Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PTI May Blog Hop


Flowers


May is the month when many flowers finally go into full bloom after a long winter's sleep.  For the blog
hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers.  You can stamp backgrounds, create
custom floral embellishments, showcase unique flower center additions (buttons, rhinestones, beads,
etc...), flowers die-cut from different materials (like fabric, felt, vellum, etc...) or anything else you can
dream up!  We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!
You can read all the information here.

Welcome! I hope you're enjoying the hop.
When I first saw the theme for this month's Blog Hop, I immediately wanted to do something with the seed packet. Several of us enjoy sharing seeds (no, I really don't need anymore Morning Glories, thank you). And I'm dying to color the new mini Flowers of the Year. But, sadly no package yet.

So on to Plan B. What to do, what to do? You might have seen some of the tissue flowers I've been playing with of late. If not, see here or here. I've been picking up some interesting tissue packs when I see them on clearance and decided to try some of that stash. This flower is made with blue and white gingham.



At first I was going to do a baby card even though there are no babies anywhere on my radar. A dozen layers of each of two sizes were cut at once just by folding the tissue and using the two smaller dies from Beautiful Blooms II #1. I punched a small hole in the center and held them together with a tiny blue brad. Uh, so-so. It needed something. So I added a light blue pom-pom to the center. Cute, but still lacking something. So I added another layer of vintage lace that I purchased at a local thrift shop. Now that I like. But for a little boy?

On to Plan C. How about a hair clip for one of the girls? These flowers are fantastic. The more you squish them and mush them, the fuller and better they look. But for a six year old? After all, they are only paper.



Okay, Plan D (and if this doesn't work, I give up). If I only had one of those alligator clips.  How about a clothespin? I bought these fabulous minis from Michelle Wooderson's Etsy shop. I had tiny ones, but too tiny. Sort of like Goldilocks - the one I used would be Mama Bear size. Okay. now what? Stick it on a tag! I picked up a paperback for a dear friend who last week broke a bone in her foot - off her feet for a while. Light bulb! Gift package. Yes, yes, yes. I love it when a plan comes together. (Even if it is the fourth in a series.) I slipped the book into a sack from Michelle Phillipi. Tied it with some tea dyed twine and there you have it. The evolution of a simple (uh, yeah, sure) project.



I gave it to her on Monday. And you know, with a really good friend, it's all worth it. She loved it and hobbled into the kitchen to clip it on a wire framed message board - tag and all.  Oh . . . and she liked the book, too.

Thanks for hopping by. If you read all of this, thank you so much! Any comments are truly appreciated.
Enjoy the rest of the hop!!


Supplies:
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Green Thumb
Ink: PTI True Black, Vintage Touch Chamomile
Dies: PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1, Tag Sale #3
Other: Spare Parts ribbon by Paper Studio; Timeless Twine - overdyed with tea solution; Tissue paper by International Greetings

25 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hi Linda!!! We survived the storms. Love this little tag. The lace is the perfect addition.

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, love that vintage paper!

Magirk said...

LOL - the evolution of a project! Boy, I know how that goes. ;-) I love your projects here, and I loved hearing how it developed in thought and production. It turned out brilliantly. ;-)

Becky Carafa said...

So gorgeous!

Jen Carter said...

I love this Linda! It is so gorgeous and it looks wonderful on the tag & package!!

Marlena M. said...

Your friend is blessed to have you! What a beautiful flower! ;)

Terri said...

Great tag! Love the flower especially the lace. Looks great on the package too. Hope you get your order soon.

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Gotta try the flowers...
too adorable!
But really loving that gift sack!
I love it too much to actually give it to anyone though...
I would hoard it :)
Fabby tag...
love it!

Cyndie said...

Wonderful tag! I love the.colors, and the flower you made is awesome! Cute story, too.

Sharron said...

Even if you had to go around the block to come up with this one, it ended up being fabulous! Love your flower with the adorable pom pom and lace and that neat paper bag!

Sue Lelli said...

Your flower is FAB and so glad your friend appreciated all of your hard work!

Lisa said...

Linda your little tag is just darling! Great job!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT ALL ......... FABBY presentation and will for sure put a smile on someones face!!!

Teresa said...

All your plans worked it came out perfect. I'm going to have to play with layering and using a doily behind.

Dana said...

Beautiful, Linda!

Becky said...

Oh well I'm just going to have to try these now! Love them, and all of your plans ;) I hope your friend feels better, so sweet of you! Just loving the tag!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Gorgeous!! I love, love the flower embelishment you created, it's the perfect balance of soft and vintage. I also wanted to do a seed packet for the hop, but my package is still MIA. Soon enough I guess. Thanks for sharing your process too, it's fun to read how others come up with projects!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your tag is adorable! I love what you finally ended up doing. And the best part is, you know your friend loved it too and it is displayed for all to see and admire. Very pretty!

Jill said...

Squeal! I love this flower--and the whole tag/book package as well! Sometimes the best ideas come out of things gone awry! I really want to give a tissue flower a try now!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty flower, so soft and pretty.

Karen H. said...

Beautiful flower! I love your story, lol...I've had moments like that. So glad it worked out. It is so nice when your efforts are appreciated by the receiver. TFS!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

OH MY!! That flower -tag is the most beautiful I've ever seen! So super sweet!

Wendy ten Hove said...

So pretty! Love the flower you made and it's gorgeous on this tag!! Perfect!!
Hugs, Wendy

Gina said...

I love that you stuck with it (I'd have gotten to plan C and started crying!) and the result is wonderful!!!! That tissue paper flower looks so very pretty. I'm mega impressed.

Neusinha said...

Very beautiful your work. I was sad because I lost the time of posting. I have a really nice card on my blog, http://neusinhafusco.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartao_20.html ........ and I'll be happy if you visit me. Thanks