...is a rose even if it is made out of pencils and catalogs! This was my first try at one of these challenges and it was a lot of fun! I decided to make a pretty bouquet of roses out of the catalogs after I saw this great tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134959.0
It was very easy to follow, even if I did change a few things!
Here is the full bouquet in all it's glory.
And here are a few closeups of the individual roses:
As you can see some of the roses are in full bloom while others are only buds.
Every once in a while a weed slips in too, but they can be just as pretty as a rose! If you are very lucky you might even get a couple of butterflies to land on your bouquet of lovely roses!
And a couple of closeups of the butterflies:
I used an unsharpened pencil for the stems of the roses and masking tape to attach the petals and leaves to the pencils. All of the flower petals were made out of an old American Girl Doll catalog and all leaves and the butterflies were made from a Delia's catalog. The butterflies I made using an origami pattern I found in a book from a library when I was about seven and accidentally memorized.
Sorry I can't give more information than that!
I am sorry about the quality of the photos, I am NOT a photographer at all and I only had a cell phone camera...which I forgot to use to take "in progress" photos with...oh well! Thanks so much for sticking with this post and I hope that you liked the roses!