It's hard to believe another friday is here and it's time for another challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
We had lots of gorgeous entries for Hilde's Garden theme. It was Mari's turn to choose the next theme and she chose....
H for Handmade Flowers!!
What an excellent challenge!! There are so many ways to make flowers from diecuts to material to crochet and so many more! I can't wait to see all the entries this fortnight!
So here's my card
The image is "Violet" by Saturated Canary. I've coloured her with my copics and I used all my C range of grey's from 00 to 10 and the 100 black as well as a black prisma pencil. It was a real learning experience to colour an image just using greys, it really makes you think about light and shade, a good way to practice colouring!
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the papers are an old Stampin' Up! set, please correct me if I'm wrong! The black bubbly paper just behind the image is from my stash and had no name on it. I diecut it with a Spellbinder die. The ribbon is also from my stash. The sentiment on the Stampin' Up! punched shape is by Wild Rose Studio. The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts - I wasn't sure which colour to use out of the pack, so I just used them all!
My handmade flowers were made by cutting circles out of organza - 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small. I lit a candle and started singeing around the cirles. When I got near the end I accidently singed a bit too far into the circle and it sort of shrivled up! I quite liked the effect, so I started going back over all the circles and singeing them all through the circles, not just around the edges. I then stitched 3 different sized circles together and finished off the front middle with a black swarovski bead and repeated for the other 2 flowers.
I'm not sure if this technique will work for all types of organza as this one has the silver sparkly stripes through it which sort of stopped the organza from totally shrivelling up. I'm gonna have fun trying it out though!
**If you do try this technique though, please be very careful with the candle - it is a naked flame and you are sticking material right into it so it can catch fire. Just make sure you keep a close eye on the material and if you see a flame starting on it blow it out quickly. And make sure you are at an appropriate area with a heat-proof mat.**
The inside is a continuation from the front.
And that's my card!
The rest of the DT have made some stunning creations so head on over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see them and join in yourself!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes; Colour combo - black with one other
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge; Girlie time
Crafty Ribbons Challenge; Flowers
Fab & Funky Challenges; Use fabric on your card
Moving Along With The Times; Keep it real
One Stop Craft Challenge; Monochrome
The Poodles Parlour; Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin Challenge; Flower Power
Truly Scrumptious; Anything goes
Thanks for looking!