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!

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Cheryl said...

wow this is one gorjus card hun adore that image and those flowers they are so pretty hugs cheryl xxxx

Juls said...

such an amazing project!!! Thanks for the "how to"...Hugs juls

crafty amy said...

Wow what an briliant card I love the bright colours and well done for using up your papers I am still struggling with that and my scrap box is over flowing lol.
Thank you for joining us at sweet pea stampers and good luck.

Amy xx

P.S. this would also fit for Crafts and Me challenges - fairies or wings ;D

Pascale said...

Hi Katarina I adore your card and great flowers. The embossed panel is fantastic. I have this embossing folder so will note this idea for future use LOL x Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

Anne said...

This is FAB Katarina!!! Brilliant tutorial - you make it look so easy - I will have to try it myself (they won't come out looking like this though, I can tell you now!! I'm rubbish at following even simple instructions!! LOL!). Your card is stunning - gorgeous image, beautiful colouring and I love the flowers! Thanks so much for playing with us at SPS! :o) xx

Nicola said...

Wow your card is gorgeous Katarina. Fabulous colouring to this beautiful image and your flowers are awesome, thanks for tutorial. Gorgeous papers and layoutand a lovely touch with the bugging.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Nicola -x-

Angela said...

This is just gorgeous Katarina!! Love those flowers and the embossed gold birds!!

Teri said...

This is gorgeous hun - love those flowers!
Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Pea Stampers this week - hope to see you next time too.
Teri x

Tanya Rudd said...

I adore those golden little birds. What a nice touch. Fab flowers too.

WickedPixie said...

Gorgeous! your Mermaid is colored beautifully, and I love those paper flowers! :-)Traci


Good morning hunny, im sorry ive not been by before now, with the easter holidays i seem to have fallen behind with my blog hopping again!!i hope you had a wonderful Easter! its been great catching up with you, you've made some stunning cards as always!!! and you know how much i love the Sweet Pea stamps! hope you have a lovely week hunny, hugs Linda x

La Vikinga said...

That's a good one; I like the thin flowers very much, they look very delicate and summer-y!

La Vikinga / Charlotta

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful colours and fabulous sweet image.

Lina said...

Wow you make beautiful cards!