Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spring has Sprung and time for May Flowers....

 Challenge # 8 at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge is Flowers, it doesn't need to be spring flowers as long as it is a flower it's acceptable. I think the problem will be picking the flowers you want to use, die cuts, artsy flowers, real looking flowers, even poinsettias (was my second choice)  I have a set of 4 "dotty flowers" from Sunshine Designs (now closed) but if you want to have them they are at The Frogs Whiskers   which is a Canadian company located in Ontario. They are the perfect size for ATCs.

One day I was playing around with photo paper, copic markers and a large zip lock bag and made a few backgrounds just for practice and the colours were perfect for how I coloured my "dotty" flowers. The red background has gold leaf on it, I used glue and some gold leaf from the dollar store and it worked well. The flowers were fussy cut (as I was cutting I really wondered why I wanted to stress myself with such fine work, it might be tedious and time consuming but looks great. I added some tiny script words and some of my "homemade" enamel drops. They were made with Perler beads and a toaster oven one Sunday at the cottage (outside)

Here are some individual pictures of the cards.
Card #1

Card #2

A better look at the gold leaf design.

Card #3

I have to admit this one is my favourite (don't tell the other 3)

Last but not least Card #4

Glad you lasted until the end of the picture show and hope you enjoyed seeing my Dotty (funky) Flowers. 

I'm adding this to:

ATCs with Heart ~~ #116 Everything Goes
Snippets Playground Challenge ~~ Challenge 428, everything used was from my file folder bin of scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog and see the gorgeous floral ATCs the rest of the team made to inspire you to join us. ATCs are the perfect craft to use up your stash of "snippits" AKA scraps. 



Chris Dring said...

I always look forward to what you make for your ATC's and I wasn't disappointed! Barbara, these are absolutely stunning! The backgrounds are amazing, the fussy cutting while tedious, really works for these flowers, and you MADE those dots!! Wow!

Sarn said...

Love this collection of floral ATCs. Great backgrounds and pretty flowers - not to mention you made your own droplets.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. I'm up in the Playground Treehouse toasting crumpets for breakfast if you want to come and join me! xxx

Donna said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm I love love love love your dotty flowers!!!
And those perler beads...they make such awesome embellishments
You will have to teach me what a perler bead is and how I can make those in my toaster oven :)
Your fussy cutting was TOTALLY worth it!

Di said...

Marvellous selection of ATCs Barbara! I'm so pleased that you brought these to share with us - great use of snippets.


Di xx

Conny said...

Wow.. wonderful ATCs! Love the flowers and the wonderful backgrounds!
Thanks for joining us at ATCs mit Herz!


Pauline C said...

These are stunning Barbara … May I ask are any of them available to trade ??
Pauline xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful atcs, love them. Thanks for joining ATC's mit Herz. Anesha

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Barb! How are things going? Your ATCs are adorable! I love your funky flowers - they look like fun to colour! Awesome backgrounds too!

Helen said...

LOVE those backgrounds on these lovely ATC's Barb! Perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at ATC with Heart! ((HUGS)) Helen