May 21, 2014
Cruising the inter web recently,
I came across the following gorgeous tutorial
by the talented Flax & Twine.
Although the techniques and tutorial are originally from Martha Stewart,
I just love how Flax & Twine has laid out the post.
It makes it so easy to follow.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Now, I myself, have made these flowers in the past,
and I though it was high time that I showed you my versions,
and my tutorial.
as when a new technique is learnt
it means that one must become completely obsessed,
so . . . . . .
3 easy shapes + sizes
I created quite a few.
And then I made a whole canvas with it.
What do you think you will do with your creations?
- Decorate a mirror
- Make a wreath
- A hairclip?
I’d love to see what you create.
April 13, 2012
I finished this layout today, after making the yellow and orange flowers for the past 3 weeks.
I just hand cut some circles, then cut in 5 petals. Afterwards I scrunched them a few times and layered them one on top of the other. It was fiddly work, but I really love the outcome.
Perfect second life for scrap pieces of paper, don’t you think!
I love the simplicity of this sketch & layout
It was for a challenge for March (yep I’m a month late) for the Jellybean Scrappers.
I loved the sketch for the challenge and really wanted to complete it, even if I wasn’t in the running for a prize.
I have used:
CS – Botany (Artee)
Background stripe – Archival Ink pad (Ranger)
Fence – T!m die cut from biscuit box, and inked with Archival Ink
Tag – scrap with Westminster Abbey stamped image (Darkroom Door), white acrylic paint wash, inked edges, stamped words (Kaisercraft)
Ribbon – Hessian (Green Tara)
Flowers – hand cut from Bazzill & Prisma CS (some have been dry brushed with white acrylic paint)
Journalling – Fineline pen (Artline)
One of a kind embellishment – Stamp (Kaisercraft) onto scrap blue card (same as tag)
Date stamp – clear stamp using Archival Ink
Date Stamp detail