Monday, April 04, 2011

Mojo 185 and a Pretty Craft Project

It's Mojo once again and I was looking foward to this all weekend - this is my reward. :)

And my take on it:

The inner green frond paper is Laundry Line by Jen Wilson.  Ribbon from Michaels.  Stamp Studio G (embossed)  I made the flower myself, an experiment using old sewing pattern paper!  Loads of inking with various Michaels inks.  Thanks to my Sis who helped me choose out the colors I did not already have. 

I also built a project yesterday.  I'd pegged this idea from a Martha Stewart newsletter and yesterday was the perfect time to tackle it.  Martha's original instructions were to use plain white paper and make dogwood blossoms, I simply adapted it using pretty patterned papers. 

My friend Rose had given me a white jug and it serves as a perfect base to tuck the real branches into.  I filled the jug with plain white rice to anchor them. 

I used one patterned and one unpatterned papers for the blossoms, and then did the same for the leaves to add variety.  I inked the edges of the blossoms and it was my own idea to add a pretty gem in the middle of each bloom. 

If I made this again I think I would seek out some nice two-sided paper because though I positioned most blooms so that you can't see the underside, when you do see the underside its just plain white.  You really have to see this to appreciate it. 

You can find the tutorial for the orignal project on the Martha Stewart site by clicking HERE

Lastly, a belated:

Happy Anniversary

To my Bill and Maggie, my brother and sister in law!  


  1. Aunty Barb great job on your card and i love love love those flowers.... Now i have another project when i get moved :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

  2. Beautiful card sis, love the idea about using a pattern... I just may need to try that. The flowers are so beautiful, they will look amazing in your house.

  3. Barb the card is awesome ...and your project those little blossoms are awesome. You will have to show and how to roll flowers ...well have a great week ya


  4. Pefectly beautiful :)

    The papers you have chosen are gorgeous!

  5. Pefectly beautiful :)

    The papers you have chosen are gorgeous!

  6. I love your flowers. Great job.

  7. Good evening Barb:)
    LOVE your card.What a COOL idea with the flower!!
    Such a CUTE idea for your floral display.:)LOVE the little dogwood blossoms and thank you sooo much for sharing the "how to" link.:)When I get to feeling better..I may just have to try that.:)
    Happy Anniversary to your brother and sis in law.:)Hope it was a wonderful one for them.:)

    Huge hugs and lots of love,

  8. Hi Barb, I love your sewing pattern paper rose, it's beautiful.. you must give a tut sometime!

  9. Love that gorgeous flower - great card!! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!


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