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Kitty Catty
« on: September 09, 2012 03:41:37 PM »




When crafting, I often use baby wipes to clean up my work area, mop up paint or inky spills and the like.  Usually the result is vibrantly colored and it seems a shame to throw them out!  Instead, I lay them out to dry and then store in a plastic storage bag.

Recently, I've been collecting a lot of flower tutorial links for my Pinterest board and I felt like actually making a flower and I wanted it to be a recycled one!  I dug into my bag of used wipes and picked out a selection of oranges and deep pinks that reminded me of Fall.  

Then I cut out six half-moon shapes & clipped them each into rounded flower petals making the length of the petals smaller as I went along.  For the center I fringed-trimmed three smaller half-moons.

Once the cutting was done I piled them up, with the largest on the bottom and the smaller fringed pieces o the top.  To give it more volume I slightly offset the petals in each layer. To join and form the flower I  stitched around the curved part and gently gathered the wipes into a flower shape.

I added spray starch to stiffen the entire flower, concentrating on the center where I wanted the fringed area to stand up,  some of the petals were also curled up at different angles to give it dimension.   After it was dry, I wanted to make it a bit stiffer so to make it hold its shape even more, I dabbed the edges of the petals in clear embossing ink and then in clear embossing powder.   After drying with the Heat-It tool. I noticed that some of the petals had darkened but decided that the effect was a "happy accident".  

To finish the flower I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.


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Thank you!
Kitty
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012 09:40:09 PM »

A beautiful idea and beautifully created.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012 11:17:33 AM »

Now that is amazingly clever!
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012 04:41:24 PM »

Clever AND pretty. Love it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012 04:57:07 PM »

That is beautiful, can't believe it's babywipes! amazing.It takes a really creative mind to make something from nothing
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