You will be instantly drawn to that gorgeous bunch of flowers on the cover of the occasions catalogue when you see it, I know I was. I thought wow I can make that? Well, I ordered the kit in my preorder & it sat staring at me for a few weeks. We all came down with a terrible cold on Boxing day so I thought what a wonderful project to get me through a few days of everyone being sick. I actually did make it, but I was rather surprised by the time it took to make. Each flower is a work of art in itself! The kit is called Build A Bouquet (137952) & will be available to purchase January 6th.
|Front cover flowers
|Build a Bouquet Kit - My 1st Attempt
|Close Up Of Flowers
I started with the Poppy as it was the largest & looked fairly simple.
The daisy was probably the hardest flower to get looking nice. Mine are rather scruffy looking. I tried each flower using a hot glue gun & then Tombow glue. For this flower I found the Tombow created a neater flower.
|Daisy L) Glue Gun & Vintage Faceted Button, R) Old SAB Button & Tombow Glue.
|Wild Rose - I only used one set of black stems but you are supposed to use 2.
|Pansy - these were the easiest of all of the flowers, but then you have to make 3 of them per stem.
The kit comes with the very beautiful vintage faceted buttons which needed to be covered with Hello Honey paper & I just could not bear to do it! I ended up using some old sale-a-bration buttons instead.
Dont get me wrong, these are a very beautiful project. SO beautiful that SU have released a die in the Occasions Catalogue, so you can make more if you wish. I will however leave that to you for now :)
This project would be a good one to do over a series of weeks not in 2 days like I attempted. Perhaps make all of one flower, then move on to the next a few days or weeks later.
Another tip I have is that there is a coordinating stamp set you need to buy to stamp on your flowers. It's called Build a Bouquet (137166). I can see lots of great projects just for the stamp set, without the flowers, however if you didn't want to buy it, you could also use Gorgeous Grunge or something similar, like Work of Art.
If you are making these flowers & are wanting some guidance, please feel free to contact me for advice or tips. I am just an email away & I don't bite. I am working on a detailed instruction sheet for each of the flowers, but each one is a large file with detailed photos it will need to be emailed to you. If you would like a copy please let me know in the comments section below, or send me an email via the contact section on the side bar.
Have fun building your bouquet!
Thanks For Looking,