Saturday, 23 January 2010

It's official...

...I am definitely going through a handmade flower phase, but I have to say I'm really enjoying it!

I found a fab tissue paper flower tutorial over at the Scrap Studio which you can find here.

First I made this box, which I stamped in black ink using my swirly toile stamp onto vanilla cardstock.

Then I made a card to match, and decided this would make for a contemporary Valentine's day card. I was going to create a Valentine's card using die cut hearts but I'm still waiting for my Sizzix hearts dies to arrive, so I made this flower card and used a heart shaped gem from Prima instead.

To make the flowers I used at least 15-20 layers of tissue paper plus I die cut several scalloped circles from an old dictionary. I was a bit worried when it came to shaping the flower, but it seems the more you crumple it up the better it looks!

Finally, just for fun I ceated this place setting for our Valentine's dinner, using a Delish frame stamp.

Well, I am surprised that I managed to get any photos taken today, it is so miserable and dark here, I really hate this time of year. I have so little free time at the mo as I'm busy at work all week and my health has taken a bit of a tumble, so I have to try and rest as much as possible at the weekend. Please bear with me if I don't get round to seeing you all, I will catch up as soon as I feel a bit better ;)


Dawn said...

Wow so elegantly classic and your flowers are soooo beautiful.
hope you're fine and having a good weekend


Kate T said...

wow that's stunning !

Karen said...

Stunning stunning cards Sarita since my last visit. What an inspiration you are.

Absolutely stunning !

Love Karen x

Christine said...

Hi Sarita this is an awesome creation stunningly classy love it..

Hugs Christine xx

Nela said...

As always, elegant and beautiful. I really love your style!

gina g said...

Hi Sarita wow these are absolutely stunning, i just love black and white cards and the flowers are gorgeous. luv gina xx

Fiona said...

Hi Sarita,
What an elegant card, I love that stamp and the flower is so pretty with it. Your photo's are deffo better than mine.
Fiona x

Steph said...

What an amazing set of makes, Sarita. I love how you always mix things up a bit with cards, bags etc.. I bet you don't actually own any paper cos you make such beautiful backgrounds you don't actually need to own any!!! I hope you're feeling better. Hugs x

angelwhispers said...

This is my favourite flower it's beautiful and so are your card, box and place setting just love them they are so elegant and fabulous colours xxx

Kellylouj said...

WOW They are so striking I love them xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Killer Kreations, as always, hunni. Hope you feel better soon.

Chris xx

alcoholinky said...

...and I'm really enjoying looking at them! another classy creation Sarita. love the flourish too.

Karen said...

Well, if this is the outcome of a handmade flower kick then I definitely think you should stay on it!! Its GORGEOUS!!! I love it in black....stunning! Hope you feel better soon, Sarita! :>

Pam said...

Love this! Pam x

Merry said...

So pretty....I was surprised that there are so many layers. What a wonderful phase you are going through.

Georgia said...

Aww wow Sarita!! I am loving your flower phase - they are just gorgeous! I love your Valentine's Day creations, the flowers are gorgeous and it all looks so elegant with the black and cream! :)
Love, Georgia xx

mckinkle said...

Oooooooh Sarita these are just STUNNING! Fab fab fab!

Monochrome is just sublime and your style is just awesome!

I hope you are feeling a little better, get well soon.

Keryn x

sandra said...

Just keep them coming!
Those flowers look so beautiful.
I love how you put them in the center of attention.
so beautiful and elegant.

Sorry to hear you don't feel so good.
Take rest and take care!

Grenouille Greetings said...

These are all sooooooo stylish. I love your posts! Your creations are always tres chic and classic and these are no exception! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Rufus said...

Hope that you are taking care of yourself. As always your creations are so elegant. Always love to come see your art. Take care,

Biscuitlid said...

ooh these are a bit gorgeous hunny, love the black for valentines, classy indeed!

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, hope you improve quickly.


José said...

Wauw, Sarita, what a gorgeus box and card you have made! And the flowers, so beautiful. Your stamping is an inspiration for me, I hope to learn from your cards, so I'm trying to do it now also.
Hugs José

Juls said...

Please keep making these handmade flowers! they are AMAZING!!!!! and I love the monochrome look! Hugs Juls

Sue C said...

Really elegant Sarita. The handmade flower phase obviously suits you ! Hope you're soon back to full strength. Sue C x

Linda64 said...

Very elegant and creative. Thankyou for the inspiration

strawberry fields said...

These are stunning! Your handmade flowers are just gorgeous!
fiona x

Joanne Gilch said...

There are no more words for your cards. Everyone has used adjective out there to describe your awesome cards.Enjoyed seeing and reading since it's been a while since I've been here. hugs,

Linby said...

fab, fab, fab - love the flower and the black and white.
Hope you feel better soon.

Ineke van den Akker said...

I've seen a lot, but your blog is special! Well done!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke van den Akker


Wow Sarita - these stunning creations are so elegant. The flowers are amazing.
Hope you're feeling much better now - take care, Sylvia xxx

Michelle said...

Seriously gorgeous Sarita, As always you've blown me away!
x Michelle

Tracey said...

These are soo elegant Sarita, I love those handmade flowers :o)


Riet said...

Ohhhh Sarita,what a BEAUTIFUL creations,i love your papers and colour.
So gorgeous flower.

Hugs Riet.xx