Sunday 28 November 2010

Flower day

So this is my favourite of all the flowers that I have shown you over the last few's so dimensional....I love it!!!!

Here's what you need to do.

Repeat everything that I showed you on day 2 up to the point where you have everything coloured. For this flower it is important to make sure that you also colour the back of the flower with alcohol ink too. Take a sharp pair of scissors and snip right into the flower, almost to the centre to create a fringing effect. As you do this, each teeny, tiny piece curls up all by's so cool to have to try it!!!!
This is what you end up with.....a flower with a bad hair day. Now it's up to you to use your hairdressing skills to tease all those little hairy bits into a gorgeous style. No need for hair gel though, it pretty much stays put all on it's own!

Now of course you have lots of different combinations to play around with. You can put the hairy flower on the scalloped one.
Or on any size of Grunge Flower.....they all look amazing. You could even start your own floristry business and make bouquets!!!

So here's a picture as a little reminder of the three variations using Paperartsy that they are all together, you can see all the subtle changes.

Here's is a little sneaky peek of one of next years class projects which happens to have one of these gorgeous flowers on it!

Now for a bit of a recap if you would like to make any of these gorgeous flowers.
Ten Seconds Studio products:
White pointy tool and skinny embossing wheel - both found in the Basic Set
Ball & Cup tool (I used the largest one from the Ball & Cup Set)
Mat Set (Acrylic and foam mat)

Paperartsy products:
Grunge Flower dies
Scalloped Flower die
Ranger Products:
Black Paint Dabber
Stream and Purple Twilight Alcohol Ink
Applicator Tool & Felt for Alcohol Ink
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
All of these products can be found on my website or simply call Karen in the shop on 01234 - 714848.
Have a creative day, Lin


Anonymous said...

Worth the wait Linda! This one is amazing! xx

Helen said...

OK, so it WAS a case of saving the best for last, Lin. Absolutely love all 3 styles, thank you so much for these tutorials.

Artmadnana said...

What a clever idea! I love the way it curls! I had one ready and dahed off to cut it as soon as I read your post. It's magical! Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for a great set of tutorials - did I say you should have an award!! Can't wait to book that class! Chris

Artmadnana said...

Lin - are you going to 'keep' this tutorial accessible on your blog like your flower and metal embellies??? Please! Chris

Isabelle Norris said...

All your flowers are truly stunning!! I will have to try..
hope you are well,
isa x

Trish said...

Wow, your flowers are brilliant! I cant wait to try them (but I have to as we are moving and my craft stuff is now packed up...)
Thank you so much for sharing

Crafting Queen said...

Amazing flowers!

Kat said...

Hi lin,thanks so much for the mini series (lernt lots of grate tings to put into practice)
I love all the flower styles,
but the final one looks looks most like a real flower,
thanks again Lin,
Kat x.

Sian said...

Wow, the flower is amazing, and very effective. Thanks for the flower inspiration over the last few days.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Lin, for sharing all these lovely flowers with us, your "blog posse"! The little triangles left over from cutting between the petals, make a very nice cornflower when the tips are all stuck on a dimensional!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Brilliant idea and gorgeous results. Thanks for the floral inspiration

Paper Paradise said...

AMAZING.....AGAIN.......You never fail to impress with your creativity. Thanks for the tutorials over the last week.. I have thoroughly enjoyed them. x

Val said...

Hi Lin

These are absolutely stunning - I think I might be making a few of these as little brooches for Christmas!

Thanks so much for the tutorials.


Susanne said...

This is really a georgeous idea..

Starla said...

OH MY. I will now be putting metal flowers on EVERYTHING!! I loved them all, but the last one, OH MY!!

Annette said...

Thanks so much for the tutorials lin, I really have got to get into this metal crafting, its fab. Hugs Annette x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is utterly awesome!! Thanks for these great tutorials Lin.

Linda M. Cain said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant!!!
LOVE it the best too.


Unknown said...

I am struggling to pick a favourite ... they are all amazing ... totally awe inspiring and amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

These are very cool. Thank you for sharing with us.

SunnyB said...

Just when I think I have seen it all, another inspiring set of ideas. I am eagerley awaiting my sizzix die-Tattered Floral delivery and then I am definitely trying these techniques, Thanks Linda.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Love all the Flowers Linda, thank you for the instructions too! was fun to do my classes too! Hugs always! G

Dragon said...

Oh woo, Lin, I really do have to do some metal work with you!!! This last flower is utterly gorgeous, and the project looks fab.... Just hope I am not a) having yet another operation or b) on holiday!!!!! Next year when you do the workshops..

Siobhan Brignull said...

what to say, ur fab and your work is fab xx

Val said...

Flowers are absolutely stunning. Love them.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Each flower is more beautiful than the last. I'm speechless!

Karin said...

Absolutely fablous

jan metcalf said...

Gorgeous florals!!

voodoo vixen said...

Stunning flowers! Love the sheen and the bad hair bit just takes them to another level altogether!