Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

Today is TTT and I bring you....dipping!
For those of you who own micro beads this is great but you can also use glitter, embossing powders,
sequins....it's all about achieving a different look with your die cuts.
I've chosen Rose Creations and using E-Z Dots adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
 I've applied a little adhesive just to the edges of the petals.
 With tweezers I held the die cut flower and dipped it into the pot of micro beads. 
This works well when using this adhesive, bit messy with liquid glue!
 A bead encrusted flower.
 I made two and used them on this scrapbook page featuring my niece Rachel.
Grand Labels Four and Foliage are also on this page and a tag!
The flowers pick up the light and you get that extra bit of dimension.
Try it with butterflies, just tip their wings in glitter or poinsettias as it is Christmas!

Yesterday Hazel asked what size cone I used to make the Christmas tree,
it measures approximately 12 inches, I wanted it to look full hence 72 flowers but you can
always make less and fill the space with baubles, gemstones etc.

Take care friends.


Kitty Davies said...

Hi Christine and Family.
Thank you for the bead tip I have some very tiny coloured beads which I did'nt really know what to do with so it is flower making today. The scrapbook page is beautiful so is your niece Take care Kitty.

Chris said...

A great tip Christine, and lovely scrapbook page. I didn't get time to pop into your blog yesterday but your cone tree is great, you could do many variations with different flowers or Christmas themes. Hope you had a nice time with Cathy and her husband yesterday.
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

What a great TTT day Christine ,
I have 2 special Birthday Cards to make and this tip is going on my poinsettia, i cant wait to get started { why is it when i see tips like this i say to myself " why did i not think of this " ? }
A lovely scrapbook page Christine i also like the tag peeping out at the top.

Take Care
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Great TTT-one I can see a lot of us trying out on our flowers etc.


Carole Z said...

A really gorgeous layout Christine, great TTT, hugs Carole Z X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Great tip today,I really love the layout,like already said I can see this tip being used by so many. Thank you. Have a nice day. Take care. x

val jones said...

What a lovely idea. The flowers look so pretty.
Back from my weekend in the UK where I shopped and shopped again. Everything is on the spare romm bed and I'll have such a great afternoon going through it but first I have a hostital appointment which I'm not looking forward to.
Love Val in Spain x

hazel young said...

thank you for answering my cone question. Christine love the scrapbook page. The dipping technique I think would look great on snowflakes to as would look like ice or frost x xhazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. This is a lovely technique and adds that pretty little sparkle to just about anything but without being "in your face". Love the scrapbook page too. Take care.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine. Love the tip . love Jean Z xx

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
Beautiful sky this morning reds and orange ..change from the rain and mists!
I have the beads Christine, but like the way of all things crafty, they get put in a drawer and forgotten,,,thanks for the reminder!
Like your images I must try this tip!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely flowers look so pretty with the micro beads. Lovely page too.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely idea Christine. I have micro beads which haven't been out for some time, also accent beads which have been in the cupboard even longer ... so will have to get them out again n ow I've been inspired - thank you x
Also, love the scrapbook page it would be a good one for my grand-daughter.

Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Great technique thank you, your layout looks great,
Your Niece Rachael is so pretty too x
Crafty hugs
Sandra x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Love how you have used the beads. I have some but have never used them yet. Love the layout on your scrapbook page as well.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
I miss read the start of your blog and thought it said DRIPPING! I wondered if you were giving cooking tips now! Need to get my eyes tested.
I have now read it properly and what a great idea which I must try with my poinsettia die. It would look great dipped in gold glitter.
Thanks for the tip.
Take care

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, A fabulous tip and a truly beautiful layout with gorgeous papers showcasing your beautiful picture.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

SusanP, Kent said...

In the end I wasn't able to comment yesterday. Hope you had a lovely lunch Christine. Great tip today - it makes the flowers even more special on that delightful scrapbook page.

Craftychris said...

Lovely page and a fabulous tip! Will definitely be trying it! Thank you! xxx

Elaine said...

Beautiful page xx

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