Ribbon & Fabric Flowers

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?

Aren’t they gorgeous?

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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.

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Now,
as when a new technique is learnt
it means that one must become completely obsessed,
so . . . . . .

3 easy shapes + sizes

3 easy shapes + sizes

I created quite a few.

Spotty ribbon

Spotty ribbon

Blue ribbon

Blue ribbon

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And then I made a whole canvas with it.

Heart Canvas

Heart Canvas

You like?

 

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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.
Truly :)

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Scrap Layout – Little Blue Panda

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

Tag detail

Flower details

Date Stamp detail


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