It's spring! Who needs a better reason to celebrate?
For this week's midweek mojo, I want to share a less "traditional" project made from the May 2011 kit, Spring Soiree.
I was sitting in my craft room, looking out the window, and I saw a forsythia bush in full bloom in my neighbor's back yard. Forsythia is one of my favorite spring flowers, and as I was looking at it, I realized that I had that same bright, sunny yellow in the cardstock from the kit, sitting in right front of me on my desk.
I adapted some paper flower techniques I have seen around the web and experimented to make the four-petaled flowers... First, I cut out the shape, then I used an orange colored pencil to add a bit of shading to what would become the center of the flower. Next, I curled it a bit over a pencil so that it would curve more easily into a cone. Then curled each of the petals outward, and finally, I overlapped the two edge petals and adhered them together.
Then I went out into my back yard to find myself a stick (it wasn't hard! with all the storms we've had here, we have lots of little twigs in our yard). I used Glossy Accents to adhere the paper flowers to the branch, then showcased it in a shadowbox frame with black cardstock behind the matting.
The perfect piece to celebrate spring!
from the May 2011 Lucky Girl Crafts kit "Spring Soiree"
solid cardstock: Bazzill (Orange Peel Lemon Tart, Cris Cross Beetle Black)
orange colored pencil (Xonex)