Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ah, flowers!

Last Friday I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee. It was small but I still had a great time. I love taking classes so of course I looked through the list of classes that were offered. One class that looked interesting was a flower class tought by Melissa Forsyth. Melissa is the owner of The Rubber Cafe - company that I never heard about before the expo. When I went to sign up for the class I saw that I can sign up as a Teacher's Pet. Teacher's Per gets the class kit but does not get to make the project during the class, she is there to help the instructor with kits, assist class participants if needed and so on. It costs only $5 instead of a regular class price of $25 or so. I decided that it is a great deal and it was!
Melissa is a wonderful teacher. The class was packed with new techniques and money saving ideas. After the class I spent another hour in The Rubber Cafe booth, watching Melissa playing with glue, Faber-Castell gelatos and markers and glitter.

I decided to use the technique I learned from Melissa on my layout for the May challenge at Scrap It Girl. The challenge theme is flowers - perfect opportunity to showcase those beautiful tulle flowers. I made few changes to Melissa's instructions because I wanted my flowers to be a little less dimensional since I was using them on a layout.

Supplies: cardstock (Core'dinations), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), stickers (Sassafras Lass), tulle (Mon Ami Gabby), letters (Tim Holtz), ink (Brilliance), glimmer mist (Tattered Angles), buttons (Foof-a-la, vintage), tag (unknown), brads (unknown)

I handcut few circles from the tulle and layered them under various pink buttons. Some of the buttons are my flea market find and some are from the endless Foof-a-la bag.

The grungeboard letters were inked first with Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance ink and than misted with Glacier Glimmer Mist.

I still had one flower left, the first one that I made. I decided to use it on a card. I used a Monday Card Madness sketch #82 from ScrapbookSteals blog. By the way, this blog is the newest addition to my Google Reader. Why I didn't know they have a blog??

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), tag (Anna Griffin), tulle (Mon Ami Gabby), letter stickers (Cosmo Cricket), brad (unknown), border punch (Fiskars), circle punch (Fiskars), distress ink (Tim Holtz), feathers (Zucker Feather)

Love those feathers! I got them from the craft section at Michael's. They look great with my big tulle flower.

Now it's your turn! Show us your flowers and enter to win a great prize at Scrap It Girl. The challenge runs till end of May - plenty of time to enter.


  1. Thank you for the Shout out that was very sweet of you .. I am glad that you enjoyed the demos.
    Thank you again

    Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga
    The Rubber Cafe.com

  2. Beautiful projects and our flowers are gorgeous! Isn't Melissa the best??? She is such a fun teacher.

  3. I do love those flowers. Great layers and buttons. Great to have found you through this challenge. Lisa