Wednesday 15 February 2017

Cross Canada Succulents and flowers Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Succulents and Flowers, we have many cartridges in which flowers and succulents appear, but Flower Market, our newest cartridge has the most choices. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order or me here
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle
If you came from "Diana's blog " then you are in the right place!

I am so in love with this new trend of "succulents and wild flowers". I especially loved the National papercraft wreath kit Close to My Heart featured last month. I held a class for some ladies and we all became addicted to these beautiful flowers. I decided to make more 'succulents and flowers found on the Flower Market cartridge from Close To My Heart.
I used the Chipboard centre piece of the wreath and covered it with paper from the Rustics Home Fundamental Paper . I sponged the succulents with a variety of Close To My Heart inks ink,sprayed them with a light mist of water and bent and molded them a little, as I did with the rolled roses. The roses came from Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridge which are retired.
I used a lot of scrap card stock from my stash to cut the flowers out and embellished with glitter gems. I also used The Close To My Heart clear and gold shimmer brush on many of the flowers and leaves.
I made this sign for my daughter's floral business, "Sweet Stems Floral Designs".
She has done a few weddings,special events and of course yesterday was her busy day preparing Valentine arrangements .

Check out her website
She has a studio in our home and I thought this sign would look perfect on her wall ! She absolutely loved it !
Here is the picture of the all of the cut out flowers ,leaves and succulents from the cartridges.

Here are some close ups of the sign

And here is the finished product

These flowers are so easy to do and this sign took me an hour. You'll want to get your hands on this cartridge for sure
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Donna's blog ".
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects featuring the language options that we now have available in our stamps, Spanish and French. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

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