Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Red Hat Lady
Red Hat Lady - It is time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge. This week we are making handmade flowers and we are sponsored by the fabulous Robyn's Fetish. You can win 5 delightful digi's.
I belonged to the Red Hat Society while we lived in Maryland. I made some wonderful friends and we had so much fun. We did a few teas and often had lunch together, but mostly we laughed together. In our outlandish clothes it was all about the fun!!!!!
You can only wear a pink hat and lavender clothes until you turn 50. This is us before my reduation. I am in the center with the pink feathers in my hat.
For my card I used K & Company Red Hat designer paper. I made faux stitching with my red Spica pen on the striped DP. My ribbon is from Michael's and of course, we Red Hatter's like our bling!
My image is Violet Red Hat Gal by Robyn's Fetish. She would also be fun to color as a vintage image in browns. She was colored with Copics and I give her ties some sparkle with my Stardust Sakura pen.
For my flowers, I have to thank my good friend, Milly's 3 year old granddaughter. Thank you Aria!!!!
Aria was painting and she started dipping her brush in the paint and flaring the brush on the paper. Milly noticed it and upon looking closely, she thought they looked like petals with the veins. So Milly imitated Aria and made a bunch of petal.
These photos do not do justice to the flowers IRL they are gorgeous.
These are finished flowers, but my lighting is way off. I took many photos, but nothing really showed as beautiful as they are.
Flower Tutorial - You can use just about any point that you want, I use Crayola children's washable paint. The cheap plastic brushes worked best, as it leaves the bristle marks that look like veins.
You start by laying the paint so that they touch each other on your palette. Then you dip your brush in both colors at once.
Then you press down on the paper and twist the brush, flaring the bristles.
This is my petals in the drying stage.
After they were dry, I cut them out and rolled with with an embossing tool to give them some shape.
I changed colors of paint for this portion of the tutorial.
I punched out a small circle and started gluing them to the circle.
This is what it looks like with the second layer of petals. Just keep going until you have what you like. I used a gemstone for my centers, but you could use lots of things, such as a button or a Prima flower.
Show us your handmade flowers and join us at Creative Card Crew.
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