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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Time for Thermals


Good Morning,

Well the weather is certainly turning here in the UK now. We have been without a boiler for 6 weeks but thankfully after a few problems & a gas leak (I now have a big hole in the garden) we have heating again just in time for the winter.


I have coloured up this super cute stamp from Little Darlings Saturated Canary called Thermal Weather. I have coloured her up using distressed markers. I have dug out my woolly hat now lol


I have been making flowers using foamiran again, I do love making these flowers but time just seems to disappear once I start. I have used the Rosy Owl dies for the large flower.


The smaller pink flower has been made using the whimsy peony die set. The Lace is called Gwendoline & is just simply gorgeous.


Just had to take another pic :)


Thank you for stopping by today, make sure you pop back tomorrow for more gorgeous inspiration from the team.

Hugs

Emma x


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

My Rose!

Hello everyone!
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." - Beautiful thought of a great author!
Do you like roses? I adore them! Obviously Antoine de Saint-Exupery loved them as well :-)



Today my step-by-step photo tutorial is for easy foamiran rose using Whimsy Rose Petal Flower Die Set.
All products used are from www.crafteezee.co.uk!
I started with cutting the petals out of white foamiran as it's shown on the picture. You can see that there are 4 layers of petals.


My next step was colouring them using Faber-Castell Oil Pastels. I like the colours to be varied on my petals, so I used two shades for the top, 108 and 128, and 172 for the bottom. I don't cover the whole surface but leave the white spots and this contributes to the more natural looking of the flower. Those petals were coloured both sides.


Further, I warmed everyone to the iron, scrunched the top and the bottom of the petal and twisted it backwards and forwards a few times, rolling it between my fingers (pc. 1). I gently stretched the middle part of it trying not to touch the edge (pc. 2). To give shape to the smallest ones, I used one of the smallest ball of the Flower tools (pc. 3).


I took a piece of kitchen foil, crushed it to make a drop-shaped core with a size 1 cm x 1.5 cm. To be comfortable for working, I punched a small hollow and glued a toothpick at the bottom of the bud.
Now was time to shape the rose bud! I stuck one of the smallest heart-shaped leaves (pc.1). Against the first one I stuck the second (pc.2) and the last two were placed stacking on to the first two (pc. 3 and pc. 4). In this way, I completely covered the foil core. 


The petals of the next three layers were arranged successively, one after another, as it shown on the photos.


At last, I had this:


The last touch I added to my rose was rose sepals made from a square of olive green foamiran. I coloured their edges with an oil pastel 128, heated and twisted them in the way I explained above and stuck the sepals to the back side of my rose.


To finish my flower arrangement I added two rose buds and several leaves. It could be a wonderful decoration for a treasure box, an exploding box, a scrapbook album or just to decorate the wrist of some pretty lady :-)!







Thank you for coming around!
HUGS xxx


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Monday, 18 September 2017

Harvest Love

Hello and good morning my dear crafty friends. Fall definitely arrived here, and so I also got into the mood to create autumnal cards and projects. I love the warm colors of Autumn; earth tones with different browns, yellow, orange. All those colors are to find in my new card, using the gorgeous new paper collection from Pion Design 'Summer Falls Into Autumm'.

 

Below you can see some close ups of my card...




Have a happy day now. Thank you for your visit here.
Hugs, Karina

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