Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Challenge 18!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, happy Friday to you from Marcia!  I'm so excited to host our latest challenge!  Are you ready?

Make a project with a handmade embellishment!

Here is an example to get you rolling with ideas...

I made my own flowers for this layout with cardstock and Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink!

Want to know how I made them? It's pretty easy.
1. Cut 2 circles out of your cardstock, one slightly larger than the other. They do not need to be perfect. Punch 5 flowers. This punch that I am using is about 1" across.

2. Take your circles and cut triangles out forming 6 petals. Then ink the edges and centers of the circles and ink one side of the flowers.

3. Lightly mist all with water. You want them damp, not saturated. Then take each one and smoosh from the center of the flower.

4. Let dry, and then carefully uncrumple. Leave one small flower crumpled. It is going to be the center.

5. Take this one last crumple flower and glue it into the middle of another. Push the petals up as you go.
Glue the smaller cut flower into the larger one. Work with the petals, turning the edges under a bit.

6. Glue the center bud into the center of the flower. Now make a few more!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Miss Morgan 100200
Dreamscape 300400
PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Purple Passion, Very Berry, and Limeade

Other Supplies:
Purple cardstock
Paper doily - Little Yellow Bicycle
Pink mirror bird by Heidi Swapp
Maya Road brackets
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in picket fence by Ranger
EK success 1" flower punch
Sixxiz butterfly paddle punch
Pink DMC floss
EAD Design stickers (Birdcage and Capture the Joy)

Friday Challenge 18:
  • Incorporate a handmade embellishment on your project.
  • You can create a layout, card, mini album or altered art.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!


Challenge begins today and will be open until 11:59 pm PST on 8/24.

Challenge 18 winners will be announced on 8/26!

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 fave' button to display at their own blogs + everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.

Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop at !!!

Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!

Happy Scrapping!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery: like photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)

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Claire said...

Thanks for the tutorial, can't wait to try this!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great tutorial! Sounds like a fun challenge!

Beverly said...

Great tutorial!

Jessica Buffa said...

What a fabulous technique and love the layout!!!
Jessica S

Unknown said...

Love the tutorial , never would have thought of the water misting, thank you! Can't wait to try that :)

Kathy said...

Just love the flower. I always making them for layouts, but have not one this detailed.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the layout. Thanks for the tutorial. Will have to give it a try.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anjie said...

Love the flower tutorial. Will have to try it.

Amy E said...

What a great tutorial! I can't wait to try this!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

trixr4kids said...

Oh. My. Goodness! These are gorgeous flowers. I am so glad that you shared them with us :). I cannit wait to try this out for myself. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Jan Hennings said...

Marcia...what a great challenge and love your flowers :)

Karan Gerber said...

love those flowers

Barb Craft said...

Great challenge! I love those darling flowers and for once, I actually have that punch! I am going to have to make a few of them!! Your LO is stunning!

barb :)