Sunday, 27 November 2011

Home-Made with the CKCB

Welcome to November's Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger Blog Hop With A Twist: we're joined this month by members of Scraptastic who are sponsoring the hopping!  Leave a comment or take part in one of our two monthly hops to be in with a chance of a prize!  You may have joined me from Helen's blog in which case you are on track, but if not then you may want to pop back here to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful home-decor projects that have been created from this month's Counterfeit Kits.

I was so tempted to do something Christmassy as I have several projects in the pipeline, but I thought you might have overdosed by now ... plus the colours in my November kit didn't lend themselves to the forthcoming festivities at all!


Colourful Original by Maxine
I spotted the clear instructions for this button and bloom bouquet over at Truly Madly Crafty's Blog although mine is much smaller than theirs as I was using scraps of paper from my kit (2½"-3" squares rather than 4").   The Basic Grey paper wasn't double-sided so I daubed over the back with some toning ink.  I think I'll add to my bouquet whenever I have toning scraps.

Check out the tutorial - no special dies are required, though a pair of Tim Holtz super scissors came in very handy for cutting through 8 layers of paper!

Now please hop over to Jen who has also made something lovely for you ...

24 comments:

Sandra said...

An adorable bouquet - love it!

Emily said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Helen said...

I love your bouquet - in fact I think your colours look better than the inspiration ones. I want to try this now that I've seen your version!

Tory said...

Wow.

beccaf1970 said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your bouquet! great idea to use up those scraps..

Margie said...

Very pretty-what a sweet fall bouquet!

mytwoandras said...

These flowers are so fun and I keep picturing how they would look on a wreath...

Lisa said...

gosh, it's one stunning idea after the other on this hop! I think I've pinned something at every stop so far! love this bouquet - adding it to my pin list! :-)

Sian said...

It looks fantastic! I did a dark and creepy black button bouquet a couple of years ago for a challenge - looking at this beautiful example is inspiring me to think about prettier version. I love it.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

beautiful

kimberly said...

love this idea!!!

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Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is a fabulous fall bouquet! I love it! xoxo

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Ooohh! I like this! I may have to try this for a Christmas centerpiece I need! Lovely!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it! I made a straight button bouquet for a different swap and it needed something, DUH! Flowers! Thanks hon!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness..I love these home decor challenges. What a lovely job you did!
Very cute.

scrappin_in_AK said...

these are wonderful - love your flowers

Tara O said...

I love THIS!! It's absolutely gorgeous. I keep wanting to make one of these!!

Heather Landry said...

I think this is just too cute! I love the colors that you used and the button layers rock.

Lesley said...

Love the bouquet. Perfect for a seasonal display too

Nice to meet you over the weekend. I had a lot of fun.

Love Lesley x

S said...

Pretty! Enough said.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

So pretty! And what a great idea to keep adding scraps to it. Love it!

Rebecca In MI said...

Wow! Seriously WOW!

Missus Wookie said...

Pretty!