Hi friends! I am typing this out on my brand new computer! Woot! It has a 24 inch screen that is absolutely massive after years of having a laptop. Photoshop runs lightning fast. I can listen to Pandora and upload pictures at the same time. Ah, life is good!
The only thing that stinks is that we lost everything from the old computer. (No fear---we have an external hard drive for photos. Whew!) But all my fonts and Photoshop actions, my blog logos and banners, all the little things are gone. I've got a lot of work to do to get everything set back up the way I like.
But today I'm sharing what I did to kill time while I waited for the new computer to come. Remember I shared a few paper flowers I made for the nursery? Uh, I kind of went crazy. I warned you that they were fun to make...
I used two basic flower types---the paper flower tutorial and the accordion fold flower tutorial. It's pretty amazing all the variations I was able to come up with using just two basic ideas. Here are some close ups and hints on how I made each flower...
|Basic paper flower. I cut many different sizes of rectangles to use as petals, then used decorative scissors to round the end of each petal.|
|Basic paper flower. Cut rectangles then rounded the edges. Isn't the alphabet paper perfect for a nursery?|
|The two flowers on the right are accordion flowers and the one on the left is one of the first basic paper flowers I made. I think the shape of the petals is so soft and feminine.|
|I hot glued a scrap of vintage lace around the outside edge of this accordion flower. Awww...I'm in love. It adds so much!|
|I crinkled the paper on this flower and it totally changed the feel...it's very soft and antique-looking. It almost looks like fabric.|
|Although this flower has the same outside edge on the petals as the last flower, it has a totally different vibe---more nautical and clean looking. It's one of my favorites.|
|I love how vellum adds a soft touch to this flower.|
|This basic flower was probably the easiest to make. The petals are all rectangles I cut on my paper cutter! Super fast! I used a pencil to curve the edges and give it life. It's more modern and the ombre effect is pretty fun too.|
I plan to hang these all across the wall above the crib in the nursery. I think it's going to be such a cheerful room! I need to kick the big kids out so I can start getting everything ready in there. Hurray for little girls!