Friday, March 25, 2011

Want some of my handmade roses!?? GIVEAWAY

ETA: If you would like to learn how to make these yourself, there are lots of great vids on youtube. Here's the one I used. Janna's instructions are so simple to follow. :)

Well I went a little nuts after my first few roses turned out so dang cute. :) Check it out!!


I've never been able to find the bitsy roses in text paper, so I got out what's left of my thrift store dictionary, the one I use for my version of Donna Salazar flowers, and started punching. I decided just to cut an extra flower shape to use for the leaves instead of looking for another punch or die shape. I think it works just fine.



Let me first say how gorgeous these turned out! Secondly, however, they are a booger to make. The paper is so fine it's hard to get them to hold their shape at all, and to manipulate the center is particularly difficult. At any rate, the end result is worth it. Oh and for those I used my ibond hot glue gun by imaginisce. The liquid glue didn't hold worth a poop and the hot glue gives them a little more stability, but the hot glue can be rather difficult to work with, fair warning.


Oh no, I didn't stop there, I wanted to see how the glimmer mist worked and if it made any difference in the handling of the thin paper. It sorta does feel a little sturdier but that could just be because I wanted it to be. LOL But the finished product is so gorgeous it doesn't even matter. I love this look and will be making lots more of the glimmer misted version!


The glimmer mist colors I used are burnt red, moonlight (blue), vintage pink, and for the leaves, olive vine.





AND as a special treat for reaching ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS (100!!!), I'm giving away a handful of these gorgeous flowers!! Want to win?? Become a follower yourself if you aren't already, and leave a comment on this post. You'll be entered in the drawing. What could be easier! :) I'll pick a winner tonight and post in the morning.


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A FOLLOWER! I love you!


29 comments:

  1. I love these flowers. I can't wait to start making them myself... and what a good reason to buy me a bottle of olive vine glimmer mist :-)

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  2. Beautiful job on the flowers Shar!

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  3. beautimus! as always!
    darlalou

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  4. Love these, very beautiful!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  5. These are wonderful. I need to try to make my own flowers.

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  6. These are great but they do look difficult to make.

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  7. Lovely flowers Shar! Congratulations on reaching 100 followers!

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  8. Those flowers are SO cool! I love that they are made from the dictionary pages.

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  9. bEaUtIfUl Shar!!!

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  10. ohhhhh!!! soooo pretty!!!!!
    You should do a tutorial, I'd love to learn how.

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  11. I am already a follower...your flowers are so adorable. I am keeping my fingers crossed. TFS
    bhoward at kci dot net

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  12. Your roses are so pretty, I'm a follower and would love to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  13. So stinken cute. I love them. Great job. Thanks for sharing. Terr_ski at yahoo dot com

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  14. Wow!! These are amazing! You are very talented! I love visiting blogs and seeing the talent displayed!! Keep up the great work!

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  15. So pretty! I love your handmade flowers!

    -Emily
    http://www.createserendipity.net

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  16. wow, wow, wow! These are stunning! Really--so beautiful!

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  17. would love to win. these are beautiful,Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  18. I LOVE the tiny roses!!!! Beautiful!!!

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  19. Love your flowers! I am already a follower, but here is my comment:)

    Thanks for showing how to make them as well

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  20. Shar.. they are beautiful! They would look lovely here in Utah! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  21. Me! Pick me! I love these! Great job Shar!

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  22. Shar you are so talented. I admire your talent. These are beautiful.

    Pick me!!! Would love to own some. Have the perfect layout.

    Betty/navymom05

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  23. Love!!!

    You know, I bet some Dimensional Magic could make little "dew drops" on some of these.

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  24. Whoa! Talk about inspiration! Share, these are just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I just LOVE them!!!

    Hugs,
    Lorie

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  25. Holy moly! Love your flowers! How cool! What size is your punch?

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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