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February 24, 2011

Flowers, flowers & more flowers

I wanted to try making flowers so I am playing with it.
I got satin and tried lollipop flowers and then crochet and then punching strips with border and then bunching them up & also cutting hearts from MS punch(Martha Stewart) and then gathering them up.
For the satin I just sprayed with ironing starch allowed 10 mins to dry and then used a new mat and taped edges using masking tape. Then used G to place circle of 3 different sizes. the satin are caso from joann. I am going to add some feathers still and also maybe tulle in some. blade depth 5 - 6, pressure medium - 3 or 4 and speed lol - low as using G.
The art is in swiping edges in the candle flame. A quick swipe! near the base of the candle flame is preferable. I didn't want too much curve. But well that depends on the fabric. Then decorate to hearts deisre. Brads , skittle, rif raf , feathers, ribbins, tulle - have fun! I have used the clover tear drop to make a teardrop knot and then used a golden brad and stuck it in.
The crochet flowers are from watching youtube channel - catscrazycreations. I am presently making some more after watching art of crochet by teresa. These add such a depth to projects. Play some more with Mother's day Bouquet and paper blossom tool kit and you can create some more. I am also going to try shabby chic flowers from strips of newspaper printed pattern paper. Maybe from Imagine :)
Here are a few shots before adding feather


mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh Pam - they are gorgeous - these are your first ones?? Love them! I think my favorite are those adorable lollipop flowers!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

217 Creations said...

Very cool Pam! Nice job!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your flowers.... I am partial to the black flowers with the touch of bling.... elegant!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Love them, Pam! Haven't tried crocheting in a long time but I may try those rosettes. TFS!


Ali said...

Instead of a candle try a heat tool (for embossing) the edges will curl and seal depending on the fabric and how long you hold the heat gun on them. Use something to hold the middle like a stylus.

sugarsherri said...

Love playing around with making flowers...sometimes it you really get hooked on it...love your flowers

Katy, Tx

Audrey Frelx said...

Pam, they're beautiful!!! You did great!!!

papillon digital design said...

Thanks Ali for the great suggestion .
Yes that is one more way to make a different looking flower and I must say lol I tried that too and with polysatin as that curls a lot more than regular satin . I even tried non stick iron lol .
I was going for a different look here - somehow the the flatter look took my fancy this time :).
I will post those pictures as well as other flowers another time in another post.
I truly appreciate your suggestion sweetie. Love that interaction. Thanks all of you for commenting. Makes me feel happy that people do really read what I write (wink).

Donna said...

These flowers are just awesome Pam. You have now got me in the mood to try them out. TFS.

Donna C.

Missie said...

I just wanted to let you know I posted an award for you on my blog. Createdbymissie.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful weekend.

Georgiana said...

Oooh, I sure do like these flowers. I have a big pile of ones I bought, but now I want to try and make some. : )


Denine said...

I love the flowers Pam!! Oh La La!!

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