Saturday, April 14, 2012

Organdy Flowers

This was so much fun! We were at Walmart yesterday and I saw this cute organdy fabric with silver flecks.  I thought that it would work well for the rolled fabric flowers, so I bought 1/4 yard and went home and made one.  I went back today and bought a quarter of a yard of each color.  I also bought a tuele type fabric with specks too.  I started making the little round ones that you burn the edges on.  Then I thought about how pretty it would be if it was actual petals.  So I experimented by cutting 5 slits around and then burning each one with a bic candle lighter.  You have to be pretty quick or you will melt the whole thing.  the really cool thing about it is that each one is different.  They kind of take on their own personality.  Then I started mixing the colors.  I love the turquoise and white one.  There red and black has twice as many layers as the others.  I put green leaves (burned) on a couple of them.  I have to work with that style  little bit to perfect it. The tuele did not work well for burning, so I cut a flower shape on the Vagabond and layered it on one of the pink flowers.   Each seperate color cost me just $1.11, and I can get a ton of flowers out of that, so these are pretty cheap flowers. Besides the fun that I had making them.  Now I just have to design some cards for them to go on.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Forgotten Butterfly pages

I counted pages and realized I hadn't posted all of them.  The butterflies are from a Spellbinders die.

Wedding album continued

The last pages of the wedding album.  I apologize for the pctures not showing a whole lotof detail, but I didn't want to take them in and out all the time.
 I really like this wedding stamp set I got.  It has a good collection of poetic quotes and scripture.  I am so awful with brands, but I think it was a fiskars set. This is my first successful attempt at rolled ribbon flowers.  I colored the flourish bling with copics.  The fuscias on the left page is a Memory Box die.  I am so in love with these dies and can't wait to get more.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wedding Album

I still have a few more pages to go, but this is the album I am making for a friend.  I have to tell them though, that if they get the urge to have a cup of coffee while they are putting their pictures in it, it is because I used coffee to die the ribbons and lace.

 These two pages are for each of them to write a love note to the other.

Monday, April 2, 2012

More Masculine Cards

Ok, so guys cards just aren't as much fun as pretty flowery feminine cards.  But I made it through.  The last of my Commonwealth cards are done. 

I spent Sunday working on a wedding album for a friend.  I will post them later.  It is fun to make and is going quite fast now.