Tuesday, 9 April 2013

WOYWW and a few more flowers used up!

Managed to get 2 things crossed off my crafty list today.
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 mess  array and no such luck.  It was only when I pulled out the petals to make the larger blossom that I realized the petals had green in them...back to the mess and plucked out some green ones. Nine to be precise...9 down, a zillion to go to meet my goal of "using up" some flowers...

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.

Here's mine!

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!
Hope to get round to as many desks as I can. I usually visit the row I am situated on, any bloggers that I follow, and of course anyone who visits me!

36 comments:

BJ said...

Yummy flower, great job and satisfying to use up stuff too. BJ#20

Belinda Basson said...

You sure do have a stash of flowers! I can say that some of my general stash is over 10 years old too! On a mission to use it up! #23

Helen said...

I buy loads and loads of flowers too.... they are in one of my boxes. in fact several boxes... I love your 'mess' of flowers though! Have a good day. Helen, 8

Queenie Jeannie said...

And this is why we NEVER throw our goodies away, lol! Gorgeous flowers!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Rebecca said...

Wow that is a lot of flowers but I have to agree using up stash is the future, I'm working through my old bits and pieces or giving them away. Makes you feel so much better when you can empty and container or merge two together.

Happy WOYWW, Rebecca x #40

Eliza said...

I love creating flowers and you have such a wonderful collection. Lovely cards too.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 47

Cardarian said...

Oh who doesn't have loads of flowers - it is our thing! I love how you made that flower really pretty! he, he have you started a "mission impossible"????

Maisie Moonshine said...

Now that's what I call organised! What a fab desk! Love your re-freshed flower, gorgeous. MMx #67

Heather Alger said...

Love your altered flower, adding the stickles and detail really makes it special. Great card and some Fab ideas x Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Jackie said...

The flower turned out great
I to need to use up some flowers mjackie 3

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...You have A LOT of flowers. I love the one you are showing. Happy crafting #87

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wow....thought I had a lot of flowers! Well done for getting over the purple aversion! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Lisa-Jane said...

They have turned out beautifully! You get such a sense of achievement making something to perfectly fit your project, don't you.

sandee said...

NEVER throw any of it away, lol I LOVE the tiny flowers, I need to get me a tiny flower punch so I can make some. Not playing in WOYWW today but wanted to stop in and check in on my favorites ( sssshhh, don't tell anyone ) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Sarah said...

What a lovely flower!! Well done on using up a few more!! Happy WOYWW! Sarah x #125

Hettie said...

Gosh Mo! Even when you have a "mess" on your desk it still looks tidy!! Me, I would have had every jar out on the desk, the opposite desk, the floor, my puter desk......
Hugs
xx

Karen Ives said...

The card looks lovely...what is in all those lovely colour coordinated bins on your desk? I am wanting them!!
Karen #73

Elizabeth said...

That is an awful lot of flowers, Mo. But they are lovely, and irresistible, so why not :) And that altered flower is gorgeous - I quite often add glitter to give a flower a bit more oomph :) Thanks for visiting earlier. Have a wonderful week crafting, Elizabeth x #41

scrappyjen said...

Lovely flower! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very good, Maureen! Your purple friend ... wait, that didn't come out right ... your friend who loves purple is going to squeal with delight over the beautiful card you made for her!!

You and the grands will use up those wee blossoms, slowly, but Shirley!!

Thanks for coming by to see me already! Have a super week if I don't see you before! Darnell #47

Di said...

STUNNING flower there Mo! You really reworked that beautifully.

Hugs, Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's like springtime on your desk with all those lovely flowers strewn about!! How lovely, that's cheered me up today!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Carol Hornby Clements said...

Thanks for visiting. Love all the flowers.

Re my surgery. I had a disc decompression and laminectomy. We call the walking poles elbow crutches here in the uk. Physio is helping me to get stronger.
Warm Wishes
Carol

Daniella said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! I'm not a big fan of purple either but I would use it for a friend too!
xxDaniella#90

Ali said...

Your flowers are lovely! I love the idea of deconstructing store-bought flowers and using the petals to make your own flowers. :)

Ali #79

zue said...

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. Your flowers are so retry and realistic.
When I make things I do not have an dea of what will happen. So that's why my work is so unhinged and messy!

See you next week on woww
Xxx

zue said...

Sorry I typed ' pretty' before but my iPad changed it before I noticed
Xxx

I was meaning that yor flowers are so pretty

Ann B said...

Now that's what's I call a stash, serious stocks there. Love the big flower as well and your friend will love the card.


Thanks for visiting the other day, afraid I'm a bit late getting round the desks this week so apologies for that.

Ann B
58

Nan G said...

Ah yes silk flowers back then were much nicer than now! Love the card and the flower turned out gorgeous! Happy WOYWW! Nan #9

Spyder said...

Hi! Happy Late woyww! I did pop in earlier, but something didn't work coz I'm not there! I did mention your lovely TIDY craft room and ask if you could send the tidy up fairies over when you've finished with them. I do love your flowers!
Have a crafty week end
Happy LATE woyww
((Lyn)

Neet said...

At last - someone who recognises that my desk was in a mess this week. This reorganising is no fun and for the moment I have had to stop as there are workshops to get ready (should have been ready).
Love your flowers, I had some hydrangea ones too but sadly all used up now, will have to look for some more as you get lots on the one head.
Must say you look pretty organised on the top photo and I love those bird cages and birds - makes me want to redecorate - but no way can I pull everything out to do it. No way Jose as they say.
have fun and thanks for visiting me - Hugs, Neet xx

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Maureen
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. Love love the purple card and your flowers...gorgeous and I am sure your friend will love the card.
hugs
Annette In Oz #109

fairy thoughts said...

he he you have a very long way to go to use up those flowers.... good luck
janet #27

scrapn_momof2 said...

LOL, I love purple...it's my favorite color. Love your flowers.

Tamika said...

what a lovely flower and photographing station for the card!

Tracy said...

Love your work area. Love, love the bird cage with the birds on your wall.