Saturday, May 2, 2009

Use What You Have Challenge!

Here is a challenge I made to the other members of my fabulous SU team: find something you love, something you must have, can't live without, but really can't afford. Hmmm, pretty easy to do that, right? Then, use what you already have and make it yourself!

What inspired me was a visit to a very nice but very expensive scrapbook store. I fell in love with these paper flowers:

I love the irregularity of the edges, and the use of sheet music. They are kind of grungy and edgy, and I really wanted to buy them. But....after tax they would be about $2 per flower, and I just thought that was nuts.

So, I went home, pulled out some scraps of sheet music, some inks, glimmer mist and patterned paper, a few brads, and created these:

What do you think? I'm liking my knock-offs a lot! And I didn't spend a dime.


Dragonlady said...

I love them, very smart of you too....great thinking

Ann said...

Fabulous!! YOU ARE THE QUEEN!!!!!!!
TUTORIAL PLEASE for people like me!! How did you get the edges rolled up like that? Yours are SO MUCH PRETTIER than the ones you show from the store.

ShellyRaeWood said...

I think yours are WAY better Eileen!! Great job!! :)

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. Thank youso much Eileen for the tip. I am going to have to play around with this.