When I saw the flower templates at My Scrap Chick I just knew I could turn them into Succulents with a bit of coloured cardstock and paper curling.
I used Flower Pretties, Nesting Flower and Flower of Hope for my Succulents. I printed the templates out and then traced them onto my chosen cardstock. For the Flower Pretties template, I used very light green cardstock and coloured the tips of the petals with Copics.
I rounded the shapes of the succulents with a foam mat and wooden stylus/embossing tool.
I am so happy with how it turned out! It's so nice when an idea in your head comes together and works. I had the little board from a Better Homes & Gardens magazine. I then added a strip of artificial greenery that I bought at Spotlight a while back. I added the paper succulents, leaves and berries until I was happy with the design. I also tucked in a couple of plastic flowers from Queen & Co - I've had them for years, so the clear one had aged and yellowed nicely, the other was a deep purple. I heated and curled them before adding them to the board. Lastly, I wrapped some string around the board - right along the line created by the existing blackboard paint. I tucked an ampersand among the knots and then added the word "Breathe".
As a finishing touch, I added some little gems to the centre of the succulents. They reflect the light nicely and catch your eye. There's also a couple of tiny black gems sprinkled around too.
I have joined the following challenges:
Open-Minded Challenges - Angels, faith-based or inspirational (m)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes (w)
Ike's World Challenges - Anything goes with a twist of flowers (w)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything goes (2w)
Unicorn Challenge - Petal Power (m)
Create and Makes - Anything goes / springtime