have been on my work desk for five days now!  What’s on your work desk?  It’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday ya know!

I hate to admit this, but since I made my last post and told you I was working on some more brown paper flowers . . . .they have stayed in the exact same spot on my desk as I last left them.


I really had all intents and purposes of making one more project before I left for CHA, but alas . . . shopping, laundry, ironing, packing, blah blah blah, has taken precedence over the project.  I’ve been going non-stop for two days and hopefully after I drop all the pups off this morning for their grooming, that’s the last errand I will need to run.

So I’ve got to tell ya that I absolutely love these flowers!  This time around I used the soon to be released Spellbinders™ S5-050 Rose Creations die templates.  These were designed by Donna Salazar and were previewed here on her blog during the “To DIE For” Blog Frenzy.


This time I die cut four sets of the dies using brown paper wrap.  Before I did any misting or anything else, I stamped the script background from Studio 490 Live and Make Art in Archival Jet Black Ink on all the different layers.  I worked with archival ink not simply because it’s my favorite black ink, but its also permanent and waterproof . . . I was going to be doing a lot of misting.

You can hardly tell that these started out as brown . . .  I misted them all first with a combination of Broken China, Gold Perfect Pearls and water (Distressed Pearlized/Shimmer Mist).  I then went back over with Dusty Concord, Gold Perfect Pears and water.  I believe these mists probably had more water than normal because I used what I had in the mini mister (maybe half full) and filled the mini mister with water before I started.

I wanted to make two different sized flowers, so the largest flower (lower left in the photo) has been assembled two layers of each size of die template.  I like the fullness of this flower and especially after it was all misted, dried and fluffed.  After they were dry assembled, I  misted the entire flower with water and Gold Perfect Pearls (you can see the shimmer on some of the smaller flowers) and scrunched the layers with my fingers as drying them.

Now the smaller flowers are made with using only one layer of  die cut material and I didn’t use the largest die cut.  You can see those two laying off to the side in the first desk photo.  I like the difference in these sizes of flowers and know they will be perfect on a project.  It’s just getting the time to get it done . . . sometime after CHA I’m sure!  I guess I should also tell you that the leaves were misted with Peeled Paint Distress Shimmer Mist.

So that’s all I have today.  I leave Thursday for CHA, classes on Friday and then on Friday I’ll finally be able to show you my last two Spellbinders™ CHA projects.  I haven’t been able to show you yet because I used some dies that were not revealed during the Blog Frenzy.  I’m really excited about one of these projects and can’t wait to share it with you.  So Friday it is!  On Saturday I should have lots of fun photos and stories to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures that come your way!


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32 Responses to “The Same Things . . .”

  1. Sherry, these flowers are so pretty! I love the color they turned out! They are classy shabby! Have FUN at CHA!

  2. Sherry these flowers turned out beautiful! I love the shabby chic look they have. I hope you have a blast at CHA and can’t wait to see your new projects Friday.

  3. Sherry these are my favorite so far!!!! My list keeps getting longer and longer LOL!!
    Have a fabulous time at CHA and can’t wait to hear all about it, share pictures soon.

  4. What wonderful flowers, I haven’t made any of these for ages, must have a go again.
    Enjoy CHA (of course you will!)

  5. Beautiful flowers, Sherry! Can’t wait for pics from CHA! Have fun and be safe! Big hugs to Daisy from me!

  6. Flowers are great..Have a safe, fun trip..

  7. Great flowers Sherry!! Thanks for the instructions, it’s been ages since I made any:) Your workdesk looks great! Mine is covered with little bits of this and that, boxes, stamps…Valentine card blitz last night:) Have fun at CHA!!

  8. I’m loving these brown paper flowers, Sherry, and it just occurred to me that I have a ton of newsprint type paper that antique stores and other stores use to wrap things. I wonder how they’d do for making flowers. Have a great time at CHA and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  9. Sherry, I wanted to pop in and say, Have a fun time at CHA, please give Daisy a hug from me. Your package is still not mailed. (But I promise, I will get it in the mail to you sooner than later.) Enjoy that warm weather and can’t wait to see all your CHA projects that you made. Waving to you from Illinois. BP

  10. You make me want everything Spellbinders make and I would love to have just a day with you to absorb a little of your amazing talent. Have you ever thought of doing instructions on how to mix and mist? I am new to a lot of more advanced topics and would love to learn how to do it. I own many of the products, just unsure how to use them. Have a wonderful time at CHA.

  11. thanks for sharing your tips/how tos – love these
    Have fun!
    Sandra ltb

  12. See you Friday!! (love the shabby look to these flowers!!)

  13. These are the best yet…TFS! Have a wonderful trip .

  14. lovely flowers. Have fun at CHA

  15. Yup, gotta have that die. Gorgeous ……. 🙂

  16. These flowers are so wonderfully rich in glimmer and gleam! Thank-you for the detailed instructions too and the photo of the ingredients – really helpful.

  17. I love your flowers Sherry!!! Very cool in the brown paper. Have a blast at Cha cause I know you will! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  18. Oh have fun at CHA…you have to be focused and get ready for the “event”!

  19. Your roses are beautiful! Now I have to get on line and get those spellbinder!!

    I love your storage and all those distressing inks. TFS

    Happy WOYWW
    Sam # 26

  20. pretty flowers, have a great time at CHA and can’t wait to see what surprises you have for us!

  21. Very nice flowers! I love your desk with all the storage and all the fun toys to play with!

  22. The flowers are dynamite! would love to watch you make them. Enjoy CHA, can’t wait to see the pics.

  23. I adore those roses! I hope you have a delightful time at CHA!

    Susan #154

  24. What pretty flowers. I can see why you are enjoying making them.
    A x

  25. Those flowers are so striking in appearance. Nicely done.

  26. Those flowers are really beautiful with those muted colours. how are you going to use them?

  27. Great flowers, and have fun at CHA! :))

  28. Wonderful flowers. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

  29. i love the idea of using brown paper bags, these are so cool, love the color

  30. First time visit to your blog. Enjoyed your space, and the shaggy shimmery roses. Hope CHA goes well. 🙂

  31. Howdy and happy WOYWW,
    Nice desk! Thanks for sharing. Did you stamp the text before or after you die cut the paper?

    Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.


  32. […] I used Studio 490 stamps on the flowers I posted before, I decided to add one to the ATC (hey a girl can take a shortcut every now and […]

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