Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tattered Flowers Tutorial - Lilac Hearts

On a string - 'Hearts, Flowers 'n' Candi'
From me......Karen...

A four piece wall hanging using the 'love me do chipboard hearts' that I have designed - these hearts have sooooo many uses and I will be showcasing various gorgeous makes over the next few weeks x (...and you'll adore the new shaped card that goes with this set that will be coming out shortly - VALENTINES day and MOTHERS day sorted.....I promise you....)


As promised - a mini tutorial (mainly piccy's!!!)

To create one of the gorgeous Tattered flowers you will need...
  • Chipboard hearts
  • 'Tattered Flowers' - Tim Holtz and your chiose of paper stash/pearl cardstock
  • pokey tool
  • Embossing tools and an embossing mat
  • 3d glue
  • tacky glue
  • spray varnish
  • fine iridescent glitter 

I use 3 of the die-cut tattered flowers to create 1 bloom.
Curl the petals of 2 of the die-cut flowers around the pokey tool.

After curling - place your 2 flowers onto the embossing matt and start to press down around the centre area of your flowers with a large headed embossing too  - you need to form a 'sump' in the middle of your blooms. And as you can see from my piccys I create 1 flower 'sump' deeper than the other.

Pop a little glue in the base of the shallowest 'sump'  flower and adhere flowers together.

Now take your 3rd die-cut flower and cut into 6 'triangular' petals.

With 4 of the petals using a pokey tool I curl round the top 'widest' edges. The bottom point I fold up to form a flap. 
The remaining 2 petals are curled tightly around the pokey tool - (used for the flower centres)
So... to finish 'building' your flower pop a little 3d glue into the centre.

Now carefully place the 4 'larger' curled petals  into the 3D glue
(centre 'pointed flap' of the curled petal sits into the glue)
Again add a little more glue in the centre of your flower.

Add the final 2 tightly curled petals.

Have a little play and fiddle round with your flower before it dries till you are happy with the shape of your flower. 

Now you can spritv 'n' glitz.  I gave my blooms 2 coats of varnish and glitter.

The end result when dried - A SPARKLISCIOUS bloom.
You need 10 'sparkliscious' tattered blooms (8 large 2 medium) to sit on the large Love Me Do chipboard shape. Then you can create a wreath full of gorjossity X

Hope you have enjoyed the mini tute again ( piccys 'n' a few words lol)

Have a lovely Christmas everyone
(I know I will cos there's soooo much extra crafting time and great TV to watch whilst creating)YeY!!!



Childminder Jules said...
Absolutely stunning would love to win this!! And what a great variation on Julie Hickey's one. Thank you for sharing xx
Shirley said...
Such a beautiful creation. I love the lilac shades of the "tattered flowers". I admire your patience when making all those gorgeous flowers and moulding the Candi.
Thank you for the flower tutorial too.

lyndaV said...
Another triumph Karen, truly stunning. Thank you for sharing the mini tutoria - will be having a go.
lucretia said...
Yum yum, divine and just me. Thanks for the chance to win.
Karen said...
Another set of stunning cards. I too mounted my wreaths onto cards but I did it so they could be taken off & hung up as a decoration next year. Merry Christmas everybody xx
Ali Wiseman said...
OH WOW - STUNNING Karen!!!! You know how much I adore blooms and am so now going to have to make this - you have done it again lovely!! And what a surprise that I won something - what a fabtastic start to the holidays -thank you! Hugs Ali xxxx
Maxcine said...
I just love it, its fabulous and the flowers are just amazing. Maxcine x
Andrea said...
woooohhoo...i won something, thanks ever so much!...and yet another beeeauutiful make from you Karen, sooo talented.
Andrea xxx
sparklygirl-Tina said...
Hi Karen

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, love your wreath hanging and the mini tut photo fest is great!

Cheers Karen


Mars x said...
EVERYTHING IS SO A M A Z I N G!!! As for the hanging Karen, will be making in the new year for over our bed, just love it, Mars xxx
Glennis said...
This is absolutely stunning - thanks for the flower tut too!
Kat said...
Great tutorial Karen love that gorgeous tattered flower. And that hanging is stunning. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x
Andrea Moorhouse said...
Fab tutorial and loving the papers! Would love to win! Andrea M xx
bex said...
Stunning creation in beautiful colours,thanks for showing us how to make the flowers. Becky
mags said...
What can I say, such gorgeous projects. Love the cards and the gorgeous wall hanging. Great tutorial too, will certainly be having a go in the new year.
julie said...
amazing flowers Karen thanks for the tutorial Julie xox

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful flower and hanging!!! Thanks for sharing Karen! Hugs, Coco xx


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