Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sketches in Thyme and a Sassy Tute!!

I have a new LO to share with you today! Here is a LO of my princess the night she had dinner in Cinderella's castle a few weeks ago!
I had sooooo much fun making this one! It was based off our our new sketch at Sketches in Thyme.....

I know the sketch really only calls for one photo, but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use the picture of the castle that I took!! I decided to use that photo more as a background and put the title right over the top!

I cut the out the title on a transparency using the Storybook cart. On this cart, the words are attached and stacked one on top of another. That really didn't work the way I wanted to use them so I cut them apart. Once the transparency was cut, I wanted to add some color to it without filling it in all the way. I decided to mist the back of the transparency with bubble gum glimmer mist. This added a nice pink color to it, but it was still too transparent for the photo I was placing it on. So... I got out some white acrylic paint and painted over the top of it and then topped the entire thing with Crystal Stickles! I LOVED the way it turned out!! I also stamped some flourishes directly on the photo to soften some of the bright blue sky!

I received these yummy flowers in my November Lucky Girl kit. I normally try to keep my embellies with the papers that came in the kit but these were just too perfect for this LO! I had to use them!! The journal block was stamped and then heat embossed. I thought the framed area looked too white so I covered it all with Perfect Pearls. I really like how it softened the stark white! I still need to add my journaling to this!

I was looking back at some of my posts and realized that I have gotten pretty bad about skipping the supply list... so here it goes!
Paper - My Minds Eye
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers - Lucky Girl Kit
Stamp - Kelly Panacci (Sandy Lion)
Glimmer Mist - Bubble gum
Title - Storybook Font
Gems - Paper Studio
Stickles - Crystal
Ranger Ink
Brads - Karen Foster
Misc. items - Perfect Pearls, doileys, white acrylic paint

Be sure to stop by Sketches in Thyme to see what my amazing design sisters did with this challenge!! 

Now.... here is the tutorial I am sharing over at She's a Sassy Lady blog! 

 I was at a flea market a few weeks ago and I saw these fabulous flowers that someone was selling as a hair accessory. It was darling and I thought to myself... I can do that!! Now, I am not one to come home and research for hours to find the official directions for anything!! I would rather just jump right in there and get to it... and that is what I did!! heehee!!!! Here is a peek at the rose we are going to make today....
Do you like it?! Would you like to see how I made it?! Well... before I start, I am just going to go ahead and apologize for the quality of the photos. I enlisted the help of my teenage son since I was using a glue gun and couldn't take the pictures while making the rose. Some of the pictures were too blurry to use but I think you will get the basic idea......

You will need a circle punch, a glue gun and some satin ribbon that does NOT have wire in it! Punch a circle from a coordinating piece of cardstock.

Start by rolling up a small section of the ribbon, then place a small amount of glue in the center of the circle and place the rolled part of the ribbon in the glue.

Continue to put down a small amount of glue using your hot glue gun while wrapping the ribbon around the circle. You will want to wrap this loosely. If you get your layers too tight, you are going to lose the look of the rose. The picture above gives you the general idea of how you should wrap the ribbon.

When I get to the end, I cut off the remaining ribbon and tuck a small piece under the circle. I like to turn the ribbon at this point so that it looks more like the outer layer of a rose in bloom.

Now... this is the fun part!! I used a long lighter and I brought the flame close enough to the ribbon to start to melt it. Be careful though... if you get too close it will burn and could even catch fire!!

If I am using a thick ribbon, like I did on this rose, I also take the flame to the side of the flower so that the sides melt a bit and curl in like a real rose petal would.

I decided to place my rose on a card. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The chipboard piece was something I had laying around my room along with the ribbon. The leaves for the rose were taken from some silk flowers I had in my stash. the leaves were huge so I cut them down to fit the size of rose I made! The fun little gems on the chipboard were done using my iRock tool!! I love my new toy!! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and that this little project gives you one more embellishment that you can make yourself to add to your cards, layouts and other altered art projects!!


