Monday, October 11, 2010

Pink and Orange Go Together

Two bits of info you need to know:
1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2. I'm a proud Fiskateer.

Now let me put those 2 things together. A number of Fiskateers (23 to be exact) volunteered to take part in a challenge. After volunteering we were told that the challenge was to create a project using just 2 colors as our focus: Pink and Orange. The pink is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the orange is because we are Fiskateers (you know Fiskars, those great orange handled scissors). This is how I'm celebrating the fact that pink and orange go together: As I said there are 23 projects that will be featured on the Fiskateer blog this week. Fiskalead Tami put together a really beautiful video giving a sneak peak of all 23 projects. You can see it by clicking here. These projects are amazing!
A few notes about the project:
First - If you love Fiskars and you're not already a Fiskateer head here to pick a Fiskalead to e-mail. Tell them that you love Fiskars and want to join the amazing Fiskateer community (and that Samantha T. #6363 sent you). They'll give you all the details and set you up with your very own Fiskateer number too! It's free, it's fun, and its full of Fiska-goodness.
Second - I lucked out to have the beautiful pink and orange paper that I used for my project just lying around in my stash at home. It's from 2 different My Mind's Eye collections; Ooh La La and Pretty Please.
Third - To make the cone you need 1/4 of a circle shape cut from patterned paper(a pie shaped wedge). Use a strong adhesive (I used Glue Dots® Continuous Line) along 1 edge and roll into a cone shape. The larger your 1/4 circle, the larger the cone will be. I embellished the top of the cone with strips of paper that had been punched with my Fiskars Upper Crest Punch and my Fiskars Apron Lace Punch. The pink metallic jewels on the cone were added with my I-rock.
Fourth - The flowers were cut with my Silhouette. I used my paper piercer to punch 2 holes through the center of the flowers. I ran thin copper wire up through the first hole in the flowers and then through a button. I looped the wire at the top and ran it back down through the second hole and twisted it off just underneath the flower. The copper wire makes it so the flowers can stand on their own (i.e. you could stand them up in a vase).
Fifth - I set 2 large eyelets along the top edge of the cone and looped ribbon through the cone. Now you can hang the cone over something (like a doorknob, chair, hook, etc.).

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Kelly Sas said...

This is awesome! Love the Flowers. Too bad it isn't Spring - this would make a lovely May Day Basket.