I went over to Paige's (Ladybird) this week and we made these lovely roses. We watched a youtube demo on someones take of the Tim Holtzs grunge paper roses and thought 'we could do that!'
We didn't have grunge paper but turned to our trusty Costco papers, we didn't have distress inks either so just used regular chalk inks. We did have some glimmer mist and plenty of stickles to play with. Most importantly we didn't have the Sizzex die we needed! So Paige did some magical computer copying and enlarging and presto we printed out the die!
I got home and made mine into a rose on a stem for my sister as it was her birthday and shes stuck in hospital at the moment. (She had already had her present which was crafting supplies at the retreat last weekend so I wasn't being stingy by just giving her a rose!)
I painted a wooden kebab skewer green with acrylic paint, stamped and inked some leafs and attached them to the stem and decorated a jam jar to put it in. I wanted a bottle but didn't have one, I know it looks a bit lost in a jam jar!
Me thinks I will be making lots of these little roses!
Thanks for looking x