#pawgustart is the hashtag for August.

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Hey guys!

Starting today, and going through August 22, 2015, you will be able to see all the artists uploading their new August “animal themed” works of art.  Just search #pawgustart in YouTube’s search bar!  This is my contribution for this month.  Let me know what you think 🙂

It’s a new Flower of the Month!

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HI everyone!

I just finished the August Flower of the Month!  I love it soooo much 🙂  I was inspired by the Wizard of Oz Poppy Field photo below.

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Photo Credit

It was a blast designing this one.  I decided to make a basic red Poppy and I used red vellum.  YES…vellum.  The final look it very realistic.  Of course you can also use a 65 lb. red card stock and achieve a nice look.  I’m a big fan of the vellum though.

What you need to make this flower…

 

2     2″ red vellum or card stock circles

1     1/2″ yellow circle

8     3/4″ yellow card stock circles for the stamens.  I used the stamen die from the Die-namics Prima Donna Petals die set.

Inks:  black, green, Ranger Archival Plum or substitute with Red Geranium or Adirondack Cranberry.

Sponge Daubers

Quick Dry Liquid Glue

Scissors

Optional:  Paper Molding Tools

Here is a step by step video tutorial for you on how I made my Poppy.  I also made another poppy using white vellum and a slightly different center.  The white one is also very pretty.  You can Google POPPY and find amazing pictures for inspiration.  I hope you go crazy and try these for yourself.  Experiment and share the love.  I’d love to see what YOU did with this design.  Please send me a link of your flower in the comments!

If you have an idea for my next Flower of the Month please send me a comment or vote below:

ONE LAST THING ….

I will be doing my next Creative Arts Collaboration project and video this week.

Our theme is  ANIMALS this month.

This month’s hashtag collaboration will run August 20-22, 2015.  Of course you can always watch the YouTube videos anytime.

I will be announcing the associated hashtag title on Thursday, August 20, 2015.  This theme should be a really fun one!  JOIN US 🙂

Crazy guy hashtag image

Thanks for stopping by,