See that sunflower above? It's one of those projects that takes on a life of its own. First, I cut up three of the largest white flowers in the Big Pinks packages. Click HERE to see what they look like. I cut all the petals apart and trimmed each petal to a more pointed shape so that they would resemble a sunflower instead of a daisy. Next I dip-dyed them in yellow re-inkers mixed with water. While still wet, I hand painted the inner portion of the petals with a deeper yellow for shading. Once dry, I glued the petals together, overlapping them. Then I added a center set of petals made from cardstock that I trimmed to points, saturated with water and sculpted to curl over toward the center. The center of the sunflower is made from polymer clay, embedded with approximately 150 brads (I lost count officially).
Levi's tag taken from my husband's pants. He'll never miss it.
The denim fabric I salvaged from an outgrown pair of my daughter's pants. I just cut them up and stitched each panel, fraying the bottoms.