Well, so I am a sucker for altered items and I stumbled across this on Christine MiddleCamp's Blog, Retrospection.
This is an amazing tutorial and eventhough I am varying my flowers slightly and my project too, I am finding that I am having quite a bit of fun with her layering techniques and it is helping me to be thoughtful about my selections for my products used, as well as revisiting many items that I forgot about or would never have thought of using. She is a wonder when it comes to layering and I love the ideas that she presents in her tutorial. I have been using variations of her products used, and to boot, I have been using a 8.5x10 shadow box frame that I already had as I think it is important to use one's own creative process and, I have so much stuff in my stash already, there is no need to add to it, by buying everything that she speaks of...it could cost a small fortune. But I digress, I am simply saying that this kind of project can reflect your individuality by using items that you bought for some good reason...like that you LIKED them.
I encourage you to check it out! She speaks that each flower takes about 3-4 hours for her to create(she is designing it, remember), but if you are in tune with your stash, you can make one in about 30-60minutes. The individual flowers are tiny works of art, and when it is completed I guarantee that you will not be dissatisfied with your own flowers, even if they do not look exactly like Christine's. It is turning out to be one of my most favorite projects ever! Thank you Christine! Anyway, must move on, flower # 7 & 8 await.
My work so far: