Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #57

Yes, I'm posting my JUGS57 challenge the day after our JUGS58 challenge :]  LOL  Soooo like me...
Okay, well, I DID work on my flower last week and I experimented with SEVERAL fabrics.  Most that I had on hand just burnt and made my house smell.  BUT, I had some tulle, so I tried it (our hostess, sweet Dana gave me that idea).  The tulle curls and melts at the same time so you need to be careful not to leave it above the flame for too long.  Oh, and be careful when you're moving the tulle flower above the flame, not to inadvertantly hold the fabric center over the heat for too WILL burn a hole in the center.  As my friend, Bar would say, "ask me how I know".  LOL  I decided to forego the standard paper craft idea and attached mine to a headband!  I simply wrapped the brad around the band and it stayed put.
When my daughter and I toured the University of Florida in September, I saw no less than 7 girls with large flowered headbands in their hair.  Come to think of it, my flower is somewhat small in comparison. 
My first stab at the flower is shown above.  My sweet friend, Jennifer who has been my on and off houseguest over the past couple of months, gave me the idea to add some glitter to the edges.  I was hesitant initially but decided, why not?!  I used some clear craft glue on the edges of my tulle flower and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it looks!  So much better than when it was plain jane!  My daughter even wore it to my birthday dinner :]
You can't really see the glitter in the photo, and none of the close ups I took turned out, so please trust me about how gorgeous it looks :]  LOL  Oh...I almost forgot to explain the photo of Tia.  I'm so used to it I don't even think twice anymore when she takes a goofball photo.  She is a NUT.  Trying to get Tia to take a serious photo is no small feat.  The girl ALWAYS turns into goofball mode as soon as the camera is on.  Her gymnastics coach even had to publish photos in the newspaper of her being silly because she wouldn't have any normal, usable photos on her roll of film.  That kid...I tell ya.  In this shot, she was singing opera...her version of opera. 

I went to WalMart this afternoon and found some "ribbon" that was labeled as a double sided satin's pretty wide, so I picked it up to try my hand at the satin flowers.  I haven't finished yet, BUT maybe tomorrow ;]  Stay tuned...  Also, remember this week is our sketch challenge...check it out:
PERFECT to add one of these beautiful blooms to if you didn't get a chance to try this technique last week! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have an awesome Sunday ♥


Nancy said...

Beautiful flower and it looks great on a headband. I've experimented making flowers in a very similar way, but we used the heat gun rather than an open flame. I think it looks pretty much the same. Great job!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That turned out great, Kristin! Looks fabulous in Tia's hair!

Cheryl said...

Love your card AND flower, Kristin!
Gorgeous blues!

Andrea M said...

Kristin, your flowers are awesome!!! Love the headband! It looks great on Tia too :) Love the pics - silly ones are always so fun to look back on!

Dana Gustafson said...

Look how cute this is? Tia is the cutest too!

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