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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lily Flower Tutorial

A new flower tutorial for you today! I am in love with the new Prima Corine flowers... but of course they are hard to find here in Canada and I just needed to see if I could make my own version (for a fraction of the price and with adding an extra petal layer :)  I am using some Pion Design paper scraps to make these from the "Fairytale of Spring" collection to coordinate with upcoming projects.

Here is what you will need: 
- 3 flower shapes with 3 pointed petals. I just used my Marvy punch and hand-cut the petal corners off. I must say this is my favorite flower punch because of the versatility and embossed feature. You can just cut out a similar shape and trace it if you don't have similar punch or 3-petal die cut.
- Water to mist
- Scrapbook chalk or chalk ink (I prefer scrapbook chalk for this and actually found some at my dollar store!)
- White paint or snow writer, puff paint or glitter - whatever best suits your project style
- A decorative brad or a few pearls or stamens for the center
- A rounded object (like a Sharpie pen or painbrush end)
- A foam mat (like a computer mouse pad)
- Glue of choice

Step 1: Make your template.

Step 2: Cut your 3 flower layers.

Step 3: Water mist the layers and pinch the towards the middle of each petal to create a crease.

Step 4: While still damp press the center into the foam mat to raise the petals. Let dry completely before the next step.

Step 5: Add some chalk or ink to the center and over the crease for definition.

Step 6: Glue your layers and press all together into the mat to form a little space for the centre pearls to fit into.

Step 7: Paint or...
glitter your tips

Step 8: Glue your decorative center and you are ready to add to your project!

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Creative Scrappers #155 Pion Design

Happy Mother's Day! It is also reveal Sunday for Creative Scrappers sketch #155. I have used more of the beautiful Pion Design "fairytale of spring" papers combined with the gorgeous sketch by Amarilys Doria this week. When designing, I actually made a mistake and thought this was the sketch to be revealed on Easter Sunday, hence the bunny paper used. Oh well!

My son has the clearest baby blue eyes and these papers were a great way to highlight this picture.

Here is a close-up of the embellishments. The birds are a K and Co. cardstock pieces that I recently used on a canvas layout as a mask which left me with the perfect blue embellishment for this layout.

The large "Pion" flower is handmade (all my flower tutorials are archived on my blog in the right sidebar) and the little crochet flowers were bought at a local fabric shop.

Here is the lovely sketch and as you can see I flipped it to better suit my layout.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team reveals over on the Creative Scrappers Blog!