Monday, 5 April 2010
Garden seafairy and flower tutorial
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope you had a great easter holiday. I've been sewing, crosstitching and making cards. Here is one of them.
This time I used "The serene night" - another wonderful stamp from sweetpea that I haven't showed you yet. The text is from sheet 7 plate 29 and the stamp from sheet 4 plate 24. I actually had this image coloured and matched with the Basic Grey papers. It was laying around and I needed to clean my space a bit so I thought it was time to get it finished. I also made two flowers from a giftwrap paper that happened to match perfectly!
I made this card with a couple of challenges in mind:
Basic Grey challenge - a wonderful sketch
Sweetpea stamps challenge - garden fairy
The secret crafter - how does your garden grow
Here's a detail of the embossed background with golden birds that I made:
Here's how I made the flower:
I used my blossom nesties, but you could use circles or cut shapes out by hand. I even embossed them to give them an extra edge, but io don't know if it really shows. Cut out 6-7 of them in silkpaper (the ones you have to giftwrap)
After you've cut them out, poke them into your hand like shown on photo to scrunch them up.
Glue them side by side and work your way around until you're satisfied with the result. You might want to use a smaller shape to fill in the gaps in the middle.
Use different shapes to make different sized flowers:
Oh, and if you'd like a chance to win some sweetpea stamps, Gina has some as candy on her blog. Ends april 11:th.
Have a great night!