13.3.18

Desk Organizer with Handmade Flowers

Desk Organizer with Handmade Flowers
            Hi friends...first of all my apologies for not visiting. At the end of this post I will share what has been keeping me busy!
This project is my DT post for Crafters Corner where I am showcasing the gorgeous array of glitters and pollen from Dress My Craft.It is also my DT post for Cuttlebugmania Challenge where the theme is "Spring".
Handmade Flowers
This project started off as a simple decoupaged desk organizer using gorgeous Graphic 45 papers. But it looked too mundane so I added lots of handmade lilies , matching flower buds and butterflies!
Handmade Flowers
The  lilies were made with Heartfelt creations  Sunrise Lily stamps and dies .The Pink-peach ones are paper blooms made to sparkle using "sparkling dust".The white lilies were made by stamping and heat embossing on parchment paper and the lovely centers are from the new pastel pollen collection from Dress My Craft .
Mini Bottle Charm
The tiny  bottle has "micro mini pearls" and "little hearts" both Dress My Craft best sellers! I made the  little butterfly sparkle beautifully using my favorite Rainbow glitter also featured in this earlier post : Pop Up Box Card .

The beautiful  range of  glitters and pollen  available now is simply amazing. I especially love the styrofoam buds....not only are they fabulous to make rose buds, roses and other flower centers but they are fabulous to use as stand alone pollen too.
Styrofoam Pollen
The styrofoam pollen is available in 2 varieties- pointed and round and in a lovely range of sizes .
Sharing a simple pictorial on how you can use them to custom make the perfect matching embellishments for your project.
Flower bud Tutorial 
Sponge the styrofoam buds in colors to match your project.

Flower bud Tutorial 
Apply a few drops of  a tacky glue which dries clear. I bought this Elmer's craftbond tacky glue recently and just loved that it was fluid enough to spread easily but tacky enough to hold all the glitters quickly.

Flowerbud Tutorial 
Smear the glue to get a nice even coating- using your little finger is the easiest option!

Flowerbud Tutorial 
Now the fun part- simply dunk the bud into a jar of rainbow glitter chunks .

Glitter Tutorial 
Swirl the bud and lift it up and voila you have a shimmering little flower bud!

Glitter Tutorial 
Stick the buds on foam/sponge and allow to dry.The Elmer's glue I used dries fairly fast so it's wonderful for impatient crafters!
Glitter buds
In this project the glittering white buds were made by simply dunking the glue smeared buds directly in rainbow glitter chunks without coloring them.
Handmade Flowers

The butterflies dotted all over the project were also given a lovely shimmer using rainbow glitter chunks.
Handmade Flowers
The rainbow glitter chunks gives a more dazzling effect compared to rainbow glitter and the best part is you can use the exact hues you used on the rest of our project and hence make the perfect embellishments!
Handmade Flowers

This technique of making your own flower buds / pollen is so fun! I experimented with the wide range of Dress My Craft glitters and loved the different effects I could achieve with different glitters!
Glitters
I will show you the effect using microfine glitter.

Glitter Tutorial 
This time I used Aleene's glue - love this glue for a lot of projects but for this particular technique I like the more fluid elmer glue as Aleene's is thick and one needs to be more patient to get a nice even coating of glue without leaving lumps.

Glitter Tutorial 
Like earlier dunk the bud into glitter- used microfine glitter here.

Glitter Tutorial 
I love the subtle shimmery frosted look!

Glitter Tutorial 
I used Marianne die cuts on the central dividers and also gave them a subtle sparkle!

Desk Organizer
I just love the beautiful papers from Graphic 45

Graphic 45 Papers
It is always difficult to cut through your favorite papers but I think it is better to make something beautiful for the home that you can look at everyday than hoard it inside a drawer!!
Desk Organizer with Handmade Flowers
The beautiful centers of my lilies were made with lovely pollen bunches from Crafters Corner.  I love you liked my spring themed desktop organizer. I dont know how practical it would be to use this but hehe it does look pretty doesnt it!
Desk Organizer with Handmade Flowers
And here is the reason I have been so busy the past 2 weeks....meet the new member of our family 4 month old "Toffee" and hehe don't be deceived by his sweet name...he is one mischievous fella. He is such a naughty bundle that while I was making this project he managed to run away with the glue bottle, the sponge and even the scissors ! And yes he did munch one of the flowers too!!
Our Siberian Husky Toffee
And back to crafty stuff  dont forget to participate at the Cuttlebugmania Challenge where the theme is "Use dies/embossing folder + Spring theme"
And here is the list of Supplies from Crafters Corner 
Adhesives : AleenesTacky Glue,E6000 Spray Adhesive, Elmers Craftbond Tacky Glue, Decoupage Glue- Mod Podge
Die cutting Machine : Sizzix Big Shot 
Dies : Marianne Designs ,Heartfelt creations Sunrise Lily Die
Stamps : Heartfelt creations  Sunrise Lily
Stamping Accessory : MISTI
Papers : Floral ExoticaGraphic 45
Flower making Tools : Groove Golf tool set

Linking to 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 

56 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow, Sonia what a stunning project. I love the desk tidy and all of the amazing flowers that you've made to cover it too, it really is wonderful. I also love your new family member Toffee.

    Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue...! I love how the lilies turned out too though they did take a lot of time!

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  2. an adorable project everytime, how you manage your time for all these. love every details, admire always the colour you choose and Toffee is handsome too

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    1. Shylaa...this one took a really long time to make. And hehe Thank you! for the compliments about Toffee...handsome he indeed is!

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  3. Wow! It's stunning! The flowers are beautiful!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous. So much detail. You are a true artist. Your new family member is adorable. I can relate to the mischievousness since Gibbs has done the same thing with me. I don't dare drop anything on the floor or leave things within his reach..lol

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    1. Thank you so much Ann. I have had small breed dogs always so have to keep reminding myself that the husky is a large breed ...it seems there is no surface he cant reach if he puts his mind to it and he is proper escape artist too!

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  5. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the flowers and the touch of glitter you added!!! And Toffee is ADORABLE!!! But he has to know you aren't supposed to run with scissors, right!?!?!? LOL!!! :)

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    1. Hehe Julie the worst thing when he runs off with something is that he is so fast we have no hope of catching him at all!! He is at his best behavior when he sleeps!!!

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  6. Wow...gorgeous creation,Sonia.Love the beautiful flowers and colours.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'm pretty sure my jaw hit the floor when I saw this, Sonia!! It is absolutely spectacular!! Wow!! I love every single thing about it!! The flowers are all so stunning!! I love how you used the beautiful papers!! The details are perfect!! And I love your tutorial, too!! This is amazing, my friend!!

    Oh my goodness, Toffee is so sweet!! I just want to hug him!! He's so adorable!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa hehe he is the naughtiest dog I have had. One huge bundle of energy and super super active and very wilful and yes despite all this he does manage to get hugs from the whole family!

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  8. If this isn't the cutest desk organizer that I've seen! Simple adorable! Great job! And your fur baby is adorable too!

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    1. Thank you so much Gail. I had first planned to only decoupage it but it looks so plain I really went to work on it!! And Thank you about Toffee...to us he is adorable when he is sleeping and eating at other times he is either running around like crazy or trying to bite something he shouldnt!!!

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  9. This is amazing! I love the pollen sticks especially! What an adorable fur baby too!

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  10. This is gorgeous, Sonia!! I love the flowers. The buds are stunning!!

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  11. This is stunning Sonia, lots of beautiful details - absolutely gorgeous.
    Toffee looks adorable, I bet he does keep you busy!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  12. WOW! Such a gorgeous creation!! I love, love, love the beautiful handmade flowers. Toffee is cute!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  13. Stunning project and flowers Sonia. Toffe looks so innocent and I am sure he will grow out of his naughty ways. My teddy is over a year old and still steals all my craft things and chews everything..loz

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  14. Oh my goodness Sonia, gorgeous isn't a big enough word for this project. Your tutorial, as always, is so clear and easy to follow.
    Hugs,
    Myrna

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  15. Your ideas and creativity is beyond belief, no wonder I love coming here to see your fab creations and this is just STUNNING. Thanks for many ideas.xxđź’– [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  16. I wish I had talent and patience like you! I really admire the minutest details you take care of in your project and also share them. Love the work

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    1. Thank you so much ...and hehe I take a long time to complete one project. This one first started out as a simple decoupaged organzer but it looked so plain that I let it sit on my table for months before I decided to alter it further!

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  17. stunning! flowers look beautiful!love all the detailing! so creative ...

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  18. Amazing project with so much of detailing !! Love the toffee effect <3
    cheers

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  19. oh wow!
    its super pretty!
    hugs

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  20. Stunning and gorgeous detail work and layers. Especially love the flowers. Super well done!!! Huskie is adorable as well. Hugs

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  21. I love your new project, it's stunning!!. I just adore your new puppy!!!

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  22. Your organizer is a delight!! Love the lilies and the buddies!! Thanks for the tutorial! Your puppy is delightful (and a great helper too! LOL :D ) When he will be more old he will be more quiet... now he is a baby! :)
    Hugs

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    1. Hehe he is indeed quite a handful. I have had many puppies earlier too but oooh this one is the toughest as he is the fastest!! Today morning he managed to run away with a coconut!!!

