Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Shelly Skala

 I am happy have Shelly in the spotlight today.  Her designs are so fresh and pretty and she has a wonderful project to share today :)

I hope you've been following Fred She Said blog for the DT project showcases. There have been some great ones so far. Since it was my turn I decided to make a fun little project using the Polka Dotty Flowers set. I love the idea of making handmade embellishments especially when I can make an unlimited amount of them for a fraction of the cost. The Polka Dotty Flowers set contains 14 different printable sheets, with 3 flower designs on each sheet. They come in a variety of colors so you can easily find one that is best suited for your project. Please see below for a step by step guide of how I used a printable sheet to create my own flower embellishments.

I started with the Raspberry colored printable sheet as seen below:

Then I cut them out leaving an 1/8 inch white edge around each flower. I also cut out the pre-colored leaves included on the printable sheet.

I sponged around the edges with a coordinating color ink and added glitter for a more finished look:
Then I added pink buttons tied with silver cord:

And placed them in a clear window rectangle tin decorated with a tag from the All Occassion Tag printable set from The Cutting Cafe.

Here's a couple of cards I made using the handmade flowers:

And finally here's a group photo of a fun little gift idea for a fellow cardmaker:

And to think that it all started with one printable sheet of paper. It may seem like a lengthy process but really didn't take very long. I tend to do my cutting in front of the television so time goes by quickly. Of course you could add different finishing touches such as brads or pearls in place of the buttons and can leave out the sponging and/or glitter. You can also choose how many layers you want to make the flowers and can choose polka dots, non-polka dots or a mixture of the two.
Thanks for dropping by and I do hope this post has given you a little inspiration. Remember you can check out the Fred She Said blog to view the remaining printable sheets as well as many others.


Thanks so much, Shelly!  Your flowers embellishments are awesome!  Love this.

Have a great day!
:)*  Fred


Karen Lindsay said...

Those are so pretty!! What a great idea. Why didn't I think of that? 'Cause I have no imagination? LOL! They're beautiful!


BlueRose said...

Cute, very cute and so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.


craftysue said...

These are beautiful love the dots on the flowers and the button centres

Sharon said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift for a stamping/scrapbooker!


flowers said...

Beautiful cards ! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! Love your designs.

Gloria Westerman said...

Awesome this as a gift too.....thank you for sharing...

Regina Easter said...

outstanding job shelly....your the best...hugs

Carol Hurlock said...

Shelly this is a great project. I just love what you did with the flowers and the colors you chose.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Anonymous said...

Wow these are so pretty, what a fab idea I will definitely be giving these a go.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Hugs Lindsey.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, and such a lovely idea with the flowers..

Anonymous said...

I love your cards. I am considering doing this decopage look. If I purchase a kit, will it include directions on how to achieve the look of cards on the blogs? I can't find anywhere to ask this question.