Monday, June 1, 2009

Exciting News!!!

I am pleased and honored to announce that I am a member of the Flower Soft Design Team! I am so thrilled to join with a group of super talented ladies: Jennifer Buck, Carole Burrage, Niki Estes, Charmaine Ikach, Sharon Johnson, AJ Otto, and Valerie Stangle! Our first team effort is for each to create a bouquet--be sure to check out everyone's beautiful designs!

Flower Soft is a fabulous product--little sprinkles of color and happiness!!! Okay, I know that sounds a bit over the top, but I am in love! LOL!!! The texture and color cannot be beat!

I wanted to create a little flower bouquet for a friend that has been ill. Fresh flowers are marvelous, but Flower Soft flowers will last much longer!

I began with a 3 3/4" tin watering can (Darice) that I purchased from Michael's. I added some Desert Foam from Walmart to the inside of the can to become the base of my bouquet. I spread Flower Soft glue onto the top of the foam; then sprinkled Nut Brown Flower Soft to act as a blanket to hide the foam.

My next step was to create the flowers. I began with Flower Soft wire that is covered with paper. The gauge of the wire is sturdy, yet easily cut with an older pair of scissors. It also bends easily, which makes it suitable to form into different shapes. After cutting the wire into stems, I used a Copic YG63 Pea Green marker to color them.

I then used Flower Soft Sunshine Yellow, Summer, Sweet Pea, Lavendar, and Violet to create the blossoms. The white daisies were created with PaperTrey Ink Linen Vellum, punched with a Martha Stewart Cosmo Punch, with Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft for the centers. I also punched a few vines (Martha Stewart) from Stampin' Up Garden Green cardstock for a bit of greenery.

A PaperTrey Ink "Mega Mixed Message" stamped with Versafine Sepia ink onto PaperTrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock became my sentiment to "get well." I die cut the tag with Spellbinder's Wizard Tag Trio, then threaded a sheer, yellow dotted ribbon through. A bit of rick-rack finishes my design.

Check out the Flower Soft blog for some fab blog candy...all you have to do is leave a comment, and you will be entered. The winner will be chosen June 8th.

Hope you enjoyed my first bouquet! If you would like to make one, check out all of the Flower Soft products here.

21 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, your bouquet is over the TOP FABULOUS!!! I LOVE it -- each flower you created is JUST wonderful -- what a treat to behold!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Deb, your bouquet is awesome! What a creative mind you have and the talent to go with it. It is great to see all the things that can be done with Flower Soft.

Joan

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my goodness, Deb! This is so, so fabulous - I LOVE it!!! Way to take the challenge in a whole new direction!!! :)

Niki Estes said...

Deb, this is amazing! I love your realistic bouquet!! I love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Deb, this is just gorgeous! WOW! So happy to be working with you!

Valerie said...

*thud*

How absolutely FABULOUS!

AJ said...

Holy SMOKES! this is just outstanding Deb!! love it!!

:)

Jennifer Buck said...

Girl! This is AMAZING! I LOVE it! It's absolutely wonderful! I'm so happy that you are part of the team! It's great to be working with you on this! Hope you are doing well! Hugs & :)

Connie said...

Oh My goodness, Deb! That bouquet is just amazing!! It look like real flowers!! Congrats on your news too!!

BonnieRose said...

what a wonderful gift!

Lori Craig said...

Whoot! Whoot!!! Totally love your project! Congrats!

JazzyH said...

Wow that is so neat.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a beautiful and cheerful bouquet!!

Judy Rozema said...

Congratulations, Deb!!! Your bouquet is just gorgeous! What a LOT of work!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Deb - this bouquet is just fantastic!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, is this GORGEOUS, Deb! Congratulations on your DT appt! I know you'll stellar work for Flower Soft!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Huge congratulations!!! This creation is AMAZING to say the least!! Looking forward to seeing more of your creative work with this product!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Love the bouquet. Great job.
Will be watching to see what
you create next.
Gladys R.

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations, Deb! What a fun job! You made a fabulous first project for the team. This is totally adorable and very creative!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I saw this on the Flower Soft website and went through your blog to find it. I'm still trying to figure out how you made some of it. WOW!!