The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania this week is Make Your Own Flowers. The girls on the design team have made some lovely flowers so do pop over and see what they have done.
For my flowers I've used some Clearly For Art film and some packaging from a Sizzix Bigx die to compare the two. I've cut the flowers with my Tattered Florals die in the Cuttlebug and the purple were coloured with Raspberry, Wild Plum & Silver alcohol inks and the greenish ones with Lettuce, Pool & Stream inks. They were all heated with a heat gun and shaped with my fingers. The Clearly for Art ones are definitely thicker but the packaging ones seemed to hold the heat for longer making them easier to mould to the shape I wanted. This is the result
I've used the green ones on my card for this challenge - green seems to be prominent on my cards at the moment - must be the sunshine we've been having as everything in the garden is looking so lush. The sentiment is from the Indigo Blu Poppy Meadow set cut with Nesties and layered on scraps of card. I've stuck the flowers down with sillcone which shows through so I've added some vintage buttons to the centres. As I've used some scraps I'm also entering this into into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - why not pop over and have a play too