Sunday, April 11, 2010

Paper Roses

This project was a no brainer.
As kids we would gather around the piano,
Candace played and I would sing with my Dad
all those lovely songs from the 70's.
One in particular Marie Osmond sang called
Paper Roses.
Aaahhhhhhh the memories.
Those moments with just us girls and our Dad
or when some of our brothers decided it was "okay" to sing with us
are the most tender of our childhood.
Plus, our Mom loves roses.
Not just any rose.  They are pink, all pink and a very particular breed and color.
You could say she's a rose snob....but that's a good thing.
So as I lay in my deathbed bed this week with a ridiculous cold and my laptop
I found myself drawn to Martha's website and all the pretties there.

When I saw her paper roses I knew we had to do them!
Besides we have a lot of coffee filters on hand from our previous projects.
So we decided to tackle them (it was easy enough with the sniffles)!
We used normal filters (not the cone type Martha says to get).
We used easy kid's watercolor paint and as you can see......
They actually turned out! 
They are pretty big roses too!



 
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14 comments:

neli said...

I cant believe that its paper!!!!!
They are so real!!!!!!!!
Excelent work!!!!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!! I agree with Neli, it's so hard to believe they are made from paper. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Tammy@InStitches said...

wow, they are gorgeous and they look so real !

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love these! Yeah, I saw them on Martha, too, but yours look more natural to me.

Jennie said...

So, so, SO pretty! I love paper flowers, off to check out the tutorial! Thank you for the inspiration!

Allison Shops said...

That so does not look like paper! Amazing! Will check out the video. Stopping by from BNOTP.

tracyg said...

oooooooh, those are gorgeous! thanx for the tutorial link!
tracyg

vignette design said...

I have been wanting to make paper roses and didn't know how. Thanks for sharing the link. Your roses look real!

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

How pretty. A nice idea for my crafty daughter.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

delightful and charming! I love 'em! Hope to see you back at my place again soon!

Tina said...

Hey thanks for the idea. I got my supplies and actually made a bouquet for myself and blogged about it. I was happy to mention you. Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings
T

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi! Your paper roses have such an exquisite look...Amazing! I have always wanted to try making them...I am inspired. Thanks for the lovely visit. Karen

autumn said...

i am shocked at how real those look!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I'm loving this idea! Tissue flowers have always been special, but these are pretty amazing!

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