Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Handmade Flower Tutorial Using Recycled Paper

Hello, there! I am very excited to share one of my favorite vintage flower tutorial.
To make this gorgeous flower, here's the close up of the paper I use below. 
There are various types and colors of recycled paper, and I used the one with  light color, so I can see the stamp patterns clearly on it. I love using this kind of paper since it is easy to find in any bookstore, you don't need to go to a scrapbooking store. Moreover, it helps the world to be a greener planet!
Tips: Pick the paper which is not too heavy, since later need to be crumpled to create the blooming effects.
First, I stamped the paper using clear stamp from Inkadinkado: Birds Galore. The chalk ink block I used is from SEI: cocoa. I stamped the paper all over.
Using 5 sizes pattern of six-flower-petal patterns, cut the stamped papers.
Then gently crumpled the flowers.
Stamp the edges using chalk box ink.
Put the flowers on the top of one another using double tape. Overlap according to the size. The biggest is at the bottom, the smallest at the top.
I store the vintage recycled flowers in a used chocolate candy tin.
Happy making!


Thanks to one of my favorites, sweet DT in SC: Jolanda for giving out this challenge.
Here's my take for RESPECT challenge.
I do respect my father-in-law so much. During his lifetime, he taught me a lot to love people, have compassion, loving nature and wisdom. This one is a tribute for the day he passed away, almost a year ago. The loss, we know that's something we will not be able to replace with someone else. He is forever missed, yet forever in our hearts. 
Thanks for your wonderful challenge, Jolanda. It reminds me of the people I respect most in life. One of them is my-father-in-law.
 I made the flowers using recycled paper and stamped it using clear stamp and Tim Holtz's Distress Ink to create the vintage mood. 
I put some glitter on May , to show the month I created this page. I deliberately put the twig over the letter "t" to create overlaping and more dimension to the page.
I swirl the papers after cutting it using a cutter. I embossed the sides using SEI stamp, cappucino color. You can get it in http://www.shopsei.com/. It is quite cheap and good quality.
The photo I embossed using Distress Ink as well to create the same old look as the vintage paper.
The chipboard letters, I embossed using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Walnut to create similar colors to the paper background. I use Webster Pages Nature's Storybook Collection.
For Indonesian scrapbooker friends, I bought it from online store in Surabaya, you can check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/tkertas.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thank You Pamela Scrapbook Challenges

Hello, this is my first time joining the blog hop. Actually I am very excited! Thanks to Pamela for creating this Scrapbook Challenge group and all her effort to inspire so many people around the globe! I am glad to be here and meet lots of inspiring friends! Thanks to Brynn Marie too, who continues what Pamela had started.

I join http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/, couple months ago and hooked eversince. I am more than happy to be around. 

I was insipired by sketch 196:
and here's my take:

 and for close up cutting and glittery crowns:

Friends, your next stop on "Thank You Pamela Blog Hop" is:
Brynn Marie's blog http://bzb-designs.com/blog/.

What to do afterwards? You just look at the pretty lay outs and LEAVE a COMMENT on EACH BLOG you will visit. Who knows you will get lucky having some yummy scrapbook stuff. :)

Please check it out! Have some inspirations, meet new scrapbooker friends and have lots and lots of FUN!