Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOYWW 150: Giant Rose

After seeing so many WOYWW posts on OhhhSnap, I finally am doing one of my own.  Let me just apologize right now for the honesty in clutter!  This morning before my family woke up was all about making paper roses -- cutting, inking, spritzing, and hot-gluing them.



If you don't know what WOYWW is, then you are obviously not a truly nosy person (like me).  It stands for What's On Your Work-desk Wednesday and is a little snapshot of just that-- mess and all-- showing a ghost of what was just created or what is getting ready to be made... or nothing much.  You can link your own on the Stamping Ground blog and see lots of other crafters' desks (that's where the nosy part comes in) and get acquainted with different blogs.





I was working on the rose from the Cricut cartridge Giant Flowers.  I found that cutting at 4" yields a 5" diameter rose.  I need lots more practice before I can make these in red for my Kentucky Derby centerpiece, but it was fun trying this out!  If the directions look a little confusing, check out this video by Janice "The Cricutologist":  Giant Flower Cricut cartridge-4 inch rose part 1.  I will warn you that it is unedited so you will see the whole process in real time (yikes) and her kids can be heard during most of it (but I kind of liked it because I felt like I was right there in her craft room at her home).  

So... here's my finished practice rose.  After watching the video, it was incredibly easy to do.




(I know I promised my next post would be next Monday and it would be my contest card... but I changed my mind!)

Happy Wednesday!   Soooo... what's going on in your craft space?


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

well first you kept me laughing about the woyww! and so of course i had to take a pic of my own desk which looks like hurricane martha stewart has blown threw. i am new so have no idea how to upload pics or work a blog but that does not stop me from enjoying yours. i love your rose. keep crafting, i shall try to incorporate your style into my own.
sherry

Leta said...

WOW that is so awesome..thank you for sharing

Tanya/Nonna said...

Wowzers! What a gorgeous, gorgeous rose! Practice rose nothing...this is a real beauty! Your rose is truly stunning and I can only imagine how amazing a whole bouquet of these would be! Oh...by the way...I just cleaned off my whole work station, so it is one of those rare moments when my room is nice and tidy (I'm sure it won't last long)

thefrugalcrafter said...

the flower turned out great! welcome to the WOYWW club, be sure to play next week too! It is addicting!

Ohhh Snap said...

Huzzah!!! I'm so happy to be able to peek around your crafty space. Love the stacking of machines you have. Between this post and the giant flowers on packages you pinned I'm so pining for Giant Flowers! FIngers crossed I'm going to make next weeks WOYWW!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome! Thank you for the info on the video. Your practice rose is breathtaking! Darnell 150

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow - that rose is awesome!! I'd have said it was real! Practise shmactise - it's perfect :D
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx
PS Welcome to WOYWW btw, it's addictive :)

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous rose and it looks almost real, love the craft space nice to see it is in a creative stage. I am joining in for the first time in ages too. Hugs, Amanda x

Hazel said...

Wow! that rose is brilliant. Thanks for sharing your creative space - welcome to WOYWW - Hazel, WOYWW # 85, x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

That rose looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by today and welcome to the woyww madhouse!
Fiona x

Becky said...

What a fun busy desk! What time are you crafting if you're up before your family?? Your rose is stunning!!!! Also love the owl party below :)

Cynthia Eloise said...

beautiful rose. thanks for visiting my blog. i love seeing what everyone is up to..

love the joseph campbell quote on the side of your page.

Sheena said...

I love a good messy desk! And your rose is fantastic! I think you've had enough "practice"!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena #166
xxx

LindaV said...

I love your rose!!!!! Great job!

mommyle said...

That rose is simply amazing!!! I am going to have to try that!!!
I love your little girl on your desk, too. Is that a project you made???
Have a great week!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lots of crafty goodness going on, and I love that rose! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop, I'm still nosing! Zo xx17

SuziesImaginarium said...

So very pretty!!You did a marvelous job on the rose..gonna have to tell my sister about this, she's a paper queen. I hope we get to see you derby centerpiece...I love the Kentucky Derby, one day I shall go!
Happy WOYWW #121 (signed off on numerous posts as #122 but alas I discovered I'm really #121 :)

Lisa said...

Such a gorgeous rose and a great desk too, thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

karen said...

Great workspace you have here! Looks like somewhere I would love to sit down and play!
The rose you made is truly amazing! It looks so real! Wow!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
And Happy WOYWW! Hope you will be back again!
xoxo Karen

Danielle said...

That is an awesome flower! Thanks for sharing it and your workspace. dani103

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm very late, but nevertheless, welcome to WOYWW, it's great to see you along, and I bet Sally will be thrilled to have a reciprocal rummage on your desk!! Your rose is amazing, never mind needs practice... It's just wonderful,I can almost smell it!

kay said...

welcome to woyww,love the rose
playing catch up
happy woyww
kay #51

Lisa-Jane said...

Such a stunning flower! Happy Belated WOYWW #45

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gorgeous rose! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jojorenee said...

Amazing. I have to make a list of the new carts I must have!

Ladybug said...

Nooooo waaaaaay! That's a "paper" flower?? It totally looks real!!!
TFS! :-)

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