Monday, April 15, 2013

Cross Canada Home Decor Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing. 

The items I chose to use are:

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Well, it has been quite the week at my house with many trips to emergency and doctor clinics. First an appointment with the Otolaryngology clinic (Ear nose throat clinic) for my son for some ongoing issues with his throat. Then my son got a little too close at exactly the wrong time while helping daddy lay patio blocks resulting in a gash on his forehead from the shovel and a trip to emergency. Next was my daughters opthalmology specialist appointment (eye clinic) which was a full day event, then a trip to our family doctor to have my sons tetanus updated and to get my daughter checked out for a high fever which turned out to be an ear infection... just got her started on antibiotics and it was back to doctors office with my son as he got strep throat... again. Sheesh.. I think I spend more time in the hospital now with my children than I did when I worked there full time. Alright... rant over! ;)

After my crazy week I really needed something cheery so how about some flowers that won't turn around and die on me?! :)

I took the treat tube, drilled a little hole in the top and decorated it with some burlap ribbon as well as some red ribbon that I got a while ago from the While Supplies Last section (always a great place to get some awesome deals!) and then cut out a few roses in varying sizes (Accent 3 on page 54) from the Artiste cricut cartridge. 

I cut some leaves from the cartridge as well (shift + 3D object page 54) which I crinkled up to give them some dimension. It was at this point that I realized I was all out of floral tape so I stole the green painters tape from hubbys toolbox and used it instead.

I mixed up some ruby re-inker, water and pearl paint mixture and painted it on the flower where I wanted to add a bit of colour to it. I then used a little bit of straight re-inker painted on to add a deeper shade in some places. 

A few little wire twirls in with the roses as well as one piece wrapped around the outside of the burlap ribbon to tie it all together finished it off.

It's just the right size so it doesn't take up much real estate on my craft table. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd of In My Scrappin' Room.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle at My Creations With Michelle blog, as she has the complete blog list.Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.


  1. They turned out fantastic, love them!

  2. Beautiful Darla. It looks like you put a lot of work and thought into into it.

  3. Wow, these are amazing! They look so real.

  4. very nice flowers, im always a huge fan of burlap. good job!

  5. So pretty -- and well deserved after the week you had.

  6. So pretty, I love making flowers! I thought my last week was awful with allergies but your family beat mine for trips to the doctor! Wishing you a very quiet healthy week full of healing crafty goodness.

  7. Darla - I just love this! Your flowers are so pretty and look so realistic :) TFS


  8. flowers you never have to water?! love it, and the treat tube is so smart!

  9. Love how you used the pearl paint to add colour to the flowers - i always use a sponge dauber which isn't as effective. Definitely adding the pearl paint to my wish list... Thanks for sharing !

  10. Very pretty arrangements. I almost can smell the flowers.

  11. Beautiful roses and great use of the treat tubes!

  12. very creative! thanks for sharing your steps - I've only made tiny flowers but now see that they look gorgeous bigger too!

    1. Laurie, these are actually fairly tiny although I have made them as small as 3/4" and these are certainly much bigger than that LOL. They are cut from 2.5" to 3.5" and the entire thing vase, flowers and all stands 8" high... about the length of my hand.

  13. Gorgeous work on the flowers . Looks like a lot of us were needing flowers in our lives.

  14. Beautiful flowers that will not die, perfect to look at for a quick pick me up.

  15. Very creative!


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