Hels suggested stamping the flowers, but I didn't have a flower stamp that would work so I used my flower die cuts by Spellbinder and used patterned papers. It was really amazing how the paper kept its shape, was a little afraid that it would tear, but that wasn't the case, did learn that you do have to shape your flowers before dipping the paper in the UTEE. Once a couple of flowers were completed it was now necessary to decide how they would be used. Think they would be wonderful on gift boxes, photo boxes, or as a pin just to mention a few.
I found these chipboard tags at Michaels in their $1 bins and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to challenge myself (Scrappy Frog Challenge) by doing a collage on the tag. It's a celebration (Gingersnap Creations) and used one color and shades of that color (Crafty Creations) and these wonderful papers from Lasting Impressions was yelling to be used. The color gold is really different from the bright colors that I usually use. Added different textures 3 dimensional flower, button, pearls, chipboard sentiments, ribbon and even some gold glitter on the leaves. Crazy 4 Challenges was requesting 3 textures, think that I may have gone a little overboard on this one, but love the results.
Hope you can see some of the detail, the mix of papers and all the different textures. Will be making doing some more of these wonderful flower very soon, want to try and use leaves and different shapes not just flowers. A special thanks to Hels for this wonderful tutorial, you have opened up a new technique for me and my mind going a mile a minute to try and come up with ways to use the technique.
Time to head off to work, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.