CS Artist Team Challenge/ Blog Hop: Butterflies and Flowers

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hello, Kraftie Friends!

Welcome to Club Scrap's Artist Team Challenge + Blog Hop!
This month, the DT team was challenged to create handmade flowers and butterflies - my favorite embellishments! =)

If you came from Debbie's Blog, you're in the right place! 
Your next stop is Josette's Blog!
If you'd like to start from the top, go to Karen's Post at Club Scrap's Blog!

My first project...I altered a plain notebook, using Club Scrap's Dahlia Collection patterned papers and my handmade flowers and die-cut butterflies:


layered flowers with Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Buttons:

How-To make Layered Flowers:
1. Punch out or die cut different shapes and sizes of flowers shapes (I used my Cricut machine). Optional: ink the edges for more dimension.

2. "Crunch" them up (Optional: spray some water and let dry)

3. Shape the petals. For these flowers, I folded the petals in half...

4. Adhere the shapes

5. Use Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Buttons, pearls, buttons, gemstones, etc...for the centers

My second project:

You could use stamps to create your own flowers and butterflies...I used the gingko stamp (Club Scrap Transformations Collection Unmounted Rubber), fussy cut them out and embellished them for the cards...

Cards #1- Stamped "Flower", pre-made flower colored with Copic marker and Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Button with fiber:

Card #2 - Stamped "Butterfly", layered with die cut butterflies (embellished with Dahlia White Jewel Dazzles), rolled rose (Cricut cut) with glitter:

This would be the end of the hop...don't forget go to Josette's Blog!!!
But if you have more time...

...Just for fun...

Card #3 - using die-cut butterfly (with Dahlia White Jewel Dazzles on body), embossed panels, Dahlia Butterfly Washi Tape and Dahlia Art Nouveau Unmounted Stamp:

...and a scrapbook page that uses die-cut butterflies and ready-made flowers...but you can make them your own, by adhering a few butterflies together (for dimension):

...and hand-dying the edges of the flowers:

Just dilute some paint (All-Purpose Ink - Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) with water, dip the petals in and let dry.

This scrapbook page is inspired by a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches April 15th 2016:

1. Stuck?! Sketches April 15th 2016

2. Word Art Wed #226-227: AG (#4)
3. Double D Challenges: April Showers Bring May Flowers
4. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #23: Dimension

Card #1:
1. PPA #297 A Color Challenge from Jackie Diediker

Card #2
1. CAS on Sunday #81: Tic-Tac-Toe

2. Addicted to Stamps and More #190: Photo Inspiration

3. Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

Card #3:


Here's a video tutorial I made for another project, showing how I made the layered flowers...

More handmade flowers:
1. Club Scrap's Torn Paper Flowers Tutorial
2. Stamped Paper Toile (3-D) Flower Tutorial
3. Stamped Flowers (on the first card)
4. Stitched Die-Cut Butterfly

Dahlia Club Scrap Deluxe Kit
Dahlia plain & patterned papers
Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Buttons
Dahlia Embellishment Round Kraft Tag
Dahlia Greeting Unmounted Stamps
Dahlia Art Nouveau Unmounted Stamps
Dahlia Fibers
Dahlia Butterfly Washi Tape
Dahlia White Jewel Dazzles
Transformations Collection Unmounted Rubber
Embossing Folder (SU!)
Butterflies Dies (SU!)
Cricut machine
All-Purpose Ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
ink pads

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  1. Lovely creations! Everything turned out so pretty! TFS!

  2. Gosh, everything is so pretty...the black and white is my favorite though. Very striking. I kept scrolling back to it!

  3. OMG so many wonderful projects. Love the cover of your book.
    The cards are so pretty and the scrap page is lovely and even a video.
    So much inspiration npfff. You have been a busy bee!

  4. Oh, aren't you clever, Lillian? Using the ginkgo leaves as butterflies and flowers - who would have thought? Love the black and white card too! That washi looks great on all your projects.

  5. By the way, there's one more stop on the hop, folks! Check out Josette's beautiful work at http://josettetrunnell.blogspot.com/2016/04/club-scrap-team-challenge-for-april.html!

  6. Great projects! A lot of fantastic ideas and touches to incorporate into our work!

  7. Such a pretty layout, love your flowers!

  8. Such a pretty layout, love your flowers!

  9. Oh my goodness ... you've been a busy lady! All your projects look fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  10. Really like your use of gingko leaves as the background to your flowers.

  11. Beautiful and CAS card with lovely embossed background. Thanks for playing with us at PPA this week.

  12. Everything is very pretty! I especially like how you incorporated the ginkgo leaf stamp into your cards...so clever and such lovely results! TFS!

  13. I love all your projects, your LO is fantabulous! I also Love the black and white card. Super cool!

  14. Me again ... back with a different DT hat! What fabulous inspiration you have shared today! WOW! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  15. Beautiful Flowers Lillian! Love the different techniques you used!


  16. So pretty and feminine. I love how you used the washi tape and made the blk/wht card. Gorgeous projects.

  17. Pretty Spring page [it snowed here today :( ] Your butterflies are the perfect addition to your paper choice.
    Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  18. So many beautiful things to see! Lovely papers and flowers and great family photo. So good to see this in our April Showers Challenge at Double D!

  19. Beautiful cards and projects! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  20. What a simply stunning layout! Great details and colors!! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  21. beautiful!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  22. Very pretty card. Great technique! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Sunday!

    so many beautiful cards and LO here
    your LO is beautiful and my fav one is the black and white bfly card
    the first card with tutorial of the flower I love it too

    woooww Lilian thats why you are so quiet lately
    my friend this is a complete post with all
    love it

  24. Wow...all are awesome creations !Thank you for playing along with us @ Decorate to Celebrate Challenge !!
    DT **

  25. What incredible creations! I particularly love the purple, blue and yellow flower for the PPA challenge - it's so soft and sweet. Such a great card! I'm so glad you played along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

  26. A beautiful project, gorgeous colours and image used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! Do hope we see you next challenge with your fabulous talent.xx
     Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  27. Pretty butterfly and! I like how you used the ginkgo stamps for the background. Thanks for playing at Seize The Birthday :)

  28. So much inspiration here on your blog. Love the whimsical butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT team member

  29. Beautiful!! Love the flowers and the dimension you create with them! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  30. Wow. I love the home made embellishments. Thanks for sharing your lovely page with us at Stuck?! Sketches

  31. What an amazing layout!! LOVE the butterflies and all the other embellishments you used!! and love how colorful it is!! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

  32. Pretty page. Love the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  33. Fantastic collection of projects today. I can see you have been a busy girl. I especially love the beautiful card you linked up at Time Out. Thanks so much for including Time Out in your crafting this week.

  34. What a great stamp to use for the background of your flower and butterfly card! Thanks for taking some TIME OUT and join us!


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