Monday, October 10, 2016


     This is my 'Forever Garden'.  A perfect combination of two of my most favorite things:  Wood and Paper!
     The base measures  4''x4''x11 1/2'' .  The flowers have varying lengths but over all piece measures 11 1/2'' x 12''.


     This close up photo shows the clustering of flowers and leaves.  The leaves are a Sizzix die called 'Garden Greens' by Tim Holtz.  The word art reads:  I want to be like a sunflower, so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall & find the sunlight.
     I added a few paper bees on wires from my stash.

     I choose two different digital kits for my papers.  For the front of the flowers I used 'You Are My Sunshine' by Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can get that kit HERE.  The backside is from 'Vintage Music'.  Also a Snickerdoodle kit.  You can get that kit HERE.
     I printed the backgrounds onto 8 1/2''x11'' Avery shipping labels.  Then mounted them on cereal box cardboard.  NOTE:  Adhere label sheets to shiny side of box.  That makes it easier to glue two sides of flowers together.

     I cut the flowers using a five petal 2 1/2'' punch from 'ek'.  All the edges were burnished with Distress Ink 'gathered twigs'.  Straight lengths of wire were cut into various sizes for the stems.
     I used Glossy Accents to adhere flowers together.

     I attached stems with hot glue on the backside of flowers.  Then covered the top of the wires with smaller flowers made with a five petal 1 1/4'' punch also by 'ek'.  Again burnishing all the edges.

     This is a close up of one of the flowers.  The centers are made by layering the different punches.  I used hot glue.
     The smaller photo here is a close up of the very center of the flowers.  They are made with a die from Sizzix called 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Tim Holtz.  

     Drill holes into base and start inserting flowers.  Before gluing in place make sure of the  length and then start decorating with 'Tiny Tattered Florals' and flowers without stems.

                                                             This is a shot of the back.

                                                              Thanks for stopping by!

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