Thursday, March 6, 2014

Busy Chicks Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Busy Chicks "Spring Fling Blog Hop"!  To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit The Little Blue House where you can learn how to win one of 13 FABULOUS PRIZES!

If you're visiting our blog for the first time, WELCOME!  We are a scrapbooking Store and a Retreat located in Corsicana, Texas. Over 6,000 square feet of Shopping, Cropping, and Dropping...All in one spot! We offer crops every Friday night, various classes each month, and a Goodtime seven days a week! You can get more information about the retreat, store hours, and pictures of our awesome place here

Now on to the Hop...

For my flower, I created it using this template from Twigg Studios. I printed it onto cardstock, cut it out, and using it as a template, traced onto watercolor paper. Using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Seedless Preserves, I layed down some color onto my craft sheet. I then applied the color to my flower shapes with a water brush. To get a darker effect, let it dry between applications or if you are impatient, like me, use a heat gun.

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To achieve the look of the center of the flower, I applied the Distress Marker direct to paper,...Just random dots. No Pattern. Don't stress. You can do it.  I then cut the flower along the lines indicated on the template, flipped it over and stuck 'em down with a little glue. Just. A. Little. Dot. 

Ignore the manicure. 

Or lack there of. 

And the mess.

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Last but not least, I curled up the petals using my super messy, inky fingers and then assembled the flower using a combination of glue dots and foam squares for dimension. These flowers can be used as embellishments on your scrapbook pages, cards, altered items, gift boxes, hair accessories.... earrings. rings....other piercings. : )

Gift Box using W R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. One of my favorite things! 

I printed the template again, reducing in size to make a more "card friendly version".  This time I traced onto patterned paper, and inked the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Using Violet Crush from Kaisercraft and a little fussy cutting, I created a card to go with my gift. An empty box  ; )-

Don't be afraid to get a little inky...unless you have a brand new manicure. We've already discussed mine.

Or lack thereof.

So can you guess what flower you picked here at Scrappin' Goodtime? 

Please say it looks like an ORCHID. : )

Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think! Be sure to subscribe to our Blog (top left), check us out on Facebook, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter (bottom left).

Thanks for spending time with us today! Make sure to email your list of "picked flowers" by March 9th, to   to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes! 
Our contribution:

3day/2night stay at our retreat with a 
$50 gift certificate to the store

Now, hop on over to The Crafty Scrapper to "pick" your next flower!


Cindy M. said...

Love, love, love the tutorial. What a gorgeous flower and I love that card!

Joyce Woodhead said...

I love your orchid!! Great job!!
Joyce Woodhead

Danka Doo said...

Great tutorial! I love learning new techniques.

LaDonna said...

thanks for the tutorial. you are awesome.....

Bridget Clay said...

I will have to try my hand at the orchid. & thanks for your share on the hop

terri d said...

what a great tutorial and I love the orchid! I'll be sure to favorite this post~

Betty said...

Well have to come back to this site.. after the blob hop..

CarrieT said...

Looks messy, but FUN! Love the way the flowers turned out :)

Sue said...

I knew instantly that it was an orchid!!!!! Thanks for joining in on the HOP.