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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Yep tis that time of the week again. Wowza-woo don't they come faster and faster these days........Thanks Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for hosting this what has grown to be a huge undertaking event.



For this Pink Saturday I decided to share with you a few things I've been playing with this week. I subscribe to Paper Friendly by Nancy Ward and she graciously shares with us several time a day links to crafty sites and I sometimes am blown away by the creativity and willingness to share by other crafty gals out there and one in particular recently was Valita from Valita's Designs who gave a fantastic video tutorial on how to make the cutest Scrunched Flowers.

These are the only supplies you will need. I used plain white card stock weight paper, water in a spray bottle, inks or chalks, something sharp to make a hole in the center with, a small brad and six free form drawn flower petals. If you think you'd like to make some of these flowers click on the link to her blog and watch this quick video. They dry really hard and look in person more like a gently tattered vintage flower. I am now experimenting with using more than six petals and blue inks for a Hydrangea bloom!



This first one was created with pink chalk on all petals and when dried I added a smidgeon of mossy green ink.



On this I used a red and rust combination of inks and while wet I gently rolled some of the petal edges over a tooth pick.



Here I used brown ink before wetting and when dry added a little red around the edges. I love the antique effect this gives.

Some of them I haven't posted are in progress of being glittered. Yep, I'm applying a little glitter to the edges and to the "stamen" (brad) in the center for a more festive look. I tell you in person you would not believe they were made from paper.



I've been dis-assembling all my wallpaper sample books and once you have the huge brads out there is virtually nothing that cannot be used. There are vellium papers which can be used for a multitude of projects. The big glossy heavy pages showing interior decorating with the various wallpapers I have been using for Christmas Ornaments and I will show you that in a few days because I think it will knock your socks off! And the wallpapers themselves you know has unlimited uses for covering things and then you come to the fabric samples inbetween some of the pages, which I soak the glue off from the backa and then wash and dry them and whoa nellie! after that, here I have made hearts and lightly stuffed them and then embelished with bling-bling, laces, ribbons and voila! The very same litle paper flowers I've been telling you about are going on some of them. I plan to make a Victorian Heart Garland to drape over my living room windows for Christmas. And last but not least about those wallpaper books, front and back covers work well for TV trays, hard boards to use while doing small craft projects and what are you left with? A handle. Yep, save those handles because you will be able to use them for purse handles!

I tell you girls, I am from Louisiana and down here when our men go out to get some meat for the freezer we use it all and you've probably heard the old expression that a coon-ass (cajun person) will eat everything on the pig but the squeal is true! It is for true. Waste not............want not.

So what you see here is one of those wallpaper fabric sample hearts with a scrunched paper flower trimmed with a little lace.



And what you see here is another one of the above trimmed with some old fringe.



Now that will conclude my offering for Pink Saturday and while it is not terrible PINK it does show some hints of pinkness.

Have a wonderful week and happy creating! mizmollye

17 comments:

  1. Goodness me Mollye, you are such a talented lady, these are gorgeee ous!!! suzie xx

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  2. Beautiful job with the flowers. They are so pretty and charming. Blessings!
    Gwen

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  3. Wowza.....you are one talented lady. Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble till you wobble.
    Joyce-Illinois

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  4. Love to see a lady who knows how to find a use for everything. The flowers are so creative.
    happy Pink Saturday. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mollye, these are really amazing! I love how you are using your old wallpaper books to create works of art. Very impressive.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Oh my gosh, those turned out so pretty. I will have to go back and check out the tutorial on the scrunched flowers. I love that others share their talents with the rest of us. Everything always takes on the personality of the one doing the designing so it's never the same, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  7. What a great post! Those are beautiful flowers!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  8. I really love the soft shades of pink on this fabulous project! A beautiful little work of art! Thanks so much for sharing and have a fabulous Pink Saturday! Hugs, Coralie

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  9. Oh, they're so pretty! How creative you ladies all get. I'm so envious! Thanks for sharing your flowers and have a Happy Pink Day!

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  10. What a fabulous project. I hope you are having a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the week to come.

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  11. I am in love with your latest creations, Mollye! I remember that my godmother had old wallpaper books when I was a kid and I used to cut out the wallpaper and use it to wallpaper the inside of my Barbie case! This post makes me want to find some more of those books! Happy PS and thank you for the birthday wishes!

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  12. I watched the video. I am following along. I can't wait to see what you do with the wallpaper. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  13. Your flowers turned out beautiful!! This is how we make miniature flowers as well. Wallpaper out of wallpaper books are a treasure trove for miniaturists :)

    LOL, I'll have to ask my neighbor about the coon-ass expression. They're from Louisiana. I belive she's from St. Charles? Not sure but I know it's Charles something . . .

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  14. These are really, really pretty! HPS

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  15. Yes Miz Mollye. I cannot believe how fast Saturday rolls around again each time either. Thanks for sharing your paper flower directions. They certainly look real even from here. I also love the way you reuse everything from your wallpaper books. I recently got my son to go rescue a bunch for me from the side of the road for me. He was like "What are you gonna do with those?" I should show him this post. Anyway he should be used to me by now. Love the heart too. I also loved the puzzle ornament I got from you in the swap. It was so adorable. I need to do a post on those soon.

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  16. Hi Mollye, These are so pretty... Love your Pink Post..Happy Pink Satrurday...Happy Thanks Giving... Do hope you will stop over for a visit...
    xoxo
    Julie
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  17. How could I have missed you, sweet chick?!?! I just found you from Miss Dolly's blog and had to pop over and am I glad I did. WOW!! I've tried the coffee filters and couldn't quite get the hang of them, but I've been challenged by my eBay group to make my Christmas tree all pink and white next year (couldn't possibly get it done for this year) and am going to spend 2010 making things for it. THIS is perfect!! These flowers are adorable and so inexpensive to do, sugar. I'm so glad I like the name Molly and saw your Mollye and voilĂ  here I am!!! Nice to meet you Mollye and I'm adding you to my Google Reader so I don't miss another post. Headin' off now to watch the tutorial, sweeptea!

    xoxo,
    Connie

    Oh, pop over and chat with me. I think you'll get a giggle or two over here... :-)

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