Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop - Flower Power!

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. You should have come from Rachel's Blog. If not, be sure to start at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for all the hop participants.

This month those hopping along are showing off creative ways of using flowers with our counterfeit kits for July. Now my entry in the hop is about Christmas, and no, I wasn't trying to do the whole "Christmas in July" thing...it just happened that way! I was inspired by one of the Gallery Idol participant's take on the current fabric challenge for the Top 10. She did embroidery with the help of this great stitch tutorial. To make a long story short, I figured the same could be done with crinkle ribbon, or in my case, lace trim!




So in the bottom right is my take on the flower challenge. I did the lazy daisy stitch with the help of drawing a circle on the layout and punching holes with my Big Bite. I then threaded the lace ribbon in petals of the flowers. I finished the flowers off with some fun Christmas brads. On top of that, I used the Twisted Sketches #111 sketch from this week as my inspiration for my layout.

And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is off to Glinda's Blog!

Here's the list in case you are interested:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge:  http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Gabrielle:  http://nomorelittlemonkeys.blogspot.com/ 

14 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

pretty layout

Lisa said...

very creative flowers! they look great. nice design and I scrap Christmas layouts all year round! Just whenever I feel like it. this one is fab!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job. I love the flowers and the buttons in the o's!

Jimjams said...

How clever to do Lazy Daisy flowers with lace - inspired!

helen said...

Great idea to use lace - they look lovely!

Rachel said...

oh how super creative! love it!!!

Linda said...

Lovely layout, your flowers are so pretty!

Alanna said...

Love your flowers!! Very creative - thanks for sharing :)

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your beautiful hand stitched flowers! The effect is lovely! Great take on the challenge!

Emily said...

I love your flowers and the brads you used in the center.

Margie said...

Love your flowers-the die cut paper is perfect, too!

Kim Strother said...

Oh how smart! I will have to try this!

S said...

I like the restrained use of color here - and cute graphic flowers at the bottom.

Ali said...

great use of the sketch, and the matting is so effective, makes it all pop.