Saturday, February 28, 2015

More dryer sheet Flowers

Lots of Curious crafters out there have ask how I made this flower.  I am just so curious about those dang old dryer sheets. Evey time I see one I think....what can I make with this today. I had watched a You Tube video about making vintage flowers with lace, so off I went to see how it would look with a dryer sheet...I think it turned out pretty. Now I'm thinking ....yellow....daffodils ....?

Supplies You Need:  Used dryer sheet, scissors, small piece of yellow paper, tacky glue, ink pads, aqua pen, (or paint brush & water), needle & thread and glitter.
First you will need to cut your dryer sheet in strips.  You cut down the longest side. I cut two strips about 1 1/2" and two at about 1".  Glue the two wide strips together and the two smaller strips together.  This was the hardest part, I tried lots of glue & adhesive....what worked best for me was a tacky fast drying glue. I put the two ends together and added glue on top, rubbed it into the strips. (best to do this step on a non-stick surface)  let it dry while you make your center. I just used a strip of yellow paper and cut tiny strips almost to one edge of the paper, curled them, then rolled them up with a small dot of glue.

Once the strips are dry, fold each one until it is about 1" wide.  Cut the shape of a petal in each strip. Next place the small strip on top of the larger one and  gathering stitch across the bottom edge then gather the strips tightly and secure the flower together

Separate the layers and fluff until you get it the way you like.  Add your center to flower with glue.
Add your color to the flower.  I used an aqua pin to add the ink. I liked that look. You can also use a sponge of just rub across the ink pad depending on how you want it to look like. The water just gives you a softer look.  If you want add some glitter.  I think I liked them better without the glitter. I like the transparency of them.

Hope you are Curious and give it a try.  I would love to see what you come up with.  I'm a curious kind of person you know.  Please like this post or better still leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Feel free to post a picture of your creation. I would love to see what to create!

Be Curious!
Be Crafty!
Be Happy!

Until next time CuriousCrafter is off to play with dryer sheets !

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Color My Heart Color Dare #130

Another challenge from Color My Heart.  This challenge was to use silver, and white (no black)
I have been wanting to try a shaker card for a while, so that's where I started. I used White Daisy card stock,  slate ink pad, embossing folder, some shiny silver paper and some butterfly punches.  Inside my shaker, I added glitter, some tiny beads and some punched butterflies. I embossed my frame with CTMH's Chevron folder. On my background piece I inked embossing folder with a slate ink pad and embossed. How my card ended up as an easel card I'm not quite sure.  I added some gems & colored them with alcohol markers. I also added the same color to one of the butterflies.
Not sure if this little bit of blue is allowed in the challenge but I decided to enter this card anyway.  Hope you like it.

This card was fun to make and I learned lots of what NOT to do with a shaker card.  Come on you guys be Curious and give a shaker card a try.  Would love to see what you come up with.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  If you like the projects please join or sign up by e-mail.  Happy Crafting everyone.

To see what others crafters have made for this challenge check it out at Color My Heart
Be Curious!

Dryer sheet flowers

While doing laundry today, Inspiration struck when I saw those dryer sheets.  Wonder what kind of flowers I can make with these?  Wonder how water colors would work on them? 

I just had to be Curious and find out. All I did was fold, add a brad, cut a circle or flower shape, fluff them, add some water colors or alcohol ink spray, some glitter, & some pearls. I think they turned out pretty cool.  What do you think?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine Explosion Card

Color My Heart.  
Color Dare #129
I have been wanting to make an explosion card for awhile now.  Valentines Day and Close To My Heart's "Heartstrings" paper pack were calling my name.

I had posted this card to the facebook CTMH Artwork page and My facebook page 
"Close To My Heart Sue Hoback" and I received a message from Annette Selders about this challenge.
This is the first challenge I have taken part wish me luck.  Thanks Annette for the information and encouragement!  

My card started with a piece of cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5".  I scored on the long side at 2,4,6, and 8 inches,  On the short side I scored at 3 inches. There are plenty of instructions on explosion cards on YouTube.  I adjusted to make the card the size I wanted.  All supplies are CTMH except the ribbon,  and the red bling  from my stock.

Supplies Used
Heartstrings paper pack
Heartstrings Complements
Heartstrings Assortments
Cranberry Ink

If you Have any questions please post in the "comments" section and I will get back to you.  Please comment and let me know what you think.

Hope you are Curious and give this a try!

If you want to see what other creative people have made check out Colormyheart: Color Dare #129

Hey guys Look I won the Diamond !