Today I'm sharing my entry for the Crop Stop Challenge #85-The Chosen 3. The Challenge was to use flowers, bling and dots-The Chosen 3. I decided to incorporate these items into other design elements I've been wanting to try. The main one being to paper piece a hexagon design using coordinating paper. This proved to be a rather time consuming experiment, which was a welcomed relief to some personal stress I was dealing with that evening. If I were ever to do this again, I would flood fill the shapes with coordinating designs using my Silhouette software, and just cut the whole patternered piece as a card front. But for those of you that love a paper piecing challenge, here's the results of my planning, cutting and gluing each piece:
I found another sheet of cardstock from the stack and fussy cut flowers that were part of the pattern. I added some small, matching paper flowers I had in my stash (this is the flowers portion of the challenge) and then added yellow rhinestones and sparkly self adhesive dots to the center of the flowers (this is the bling and dots portion of the challenge). I finally added a dragon fly a good friend had made for me several months ago to the whole embellished strip. I felt the hexagon shapes looked kind of blah, so I outlined them with Diamond stickles.
There are a lot of nice entries over at the Crop Stop Challenge. Do yourself a favor and check them out.
Supplies: The Mango Frost cardstack (DCWV), Stickles-Diamond, Twine (from a twine share so I'm not sure if it came from The Twinery or Divine Twine), paper flowers, sparkly dots and bling from my stash; dragonfly embellishment made for me by Pam Ramesh.
Tools-Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Designer Edition Software, Hexagon shapes image from the Silhouette Online store, Petal roller (Imaginisce)