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Tuesday, 10 September 2013


This fortnight we are concentrating on handmade flowers at TioT and the challenge is Make Your Own Flowers.

I love experimenting and I decided I wanted to make some loose blooms.  I used tissue paper and fine net to create these which remind me of those lovely dark fuschia blooms I had all summer in my tubs. If you crouch down and look up into the bloom, this is almost what you see!

I wanted to use the Fairy Rhymes stack by Prima as it's so lovely and I tasked myself to create a layout using the many elements that come in the stack 'kit'.  This is not something I normally do as I like to start with a blank canvas and create everything myself, so this was also something to add to my challenge.

I think this is why I love this crafting journey.

I hope you will feel inspired to join in with this challenge - why not try to do something outside your comfort zone?  Either way, I look forward to seeing all your lovely blooms ...

Have a great week



  1. Alexa
    You absolutely nailed the personal challenges you set yourself.
    Those flowers are incredible, even the colour is so perfect.

  2. Fabulous page, the flowers are beautiful.
    Yvonne x

  3. Lovely flowers, and the texture on that butterfly is fabulous!
    Alison x

  4. Love this Alexa, a fabulous layout and gorgeous photo. The blooms are exquisite, such a wonderful deep colour and I agree they remind me if fuchsias too.
    I'm going to Swanage for the weekend at the end of the month. I still haven't see the plaque I had made for my parents so there will definitely be a visit to the pier.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. A great scrapbook page, love the tissue flowers. Hugs Bee

  6. Hi Alexa, Wonderful page, and such fabulous flowers, love the colour.
    Avril xx

  7. Hi Alexa, Wonderful page, and such fabulous flowers, love the colour.
    Avril xx

  8. I love making my own flowers too and love the way you combined the net and the tissue to make such glamorous blooms
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  9. I love the flowers, they have worked so well with the Prima papers x

  10. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your projects.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,



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