Do you like the look of the Prima lollipop flowers? There are several versions of them popping up in magazine layouts and in lots of on-line galleries. They are very simple to make. I made this version on the following layout. The version I did has imperfect circles. If you prefer perfectly round circles, you could use graduated sizes of punches. I cut 5 squares of three different patterns, each about a 1/4 smaller than the next one.
Then, I just cut circles out the square by just rounding off the corners.
Stack them on top of each other and trim a few of them if there is not enough difference between one layer and another.
I wanted mine to look distressed. I don't own one of those fancy distresser tools, so I scraped the edges with a pair of scissors to get the look I wanted.
I inked the edges.
Then I crumbled them up in my hand and worked on the edges to make them wrinkly looking.
Stack them together how you want them to look.
I used my piercing tool to put a hole through all the layers.
and put a brad through it. You could make these using fewer layers or with larger brads. You could glue the layers together and add a jewel or a button. There are lots of possibilities. The challenge for this week is to show me your version of a layered flower on a layout. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Upload them to the Memorable Seasons gallery and link them to this thread.