Friday, August 23, 2013

Framed Susan's Garden Flowers

My friend Pat and I found these laser cut frames in the clearance bin at Michael's and thought we could probably do something really pretty with them.    We have been working on this project for a few weeks now,  creating a variety of flowers to create a flower garden in a frame.  All the flowers created in this shadow box were created using a variety of flower dies in the "Susan's Garden"  flower collection.  The flowers were all shaped with the Sizzix, Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit, and colored using the Susan's Garden Pan Pastels.

This is a close up of the flowers in my Shadow Box. I used 9 different sets of Susan's Garden flower dies.  The flowers are not necessarily a true color of the type of flower -- instead of yellow forsythia, they are pink, and the sunflowers are purple instead of yellow.  It is fun to be creative.

This is the shadow box frame Pat completed.  We worked on the same types of flowers, but she did not use as many as I did because she wanted to place a photograph behind the small laser cut frame in the center of the shadow box. Like I said, these frames were in the clearance bin for I think 80% off.   We used a little sample jar of Valspar purple paint, from Lowe's (which was free with a coupon) to add color to the frames,  and a piece of a wall paper sample on the back of the Shadow Box. This project just cost just a few dollars, but ended up being something we are both very proud of. Hope this gives you some ideas for creating something a little different. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.



Rita said...

Your frames are so pretty Selma. I love when you get a bargain too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow Selma. This is a beautiful array of flowers. You are definitely the queen of flowers. No one makes them as beautiful as you. I love the Susan garden dies. Thank you for all the helpful tutorials and another idea for using them. I always look forward to seeing your emails.


Jan Castle said...

Both frames look so different and yet you used the same flowers, frames and techniques...each serving a unique them both! Great job ladies!!!
Paper Hugs,

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this one is a stunner. Love the pansy and the purple sunflower idea.You make the best flowers ever Selma!!
Dr Sonia
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We All Craft Together said...

Selma these are beautiful. You have taken a 'nice' frame and made it something really lovely. Your flowers are so beautiful ... no-one does flowers quite as well as you!


Glenda Brooks said...

This is just stunning! It's always nice to use different things in our creating. Well done!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both creations are just beautiful Selma and it was nice to see 2 versions of basically the same design. Well done! And, of course the flowers are GORGEOUS as always ... such an inspiration!

Mary Ann said...

GORGEOUS!!!Great projects!!!

Eva Van Buuren said...

Good Afternoon Selma,
You make a flower garden in a frame. Gorgeous!!!
I love your flowers.
For me you are the flower queen!!!
Greetings from Eva.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is just beautiful. I cannot even imagine the time and work this took to create.

Nancy Hill said...

I would love to learn how you did your pansies that look very real. Very beautiful flowers and frame

April said...

This is super beautiful! I really love it!

Anonymous said...

Selma just beautiful flowers and they look so good in that lovely frame. pat is doing great too.
Hugs Trish Avery

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, I've been following your blog for about two years. I love all of your work, but especially all the flower cards. Love the shadow box frames. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Betty M said...

I saw these frames as well and just wasn't sure what to do with them. So I passed the clearance up, now I am kicking myself. I do that all the time. Love your frame and so many of your other projects, really pretty. You are very talented.

Imelda Martini said...

I am a newbie to paper flower making. You make many kind of flowers that is so inspiring. They are all gorgeous. What I love about your postings is the tutorial. Really helps me to know how to make flowers.


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