Thursday, 26 January 2012

Origami Folded Flower Card

Using Woodware's 2" circle punch cut out  5 or 8 circles out of double side paper
Fold each circle in half
Now fold in half the opposite way
These pencil lines through the centre should not be drawn in I'm just showing the fold lines. 
Now draw in a pencil line from two folds as below

and the same again on an adjoining section as above, Now fold these two small areas in towards the centre.

Turn the paper over and fold each side in to the centre line fold as above. Repeat for each flower petal.

Glue each petal section in turn holding them by the first folded sections
For a 5 petal flower arrange as above and add a decorative pearl to the centre, a line of peal off for the stem and 2 cut out leaf shapes. Mat and layer onto card stock.
For the full 8 petal flower work as above but you may need to adjust the last two sections by folding the sides in a bit more for a perfect circle.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Spring Is Here

Well, at least on this card it is;

Using Vivi Gade papers, I cut out 5 single leaf shapes. Gently curve the leaf over on itself, and glue the pointed ends together. Simply stick all 5 of the finished leaves in a flower formation on a 5" square of card, and put a decorative brad through the middle to finish the flower. Layer this onto a different piece of 5.5" square of card, and then finally onto a 6" square card blank, a few small words in the form of a Peel Off finish it nicely.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Mixed media fun

Happy new year to all here are some of my mixed media pictures a great way of using odds and sods including things like sweetie wrappers .I work on a fabric called Lutrador and then i just play with whatever come to hand . I mostly use VivaDecor  glass pens and pearl pens and the precious metal .I start with 3 colours and then i might mix in some stamps or stencils and some beads . For me its all about texture i want people to want to touch my pictures but thats when there dry.