Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Paper Peony

Last Friday there was another  "Forgotten Funky" showcase over on "Get Funky"  - this is an inspiration blog for the Funky Hand shop and there are at least a couple of new ideas posted each week. 
Mostly the DT take turns at showing what we've been making with our own choices of goodies from the Funky Hand website, but every now and then one of the older collections is chosen and we all make something new to share on one lovely big post.

The current "Forgotten Funky" is a real stunner!  It's called Summer Wedding and its one of four on the same theme - you can probably hazard a guess at what the other 3 are called.
It's one of my favourites because the colours are so gorgeous - and it's not just for weddings

I used lots of layers of papers, some raised up on dimensional glue.
The paper peony is made from layers of petals cut from a couple of different papers

Papers: all Funky Hand; "Summer Wedding" download
Bazzill white card to print on
Satin ribbon tied in a double bow
Border punch; EK Success
Swirl Die; Spellbinders

The peonies in my garden are all starting to open out - they've been in bud for seemingly ages, just waiting for a few nice sunny days before they open properly.  There are masses of buds - I think all the rain we had during the winter may not have been great for us, but the plants LOVED it!  Climbers have climbed higher and things I'd forgotten I'd planted have flowered at last!

Anyway, enough of the waffle!
I have more crafting to do and I must send the BFoP (Bad Fairy of Procrastination) on her way....Honestly, she is such a pain in the derrière .....

Thanks for visiting


Kath said...

Lovely colours and flower and the finished card is gorgeous.

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful peony Kathy, looks lovely with the different colours/patterns!

Kaz said...

Ooo this is just gorgeous! You are so good at those 3D flowers xxx