Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flower Pin

Please scroll down for our Beary Sweet Challenge #25 Winners!

Hi, it's Gini here to share my first Nature-theme challenge project. For me - what springs to mind is flowers. I've loved studying flowers since I was a pre-schooler, so making handmade ones is right up my alley.

My project today is a little different. I made a pin. (Now, I'm not promising this won't end up on a layout, but for now, it's a wearable pin). I am so in love with the seam binding that Kimm is carrying in the store - and if you haven't tried it yet, you will fall in love too! I mixed two colors on my flower - Apricot and Melon. My center button is a custom epoxy I made using Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air and the Epiphany Craft 14 mm round tool and Vintage Setting. For my leaf flourish, I used a Heartfelt Creations/ Spellbinders die - and cut it out of grunge paper. I painted it using Distress Crackle paint. Then, cut out patterned paper form the Salt Air line, added some Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters and glued on top.

This challenge will go through the end of the month, so we would love to have you play along!

1 comment:

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Gini, there is so much to love about this beautiful pin! I can't believe you made it out of seam binding, and to make the center babble and layer the flourish like you did is true talent. Or perseverance. :) This pin is awesome!

Hey, maybe you could do a tutorial on seam binding flowers? Please, please, pretty please?


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