Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One Thing Leads to Another






















If you make a homemade flower, then you have to do something with it, so you make an embellishment.  If you make an embellishment, then you have to use it on something, so you make a layout.  And so it goes.....  I discovered a free on-line tutorial to make flowers out of Jenni Bowlin crepe paper.  This was quite fortuitous because I already had in my stash some of this great stuff.  I had used it to make a bow for my Old Settlers' Rides layout.  I don't know the first thing about making my own flowers (other than the famous Wendy grungepaper roses, etc.), so I decided to check out the tutorial.  The Fabulous Flowers Class was a designated site from Scrapbook Challenges and taught by Betsy Sammarco.  I learned how to make several different flowers with JB crepe paper.

To cap off the week, we were challenged to make and post a project using the flower(s).  Back in the spring, I bought some JB paper and chipboard buttons with the intention of making a patriotic layout for this photo.  So the challenge was on.....  This also is my humble attempt at using a lot of white space on a layout as well as putting something interesting in a corner.

The photo is of a cafe owned by relatives during WWII.  There is a sign on the wall, Serving U.S. Armed Forces.  Hence, the red, white and blue patriotic theme. 

All materials are Jenni Bowlin products. 

9 comments:

Denise said...

Love it Helene! Your flower is so cute!

Terry said...

Talk about a family keepsake! What a great photo! Your flower is just delightful! Just loving this!

Shar said...

Beautiful layout! Love it!

Scrapamum said...

Super cute Helene!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I loved it the first time and I love it again! Your blog is so cool! I'm sitting here looking at it - with a Coke in one hand - and another hour and it's 2am :-)

Edie Schmidt said...

Just had to scurry over and see what you are doing and I just love it. Thanks for my credit by him too you are a jewel. Take care and I look forward to see more of your creative post.

Lacee broyles said...

So awesome....still lovin that pic, and love the music on your blog!!!!!

lszalil said...

Helene, your layout s really lovely and the flower is cool. What a pricey photo you have. Lucky you!

scrappygal said...

Awesome lo and wonderful pic!!

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