Wednesday 22 April 2015

Team Training for April ..

Welcome to our April edition of Team Training brought to you this month by our delightful y team member Lynne Joncas.

Each month one of our team will inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits. 


I couldn't find any flowers that complemented the colours in my heritage page, so decided to make my own, and I'm sharing the steps I used here.

I traced a flower I had for the larger ones and free handed the smaller; precision is NOT all that important as they will be distressed, crumpled and layered. My larger flowers are about 1 3/4 across.

Cut 3 larger shapes and two smaller ones (punches or diecuts are fine too!)

Crumple each one and then unfold, to add yummy texture and creases!

Ink the edges and run the ink over the creases for further colour and dimension; here I used a soft tan, but for the flowers on my layout I used a bright teal for more contrast.

Pinch the edges of each petal  to create further texture and dimension, but leave one of the small ones as is, since you will be using it for the flower center 

Turn the unpinched small layer over so the wrong side is facing up, then fold the petals inward to form a cone shape. Secure with hot glue or a fast-drying adhesive such as Glossy Accents or Matte Medium.

Layer the petals, with each layer turned a bit so the petals fit in between the ones on the layer below, finishing with the small pinched one, then add the cone shape to the top,

Make as many as you like, using different sized petal layers to create a pleasing arrangement for your project-fun and easy!

I just love these Lynne - they look so effective and are really simple to make.  Hope you all give them a try!

Don't forget to have your entry in for our challenge this month.  Some lovely prizes on offer - one prize by vote, another completely by random draw and a guest designer spot with RAK to offer one lucky entrant.  You have until 11.55 on the final day of the month to have your submission linked.


  1. What beautiful flowers you made! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Gorgeous flowers Lynne - and I love your detailed step-by-step tutorial.

  3. Those are great and look just as good as some commercial ones |I've seen!