Happy Mother's Day so I searched online for a poem followed the sketch from The Pixie Cottage and came up with this gift.

All the paper is from SU! and the strip at the bottom is punched using a scallop punch from SU!. The large scallop square is from Micheals, it came as a book of 6 with a book ring. I used the crop a dile to punch another hole to create the wallhanging and covered the cardboard with Chocolate Chip paper. I used my Wishblade to cut out the flowers from Rose Red paper and then edged each flower with white ink to create a two tone flower. I followed the cutting guide given by my SU! demo to create the 3-D roses. The ribbon is sheer ribbon from Dollar Tree (I think).

There were several blogs that challenged their readers to either use flowers or to make your own flowers so this project has been submitted to the following blogs

Tellen's Place
Pollycraft Challenge blog
The Pink Elephant

p.s. I managed to delete how to place a direct link in the body of your blog and can't remember the exact code. Anyone have the code I'll go back in and fix it so my links are clickable. Thanks