Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Blooming!

I came across this beautiful blog the other day........ Artful Affermations
So many stunningly pretty things........ I'm so torn between pretty and prim and grungily strange. That must say something about me!.........I don't think I want to know!
There's a fab tutorial on how to make these pretty flowers Of course I had no pretty coloured crepe paper............. so I dipped each petal into Glimmer Mist and waited until it dried before assembling........... and I had no vintage glass glitter, so Mr Tim to the rescue. Platinum Stickles, it has the nice muted effect of vintage. I could never follow instructions... I wanted stems on my flowers so I threaded wire through the bead and down through the centre of the flower. This blue one has an old earing at it's centre. They are just so pretty!............. That's my pretty fix for this week!

14 comments:

Lesley said...

This is absolutely lovely and thanks for the link to the tutorial. I shall be having a go.
Lesley x

June said...

Ohhh its gorgeous !! Beautiful work on this flower, i shall have to take a look at the tutorial.
Yep the Boro is just a few miles from Darlo lol. Great stuff
hugs June xxx

Paula said...

ooo I like these!

Linda Elbourne said...

Really pretty ... Love the colours you have achieved ... Beautiful work!

Darcy said...

These are gorgeous, I want to make them!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your flower turned out soooo gorgeous! love it! :)

Alana said...

Beautiful flowers, love the colours as well.

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab flower love the colour. Maybe we could have a whole day making different flowers at our next meet?

Angelnorth said...

That's so pretty, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the link - will check out the tute!

Debby said...

Very pretty, love the colors.
Debby

Sid said...

Just simply pretty gorgeous flowers ! There I said it !

sewtakeahike said...

that's so true!!! too much pretty and it can get kind of gaggy, and too much grungy and it can get just down right ugly. there's a nice mix of the two for sure that makes it *just right*!

cardesque said...

very pretty flower and great idea to dip the paper in the glimmer mist it worked a treat. The centre is fab too!

Dawn said...

Gosh I have been away from crafting a week I have missed so much of your lovely stuff.

I am also like you in that I love the Tim Holts grungyness but I also adore shabby chic prettiness why? I don't know but I don't care lol it does mean I am often stuck as to what to make to day though

Love youyr flower very pretty and the earing is genious!

ove Dawn xx