Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

The Graceful Gardenia

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday to you!

For today’s inspiration, I wanted to share with a you a Gardenia Flower I created using my Build a Flower #3 dies.


There are so many flowers you can create using your Build a Flower dies, the possibilities are truly endless!   The Gardenia flower is one of my favorites, I think it might have something to do with it’s presence being so tranquil and elegant.   I decided that such a lovely flower deserved a home worthy of it’s beauty so thought I would use it to decorate this pretty bird-cage.


I wanted to include a bird in my birdcage so here he is protecting his beautiful Gardenias.  Just in case you are wondering, I picked up this cute little bird at my local Dollar Store.  As well, since the Gardenia has waxy type leaves so I used glossy accents to give them that wet/waxy look.  This was the first time I tried this technique and will use it again, the leaves look real.


Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B264 – Build a Flower # 3
B268 – Koala Bear (just the tree)
B277 – Leaf Edger
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
C184 – Judy’s Blooms
DL161 – Small Lace Faerie Queen w/Angel Wing
DL181 – Large Sunflower Doily
DL221 – Spring Flower Burst Doily
XM-6 – Inverted Scalloped Circle

I hope you find some inspiration both here on the Challenge blog and on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.   You still have time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Flowers (Must be made with a die)!  With your entry, you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!  Remember, the challenge closes on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says ……Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosies – Anything Goes
MIM#130 with Saturated Canary

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!

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