This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Zeus and Zoe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zeus and Zoe blog hop July 2013 






The exiting design team at Zeus and Zoe is leaving with a trail of pretty blooms. Of the handmade variety. Come join us for an amazing blog hop where you can learn how to make pretty blooms and win some amazing prizes along the way!



There are 6 fabulous RAKs to be won. All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11.59pm EST on Wednesday 31 July to leave your comments for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Zeus and Zoe blog on 2 August.

If you have come here from Dana Tatar's blog, then you have come from the right place! ;-)


Today I want to share a tutuorial with you on how to make paper flowers.
These are really easy to make and since you can make them yourself, will fit any project as the colour and size can be adjusted to fit your needs.
Flowers are always great on projects, and so if one can make them yourself, so much the better and is also less expensive than bought flowers.
Firstly choose the papers you would like to use.  You can either use patterned papers or cardstock.  Roughly draw circles on the paper, with 5 divisions. The divisions do not have to be equal, it's actually better if they are not. Make different sized circles, as the smaller ones will have to fit into the bigger ones, and will them be layered.
Tear out the circles.
Now tear along the division lines and ink all the edges, inside and out.
Take a skewer stick and roll the edges of the petals around your stick. This is the reason why you need to ink inside and outside, as when the petal is rolled you see the back of it.
Here is the result below of turning all the petal edges. I know it doesn't look like much now, but believe me, the end result is worth it. You may now need to ink more, so if necessary then do so.

If you have a rounding tool you can now use this, or otherwise just use your fingers to make the centre of the flower rounded.
Lastly, it is about putting the pieces together, to make a stunning flower.
Try and sit them nicely within each other, but not petal within petal.



Add a button or bling or brads, whatever suits your style of project, and voila..you have
a beautiful flower.
These are really versatile and easy to make.
Here is an example of these flowers used on my card.


Well I really hope you will try these...

Here is a little giveaway from me.  Please leave me a comment and and tell me if you are a lover of blooms, like I am! ;-) A random winner will be announced on Aug 02.


Next you need to go and say hello at Marivic's blog.


52 comments:

  1. So beautiful Denise.... love them!!

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  2. Fantastic tutorial Denise, your flowers are gorgeous.

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  3. Wow these look so easy - I have never made flowers before, but definately going to try these with the kids this week....great to have all these tutorials in one spot, thanks!

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  4. wow...awesome....n looks so easy to made...will try soon.thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, very pretty blooms.

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  6. Denise these are beautiful,I might just have to try your way! thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. What a wonderful way to make blooms,what I loved specially is it needs no tools ..and the torn edges give fab effect ! You card looks pretty with those beautiful blooms ,Thanks for the Tut !

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  8. Denise your flowers are so so pretty and I am sure quick and easy to make... A wonderful idea to use up all of the little scraps I have lying around...thanks for sharing....keep warm hugs from Greece.

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  9. Oh I wanted to add that I often use the back of a marking pen,choose one with a blunt rounded top, to emboss the paper and give it a curve. ( Pandora was giving away some pens,it was an excellent tool,sadly I have misplaced it!)

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  10. Awesome flowers. Love the easy tutorial and the torn edges look. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Blooms are very pretty and easy to do...Will give a try.. Thanks for sharing...

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  12. Super gorgeous flowers!! look stunning when these are layered, loved the colors used by you!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  13. beautiful flowers with no dies. thanks for sharing, will definitely give it a try.

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  14. gorgeous bloom!! so easy to do...yet so pretty!!thanks for the tute..:)

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  15. Such a clever idea and what a gorgeous flower you have made. I always make my own flowers too
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  16. Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I don't make as many flowers as I should.

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  17. OOoooh...These are perfect for the little bits of scraps we all have! So clever!

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  18. Wow it's really nice...Beautiful flowers. Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
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  19. Wow! Your flowers are amazing, & they look sooo stunning on your card! This is a fab idea for a hop, & thanks for sharing:):):)

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  20. Thanks for your tutorial Denise. They look wonderful and I'm keen to give them a try. Your card looks fabulous :)

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  21. What gorgeous flowers and not a die in site. I love how these can be made with basic tools or even none at all. The results are just so fun.

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  22. I love those flowers, I love blooms :)

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  23. Your flowers look so lovely...Loved your tute!...Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Beautiful little flowers Denise! I've truly enjoyed getting to know and work with you over the last several months, sending you big hugs from Texas!!

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    1. Thanks Norma and you too! You are truly inspiring to me and I love your work! Will still certainly be popping over to your blog! ;-)

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  25. Beautiful card Denise! I LOVE that you started out creating your beautiful blooms with torn paper. Many times I don't want to be bothered with punches and dies, so this will be a great alternative design for me. Thanks for sharing! =)

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  26. cute flowers Denise
    tks for share
    xx
    Leila

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  27. Those look like great flowers to try out! I won't even hurt my fingers with hot glue! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  28. Love the playful look of your flowers, Denise.

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  29. How wonderfully easy these look to make! Wishing you a fond farewell on a job well done with Zeus and Zoe.

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  30. these are gorgeous! I love your card, too. you bet I am a lover of blooms. :)

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  31. these are stunning ,i am definately going to try this.thanks for sharing
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  32. What beautiful flowers! Love the rolled petals. Thanks for sharing the easy tutorial.

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  33. I just love roses and have made dozens of them with the help of shape cutters... Those tiny ones (les than half an inch diameter) are pain in the but to make, bbut so darned cute on cards and other projects..

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  34. Brilliant flowers! I love them - really effective!! Great work!

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  35. Love the aged look to your flowers! Love the button center! I'm a lover of flowers, handmade or real! Love to scrapbook and my second love is gardening! Thanks for sharing your technique!

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  36. gorgeous flowers!! I really like the effect they create on your card!! need to note this idea down :)! TFS!

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  37. Nice easy flowers - just my style - no fuss, no bother. That card is stunning I love all the colour. Great idea D.

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  38. Love all flowers and these tattered flowers are fabulous! Love you card with the finished items. Beautiful! TFS.

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  39. thanks for the tutorial. you tore the circles.. and still made it look amazing.. even with the flower die, I suck :(

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  40. ooohhh I really like how that looked on the card. wow

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  41. Your card is so adorable and thank you for sharing your flower tutorial!

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  42. Your handmade blooms are beautiful!!!

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  43. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! It looks easy to make too!

    Thank you Denise for everything you've done for ZZ!

    Best of luck with your upcoming "adventures"...

    Hugs..

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  44. Thanks for the tutorial! This handmade flower is easy to follow!

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  45. Great flowers!!! Love the tutorial. And your card with the flowers is wonderful, I love the color combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  46. You know I will love the colours don't you!!! Love the torn paper idea, the flowers turned out super pretty!!! Big hugs my friend!

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  47. What a great idea for a hop! Great job on the blooms & lovely card!!

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