1. Make birthday card for a friend who loves purple...gulp...you all know I am not a fan of purple...but I have decided that I need to get over it! After all, there is purple card sitting in the cupboard, there are purple flowers piled in the glass jars and there is even a spot of purple chalk in the box that has...wait...NEVER been used...hahahahha
2. Use up some flowers.
Now, I may have stretched this one a bit . . . I didn't have any teensy purple flowers...I think it is probably the only teensy colour that I don't have! I dumped out both glass jars of teensy ones and swooshed around through the
Why am I rambling on about my teensy flowers? Well, just so you understand why my desk is covered with a sea of teensy blossoms. I am showing my desk to the other creative people who like to link up with Julia, our hostess at the Stamping Ground and see just" What is On Your Workdesk" this fine Wednesday.
Those of you with magnifying glasses may have spotted the second larger blossom sitting in front of my card.
Here's a close up to help you out
Most of my flowers are a bit sad and tired so while I was making one, I decided to make 2. They were blossoms on silk hydrangea bushes at Walmart, on clearance just after Autumn about 8 or maybe 10 years ago! I bought every fall colour they had. It feels good to finally use them...they are not the regular silk ones...they are sort of a papery feeling flower, no "silk sheen" and they don't fray. Some of the blossoms even have a velvety feel... I combined it with a single green flower hoping it would look like the stamen. Held it all together with a teensy purple brad and put a drop of glossy accents between each layer to stop any shifting. A shot of Crystal stickles and here is how it looks up close...mind my chubby fingers!