Sunday, 27 February 2011
Here is another FAB image from LOTV, this is one of my favourites of theirs so far.
I have coloured the image with distress inks and I wanted to give it an oldy worldy feel to it, kind of vintage so I kept the colours fairly muted. The background papers are K&Co K-Ology " Hannah" from a Scrap and Go pad I`ve had for ever, but they are a perfect weight paper for making flowers which is what I have done here !
Yes they are hand made, I couldn`t believe how well they turned out either !
I was watching a demo on making flowers with punches on a blog that I blog-hopped to from various sites and it got me inspired to get out all my flower paper punches and dies and see what I could come up with.
These are made from the Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals Sizzix die which I`ve had for a while but not had a lot of use from ( it will be used a LOT now I`ve discovered these little gems ! )
I have cut 4 of the medium petals out and 3 of the small ones and using a large pergamano ball tool, pressed and rubbed each petal onto a foam mat until I got the desired shape then layered them up together and Hey Presto, expensive looking Prima-type flowers which cost pennies to make, I am well chuffed with the outcome !
You can do this with any double sided paper, just spray them with a little water to help break down the fibres after you`ve cut them out and use a strong craft glue to hold them while they set.
I would like to enter this into two challenges, the first being the LOTV CHALLENGE which has the theme " Circles " and the second is the ALLSORTS CHALLENGE and this weeks theme is " Make your own Flowers "
I think this technique could work with any 5 or 6 petal punch or die, I`m off to have a play and see what else I can make !
Thanks for stopping in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xx