Floral tributes…

I chose this theme as it’s pretty much all-encompassing and any type of media will be fine! I’m guest hosting again at Mixed Media Monday, which is just as well because if I hadn’t got this prepared, I’d be in the blogging doldrums. There just aren’t enough hours in the day for me currently – the college course is really taking its toll, but I have caught up a bit thanks to half-term, so I’m not in such a state of panic…

Shabby-Ruffled Flower pin!

I fell in love with ruffled flowers when I saw a couple of tutorials online. My flower-pins are very shabby and I use torn strips of thin/lightweight fabrics to achieve the scruffy ruffled effect. I then add beads, buttons or recycled jewellery parts to embellish them (read “tart them up”!!).

Here are a few more examples, which I am taking to the Family Arts & Crafts Day on June 19th. I shall be demonstrating how to make them and selling the kits!

Architectural design!

Netted and beaded!

Here, Kitty, Kitty!!

These are so easy to make, I finished my 6 different examples in one sitting. Fun and unique, you could really make one for every outfit or occasion, couldn’t you?!

See you again when I can… and I hope you enjoy the challenge this week! 🙂

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17 Comments

  1. I want to make some!!!!!!!!!
    These are so pretty and fun!
    thanks

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  2. landileroux

     /  June 7, 2010

    They are abolutely stunning. Thanks so much for being such an inspiration.

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  3. I want to get all dressed up and wear one! They look like such fun to make. They remind me of yo-yo quilt pieces. Beeyooteeful!

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  4. Beautiful work, Rosie. I always enjoy the stories that go with hand-crafted art because I love to know how the pieces are made. Fantastic.

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  5. Sandy

     /  June 7, 2010

    Fantastic shabby flowers Rosie.
    Love your great art.

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  6. Rosie this is a great challenge – thanks, you have made some really wonderful flowers, love the all.

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  7. Wow, Rosie–love the flowers! And the challenge!
    Thanks so much!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  8. Great flowers!!! love the colours of the bottom one

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  9. Hi Rosie…thank you for hosting this fun theme!!! your tribute to flowers is wonderful…I love these cool pieces you created!!!

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  10. Awesome flowers!!!!

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  11. I LOVE these pins! I especially like the ragged “tail” on the first one.

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  12. Beautiful flowers! I love how the choice of fabrics and components makes these all so unique and different. ~Sharon

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  13. They are all beautiful!

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  14. They are all stunning … I will have to give your ideas a try 🙂
    Inka

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  15. mixedmediamonday

     /  June 10, 2010

    Wow, Rosie, they are all amazing! Thanks for another fun theme this week! Diane

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  16. your flowers are so yummie! Thanks for the fun theme 🙂

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