Paper Wings Productions May Blop Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to the "May Flowers" Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Laura's Blog you're in the right place. If you are visiting my blog today for another reason, and would like a chance to win some fabulous stamps, click here to start the hop from the beginning.

It’s that wonderful time of year when the temperatures start getting warmer and luscious greenery along with beautiful bright blooms can be seen everywhere. Oh I just love this time of year, don’t you?!  Mother’s Day is also right around the corner so we’re sharing beautiful floral inspired projects.  We’re also giving away a gift certificate to the Paper Wings Production’s online store to one lucky follower!

For a chance to win, become a follower of the Paper Wings Productions Blog, visit each of the design team member's blogs, including our guest designer, and leave a little love. Then, go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting us know you completed the hop. For extra chances to win, "like" the Paper Wings Productions facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Make sure to leave another comment at The Aviary letting us know about your additional entries. The lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 7th, on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

I love flowers but can't seem to ever keep them alive. I created these flowers, leaves and stems from metal, foil, fabric and my Paper Wings Productions Stamps so they should be around for awhile!

I started my flower petals with an empty coffee bag, my favorite foil for all my craft projects, the stained glass window stamp from the Royal Melange Cling Stamp Set and some black StazOn ink. Once my stamped flowers were dry I added color to the petals with alcohol ink and then cut them out. I grouped two layers of petals for each bloom and added a small light bulb for the flower centers.

To create the leaves I stamped several images from the Art Textures Cling Stamp Set onto a piece of muslin. I then formed leaf shapes out of wire. I glued the fabric to the metal leaf frames and cut away the excess fabric.

I cut several strands of wire to form the stem and held them together with thorns that I made by twisting small pieces of wire around the stem. Cue Bret Michaels, LOL! I added a sentiment from the Handmade Clear Stamp Set.

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Shay.

Here's the order of the blogs in the hop in case you get lost along the way:

Dana {You Are Here}
Paper Wings Productions 

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!
Supplies: Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Light Bulbs: Tim Holtz; Ink: Tsukineko; Ranger; Distress Markers: Ranger; Alcohol Ink: Ranger; Other: Coffee Bag, Wire, Twine, Muslin


  1. Those flowers are just GORGEOUS!

  2. Love these flowers and the mix of material you used, very cool!

  3. What a unique project! So cool!

  4. This is such an amazing and inspiring project, Dana! I love how clever and innovative you are.

  5. I love the light bulbs! what an innovative use- I love it!

  6. These flowers are incredible! Such beautiful inspiration.

  7. Fun idea. I love your use of everyday material like coffee bags!

  8. Fun idea. I love your use of everyday material like coffee bags!

  9. Wow, this is stunning!! I absolutely love the design!! What a fabulous project!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Beautiful, love the little light bulb center and the twisted metal stem!

  11. Dana, coolest flowers ever! I adore the mixture of materials. I too am a coffee bag foil fan. You should also try separating the lining of Pepperidge Farms cookie or goldfish bags. You end up with a diamond patterned mylar foil and a cool diamond vellum like paper.

  12. Interesting idea! Happy NSD!!

  13. You are full of creative ideas these days, love it!! Great work :)

  14. Dana, Your flowers are amazing! What wonderful ideas you had. Thanks for your inspiration.


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