Monday, April 18, 2011

Three Challenges with one Project: Flowers

I've discovered a new "challenge" site...and I was really excited to see that a lot (if not all) of their challenges revolve around creating layouts from sketches provided.  It's always nice to play around with other's vision and see the final product.

The Cricut Circle Blog weekly challenge and The Paper Variety Blog asked us to use flowers.  So I decided to marry the three into one project.

The Scrapbook Challenge's sketch 248 looked like this:

Instead of literally interpreting the sketch, I decided to incorporate flowers into the final design.  Here is what I created. Sorry the picture is so grainy...I'll have to retake one later to add here.  This is pretty bad resolution.

I had been toying around with making the twisted ribbon flowers, so I took the opportunity to try one here.  I think they are easier to make than rosettes, but they do require a bit of stitching to hold together.  I also twiseted the ribbon on the photo block to keep the theme going.

These are the cricut cuts I used for the layout.

Flower1, Accent Blackout - 2 inches
Poppy, Shadow - 2 inches, 1.5 inches

Plantin Schoolbook
Flower, Shadow - 2 inches
Circle, Shadow - 1.5 inches, 1 inch
Flower, italic - 2 inches 


  1. Such a pretty twisted ribbon flower! This layout is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

  2. Oh wow! the flowers made with the cricut are so pretty! Love this color combo! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Variety! and using the Scrapbook Challenges sketch too! Love both places! :)!!!

  3. Oooo....I want to copy your twisted ribbon flower!! Love it! :) Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety!! :)

  4. Thanks everyone! So sweet of you to stop by. @Patti - copy away!!