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  23. Gosh...this turned out sooooo pretty!

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  24. Stunningly beautiful! You've made a absolutely spectacular, gorgeous garden worth of flowers. A fabulous tutorial as always, I'm wondering if they sell those buds in the UK?
    Toffee is gorgeous! What a perfect name for him. Prisha must be over the moon with him. Give him a cuddle from me :). Debra x

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  25. Wow!! Such an amazing project!! I love the flowers, buds, papers & all the details! So beautifully arranged! Your flowers are so gorgeous & the entire bunch is looking gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the lovely tutorial & products :)
    Congratulations on having a new family member! He is so cute with a lovely name!

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  26. This desk organizer is treat to eyes <3
    Loved your flowers so so pretty, Thank you for sharing lovely tutorial :)

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  27. This is a wonderful desk organizer. Lovely paper and beautiful flowers.
    And I also adore your new family member Toffee.

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  28. Beautiful project, Sonia! This organizer would look beautiful on anyone's desk! Your new dog is adorable! Congratulations!

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  29. How incredible, Sonia - that is, how incredible you are! I love all your projects - each one truly unique from anything I've every seen - and so beautifully crafted. I can picture your deft fingers lovingly caressing each flower into life. So lovely! hugs, de

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  30. Oh Sonia!!!!!!! What a beautiful creation!!!!!!! I love your handmade flowers!!!!!!!! And thank you for the great tutorial, my friend!!!!!!! Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. This is so pretty my friend! I won some of the paper you used but I never knew what to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I don't know if you know that I am a dog obedience trainer. I have a little trick I use for my dog and the dogs I foster. I keep chew bones and toys with me all the time. When they run off with something of mine, I very calmly take it away and give them a treat or chew bone and tell them "This is yours" show them what they have taken and say "this is not yours" It works!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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    1. Oh I didnt know you were a dog obedience trainer. Even though I have had dogs all my life I am really struggling with this one. He is a big bundle of energy and I also have a huge house with 3 floors and he has no problem running from floor to floor while my joints and bones all protest!!He is an intelligent fella and after repeatedly hearing that my craft sponge is out of bounds he seems to be leaving it alone!! I will try your advice.Thank you so much Chriss

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  32. Love this gorgeous creation! The flower embellishments are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  33. Sonia... your project is simply STUNNING!!! I swear I say that every time I come here.. But it's ALWAYS TRUE!! I LOVE the beautiful papers and the gorgeous flowers.. the sparkle is fabulous... Just Beautiful! And congrats on the new family member! Toffee is one handsome pup! They can be a handful sometimes but I'm sure you'll that cutie trained in no time.. They are amazing dogs and very smart... :) Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  34. WOW, WOW!!! What an amazing creation! The papers are so pretty and the flowers are spectacular!! Love all the details...so stunning!
    Sherrie k

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  35. Wow!! It`s so beautiful!!

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  36. Just awesome! Enjoyed the pictorial tour of how you created this lovely accessory and the G45 papers at the base of it, are wonderfully vintage. The gorgeous flowers made it even more beautiful, if that is possible. Thanks for the tip about the Elmer's glue and dunking....Your puppy is very handsome, and I expect will take a lot of time to train for a while. But I'm sure he will also give back a lot of love & loyalty too! TFS & Hope your weekend is going well.

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  37. What a particularly beautiful creation. I have to look at it because there is so much to see and i'll love it ;-)
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

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  38. Your project is just astunning Sonia..the flowers and those stamens all glittered up are fabulous..love your cute dog and good luck with loosing lots of craty stash..maybe make him his own box of stuff..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  39. Wow another amazing project, loving your flowers and sparkly buds. Toffee looks very cute your daughter must be delighted to have a new puppy.
    Julie x

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  40. Toffee is a cutie. Daisy says woof! Puppies need attention and with time will learn. I was not wanting to go the puppy route when my previous dog, Teddy, had to be put down due to cancer of the tongue in 2014. Daisy is everything I was looking for and was 7 when I rescued her and is now 10. Like the desk organizer with it's pretty decor.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  41. I am always amazed with your ingenuity, what a beautiful desktop organiser, as you say practical??? I think like you it's too pretty to be hidden away, it will be a joy to look at each time your at your desk. GORGEOUS.
    Faith
    x

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  42. What a fabulous project Sonia! You always amaze me and I just love how you share techniques and tips. And Toffee is adorable - he'll keep you on your toes for sure. Len came in for a peek and said he's a very handsome chap!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  43. Oh wow Sonia, what a fantastic idea to create an organizer so stunning. That's an asset to every table. And your Siberian Husky Toffee looks so faithful and beautiful. Animals are something very wonderful.
    Petra x

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