We are having a lovely day in the garden today...... Suzanne is making flowers and embellishments galore. And one lucky reader will have the chance to win this crafty garden!
Hi everyone. I hope you are all staying warm and cosy during these cooler days. I think it is the perfect time to stay indoors and play with all the pretties that are in the June kit from Aunty Vera.
Its time for my second project for the month and this time, I have decided to make some flowers and other small embellishments. In the kit this month the beautiful papers and planner stamps from Julie Nutting are very much about being kind and sharing happiness, and so I thought I would give away this bunch of embellishments to someone. I have used the Wilted Violet distress marker and some of the beautiful Julie Nutting papers to make all the embellishments.
These flowers are very simple and all you need is a very simple 5 petal flower punch, a distress marker (I have used the wilted violet distress marker from the kit) and some inky fingers.
For each flower I punched out 3 lots of the petals and die cut one leaf piece
|EK success punch - punch out three sets of petals for each flower|
|All the pieces needed for one flower|
|I used this kaisercraft die to add some greenery to the flowers|
|Adding distress marker to the stamping block|
|Add water to the distress marker ink|
|soak petal in ink and water|
|Lay them out until they are nearly dry|
|start shaping the petals|
|This is what the petals should look like|
|Shape the petals with your tool|
|dry the petals completely|
|Cut one of these for each flower and colour green. Cut each leaf in half|
|Add distress stain to the leaves|
|scrunch up the leaves|
|shape with tool|
|All the petals and leaves|
|Glue three petals together to make each flower and a leaf underneath. Add stamens to the centre|
|Pull the stamens through the centre with a piece of wire|
|Add some glue to centre of flowers to hold stamens|
|This is what the centre will look like|
|The set of 15 flowers|
I also made a few little embellishments from the beautiful Julie Nutting papers. I made two little pinwheels, two little fence embellies, four little bows and 8 tiny tags. Also included are a small card and envelope and a small gift bag with some little goodies inside and a rosette paper clip.
small gift bag with little goodies inside
I added one of the cute birdcage embellishments from the kit to the little gift bag.
|8 tiny tags|
|Little fence embellishments|
I used some of the little elements from the papers to make these little embellishments
|Small envelope with tag inside|
|a tray of little embellishments - pinwheels, fence, bows and tags|
Winner will be drawn Saturday 8pm...... Eastern Australia time :)
You can see a video of how I made these flowers HERE.
You can purchase the June kit HERE.