Thursday, 8 January 2015

January 3T's and some December winners ...

I will be announcing our December winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our first Tips, Tricks and Techniques segment of 2015 presented by our delight creative team member, Stina Westbom.


Today I would like to show you how to easily make your own fabric flowers. You can do them in many different variations and colours. I chose to do mine plain white so that I can colour them later if I want. 

The only things you need are some fabric, a round circle, a glue gun and a center piece.
I started by folding the fabric in half and then I cut strips along the entire length. How long a piece you need depends on how big a flower you want to do. The easiest way is to try it out.

Then you put some glue around the circle and begin attaching the fabric around the circle's edge.

Once you have done a lap proceed only on the next. Then proceed inwards until you are satisfied.

Glue on some embellishment in the middle of the flower. I have used some metal flowers and a flat back pearl. Now your flower is ready to be used. If you want you can easily colour the flower with different kinds of mists. 

I also made a flower where I continued with fabric strips all the way to the middle.

Thanks for visiting us today! And good luck making your own flowers!

Wow - these look stunning Stina.  I hope this has inspired all of you to create some for yourselves.  Not only do they look amazing they are but a fraction of the cost of the store bought variety. 

and now onto some winners .....

Some gorgeous pages amongst our entries last month - thank you everyone for playing along with us.

We'd also like to thank our final sponsors for 2014 - Time to Create and Mystical Scrapbooks.

Working from this painting and colour palette by Ethel Spowers ...

Karen McLaughlin is our winner for Time to Create.

Time To Create is a family business. We share a passion to create, share and develop the best that we imagine!  We only stock products that we use and believe in. Our stock is always priced at the keenest costing we can do. We support Australian manufacturers and many Australian suppliers and try to have as wide a variety as possible.

Renee Johnson is our Mystical Scrapbooks winner.

At Mystical Scrapbooks we aim to make your shopping experience enjoyable & fun! Our products cover all your scrapbooking needs.  

While two of our monthly prizes are made by creative team vote, one of our monthly prizes is completely done via random draw so anyone, regardless of style or years of experience can be a winner here on ARTastic - you just need to have an entry in :)

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Lesley French is #4 Binty.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me at with their postal details.  Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Helene with this bright and happy little page.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.


  1. I really enjoyed reading about making those STUNNING flowers ---& the biggest of congrats to our wonderful winners this month...& Helene....MWAH!!!!!!

  2. These flowers look amazing, Stina. Must try this out. Congratulations to our winners.......such gorgeous work.

  3. First, Congratulation to the winners in December :)
    and to Stina, I love this fantastic flower tutorial, your flowers are amazing, and I will definitly try making some my self. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Woo Hoo Thank you very much indeed. I am feeling rather good at the moment :) and also a big thank you to Time to Create. xx

  5. Really lovely and easy to create flowers. Will have to try these.
    Congrats to all the winners.

  6. Love those flowers, well done to the winners!

  7. Fantastic flower tutorial. Thank you for sharing with us. Big Congrats to all the winners and everyone that joined in .