Donna's signature style includes her fabulous "dictionary" flowers, made from scalloped circles punched from dictionary pages. The problem with creating flowers from dictionary pages is that the paper is not acid-free and you never know what words will end up on your flower (if you know what I mean). To solve this problem, Donna created the "Crafty Chronicle", a crafty newspaper style newsletter created just for you to craft with!
I created these flowers using Donna's Crafty Chronicle by punching several scalloped circles. Here's how:
Gather these supplies:
- Eyelets, brads or rivets (eyelet setter if using rivets or eyelets)
- Scalloped Circle punches in 3 different sizes.
- Donna Salazar's "Crafty Chronicle"or pages from an old dictionary
- Olive Pastel Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stack the punched scalloped circles on top of each other, largest on the bottom and punch a hole in the center of the stack with a Crop A Dile or eyelet setting tool.
Ink the edges of the layers using a Colorbox Chalk Cat eye or other soft ink application.
Starting with the center (smallest) layer, crumple each layer to form a rose-like flower.
Fan out the layers as needed to create a more flower-like shape. Then add to your page!
Here's the finished page I created using these flowers:
And that's another use for all those 4000 piece eyelet sets we all had to buy at Scrapbook Expo a few years back ;) Hope you enjoyed this post and to reward you if you're still reading...post a comment here about what you'd do with a Crafty Chronicle and I will randomly select one person to win one!! Winner will be selected and posted on April 15, 2010.