Melissa said...

i love your LO. great title work and those flowers are beautiful. thanks for sharing the flower tutorial i think i will try and do this.
isay :D

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow..... love your Disney page, fabulous. Thank you for sharing the rose tutorial! Love it.

Brenda said...

WOW I loveeee your layout! And thanks for sharing the flower tutorial beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHH this LO is PERFECT!!!! I just adore it!!

Thank you for the how to on the flower...I have to try this out!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

all the days of our life said...

Oh that LO is gorgeous, I love how you did the title. great photo.

Thank you for the tutorial, I really wanted to learn how to make those flowers. The card is beautiful.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

That is one gorgeous layout. Your princess must have been so happy! Thank you for the flower tutorial as well, always nice to be inspired and learn something new.

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Beautiful projects and I LOVE the tutorial!

Dawnll said...

Wow girl you are on fire today!!! LOl
couldn't resist.
LOVE your layout and all those great details, so glad you showedthem. Your daughter looks like a princess!
Love the flower tute- I will have to attempt, I always think of the flower in flames.I know I can do it.

Pat said...

That is an awesome LO!!!! And I love the flower tut!

Unknown said...

First, I love your Princess LO. Using a second photo in such a fun way is a GREAT idea that I'm going to store for future reference.

Second, that is an awesome rose tutorial. If I try it, I'll have to be standing over the kitchen sink to lower the clutz factor.

Angi Barrs said...

Absolutely beautiful layout.
Yay....another card creation. It's lovely. And I love your flower tutorial. Gonna try it for sure.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a BEAUTIFUL layout with all those gorgeous flowers and beautiful photos. And a great tutorial on the rose. Thanks for joining us at Shes A Sassy Lady today, we always love having you!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Disney layout Barb! Love the pink papers against the pictures! All of your details are perfect and I love the ribbon around the princess picture! I'm sure your daughter had a wonderful evening!

Unknown said...

I so adore this layout!!!! You totally rocked the sketch and I love how you did your flowers and ribbon! The Once Upon a Time across the castle photo is just fabby!
The sassy tute is, sassy!!!! I can't wait to try this out! So yummy and it really looks easy!
Kim xXx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Thanks for the instructions!

RobinJ said...

Love the Disney LO, Barb! Your little Princess is adorable and what a great technique for the ribbon!
Hugs, RobinJ

scrappinlil said...

Hi Barb. Love your little princess with Cinderella. I bet she had an awesome time. She looks so pretty in her Belle costume. I also love the tutorial of the rose...I've made a few of those before and added on layouts. I love how you added the touch of fire to the rose. So cool. Going to try that. TFS

Ayana Posadas said...

Whenever I see Disney projects, I always think of such fun memories of my childhood. This layout just put me in a good mood. :)
Love the details and the photos. So pretty. And what a great tutorial! Your ribbon flowers are so pretty. I will definitely have to try this out!

Fern said...

Barb, your layout is fantastic!!!What a wonderful memory to scrap! Lauren looks just like a princess! And I love the way you used the castle in the background!!! Beautiful layout!!!
And OMW on the Rose Tutorial!!! The rose and your card are just gorgeous!!!!! But, I better use the lighter outside, because of all my scrappy mess, I mean treasures.... :o) I'm liable to burn down my scrap room AND my DH's shop to boot... Would not be a good thing!! Have a great weekend! Hugs!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a wonderful double post! Love your layout .. lots of girle touches there. And what a sweet princess! ADore your card and your flower tute. I have made some of those and found them a little harder than I bargained for but yours is fantastic .. also I tend to melt my ribbon .. not good! You have earned your last name this week for sure!

li-bee-ti said...

Great lo, Barb! it's so magical and I'm sure your daughter just love it. I loved your description about the working process and I looooooovveeed the acrylic!
And thank you so much for the tut about the ribbon flower! I need to try it.

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful, Barb!!!! And I love that red rose!!!

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