Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tip & Technique: Origami Flowers



I have pretty much been a paper nerd my entire life. :) My parents own a copy & print shop which meant paper & ink were regular terms at my house growing up. One year my parents gave me a set of Origami Books for my birthday.



While cleaning out a cupboard last week, I came across them and remembered how much fun they were. I thumbed through the pages again and to my delight I found instructions on making an origami flower. As a scrapbooker, I KNEW I had to try it right away. Hehehehe!

Here are the instructions (click to enlarge and print):




And here is my resulting page. :)



I used the Brand New Noel Mignon SEASIDE COTTAGE kit (Just TWO left!!!) for this page. Seriously!! What a fun kit! I created the flowers from the lighter weight 7 Gypsies paper. It's fun to have the two-different patterns show. :) I used my pinking shears to cut two circles from the pink seersucker fabric and the Jenni Bowlin Vintage-Style Buttons as flower centers. Swoon!!!




I used the doilie from the kit as a mask and then misted my background paper with Shimmerz Bed of Roses Spritz and Hot Fudge Vibez. I also used Pixie Dust Blingz by Shimmerz Paints on the title letters to make them sparkle. :)



A little backstory about the title on this page. As most parents do, I have little nicknames for my kids. Not only individually, but in groups. I call my two older children "The Olders" . . . "Hey, Olders, go and get your homework done!" And my two little ones "The Girls" or "The Littles." I also have a name for my youngest and oldest . . . they are "My Bookends" because they come first and last. :)

I snapped a picture of these two in the car one day while we were on vacation and this page was born. :)

25 comments:

Guylaine said...

your LO is beautiful! The flower so gorgous! I'll try it for sure!!

Aphra said...

Oragami has never looked so good! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I will have to give them a try. :)

Bev said...

lovin origami..these flowers are great....TFS

Romy said...

What a wonderful technique...love these Origami flowers. Beautiful LO!

Diana said...

wow! How cool is that?! TOTALLY love it! Thanks for sharing the pages, I've NEVER tried origami..

Michelle Lanning said...

gorgeous Jana!

Jessica said...

beautiful pgs...love those soft colors. those flowers came out so cool! i totally luv them! I am going to give it a try!

Frances said...

Sweet pics Jana and you never cease to amaze me...love the flowers!

deana said...

How cool that you found your old books. Those flowers are totally cute, Jana! :-)

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty! Love the flowers!

Chiara said...

Wow, I like these flowers! are they difficult to do?

sarah said...

jana, those flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! :)

Leah said...

Jana you are simply amazing. I just wanted you to know what an inspiration you are, I love everything you create. Thank you so much for the fun technique I can't wait to try it.

Juliana said...

so crafty and clever!

carolee said...

Everything you touch becomes a work of art. Love it all!!!!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! the flowers are stunning!

Danielle said...

wow, gorgeous!!!! you are such an amazing crafter!

Mara... said...

Those flowers are super cute!! And I love your title on that little banner. Great page!

Danielle said...

saw this on 2 peas...so so gorgeous! you are amazing, Jana!

PhotoDivaJ said...

What a great idea to incorporate origami. I love what you did your layout, and the pieces of origami you choose. So beautiful!

Chrispea said...

I love it. I don't know if I have the patience to do the origami, but love how it looks.

Georgana said...

Love the fun flowers!

Terrie B x said...

Stunningly `beautiful Jana..love those flowers,TFS
Have a fab weekend..:)x

Jinny Newlin said...

Just had to leave you a link to my post showing the use of your origami flowers... http://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2010/02/pencil-lines-sketch-174.html Thanks so much for the gorgeous, inspirational pages. I had so much fun making these!

Amazing Flower said...

love your color choices. it's so adorable and would to give it to my lovely ones.

Love from international flower delivery :)

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