Jan 30, 2012

LESSology Challenge #10: Guest designer Virginia Lu


Let's give a warm welcome to Virginia Lu, our guest designer for LESSology Challenge #10: Floral Delight! :)

I am Virginia Lu from Canada. What can I say about LESSology blog? I love love the concept of this challenge blog and the people behind it are so very talented and inspiring. It was my absolute pleasure to be invited to guest design here today. Living in Canada, every citizen is very much aware of preserving our beautiful environment. Reduce, re-use and re-cycle is our way of life. I love to incorporate used paper (some may call them “junk”)into my projects. Upcycling is the BEST! I am sharing two paper flower cards by using candy wrap and card board. They are your average “supplies” that you can readily find in your house!

I used Godiva Chocolate Candy wrap for this card. The stem and leaves were stamped and the bottom part of the card was dry embossed. Since the candy wrap is very strong and pliable, it was easy to turn it into a flower. I merely cut the top part into strips! Love the effect that it gives!

Here is the close-up
For my 2nd card, you can see the supplies that I used in this photo.
1. Emboss flower over card board in Martha Stewart Red Embossing Powder and then cut out careful. (note: choose a simple shape flower for easy cutting), cut out.
2. Light stamped background in Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) and then apply flower to card stock with thin strip of double-sided tape
3. Punch out small flower and roll the ric rac for the flower center.
4. Apply Glossy Accent to secure the flower.
5. Apply SRM Sticker over Hero Arts Grenadine layering paper and make a banner
6. Apply white and yellow Dimensional Glue to the flowers for interest
thank you
A close-up
close-up (2)
The dimensions from the card board flower is perfect. There is no need to add the extra bulk!
Thank you, Yvonne, for the invite. I thoroughly enjoy this Floral Delight Challenge and have even more ideas to make some more! Hope you are inspired to join the challenge! Making paper flowers is so fun, especially you already have the supplies!

These are such delightful floral creations Virginia! Hope you are inspired to give LESSology Challenge #10: Floral delight a try! :) Please leave some love for our awesome guest Virginia! :)


Chark said...

At first, I thought it was some kind of cellophane and then I figured candy wrapper! Love the Godiva flower!

mandysea said...

looks gorgeous Virginia! wow on the flower!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! VIrginia is SUPER amazing! I LOVE her designs and creations! Can't wait to see what everyone makes--and I hope to find time to play along with this challenge! LOVE:)

Angi Barrs said...

You are so clever Virginia. I love your fabulous creation. And thank you so much for sharing your talents here with us at Lessology. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work Virginia!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Awesome, Virginia! Sounds like my kind of challenge. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

This is wonderful!!
Virginia's work is always such a HUGE source of inspiration! She makes everything seem so simple and beautiful!

Thank You!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks SO much for having me as a guest designer! I had a blast creating with this project! This challenge blog truly rocks!

Virginia L. said...

I noticed that there are a few photos are missing. Here is the link: http://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/lessology-guest-design-challenge-10.html

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy you are with us this month!!! You are AMAZING and INSPIRING Virginia!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! Off to check out your blog post! :):):):):):):):):):):)