Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just Inspirational Challenges -- Rosettes

I'm really excited about the new challenge at
this week!
We have a great theme and a great sponsor.  
So this should be lots of fun for you!!

Our theme this week is:

And our generous sponsor is:
The Paper Shelter

This is the great image I chose to use for the challenge.
It's called "The turkey is ready" and you can find it along
with a pre-colored version and coordinating backgrounds
here.  All for one low price!
Don't we all look just like this after cooking a complete
turkey dinner?  Lol.

When I learned the theme of the challenge, I went straight to YouTube to find some tips on making rosettes a bit more efficiently.  I had made them in the past but it just seemed to take a really long time for me.  Turns out I just needed more practice; I was already doing them correctly.

While I was looking through the various videos, I came across a great video by LisaEDesign.  She's generously allowed me to link to that video here.  Lisa shows how to use the design of chevron papers to really change up your rosettes.

Her inspiration spurred me on to creating several different rosettes out of just 3 different papers.  Here are photos showing those differences...sometimes the changes are subtle but still make for interesting results.

These 2 rosettes were cut and folded at the same measurements.
However, the one on the left has the outside points folded down
while the right one has the outside points folded up.
The difference is definitely subtle on this paper pattern.

These 3 really start to show the differences of how
the cutting and scoring are done can make dramatic changes.
The rosette in the lower left was scored at every point
(upper & lower) for a much tighter result.
The one in the center was scored at just the lower points.
The final rosette was scored at the upper points.
Switching the points that are scored along with leaving
different color bands on the outside of the rosette gives
a completely different look.  I love those 2!

Because of the great color combo on this chevron paper,
I wound up with some very obvious differences in these rosettes.
All 3 in the left inset are close to the same size and are all scored at the upper and lower points.  Just the colors of the stripes changes the results in a really great way.
The 3 that are in the right inset, are the results of mistakes.
I tried to make a much larger rosette with the one on the lower left.  The strip I worked with was 12" long by about 3 3/4" wide.
If I had added another 4-6" to the length, it would have been fine.
Since I didn't, it split at one of the score lines when I was gluing it together.  Phooey.
The other 2 were scored at just the lower points and should have been at every point....again 'splitage' occurred.  Double phooey.
Instead of tossing them, I took my scissors and trimmed each score line to the same point of the tear.
Suddenly, I have dimensional snowflakes with a chevron pattern!
Love it when I can salvage something.

I decided to make a wreath with the rosettes I'd been playing with and that awesome image from The Paper Shelter.
The base for this rectangular wreath is chipboard wrapped in
burlap ribbon.  After deciding on the placement of the rosettes, the image and the sentiment banner, I used hot glue to adhere everything to the base.

The centers of the rosettes were all embellished
with buttons and brads from my stash.
You can see that one of the rosettes isn't in a chevron pattern.
I flipped the one on the top center over
to use the polka dot paper on the reverse side.
The pop of red just felt like it needed to be there.

You can find this wreath in the following challenges:

I would like to thank Lisa once again for the fantastic video!
(Click on her name here to go take a look at her fab blog too.)
Playing with the different patterns, scoring and folding was a lot of fun....I'm obviously easily entertained.
Hopefully you've found some inspiration to try your hand at rosettes too.  They're such an inexpensive way to add huge impact to projects.

Please hop over to Just Inspirational Challenges
and take a look at the other Design Team members' projects.
We all hope you'll be adding your own new rosette project
to our challenge this week.
Have fun and good luck!!

Thanks for the time you've spent here today.


  1. I love this. The rozets are amazing! I like them very much and the paper shelter their digis are so cute! One big fantastic creation you have made. Hugs, Cindy

  2. Great creation! Thanks for the rosettes link. I have made rosettes before, but never with the fancy paper to give the added effects. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Hope you pop by again. Monica (DT)

  3. I LOVE your rosettes and the very charming image! Thanks for entering my blog challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams! Welcome ~ I hope you'll be back!

  4. Wow what a fab creation and thank you sooo much for the link, the papers you have used work so well together, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge hope you will join us again next week...
    Suzy B

  5. Wow what a fabulous job, love the rosettes and the image is adorable and yummy. Great sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the "Let's Decorate" challenge.

  6. what a masterpiece of a card! i love the rosettes!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  7. Awesome flowers and amazing layout. I adore the image and your layout! Thank you so much for sharing your very inspirational creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks

  8. Thanks for sharing this creation. I love these flowers, great job in showcasing them on your card.
    Thanks for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  9. This is wonderful! The rosettes really make it pop. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

  10. Love all your rosettes. This is great. Thank you for playing along with Lunagirl moonbeams.

  11. Thanks for sharing this lovely wreath for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 74: 'let's decorate' - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  12. Thanks also for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 4: buttons - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. Wow! What a great project. The rosettes are amazing! I don't know if I have the patience to make my own. Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge. Good luck. We hope to see you next challenge.

  14. this is so cute! i love the "turkey is ready" lady! thank you for playing along with us at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

  15. Your project looks fantastic! I would never have thought to use chevron paper for rosettes, they are gorgeous! Thanks for another great idea! Hugs xox

  16. Wow, what a creative idea! Thanks for the tutorial and the link as well .. thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week and hope to see you again!

  17. Fabulous card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative.

  18. I love all your rosettes. They are beautiful. Your image is beautifully colored. But I have to take issue with that image.By the time I take my turkey out of the oven I never look quite that perky and that turkey looks like it's got to weigh at least 23 pounds and when my hubby asks me to hold it for a photo I can barely lift it yet alone get it up that high and get that big old smile on my face.
    But I digress...
    I love your card, and I love that image because it is so contrary to my life's story. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  19. Lovely - it must have taken ages to make all those rosettes!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Feeling Festive Challenge!


    Julie x

  20. Hi Roberta - great post!!!! I read this last week, but forgot to comment (sorry!) so I'm back. I love the variations in the rosettes depending on how you fold the paper. Love your card too, but I never look quite so fresh and cheerful when my turkey comes out of the oven! Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Christmas" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)
    PS: have bookmarked this post so I'll remember it!

  21. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments


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