CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!
My "Fred She Said" creation above is my "Summer Fun" inspiration. Summer vacation to the Caribbean and my favorite beach, 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman! I was in the tropical mind set and had to make tropical flowers for my card, so the hibiscus!
The hibiscus flowers that adorn the sponged Caribbean sunset are made from the Fred She Said Lovely Blossoms Decoupage Set. I printed the pink blossom sheet out on a peach text weight paper and then again on a red vellum. I cut each flower out and then cut the individual petal from the blossom. Then the petals were shaped with a ball stylus to give them dimension. Next I punched a snowflake for the base of the flower and reassembled the petals on it for a hibiscus bloom. The center of the hibiscus was made from a 5/8" red quilling strip that was fringed along one side just short of 1/2 of the strip. Then it was quilled as a fringe flower would be and fanned out. I added some gold and red flocking for the pollen and then some red beads to the tips for some reserved bling.
Next I added some punched leaves to finish off the flowers. The sunset panel is popped up with dimensional foam tape and set off angle from the base layer of inked edged tropical DP. Eyelets, twine, cotton twill bow and the sentiment of "Celebrate" finished off the card. These hibiscus flowers were fun and easy to make with the Lovely Blossom digi set, just print the colored blossoms on your paper and color of choice, cut out and add the stamen!
My special code word is: SUMMER
Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:
*FRED SHE SAID blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/
*SONYA http://www.appelquilling.blogspot.com/ That's ME your HERE!
*CAROL L. http://www.bycarolivy.blogspot.com/
*DARSIE B. http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
*CAROL H. http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
*FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/
This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/ .
Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit MARIA, HERE to see her awesome Summer Fred She Said creation!!!
When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!
Hope you have fun and are inspiried to create on the Blog Hop!!! I'd love to see what you create with your Fred, share your link to your creations in the comments section for this post! Off to dream of beautiful blue water, palm trees and a beautiful sunset on Grand Caymen!