Saturday, 30 January 2010

Making a start

It's been a few days since I showed you my chosen materials for my project. I have made a start, and thought that I would show you some pictures of how I was getting on. I have made a flower using metal, painted with Viva precious metal paint. I used the Nestabilities Flower creations 3 set, and punched out three shapes, which I then curved a bit.

 I painted them, almost dry brushing on the inside of the petals, and laying the paint on thicker around the edges, to give a depth to the flower.

 I then used my embossing tool in the middle of each petal to make them curl up, and fixed them together with a pearly brad. 

I can't decide which paper to use for my envelope, it will probably be a last minute decision, as I love them both. Either that, or I will make two! I have also been making my own beaded trim, using beads from my jewellery making stash, and sewing them onto some velvet ribbon that was a freebie from a card making magazine. I love this colour combination, I normally go for purples, so this is a nice change for me. My project is slightly bigger than Jean's original, but purely because one or two of my elements have dictated that I had to increase my dimensions. I am really enjoying this project, and hope to bring you more peeks very soon! Judith x


Sarah Anderson said...

these are soooooooooo my colours! I LOVE that rose, it's gorgeous :) Can't wait to see the finished envelope

craftimamma said...

Oooh Judith, these are gorgeous. I've just clicked to enlarge the pictures and the flower and those beads are such wonderful colours.

Well done on finding the time to make them after your hectic week.

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous colour Judith - my all time favourite and such exotic ingredients - this promises to be a lovely project - I am ejoying these sneeky peaks - who knows I may manage to do one myself very soon!!

Elaine xx

Lynne K said...

The colour is wonderful, & the flower is gorgeous. Can't wait to see your finished project!

Jo said...

Wow, those do look really exotic, Judith and such a lovely rich and regal colour. I really do need those paints.

Sally H said...

my favourite colours and I love the metal flower!

suezie said...

WOW! Judith I see what you mean about how gorgeous the turquoise flower turned out. It's hard to believe these are a hand made embellishment. They are stunning!