Monday, 2 October 2017

Foamirian flowers and stamens.

Hi Everyone,



 Recently i attended a foam flower making beginners class  and i acquired another addiction :-)  i decided to share my journey with you!  the pictures below are not the flowers i made at the class, instead i opted to have a go myself.

I started by making the stamens: i first took some cotton thread and brushed the cotton with clear drying pva glue, next i placed liquid pearls on the ends and dipped into mirco beads and left to dry.

I didn't want to use my finer foam just yet as I'm only practising, so i cut 1mm foam into love heart shapes (10 petals in total, i coloured the ends with Faber Castell Gelatos in Raspberry, then i warmed on an ordinary iron on silk setting, rolled and shaped each love heart by hand, ensuring the very top of the petals was rolled tightly, gently stretch out taking care not to stretch out the tips of the petals or they will go smooth again.

Once my stamens was dry i wrapped fine wire around them to make the centre, i had also cut a fine fringe from a strip of foam and rolled also with my stamens.

Next i glued the pointed tips of my love hearts only onto the created stamen centre, working 5 petals around the centre and 5 more around the outside.

next time i hop to show a step by step guide . hope you like the flower :-)





Monday, 17 April 2017

Nellys Crafty Card Attack: CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple

Nellys Crafty Card Attack: CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple: Surprise!!!....been a while since i posted a  clean and simple, one layer cards so here you go.... using the "uncorked"stamp set !...

CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple

Surprise!!!....been a while since i posted a  clean and simple, one layer cards so here you go.... using the "uncorked"stamp set !