August 23, 2010

August Challenge

Friends by Karen

Reader Karen submitted this layout for the August Flower Challenge. She said, "Here is my layout using handmade flowers, and also a close up picture of the flowers. I used a tutorial for "box flowers" that I found on the Cosmo Cricket blog, and I've put a link on my blog . I did a few things differently from the tutorial: First, I freehand cut the circles (quicker and quirkier than using a punch or die). Second, I distressed the circles a bit before assembling them. Third, under the button I placed another distressed circle to cover the center and add a layer. Thanks for looking :) Karen"

Now it's your turn to take the August Flower Challenge - just send a picture and description of your flower project to Your submission will be posted here, and you will be eligible to be chosen as a Guest Design Team Member for October.

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  1. I love how the flowers have the little folds in to check out the tutorial!! Great layout!!! I love it!!

  2. Karen your layout is very pretty. It has a vintage feel with the way you did the pictures.... love that. Great flowers! Going to go follow your blog now. tfs

  3. I love the feel the black and white photos give to the page with the papers you have chosen.Very pretty!

  4. This is super cute - I love the box flower & thanks for including the link to the tutorial.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very cute layout! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Sassy Lil' Sketches blog hop.

  6. This is so pretty!! Love the colors and your flowers are gorgeous!!!