Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love Blooms - Clear It Out - GDT Reveal With Flower Tutorial

I was asked to be April's GDT for Clear it Out.  A new challenged based site.  This weeks challenge is to make your own flowers, so I did and I even created a new flower and tutorial!!

Tutorial for Twisted Nesting Flowers

Supplies:  Glue, flower shapes (cut from a punch, by hand, or cricut), chalk ink, spray mist. cardstock, water in spray bottle

1. I used the following flower shapes, but any will work for this, they just need to be different sizes (2 of each size).  For one size I even used a snowflake punch

2. Ink the edges of all the flowers with brown ink (I used dark brown ColorBox Chalk Cat's Eye Ink pad).  Then mist with the water and crumple the ends of each petal.

3. Un-crumple the edges (make sure it is still damp from the water, and twist the tip.  Do this for 3 largest flower shapes.

4.  Take the 2 largest flowers and nest them into each other, but turned so the petals are not lined up.  Glue in place.

5.  Nest and glue the next size down pair of flowers together and nest that pair onto the first pair.

 6. Nest the snowflake shape on top your stacked flower.

7. Mist with water your two star or sun shapes.  Place them in your palm or on the table and push the end of your pen into the middle to curl your flower.

8. Wet your two smallest shapes and pinch them from the base as shown.

9. Nest each of the like size shapes into each other, then nest each pair together.

 10.  Place the last nested center onto the other nested flower group to complete the nesting process.
The last step is to mist your flower with paint mist (I used a very light spray of Smooch wood stain).  At this point you can also use paint to darken the inside of the flower or the tips of the petals (like Smooch paint)

You can make these flowers any size by just changing the size of your flower shapes.


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Erin R.


  1. erin, your page is gorgeous, and i just LOVE your flower tutorial! fab flowers:)

  2. beautiful flowers! Love your layout

  3. Another stunning LO! Thanks for being our GDT! Your flowers are so awesome!

  4. Love these flowers!
    Great tutorial to share sweetie

  5. wow these are beautiful!
    love them, gotta try the flowers.

  6. Oh my - those flowers are gorgeous!!! And your layout is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the awesome tutorial - I am gonna try these flowers! Thanks for playing along with TrailMakers this week!

  7. What a beautiful scrapbook page and a great tutorial! I love the layout! Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity!

  8. Your flowers are awesome! I love the colors. Thanks so much for the tutorial, I will be trying these for sure. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint. Hope to see you again. Hugs, Sarah

  9. What a lovely page! I love the design and the handmade embellishments. Thanks for playing with the TrailMakers!

  10. WOW, beautiful page, love the layout. Tuorial is fabbie..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  11. These look just like dried flowers! Really cool technique, thanks!
    (a native Texan living in Jersey...)

  12. oh wow !! the flowers are absolutely stunning !! the photo's are very cute ,, fabulous LO ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  13. Beautiful LO, and the flowers look wonderful! Thanks for playing along with our Edgy challenge at StampInsanity! :D

  14. Love your LO. Can't wait to try this flower tutorial. Awesome
    Thanks for playing with us on Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky

  15. I love the layout and those flowers are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays

  16. Fab LO,cute pic, adorable, and thank you for the flower tutorial ;)
    Thank you for joining our spring challenge at FFF. Hope to see you again.

  17. What a beatuful LO, makes me wone make some LO my self. Love the colour and all the work you put in to this. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create

  18. This is so beautiful! Great flower tutorial!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Getting Cricky DTM :)

  19. A gorgeous page and these flowers are gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  20. What a superb tutorial! your flowers look so professional. thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodle.

  21. What awesome flowers!I love making my own going to have to try! When you get a chance go check out my blog theres a surprise there!..:)

  22. Fabulous flowers...thanks for the tutorial!!
    Thank you for joining us a Simply Create for our DIY challenge and hope to see you for the next fun challenge that we will have starting today.

  23. wonderful layout and flower tutorial! Thanks for playing along Trailmakers this week!

  24. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  25. WOW!!!! This LO is Stunning, and these flowers are GORGEOUS!!!! Great tutorial.

  26. Beautiful - love your flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  27. wow Erin, these flowers are amazing!!! A gorgeous layout and fabulous tutorial!!

  28. Gorgeous flowers! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  29. Wow, GREAT tutorial and layout!! Thanks for playing with us at Crop Suey!!!

  30. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for the tutorial and the link to the TrailMakers!

  31. Erin,
    this is simply breathtaking--just absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks so much for playing my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    All the Cricky Best,
    K Andrew

  32. Wowsers! Those flowers are amazing. Thanks for showing us how to make them. Thanks for playing along with us at Trail Makers this week.

  33. Pretty flowers and Beautiful LO!..:)


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