Monday, August 6, 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #14 - Paper Flowers

Morning everyone, another new week, and new challenge at Unstampabelles.  This time we are asking you to add 'paper flowers' to your creations.  Remember, no stamps to be included (rubber or digital). 

 I decided to do a little origami for this challenge.  Found a wonderful Verdi Vase video tutorial here.  For the vase I have used some gold paper with a pretty silver flower pattern (21cm x 21cm).  The paper is a little thicker than normal and I think in the end this helped the vase stand nicely.  I am not normally a video tutorial person but it worked so well for me this time as the creator had no talking just music playing while he made the vase.  I could stop and start it as I pleased.  It may look tricky but pretty easy, just a lot of folding.  I then used this Lily Photo Tutorial to create the origami flowers.  I just used some purple copy paper for these flowers - 10cm x 10cm.  If anything I think a couple of the folds were trickier in the flower but still fun to make.  I then went for a walk around the yard and found a couple of twigs which I attached the flowers to with florist tape.

This is the wonderful prize pack on offer this month at Unstampabelles.  Kindly donated by Blue Edge Crafts.

Be sure to pop on over to the Unstampabelles blog and see the rest of the Design Teams Paper Flowers.

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  1. Hi Merry this is fantastic those flowers are beautiful, terrific work.
    Lorraine x

  2. Hello Merry. These are sooo Beautiful. I saw them on MIM. Faye

  3. Thease flowers are GORGEOUS Merry.. Saw them on MIM...Loz

  4. Hi Merry,

    These flowers are so cool and a wonderful color as well. Am so sorry that I have not been regular in my communication - just too much going on!!! At present we are in Singapore to see the doctor. I had to get a minor surgery done - today I will come to know more about it but hopefully all will go well.
    Thanks so much for standing by me in my rough phase. You are so kind - sorry that I am not sending a personal email. Gotta go to see the doctor soon. Thought I would just visit you and leave a little note.

    On the good side, I have bought me a lappy - an apple one and am quite pleased with the idea. At last I have my own lappy that can be taken around to any room in our home.

    Thanks for all those lovely emails that you have been writing to me. I really am touched with your kindness. Apologies that I could not find time to express. Summer vacation kept me more than busy beside my topsy turvy life at that point in time.

    With gratitude,


  5. Very pretty and so creative!!
    What a fabulous giveaway!!

  6. Good morning Merry,

    For not being to visit the bit, everything seems to have caught up with me the last week, plus my obsession with the Olympics doesn't exactly help me get things done.

    Your flowers are totally awesome and I love the colour, really super artwork.

    B x

  7. Hi Merry, This is so beautiful!! xx

  8. You did an absolutely wonderful job with these! So pretty!

  9. Saw your entry on MIM.i hadn't realised at first that the vase was made too. The flowers are very good. Thanks for the links to the tutorials. Hugs Mrs A #47

  10. Hallo Merry,
    Dit zijn PRACHTIGE origamibloemen ☺☺☺. Ik ga op het andere blog kijken, want bloemen van papier.....dat zou moeten lukken ☺☺☺.
    Liefs Wilma

  11. That is super gorgeous, what an amazing feat! How gorgeous would they look along my windowsill ;-) hehhe

  12. Oh I love, love your flowers, I must give this a try! You are so talented, what a wonderful project! Just popping in for MIM!

  13. Well hellooooo Merry! My gosh, these origami flowers are stunning. I loved the link you posted, that actually looks pretty "do able" even for me. Thank you for that. The colors on your flowers are striking. I especially love that you attached them to actual twigs. What an outstanding project you've created here.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday and I personally wanted to thank you for the very kind comment you left on MIM regarding my santa card. :)
    Have a great week!
    Lisa xx

  14. Merry, I love these!!! What a great idea! They would make a lovely centerpiece for a little get together. You've inspired me :-) Great job!!

  15. Your flowers are awesome! Love the vase as well. I saw you at MIM, I'm #197 this week. I'd love it if you dropped by my blog.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  16. Hi Merry

    Fantastic, these flowers are beautiful!! Love the use of the real twigs.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  17. WOW! Beautiful Origami flowers! It's obvious you are very talented! Love these.. thanks for sharing your creativity with us all! So inspiring!


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