Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fabric Flowers

 
Hello , Ive been busy making flowers this weekend. There are so many tutorials on youtube and such pretty flowers being made, I thought I would have a go. I have made some using Tim Holtz alterations tattered florals die, some using the running stitch sewing method and one using petals like CraftyLoops petaloops method which I love, but not as good as Lees. Im getting there slowly. I have just purchased a glue gun and I dont know how I managed without one. It was only cheap so I think I need to invest in a better one that has a fine nozle, but it does the job at the moment, with a few burnt fingers I might add. lol. I have also bought some of those cheap boxes to do up and I have an old mirror I want to repair. The mirror is ok but the outside is made of wicker and some of it has broken quite badly, so I thought I could add some of my flowers and trinkets to it. Ill see how it goes. Hope you like my flowers. I had a go at dying some of the lace turquoise using acrylic paint and water, but I think they have come out too dark. I may need to invest in some inks. Oh no, more goodies needed. Please take a look at the links that have inspired me.
  • Craftyloops blog
  • Jennings644 - youtube channel
  • SaCrafters- youtube channel - cannot seem to copy her link, but if you go on youtube and put in her name it should show you some of her videos.
Using lace, ribbon and materials I already had, but need to top up on my lace. Thanks for popping by. x

28 comments:

coops said...

stunning flowers karen.the colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jayne said...

Wow Karen these are fabulous! I must have a go soon, I have been making stickpins, think Lee has us all hooked, lol! Love Jayne. x

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous flowers Karen, I adore those deep burgundy ones - the colour is good enough to eat. Well done! Maddy x

Michelle said...

wow! your flowers are gorgeous! love all the different styles!

sue said...

gorgous flowers sue xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Oooooooh gorgeous! You have been busy! :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous flowers. If you know me you will know I just love making flowwers. xxxx

Trace said...

I do like these flower toppers you;ve done, gives me some inspiration to try make more of my own. Hopped from DC

Angela said...

They all look fabulous, I have been looking at the Youtube tutorials as well. Seeing your flowers inspires me to have a go

Lorna's crafty creations said...

WOW gorgeous flowers
happy blog hopping
Lorna xx (craftinglorna)

Carolk said...

these are gorgeous x

Maureen said...

Gorgeous flowers, well done.
Maureen.......x

MissyG said...

Stunningly gorgeous flowers - they are beautiful
Linda

scrappysharon said...

I adore flowers and these are beautiful.....love them..Sharonx

Alizabethy said...

what a lovely selection of beautiful flowers!

Dawn said...

gorgeous flowers. xxx

Julie said...

all your flowers look fab, lovely work.

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful flowers. Chris xx

Heike said...

These flowers are all gorgeous.
Heike xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful flowers welldone x

jillb said...

really gorgeous flowers. xx Jill B

Emma's Cards said...

Wow, such beautiful flowers x

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Karen, beautiful flowers, they are so much neater than the ones I have tried making.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super flowers ... yes I won some of Lee's lovely flowers in her lovely blog candy ... but I cant bring myself to use them they are too lovely lol ... just blog hopping ... thank you for visiting me ... have a great weekend ... well done happy crafting and love sandy xx

Fiona Keel said...

gorgeous flowers and stunning cards too! Fi x

Wendy Fraser said...

Ooh, these are stunning! I love making flowers too. xx

Tina said...

What beautiful flowers, I must have a go at these. Tinaxx

nessy said...

goah you have been busy making these pretty flowers ... hope to see come creations using them soon!!
vanessa xx