Saturday, 31 March 2012

Flowers are blooming

I am so happy that Spring is here. In fact, I think with the temperature we are having, we've gone straight into Summer. IACW is having a Spring Blog Hop this weekend to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

You might have seen previous posts on IACW and on here and you might know that I love adding large bunches of flowers to my background cardstock. I have another one today. I am going to show you how to make some flowers with 1cm ribbons and embroidery thread.


Start in the centre, stitch the ribbon into place. Fold the ribbon approximately 1cm away and stitch over the fold. Continue folding and sewing the ribbon in a spiral to end up with this


I added embroidered stems and some leaves made out of patterned paper and water colour. I also added some jewels to the centre of the flowers.


And a garden bursting with blooms is not complete without some butterflies.


And here is the finished layout


You might have read my previous post about Princess Layer laying her first egg. I am pleased to report that she has been laying an egg everyday since then. Jabba the Hen started laying last Thursday and she has also been producing every day. We have two still not started...roast chicken anyone ?

I will do a draw at the end of the blog hop. For a chance to win a little something from me, please leave a comment on this post. Thank you visiting. I hope to see you again.

Katherine is next on the blog hop so be sure to visit her at Fruit of My Scraps.

15 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I love those flowers - I'll definitely give them a try! Thrilled about your chickens - must be such a treat to get such fresh eggs! I hope, for their sake, that others get a wriggle on!!! Thank you for sharing x

Erika said...

Love those flowers on your LO. FAB. Thanks for sharing, Erika.

eClaire said...

very pretty flowers, I am consiering trying this technique with double sided PP as well

sutty said...

What a super idea...definitly one I'll have to try out it looks fantastic - thank you for a great tutorial.

Anna Parry said...

Love the flowers. New technique for me, must give it a try! :)

Scrapdolly said...

What gorgeous flowers - I adore your work and this is no exception - beautiful and delicate and innovative

favouriteworkofart said...

lovely flowers, ifa, and a fabulous LO (as always!!!!)

Kerry said...

I will be giving these a go.

Well done to your laying hen.

Mole said...

I love the resulting LO - and the flowers are tres clever!

vixen said...

Gorgeous flowers and love your layout thanks for showing how to make them :)

Laura G said...

love love love these flowers Ifa!

Kirsten Alicia said...

That is a beautiful layout, I love the flowers.

Caroline South said...

Great flowers and a gorgeous layout. So glad I have just found your blog as I love your work :)

Doda Smith said...

the ribbon flowers are beautiful!

alexa said...

Thank-you for showing us how to do this - you make it looks so easy. Your pages always have such a lovely fresh feel to them. Please don't even joke about roasting the chicken - give her time!