Was that our Indian Summer that we have been experiencing, didn't last long did it!
Firstly I have to say to each and everyone of you that left me a message, I am so sorry I didn't reply back to you this week, but it has been absolutely full on, and a very tiring week with both the moves of my Son And my sister. Just have to say TOB, I wish it was gin in my water bottle, but sadly no it was just water, but I am trying much harder now to get on to the harder stuff. ( Not that I am feeling that much is help needed there.)
Well my sister is now tucked up in our caravan, and it looks like she has dug herself in for the foreseeable future. Claire popped over yesterday, and she is blooming nicely and she is so happy. We were talking about the due date for Claire's baby which is March 1st, and my sister spoke up and said OH I should still be here by then. Paul & I looked at each other and we nearly fell off our chair's. I said to her, "Are you really going to be here that long" and she laughed and said to Claire, your mum's funny but I never know if she is serious. ( I really was serious though! ). Oh heck!
My son is also back home now, and I'm begging him to stay but, It looks like he will be moving out again and into his own property on the 9th or there about. When he came home last Wednesday he came with so much washing and said " Mum can I borrow the washing machine ", and I said you're back home now just use everything like you did before. So he did, he put one load of washing on went into the lounge put the telly on and plonked his backside in the armchair, likewise all over the weekend too, either watching the American football or on the PS. It's like he never left. I'm not complaining I love having him back if only for a short time. The one thing that is driving me crackers is there are 3 homes in one and there is not one room that is not affected, and we have gained yet another Cockatiel called Potter, it's quite noisy in the mornings now with our Eric & Ernie ( Cockatiels ) and Potter. It's quite a musical wake up call albeit a bit too early. Hey Ho!
Now about the card, I hope you like it, and I have made a tutorial for the flowers I hope you can follow it, don't forget the scrunch at the end, you'll see what I mean.
Here goes, card first!
Creative Expressions- Foundation card- Vintage Silver & Coconut White
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Maidenhair Fern
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Perfect Peony complete petals
Sue Wilson- Mini Gemini dies- Lynx
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic Rose
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Magical Butterflies
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- Rambling Rose
Phil Martins- Sentimentally Yours- Butterfly Field collection Stamps
Cosmic Shimmer- Embossing Powder- Detail Silver Shine
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Spun Sugar
Same time same place next week!
These are the tools to make a rose
Once you have cut the flowers out, it's your choice of colouring , I just dabbed the middle of the flowers with the sponge and then just used the paint brush to lightly paint some veins on the petals.
Start forming your flowers with the ball tool. The 2 smaller petals you make into a bud for the middle of the rose. Don't worry that the flower looks wrinkly.
Start to build up each layer of petals
Offset each petal for a more realistic look
Finally you end up with an open rose, which in it's self is pretty.
If you want a more realistic rose, use your tweezers to shape the petals, the wrinkles tend to disappear at this stage. When you have folded over your petals to how you like it. Place it in your palm and give it a Scrunch. Just make sure your glue is thoroughly dry before you do this but it just softens the rose and makes it more compact.
That's it. I hope this was helpful, if not leave me questions on my blog and I will get back to you. If you trust me to do another flower tutorial let me know. Don't forget to scrunch!