Thursday, 12 November 2009

Back to Basics!







Grey that is!
I was fiddling about.. (as you do) with the Stampin' Up oval punch and dicovered this really fast and easy way to make flowers. I've used them here with Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses to make a wreath......yes another wreath (Last one I promise!)
To make the flower..
Punch out 8 ovals, ink the edges, make a fold on each side at one end to form a point (if your paper isn't double sided then you will have to colour the folded bits, I used a green ProMarker).
Glue the eight pieces onto a punched out circle. Cover a die cut circle of chipboard with paper Cropadile two holes to make a button and tie in the centre of your flower..........all done!

27 comments:

LME said...

Love the wreath :)
I got an oval punch from h and b for 99p I must try that thanks.

Paula said...

neat idea...and fab wreath.Thanks for the little tute.

Hels said...

Gorgeous wreath hun...thanks for sharin x

Carmen said...

This is lovely, thanks for the tutorial. Love the papers you've used :)

Scrapdolly said...

I am so going to make one of these - tonight possibly

It is gorgeous

Julia Dunnit said...

OMGee..brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, don't those look lovely?! thinking the Classic Oval Nesties might be too fat to do this but the petites might do the trick (not that I own those, hmmm....). Great wreath!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous ... I am definitely going to have a go at those flowers ... Thank you!

Tinkertaylor said...

Brilliant, I have the punch and the papers so theres no excuse, this is a lovely wreath

Lesley said...

Brilliant idea and so effective.

Thanks for sharing the technique.

Lesley x

Lorraine said...

I like this very nice and simple..might make this with the kids over the holidays

ukmaryanne said...

Just stunning!

kirsticoo said...

Wowee... just gorgeous.. might give that a go... just need an oval punch now..lol..x

Kay said...

What a great idea, well done you! I wish I could come up with fantastic ideas like this instead of just stealing other peoples, lol.

Martina2801 said...

This floral wreath is incredible!!!!!!
I love everything about it.

Lorraine said...

thanks very much for visiting my sons blog he loved all the comments

Vee said...

A very inspiring project - I might have a go at something similar, thanks for sharing x

Sid said...

Your wreath is fantastic and who would have thought of using an oval punch.......only you !!

Emily said...

Love this, so clever and so beautiful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fantastic wreath, Effie, and terrific tutorial on the flowers!! You are so versatile that your blog proves always to be so interesting. I have joined your followers list and extend an invitation for you to my followers list as well. Keep up the beautiful artwork...great gift this would be!

Minxy said...

Your blog is always an inspiration and a pleasure to visit.. i feel another 'casing' coming on here.. this is sooo cool and i just got myself the oval SU punch woo hoo!

hugs Minxy x

Michelle said...

OMG Stunning as usual, when I need a pickme up, I visit your blog, full of lovely stuff!!!

Athena said...

This is soooo pretty! I think that i'll have a this very soon.

Loulabelle said...

This is such a stylish, pretty wreath. A marvellous idea. :0)

Scrapdolly said...

I finally made my wreath - not nearly as nice as yours but i am pleased I finished it. I have left a link directing people to look here.

Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

This is such a lovely idea, I must try this one out. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

I loved your wreath and made my own version so thank you for that. I was so impressed that I passed the link to friends to be told that you and I sat 1 away from each other at crop LOL SO seems I know someone famous!!