Wednesday, January 19, 2011
happy Wednesday everyone. I so look forward to Wednesday's, cause it is the big challenge reveal over on cooking with cricut. HERE. Where is if you link a project to the blog you could win as every week Melin has a great give away...
Well this week we had to use flowers, now I am a flower addict. I have them everywhere, but with the challenge of using flowers, I thought well why not, I am always admiring the handmade paper flowers everyone makes, they are just so beautiful. So I decided to try and make some flowers, now let me tell you, I usually pick up the mechanics of things fairly easy, then because of my anal ways, I have to continue to do the technique untill I feel I have it mastered, well to master these little creations are near impossible. I can not even tell you how many of these I have put together, and how many more sitting here waiting to be put together. I am not happy with them yet. But picked out a few that I actually liked.My project this week that the flowers are going is an altered canvas I am making for my friend, this a photo her prized stallion, whom they have recently lost, so this is tribute to him.
Pagoda cart,Plantin cart, Home accents cart and The file from CWC
assorted paper or card stock
acrylic paints of assorted colors
large brush, and fan brush, baby wipes, paper towel
ink pads to match colors,
stickles to match,
smooch ink to accent
embossing powder, and embossing pad
white painters pen,
White chalk pencil
black liquid applique
sheer plus sheer silver glaze and sheer color glaze
lace, hat pin, beads, charms
Martha Stewart X-mas branch punch (((LOVE this punch, useful for a million projects)))
Next I took a white chalk pencil and wrote my 2 phrases lightly, on the top of canvas it says, "A window to the soul" I wrote with black liquid applique over the top of the words, allowing it to dry on its own so it has a glossy satin finish. On the botton, I used a white sharpie painters pen and wrote" If God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself"
Once all of that is dry you are ready to move on. Adding photos and embellishments...
So I cut all my flowers in assorted colors of black and grey, some of them once cut I embossed with embossing powders to give the flower a bit more dimension and detal. And some I just white ink and stamped on top of the black flowers
I really layered and altered plain with inked or embossed flowers. And once I had them assembled I inked with black and white inks, then high lighted areas of the flowers with my smooch inks, and finally adding stickles to some of the petals. Also usin my Martha Stewart punch added branched to the flower layers.
SO once the flowers were completed I added the bling to them
SO that's it.. it looks worse than it is, and really does come together quite quickly, be sure you hop on over the CWC blog and get your cutting files, and digi stamps....
And don't forget to check out the rest of the Cooking with Cricut Design Team members blogs for more great idea's, project's and inspiration, those gals are amazingly talented. Laura, I hope you like this....
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Posted by Ronnie at 2:08 AM