Sunday, 15 October 2017

14 CRAFT BAR INSPIRATION FOR OCTOBER How to make carnations

HERE IS THE TUTORIAL FOR THE WHITE CARNATIONS

Please follow the tutorial below.

YOU WILL NEED
White and green foamiran, cocktail stick, stencils, scissors, ball tool, foam sponge, brown ink and applicator, iron and hot glue gun.

Foamiran - WHITE
Foamiran 001-WHITE


Stencil 01

Modelling Tools - set of 4
STEP 1
Gather supplies 

STEP 2
Take the white foam, stencil and a cocktail stick, fold foam in half and trace around the flowers with the cocktail stick, I used four flowers per each finished carnation, cutting two at a time.

STEP 3
Cut out all your flowers, you will need four per size if you want to make four flowers in different sizes

STEP 4
Take scissors and cut off the edges with a frill

They should look like this
   
STEP 5
Now take the green foamiran, stencil and cocktail stick and draw around the leaf shape

STEP 6
Cut out all your leaves, I used three per flower

STEP 7
Using the cocktail stick and a hot iron (no steam) heat flower for a few seconds on medium heat

STEP 8
Whilst still hot, roll and squeeze the flower between your fingers

They should look like this, from the iron to squished

STEP 9
Do the same with the leaves

Your leaves should look like this
  
STEP 10
Now using your ball tool, squish the centers of the flowers into the foam 

Squish each layer one at a time


Your flowers should look like this

STEP 11
Now add a small dot of hot glue between all the layers

STEP 12
Lightly ink the leaf edges in brown ink

 STEP 13
Hot glue the leaves to the back of the carnation


Like this

Your finished carnations should look like this


This month we are starting our very first challenge at 
14 CRAFT BAR 
We will have a challenge every month starting on the 14th and active till 10th of the next month.
Our challenge theme is and always  will be:
Anything goes with foamiran flowers!

To play along with us you do not need to use products from our store, 
but if you do use any, please tell about them in your post. 
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We will announce the winner and top 3 on 14th next month with a new challenge.
Top 3 chosen by our D.T and one lucky winner chosen randomly

We also have a prize for the winner:
€25 to use in our store 

Share our challenge with your friends and other crafters 
Why not to grab our badge?

MANY THANKS for following along today.
Bye For Now
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Friday, 13 October 2017

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - WILD BEAUTY C101 COLLECTION - Make Your Dreams Happen

FABSCRAPS
WILD BEAUTY COLLECTION - C101
Layout - Make Your Dreams Happen
MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN FABSCRAPS BLOG


FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED
  • Fabscraps Wild Beauty Collection paper range  C101
  • Fabscraps Chipboard piece - Make Your Dreams Happen
  • Fabscraps Carders Pack MC101 001A 
  • Fabscraps Stickers ST 101 001

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Matt square photo in white, green then purple card
  2. Matt a pretty 6 x 6 inch paper onto green then purple card
  3. Matt a 6 x 9 inch paper onto purple card, adhere to background
  4. Adhere the matted 6 x 6 inch paper on the top to one side
  5. Adhere matted photo on top of this slightly off center
  6. Emboss the chipboard piece and adhere onto green card
  7. Start to decorate with a tag from the carders kit
  8. Cut out two border strips of green/purple card, adhere
  9. Add stickers to borders 
  10. Add a sticker to side of photo
  11. Die cut some branches, doilies and dandelion heads, adhere
  12. Make some flowers, attach with hot glue, add in some leaves.
ITEMS FROM MY STASH
Card stock in purple, white and green
Pearl white card
Black embossing powder
Die cuts - dandelions, pine branches and small doily.
TUTORIAL









Many thanks for visiting today
Bye for Now
xxx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM REVEAL CARD - OCTOBER CHALLENGE - BUMP IN THE NIGHT - Life is a sweet song - 12th October

Morning everyone and welcome to my blog and the latest
GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM REVEAL
OCTOBER CHALLENGE - BUMP IN THE NIGHT
GECKO GALZ BLOG


PRODUCTS USED
Dark Arts Digital Collage Set

CHARMING WORDS COLLAGE SET

SPRING AWAKENING PAPERS

FROM MY STASH
Cardstock - white, green, maroon and black, hand made foam flowers, stamens, pearl string, chalk inks to colour leaves and flowers.
YOUR FREE STAMP



Many thanks for visiting today, bye for now
xxx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

OFF THE RAILS SCRAPBOOKING TUTORIAL - FOAMIRAN FLOWERS

Morning everyone and welcome to my blog and my
October Tutorial FOAMIRAN FLOWERS for
OFF THE RAILS SCRAPBOOKING

Today I have a tutorial for you on how to make a foamiran flower, similar to the ones on my layout for the 
October OFF THE RAILS Mood Board.




HERES HOW
STEP 1
Gather your supplies, you will need -
a sheet of white foamiran, flower dies, inks to colour, stamens, piece of thin wire, barbeque stick, iron or heat gun, pokey tool, hot glue gun, foam pad, ball tool.



Step 2
Cut out an assorted selection of flowers with your die
Step 3
Ink your flowers including one for the leaves
Step 4
Using an iron or heat gun tool, take the wooden stick and heat up the flower on medium heat, no steam, for a few seconds
Step 5

When warm, roll flowers between your fingers
Step 6
Roll and pinch as you go
Step 7
When cool, unwrap and roll out the flowers on the foam with your ball tool and stretch gently with your fingers
Step 8
Step 9
Now take a few stamens, fold in half, attach wire
Step 10
Start to thread the flower head onto the wire, this is where you need your pokey tool if your flowers do not have the holes in them
Step 11
Add small dabs of glue between the layers
Step 12
Cut off the excess string from the stamens, and there you have one pretty flower.







Many thanks for visiting today, I hope you followed along.
Bye for now
xxx