Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities, Week 13


This week's CCC.....making Tim's fabulous grungepaper flowers.  Click on the link above to see Linda's wonderful entry, to read all about the challenge, the AMAZING prize this week (courtesy of Tim and Mario!), and links to those entries already posted.
I used a few different techniques to make my flowers.  Some were covered with old dictionary paper, some were inked then stamped, some were inked and embossed and inked again, some were inked, covered with clear embossing powder and heat set, and some were even covered with fabric.   And, I confess, a couple were actually made from grungeboard instead of paper.
OK, flowers made....what to do with them?  I tried a few ideas, but wanting to include all the flowers I made led me to the conclusion that all the projects I had in mind looked too busy with all those florals.....and yet, I didn't want to exclude any.
So, I wound up doing this:
I covered some floral wire I've had lying around for years, doing nothing but taking up space.  Not a lot of space, but space just the same.  What did I cover them with?  Tim's tissue tape.....fab use for it, I must say.   All the flowers have brad centers, and I used the brad's legs to hold the wire in place.  I arranged my bouquet in a jar and anchored the wires with a handful of sea glass.
Don't know if this exactly qualifies as a project, but IMO, it makes for a pretty cool centerpiece.

22 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

I think it's a lovely project and a great centerpiece! Love all of your flowers.

Dorothy said...

beautiful flowers Eileen!!1

Helen said...

Love this. Someone suggested I make a vase of flowers, maybe another time. I think it's perfect.

Nancy said...

Love 'em, Eileen!

Yelowflower said...

Beautiful! loads of ideas here, tfs.

Celeste said...

these flowers are absolutely beautiful... I love them...

Patzee said...

Great project for these flowers!! Love the tape wrapped stems.

MarleneMAZ said...

These flowers are gorgeous! I think this is a great idea to have them out on display for a long time.

Mary-Beth said...

very cool Eileen!

Victoria said...

Fantastic!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

VERY VERY pretty!!! And what a nice piece to display!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Eileen, what a GORGEOUS bouquet of grungy perfection! I love how you created so many different varieties of blossoms and the lovely, bright colors you used. It never occurred to me to make an actual flower arrangement using this technique, and now I can't wait to make one of my own. Brilliant idea, and beautifully done! It absolutely qualifies as a project!

SusanK said...

These are great! And so much nicer for those who have allergies.

Jason said...

Very nice! Eileen, I am one stp closer in getting my new studio set up, I unloaded about 1/2 of my boxes yesterday, would have done more, but it was raining. I am getting anxious and need to get back to crafting.

Karla Anderson said...

Fantastic Bouquet. I love all these flowers.

Wanda H said...

How could it NOT qualify as a project when it is such a FABULOUS project!!! I love your bouquet!!!!

Lori said...

Whadda ya mean it doesn't qualify as a project? It most certainly does, 'cause I say so....lol! Wonderful idea for the flowers, looks grand! The versatility with flowers is endless....

Toni said...

Eileen... I hope everyone is zooming in on these flowers. They are gorgeous... love all the different techniques you used. And brilliant use for the tape... Awesome job !!!

Tracy Evans said...

Great centrepiece and great piece of art, love all the flowers and adding them to a jar was a great idea. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Joan Fricker said...

wow great project. love the idea of covering the wire with tissue tape. Great job!!

Terry said...

What a unique idea! Beautiful flower vase! Love it!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a beautiful bouquet.