Wednesday, February 10, 2010

inspiration

Inspiration is a tricky thing.  Sometimes I really want to make something and there's no inspiration.  Other times, like today, I should be doing important things like shoveling snow, again.  Then, bam, the inspiration hits.  As much as I'd like to be out there shoveling the fresh berm of snow the snowplow so kindly left for me, I ran to the craft room instead. 


This is a piece of palette paper left over from our adventure in making a color wheel this week.  Kyle is still sick, so we've been doing a bit of homeschool to make sure he keeps up.  High school is much harder than I recall, especially algebra.  It definitely got harder in the last 30 years.  His lovely art teacher offered that he could make a color wheel using just the primary colors with black and white.  I loved showing Kyle about how to make darker and lighter hues with the black and white.  When he was finished with the color wheel, there was still some paint left on the palette.  I used a palette knife and smeared it all over a piece of acrylic paper for backgrounds for something else, and left this palette paper to dry.  Today when I was picking up the dry pieces, I saw flowers in this piece of throw away palette.  So I made these:


I used an EK success 5 petal flower punch to punch out areas of the waxy palette paper and then curled up the leaves a bit.  I stacked up 3 flowers and used a brad in the middle.  I think they're kind of fun.  I love trash to treasure projects.  Thanks for stopping by today.

9 comments:

runningonink said...

OH my heavens Tami- these are gorgeous! I hope Kyle feels better soon! The sickness needs to stop! Sam has been home two days this week!

Createology said...

How fun these flowers are and we creative people know that everything is fair game when it comes to making something. Keep creating...

Fuzzy Slippers said...

OMG! Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the love you left on my blog and thanks for this fantastic inspiration project!!!! :)

liannallama said...

great use of your leftovers and very inspirational! Love these!

Lesa said...

Oh So Pretty! & Healing wishes to Kyle.

Jennifer said...

Oh how pretty!! These are really lovely and what a fun project to work on with Kyle on a snowy sick-day.

Heather Grow said...

Love them! You have such a creative eye.

Danielle said...

Lovely flowers!! I love using scraps to make fab things!!

dani (in case you dont recognise me as Danielle!)

Far North said...

Wow what beautiful winter flowers! Oh what fun you will have when incorporating into other projects.