Tuesday 9 March 2010

I think I've cracked 'em!

I've been wanting to get to grips with these paper roses that everyone seems to be enhancing their lovely artwork with.

As you may have seen in my previous post I got halfway there with one made from the largest flower (6.5 cm) on a Sizzix die. On Saturday I spent my evening practising making them from the smaller (4 cm) of the two flowers and I think I've got it cracked.

I remembered to use double sided paper which makes a whole lotta difference, and on some I inked the edges of the petals and on one I used some crystal glitter and another I used Ranger Distress Stickles Rock Candy.

I'm really pleased with how these turned out once I got the hang of them. I think I have a little 6 petalled flower punch somewhere, I wonder .................?

Before I close this post just a little reminder that my friends and I finished posting our projects for February on our Craft Stamping Quartet blog, in case you haven't had chance to have a look at them yet. It was Jo's turn to choose the project from March's issue of Craft Stamper and I'm off over there now to do a little post of sneak peeks. Here's a tiny taster.

Hope everyone is getting the sunshine we've been having for the last few days and that your week has got off to a good start. Thankyou for taking time to visit and please leave a comment so I can visit you back.

Lesley Xx


Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! Your roses are really stunning Lesley! They look beautiful!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley, I would say you have definitely cracked the roses - they are brilliant!
Clare x

Aquarius said...

Great roses well done. Wait till you try them with a 7/8th inch punch - seriously fiddly but very pretty.

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Clearlty you want to be a perfectionist at these roses and it looks like you cracked it.

I especially like the brown and aqua one as I always think that's such a prefect colour combo.

B x

chris f said...

I'll say you've got the hang of it, they are gorgeous!!! And don't you just love that Rock Candy stickles? I've left a comment on your quartet blog. How's the leg and foot? Back to antique linen / tattered rose yet - if not, then soon I hope?

Anonymous said...

Lovely roses!
Hugs, Christina

veronica said...

great roses, reckon you've definitely got the hang of it now

Janet said...

Perserverance certainly pays off, Lesley! Roses are brilliant. How about posting a tutorial for us hopeless folks?

Janet xx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Yes, you have well and truly mastered the art of rose making !!

They are all gorgeous!

You will be putting them on everything now as they are very addictive.

Love Jules xx

Beryl said...

Hi Lesley - you've definitely cracked it - these roses are fab. To date - I've managed one that's passable but must admit I haven't put the practise in. This shows that it's really worth while persevering. Glad I managed to get on line and see this post.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Definitely cracked it, Lesley! These are all stunningly gorgeous, but like Brenda, I love the brown and aqua ones in particular.

Looking forward to seeing your next quartet project in its entirety. x

Val said...

Hi Lesley - this is more than cracked it - these are beautiful. Well done.

Debbie said...

Your roses are gorgeous Lesley...I think the inked edges really make them pop!
Debbie x

Sally H said...

Sorry, hun, I think this post hid from me! Your roses are perfect! You have definitely cracked them and I love your choices of papers.

Suzanne C said...

These are fantastic roses! Now you need to put them on something. :) They are really very pretty.

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh lesley your roses are fab.They are so addictive arent they.
cant wait to see you use them in your projects
love debbie xxx

Anonymous said...

more than cracked it by the look of it missus! they look wonderful!