Thursday, April 5, 2012

1st April 2012 Blog Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm up with the first challenge for April and it's going to be a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) flower challenge. Each Great Adventure kit comes with shapes from an October Afternoon Sasparilla "flower sack" pack. There are stars, circles and flower shapes in complimentary patterns and colors. The fact that they come in different sizes makes them great for piling on top of each other to create a layered embellishment. My challenge for you is to make your own layered flower, with a minimum of 3 paper layers. You may use kit contents or cut your own shapes from any patterned paper that you wish. Layer three or more shapes, in succeedingly smaller sizes, one on top the other. Finish off with a button or brad and there you have it!

Before layering the papers for the flower on my page, I inked them slightly and curled the edges of the two bottom layers. This helped the papers to stand out against each other and gave my flower added dimension. After adhering my flower layers, I punched holes corresponding to those on the button, threading and tying it on with twine from last month's Be Amazing kit.

These kinds of flowers are a favorite of mine because they are fun, whimsical, and, depending on the papers used, not too girly for boy layouts! To complete the 1st April 2012 Blog Challenge, you will need to embellish a scrapbook page or card with one or more of your handmade layered flowers, using at least three patterned papers. Then use the inlinkz tool below to submit your entry. You have until midnight on May 2, 2012 to submit your entries to all of the April challenges for a chance at the prize drawing.


  1. Your page is just fantastic, Madeline!!!

  2. The multi layers of the background really caught my eye; and the sweet flower is a great accent!

  3. Such a cheerful layout! love all the layers here, and I will sure give a try to this challenge. a great accent to the page.

  4. The flower looks awesome! Great challenge idea too. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

  5. Another great challenge!

    When are the last month's challenge winner's announced?

    1. They were just announced in yesterday's blog post!