Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flower Power

Welcome to week #3 of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! This week we are using Brenda Pinnick's Beauty Bloom Flower die. This versatile die has large flowers, small flowers and some in between. You can cut them from paper, fabric, cork or whatever you like.

I have to confess, I looked at these long and hard trying to decide what I wanted to use them for. My first thought was to decorate a frame or shadowbox, then a recipe card box, then little ducks. That's right. Little ducks. The selection of diecuts I received had several yellow felt flowers that looked just like...you guessed it...duck feet. If I could felt like Debra Quartermain (also participating in this blog hop), you'd be viewing a collection of fuzzy little yellow ducks with big flower petal feet.


I had to visit the physical therapist office Monday, and while I waited for my tri-weekly dose of pain, I thumbed through a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. There was an ad that had a mask in it, and it hit me: I just had to make a Flower Power Mardi Gras mask.

Here's how I did it:

1. I first traced the flower petals on to four pieces of iron-on interfacing, attached it to four different fabrics, and cut 12-15 flower petals of each fabric. I used a Viva Decor Gold Glitter Pen and Citrus Green Stickles to highlight the edges of the petals and add dots to a few.

2. Using a plain purchased mask as the base, I glued on the petals with Beacon Fabri-Tac adhesive, beginning on the outer edges and working toward the middle. I carefully trimmed the eyeholes and outlined them with Green Stickles.

3. I used the Sizzix Elegant Flourishes die by Tim Holtz to cut swirls from vanilla cardstock, glued them to the mask and added more gold Glitter Pen, arranging some of the paper flowers I received from Sizzix on the swirls.

4. I added ribbon on the upper left side and attached a dowel rod handle that had been painted gold.

That's it. This entire project took less than two hours, and most of that time was waiting for the glue to dry.

Now I just need to find a party to attend!

To see all the projects using this die, click on the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop box on the left.

I know next week is Thanksgiving, but be sure to log in Thursday for another great die project. Remember, you are what you eat!

26 comments:

Karen B said...

So pretty, Candice! This is absolutely stunning (as usual!)

Brenda Pinnick said...

Oh Candice!!! Wow!!! I have to say, you are one amazing designer! What an awesome idea, to decorate a mardi gras mask! Thanks so much for using my Beauty Bloom die!

Ann Butler said...

WOW...that is beautiful!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

Great idea!!! And Mardi Gras is not too far off.

Denise Clason Studios said...

LOVE it,LOVE IT!! so cute, Candice. I love where you got your inspiration from! And to be in a PT's office at the time. I can totally relate!

JGoode said...

What a wonderful idea. So very pretty!

Linda Peterson Designs said...

This is stunning!!! Brilliant and such beautiful colors!!!

milkcan said...

Totally gorgeous!

Angel said...

Oh Wow... Thats Very creative...

Cheryl said...

Wow! Beautiful mask!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

That is SO pretty!

Eileen Hull said...

Wow Candice- a mask! Brilliant. So pretty. BTW- saw Wicked last weekend and loved it!

creativegoddess said...

Very pretty!!

melonybradley said...

"looks" like your visit to the doctor paid off- this is great! Great and entertaining post too

Subriagirl said...

Girlfriend, we did alright for not having a clue yesterday....LOL Too bad you couldn't use the mask to MASK your painful shot! Brilliant work Candice!
Ronnie

TheresaCifali said...

That mask is so festive!

gscrapbooks said...

What a cool idea! Beautiful!

Madeline said...

So clever and pretty way to use the die Candice!

Ken Oliver said...

Gorgeous!

Roxi Phillips said...

Now I'm in the mood for Beignets! Beautiful!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Masks are all the rage right now, and I love what you did with yours! Gorgeous!

Einat Kessler said...

Your project is great. so colorful. I love it!

Candice Windham said...

Thanks, everyone for the nice words.
Roxi: I have Beignet mix in my pantry.

Candice Windham said...

Thanks, everyone for the nice words.
Roxi: I have Beignet mix in my pantry.

Candice Windham said...

Thanks, everyone for the nice words.
Roxi: I have Beignet mix in my pantry.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Beautiful. Elegant. Just begging for a masquerade party invitation! Mahalo for sharing a very do-able project with the flowers.