Sunday, September 26, 2010

Totally Tilda Glitter and sparkle

Oh my! I am so silly! I totally forgot to post my card this morning! YIKES! 

It is another new challenge over at Totally Tilda and the theme this week is glitter and sparkle!

Here is my creation:

I colored Tilda mermaid with my prismas and blended with baby oil and blending stumps. I used Silver embossing powder for the swirls in the background. I stamped the swirls with versamark and a stamp and then embossed it.
I braided, yes braided!, silver thread to make her tow rope for the sentiment. The pin I made myself.
Challenges I am entering are:
AIFactory anything goes
Digi Doodle Embossing
Wags n whiskers Diamonds and pearls
Little Red Wagon Glitter
Spoon full of Sugar Anything goes
Teusday Taggers It takes all sorts
Scrap n Stamp Embossing
Stamp insanity Embossing
Fussy n Fancy christmas colors
xo Pickles!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Midway reminder

Happy saturday everyone! I have the pleasure of posting a midway reminder for the Totally Tilda challenge blog this week! Just reminding you that the challenge over there right now is to make your own flowers! I have created another handmade flower card for you.

With this flower (the big one in the middle, the rest are WO flowers) I used separate petal shaped pieces of paper which I distressed and shaped into rose petal shapes. Lots of work I tell ya! 
Tilda's hair looks glossy because it is! I used liquid glass on it to give it a 3-D look and deepen the color of her hair. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia Lace it up
Lexis  Flower power
ABC D is for distressing
Wild Orchid Pearls and pins

Wow, I couldn't find many to enter this week. Ah well!

xo pickles

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Totally Tilda...........Make Your Own Flowers

Welcome to another Totally Tilda challenge . For the next two weeks we are asking you to show us your homemade flower creations!
 Here's mine:

Click here to see a tutorial on how to make these flowers or just scroll down a bit!

Head over to the TT challenge blog and visit the other DT blogs for a little more inspiration and get those handmade flowers into the Totally Tilda Challenge.

Oh and don't forget to set our beloved Tilda front & center!! 

Here are the challenges I am entering with this card. 
Fab and Funky What'eva!
Cupcake Crafts Books and stories (my Tilda fairy is my tinkerbell from Peter Pan)
Pile it on Pile on the layers
Shabby Tea Room Tag you're it!
Color Throwdown color challenge
Paper Sundaes Use at least 3 embellies
Fussy and Fancy Use Christmas colors (my card is red and greens)
Stampin for the weekend Shabby or Vintage
Wild Orchid Pearls or pins. (I have both, a handmade pin that my son made for me and the pearls on my vines!)
Aly's Sparkly and glitery
Craft your days away Girly and Glittery
Creative Inspirations Lace and sparkle
Everybody Art Challenge handmade flowers

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Make your own flowers!

And here I am back to give a fabulous (HAHA!) tutorial on how I made my "homemade" flowers!

First here is a close up of my flowers:
Just click on the pick for a real good close up.

Now for the deets!

Start off with a circular shaped piece of DP around 3-5" big (depends on how big  you want to make your flowers)
I like to use DP cause it is nice and thick and I use one that is patterned on both sides preferably with a lighter and darker side. I find it creates depth.
Now run it through a paper crimper to break it down a bit and soften the cardstock. Go in a few directions.
Now take the circle and cut it into a spiral shape.
Now curl it up starting from the outside and roll into the center.

Place a large glue dot in the center of the very center.

Use tweezers to press the tip of the section you began rolling up first. How tight you roll your flower is up to you and how the finished flower looks will depend on how tight it is. Tighter flowers look more like buds. How many "rings" there are will also change the look of the flower.

Sponge the edges if you want.

Now press and bend and crumple up the edges to make it look like curled petals. I just kinda use the palm of my hand to "cram" it down a bit.

I use cheap clear glue, spread a few drops in the center of the flower and pour micro beads (could also use reg beads, pearls, etc.) into the center, pour off the excess and let it dry.

I use a MS small rose leaf punch (would love a larger one if anyone knows where I can order one!) to punch out leaf shapes.

I use an embossing stylus to create a vein down the center of the leaf so I can bend it easily. Bend the leaf towards the embossed side.

Use a dark color, I used smokey plum by CTMH, to sponge the center and edges of the leaf. EWWWW! My nail looks like I have dirt under it but I promise you it is hair color! I should use gloves! Could be ink too! Never know with me, it is always something creative stuck to my hands!

Now curl the leaf back so that it is bent in towards the sponged side and it creates a raised vein effect.

And here is the finished flower! Here is another close up of some of the flowers on my Tilda card. As you can see, I curled the edges in on the orange flower and out on the Tilda flower which also changes the look.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! I love making these roses and the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

xo Pickles!