It is simply beautiful today. Most of my fruit trees are in bloom. And the sun is bright. These things make me happy. Thank you!
I don’t recall whether I have mentioned it here before, but I do a lot of looking. Today in my looking, I was wandering through Lauren Conrad’s blog. If you don’t know, she is one of the current style mavens. I was curious to see what she had posted for Easter. I know, it’s over. But, some ideas/treatments transfer. I loved her color combination in one post and the use of sequins in another — no real surprise there. I had been working through an idea in my head and these two posts finally made the green light come on.
I wanted to make something for Mother’s Day. You know it’s not too far away. Here’s what I came up with:
I thought it would be fun to create something with a little more permanency. I have visions of this on a wall, mantle, table for at least a couple of weeks. Doesn’t Mom deserve at least as much time as we give to decorating for a few other holidays?
I took one of the charger plates that you can find around and embellished it. First, I wrote “Mom” in hot glue and attached some Gold Sequin Trim. Then, flowers were added in the lower right. Using the Spiral Flower Die (can’t get enough of it), I made three roses from Bermuda Bay cardstock. Next using the Banner framelits, I created a flower out of Coastal Cabana cardstock. That flower has been floating around in my head for weeks!! I’m glad it finally came out. Here’s a closer look:
After cutting several Coastal Cabana banners, I curled them slightly with my Bone Folder. Then, using my Silicone Craft Sheet and hot glue I assembled the “petals”. The center of the flower is a 1″ Circle punch of Champagne Glimmer paper. The cool twist accents are Bermuda Bay leftovers. These are two of the remainders from cutting the roses with the Spiral Flower Die. I love the airy dimension and non-traditional shape. The Coastal Cabana diamonds are bits left from cutting the banners for the flower. They work as a nice way to extend the design without clutter.
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