Oh so much fun! And I'm just catching my breath to be able to post these now... I'm so sorry they weren't posted earlier, so everyone can see their wonderfulness.
My themes were: Texas (the state and the state of mind), Joy, and the colors blue and green together.
She not only worked in the Texas A&M star logo, but also the FANTASTIC armadillo:
Such wonderful graphics... (I love me some bluebonnets ALL the TIME!)
Seeuudee's gorgeous set made it across the big pond in record time: Her creativity and attention to detail is breathtaking (and this is what she did after she said she was NOT INSPIRED!)
I just love her Texas flag, and all the layers of construction for these complex collaged ones (ACK! Can anyone help me with turning these right side down with cropping? I thought I had done a good job on Photobucket, but it seems to have boomeranged and distorted! Some of them worked, but these didn't! So sorry, seeuudee... this is not doing them justice!):
SlyBetty found an errant inchie on her desk after she sent her set of Texas wildflowers to me, and I posted the original 11 that I received so all could see, but she sent the Evening Primrose inchie last week, and here is the complete set:
Dinkime- Did the "There's no place like home" word bar fall off your inchie with the world on it? Dratted glue!
I really enjoyed the fun of making your inchies, from the Owlery one, which was the first one I made for you, to Brittany's cat reading the diary, they were all a blast, but I hoped they weren't too cryptic....
Like the square root of four being rainbow... hee hee hee
I just had to work with the supplies that I could get to after the water came into the house during our big rain (12 inches in less than 2 hours)... most of my crafting supplies had to be moved out of a closet area and into a bathroom, and then OTHER stuff and furniture had to e moved to get the carpet up... we still have fans and dehumidifiers going...
Many of you know that I volunteer for the Friends of the Library, and transform the books leftover after their annual book sale into altered books by cutting them into shapes
or making book safes out of them.
In looking for a way to use the pages cut out of the center of the book safes, we found BOOK FLOWERS! I don't know where I saw them, and efforts to find the original inspiration have failed, but these are the PERFECT way to use those old pages.
Start by cutting circles out of your pages (use a punch if you have one for smaller blooms, or fancy edged scissors for the larger blooms)
Stack them on top of each other, turning the print so that it doesn't run the same direction on all the layers.
Staple an X in the middle.
Start wadding the topmost layer up, and then each layer underneath it, and then loosen the wadded up paper to open the blossom.
They can be hot glued to hair bands or hair clips or to pins to make brooches:
This one was cut with deep lobes to make a different kind of bloom.