Feb 9, 2011

Hip Hop Thursday - Do You Want This Flower?



Good morning and good day!  If you're here for the UNITY HIP HOP  - WELCOME!


I have something special for you today! 

A Giveaway - This Bicycle Flower (about 7 inches)....



I just love how this project turned out, but I do have a problem!  I really don't know what to do with it!  It is a HUGE brooch?  Is it a gift topper?  Is it a clip to dress up a purse?

So here is the deal.....you tell me what you would do with it, and from those comments, I will pick a winner on Friday!


Here is the stamp set I used LOVE LIFE by Melody Ross.  I stamped this cute bicycle with a basket and flowers onto some canvas that has been spritzed with Shimmerz mists.  This flower was kind of an accident.  I was planning on a layout, and using some canvas.  I stamped the bicycle on a strip and tried to bunch it up.  Then I noticed how cute just the tires looked when they were all ruffled.  Then I saw that GIANT Prima flower sitting on my shelf, waiting for the perfect lumpy project and it all came together.  I matched up some May Arts ribbon and got out the sewing machine and the rest was history. 




If you don't win and want to make one, here are the instructions...just click on the images to see larger images and to see the directions.





I even finished off the back for you with a piece of fabric that was die cut with a circle die cut from Spellbinders.




KIT OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY

Just a reminder that Unity has a cool kit club.  Every month, Unity produces CUTE art on a 8.5x11 sheet of rubber just for kit club members!  Here it is:





HIP HOP SKETCHES?

I played along for last week's sketch...here is my card using Melody Ross stamp set Brave Girl Boots.  Yesterday I noticed it on sale for $15.00!  Check it out.



About Hip Hop Sketches...

Do you know about the Hip Hop Sketches?  If you play along, you can win some stamps!  I'm thinking that people just don't know where to find these challenges and where to upload.  You can find the information at Splitcoast Stampers in Unity's Challenge Forum.  New to Splitcoast Stampers?  It can be a little overwhelming!  First, register on the site, then find your way to Unity Stamp Co.  We have our own hang out spot on Splitcoast.  All the information you could possibly need is there.  And if it's not, just add a new topic and ask away!




Now it's time to hop on over to the next blog in the hop.
The whimsical gal,  JESSICA D.!

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Thanks for visiting today!


37 comments:

JenMarie said...

Ooo, this is STUNNING!
I'd use it on a purse, bag...coat...

RubyM said...

I would use this flower as a jar topper that stores all my handmade flowers.

Vicky Alberto said...

That flower rocks, and you know I'm a flower NUT. I'd use it to replace a circle accent coming out from a paper layer on a scrap page on a boy page as not to look like a flower.

Dara Lynn said...

Vicky Alberto had a a great idea :) However for me, I would like to give it to Grandma to "bedazzle" her new electric scooter. She is not a happy camper about having to use a scooter to get around but a gorgeous "Lesley" flower ....she will want to show it off to her friends:)

b0ea061e-336c-11e0-8677-000bcdcb5194 said...

I'm in love with this flower!! I would use it on a handbag, or on a waistband or belt on a dress. It could also be used on the front of an album or as a part of an "altered" project! So many ideas, hope I win it!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Erin said...

What an incredible flower!!! Have you seen those huge flowers people put on newborn baby girls as hats or headbands? Maybe that would be cute?

Gretchen Krisher said...

I love giant, gorgeous hair pieces...that's what I'd use it for! :)

Angie Blom said...

beautiful flower.. I would think you can do anything with it.. love the card too!

Kristy said...

love. love. love the flower. on a bag would be soooo cute!!!!

Bogner's said...

Wow Lesley! That is one big beautiful flower! Love it. I think a beautiful flower of this size would need to be put on a head band and worn in a young girls hair. I see those baby's with flowers put on their headband that are about the size of their head so this would be just fine for a young girl! Your card is fabulous too! Love the stitching.

Lacey said...

Wow great creations. Love the flower! I can see many many uses for it!

83a371e2-3397-11e0-aeac-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Gorgeous Flower you made!! Your card is so pretty!!

I think it would be pretty attached to a solid color pillow, for decoration. I love flowers of all kinds!!

Ramsey said...

Too cute, Lesley!

I would put a pin on the back of it and use it on my favorite black peacoat! Or, I would stick it on a head piece for a cute hair accessory! :)

Tamara said...

I think You shoud take that beautiful Flower and atach it to I head badNot a Wide Head band you dont want to over power the flower But Wide enough to akcentuat it!! That Is a Beautiful Fowere!

connie said...

Beautiful flower! I would make it a barrette for my granddaughter!

marilyn said...

I would use it as an accent on an altered canvas. It would be beautiful!!!!!

Armenta4some said...

Love, love, love the colors of this material flower...I would attach it to a headband for my daughter to wear with an outfit which has the same color scheme! She would love it since she is a girly girl! Than your flower would be displaye everywhere we went for free advertisement!

Pamela said...

Cool flower!!! :)

Gwen said...

Awesome flower! I think giving it to the Gramma to "trick out" her scooter is an unbeatable idea!!

Lisa said...

That flower is fabulous!! What a great idea!!

Martha said...

wow your flower is beautiful!

Sandie said...

I love this flower. It's gorgeous! I have an altered box that I'm making. I would use it on the top of that. it would be spectacular. However... I'm making an altered canvas for my livingroom, and it is yelling at me that I have to consider it, for this flower. Boy. gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity.

StampinCathy said...

Love love love this flower. I think is would be adorable on a headband or even attached to a cute necklace. Thanks for a chance. All your projects are just fabulous.

Paula said...

beautiful projects! I would adhere that flower to a thin headband with the little sequins designs on it. Right on top of the sequins so it shows on both sides.

Amanda said...

It would be put on a headband or dress for one of my sweet little daughters :)

lynn said...

so beautiful, lesley! thanks for the great give away chance:)

Connie B said...

Oh my ... I would put it on my bag. So cute! Pick me!!

sharon g said...

I think that I would put the flower on my work out bag. It would spruce up a rather plain bag...

Lillian Child said...

I think this fabulous flower would look FANTASTIC sewn onto my plain knitted hat! I love it!

Tracy said...

Love your hip hop card. So simple and stunning. That flower is fantastic. I would hot glue it to a skinny headband and wear it with style!

I have the flower/headband project on my really long to do list. If I had the flower, it would save me a whole step...and that one is just so much fun!

Tina McDonald said...

This is adorable Lesley!! I would love to use one like that on an elastic for my DD's hair! She would love that!! :)
Beautiful projects!

Joanie said...

Your flower would be a great accent in someones hair, attached to a purse or wallet, have a grouping of them in a container placed as a focal point on a table. Possibilities r endless. Great job!

Deborah said...

I think your flower is so cute! I hadn't seen one made as you have this one and with the stamping onto the fabric - great idea. I would love to win it and I would wear it in the summer to dress up a t-shirt.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love the flower and the card! Fabulous!

Annette M said...

Beautiful flower! I think I would clip it on a hat! It would look great on a summer straw hat and easily transition to a winter type hat.

TFS

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Anne said...

LOVE that flower. OK-here's what I would LOVE to use it for: I used an antique printer's tray to create a hanging for my bedroom. I am always looking for new "gems" to add to the tray. It's an ongoing work of art! I would be so thankful to win it!

Wendy@project-create.blogspot.com said...

I just love Melody Ross!
I think it would be so so cute attached to a hair tie, then you could use it to sinch up a t-shirt on the side with some jeans. So Cute!