Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One layout and Raffia flower

Hello all
I thought it is high time for my second post. Well, I have so much to show I could put there 5 posts but not that much time.
For the start, I took a part in Pencil lines designer contest, I don't think I will be chosen, but never mind I loved the sketch and did the work for my own fun. In fact I loved the sketch so much that did not one but two layouts and I am showing here the second one:

This is the layout I suppose to put in my first post as it featuring more of my denim flowers:

The flourishes is Technique Tuesday stamp and papers are by Fancy Pants. 'Delight' was written on the paper so I decided to use it as part of the title, in addition the Sizzix dies were used to cut 'summer'.
Now I would like to say something about raffia. I never bother using it on my layouts until I saw the new raffia flowers by Prima, aren't they gorgeous. Then I both some raffia and determined to reproduce those, for my own fun, of course. This is my first try:

I promise, the next one will be even nicer and I will show you how I done this in my next post, if you are interested.


Svjetlana x

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Please forgive me, the design of my blog is not finished completely, but I decided to start with the first post.

Last summer I made few denim lollipop flowers and they got good ratings on my docraft gallery, so I would like my first post to be short tutorial on them. I must also add that they are inspired by Prima flowers.

This is what you need:

  1. old jeans or any canvas type fabric. 
  2. various circle templates ( I use my spellbinder dies)
  3. some fabric stiffener ( I make my own, but I am sure you can buy some too) 
  4. pen
  5. sharp scissors
  6. glue gun
  7. some flower centres (beads, buttons,...)
  8. mists (optional) 
Using your chosen stencils and scissors, cut circles out of fabric in various sizes.

Then each circle soak well in fabric stiffener, crumple them up in balls and get out excess liquid,
Unfold them and gently stretch the edge of the circle, leave flat to dry ( I leave them overnight). Once dried you have something like this:

At this stage they can be misted gently or dyed with distress ink, then left for few minutes to dry again. Sew or glue flower centre on the top layer and glue gun the rest of the layers as desired, I like altering two colours.

And for the end there are some pages I made with these:

Oh, I just realized  I forgot to take a photo of my the most recent and best page, I will post it tomorrow.
Thank you for reading my blog, comments and suggestions are very welcome.

Svjetlana x