May 2023 Challenge - May Flowers

Since April Showers bring May Flowers, you might have already guessed that our theme for May is indeed "May Flowers". Send in pictures of your miniature blooming beauties. They can be in a garden or even a flower arrangement but they need to be flowers not just plants.

Please send your submissions to Julie French ( and your submissions will show up here. If you would like a little gift from the Create Committee please include your mailing address .... but it might not ship until the end of the month.

Please try to be patient with us. We are volunteers!


From Julie French:

For May Flowers, I wanted to showcase a project that was inspired by an image floating around on Facebook. It was a gorgeous vintage truck filled with flowers overflowing its bed. I had dabbled in creating flowers and thought this was my chance to really learn how to make them. Luckily I had friends who helped me step by step with learning how to paint my papers, use the correct punches and the techniques to create the flowers. I couldn’t be happier with how my truck scene turned out. I even learned the technique of using static grass (frequently used in train models). It always amazes me how much we can learn from other hobbies that are so similar to our own. We have a wonderful train store here in the DFW area and they were more than happy to answer any questions about the static grass and recommend lengths to play with. I gifted this piece to a dear friend who proudly displays it in her collection. I hope you enjoy this piece and that it will inspire you to try a new technique.

May Flowers