Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends
It is June...why is this wet stuff still pouring out the sky!?
We want sunshine and blue skies but perhaps we will have to make do
with a Tuesday tip/technique!

Think about other mediums you can die cut - vellum is really good.
I've used Rose Creations and cut quite a few layers of petals.
Layered them up and inserted a brad into that middle hole. 
 Pinched the first petal upwards to hide the brad.
 And then continued to pinch, ruffle up the other petals.
 I then began to spray with Cosmic Shimmer/Glimmer Mists.
Pop the flower in a box to do this and it is a good idea to not spray too heavily,
and if you have the time, allow one coat to dry and then apply another.
The finished flowers.
This can also works on other plastics, have a look at carrier bags,
the supermarket ones are a little thin but other stores have nicer 
quality bags you can craft-cycle!

Today is Spellbinders Intermediate class in the shop and it is a full house,
good job I baked a cake!

Take care friends and back tomorrow.


Rosie said...

I really enjoy your Tuesday technique blogs and this one is no exception. Love the resulting flower.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. What a wonderful technique , the flower is amazing! Hugs,
Maggie x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine
Another great tip today. I have never used vellum before but I think I'll get some and give this a try.
Enjoy your day

Chris said...

A lovely tip Christine, the flowers are beautiful, I haven't got any misters yet, just another item to be added to my never ending shopping list. Enjoy your Spellbinders class today.
Chris xx

Chris said...

A lovely tip Christine, the flowers are beautiful, I haven't got any misters yet, just another item to be added to my never ending shopping list. Enjoy your Spellbinders class today.
Chris xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, lovely technique and beautiful flowers today, enjoy your class! Hugs Carole Z X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love your flowers today they are really pretty.
Enjoy your class today,I wish we could all be there.
Take care. x.

PharmacyMichele said...

Another top tip, not tried the last one yet. Lovely flower. Hope your class goes well today.


Janice said...

Morning Christine
What a great technique that completely changes your lovely flower!
Looking forward to the class this morning, see you later.
Janice x

Wendy L said...

Fab idea Christine, xxx

Laura O said...

love the rose ,Laura O

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Thank you for the tip, I have used vellum but I just layered the petals, what you have done by scrunching has made a beautiful flower. Love it.
Have a good class today and enjoy the cake.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, We have rain, rain, and more rain, here too !!
I have never thought to cut flowers with vellum, genius, especially when spritzed, they look stunning !!
Enjoy your class today, I would love a slice of cake !! I'm missing the recipes you used to provide in the charity kits !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Christine ...lovely demo today love the colours ...x. happy crafting ....

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love the tips and techniques from you!
This is lovely Rose today!
Take care
Love Marg

val jones said...

These flowers are really beautiful Christine. Another project to do. Thankyou.
Hope your class goes well today.
Love Val in Spàinx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I wish we could have some sun too. It makes you feel better just seeing it doesn't it!
I love the vellum flowers, the sprayed ones have such depth of colour, how gorgeous :) The wrapping that comes around a bouquet of flowers is good too. Enjoy the class today. I bet there won't be any cake left at the end : ) Take care.

Janice said...

Hi Christine, a lovely tip and technique - thank you. Have a good class today. Janice xx

Lacelady said...

Super flowers Christine - have a good day at the shop, I bet you will be busy.

Maggie said...

Wow. This is lovely Christine. What a great tip to use plastic bags. Never given them a thought. I don't have the misters but am sure I could make some, maybe not so dark, with watercolours and even some perfect pearls. Will give it a go. xxMargaretxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Very pretty just love the vellum love Jean Z xx

utilitygirl said...

What a beautiful flower Christine. I shall have to look out my vellum and have a go at that, so pretty.
Yes, I agree, we could do without the rain - but at least we don't have earthquakes and hurricanes x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Love your flower thanks for sharing
Elaine H X

Jackie Elliott said...

wow, these are stunning, will look at my craft stash and see if there is any vellum that I'm not keen on to turn into these beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing them. x

hazel young said...

Loves tip and gorgeous flowers. Have a great day with your class xx hazel

SusanP, Kent said...

The rose looks fantastic in vellum. The Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret dies are a very similar shape and I have quite a stock of vellum - I'll have a go. Thanks Christine. Hope everyone enjoyed the class (and cake).

Anonymous said...

Those roses are super, I shall certainly be trying that:) thanks for sharing.
Carole N x

Jacquie said...

Hi Christine,

These are fabulous, love them. I never think about doing flowers in vellum, I should as I hate big bulky ones on cards, vellum is so much thinner/lighter, must give it a go.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Carolyn h said...

Oooh, as I said the other day, Rose Creations is one of my very favourite dies. I'm using it right now to embelish my Lavender sachets I'm making. I remember you doing this project, it inspired me to buy the dies!
Love it!!! Carolyn xx

AnneRD said...

A lovely flower and great technique, hope the class went well. Anne x

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Christine, the flowers are really lovely and will make some when I next get the chance.
X Ros

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine,great tips ,and I would never thought about using the shopping bags.
Thanks for the inspiration .

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful flower technique, thank you for sharing. Emma

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
Stunning flower will give this a go.
Amanda x

Elaine said...

Fantastic, i have so much vellum but never seem to use it. Will have to have a go x

Amy Russell said...

Such a great technique with a very pretty result. Must have a play around with my dies & some vellum.
Amy x

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