Saturday, 31 July 2010

Progress on July project (posted by Elaine)

Well I am making some progress with the July project - it looks like we will all be late this time thanks to holidays and other commitments!! In the meantime, here is a little sneeky peek from me! I have chosen a really strong and slightly wacky colour scheme, but I think it is going to work OK.


When we did the class with Linda Elbourne in June, she promised any of us that weren't confident making Grungepaper roses before would be after the class. I was a little hesitant and slow at the time, but guess what I have cracked it now and my fear has gone thanks to Linda's tuition and Jo's fantastic find of little pointed clips that work like a dream when making these flowers. I can still improve my technique, espcially getting the centres just right, but they are well on the way! These are made from one of my favourite materials, velvet paper - I don't know why more people don't use this! Plus the petals curl up really nicely.

Not quite sure when I might get this project finished, but at least I have started!! Plus ideas are forming for the August one, but that it top secret right now!

Elaine xx

7 comments:

craftimamma said...

Verrryyy nice Elaine! I love the way the red pops against that lovely turquoisy blue. I have quite a bit of that velvet paper in different colours but I never thought about using it for the roses. Brilliant idea! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Paper Paradise said...

What a great idea to use velvet paper. They look absolutely gorgeous! x

Aquarius said...

looking good so far - those roses become addictive so be warned!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this colour scheme Elaine. The flower looks fabulous. Oh dear, that means that I should have done something on mine at least!!!! Judith xx

Jo said...

First time I've seen velvet paper used like this, Elaine. What a great idea. Well done for making a start. I have some pieces laid out for mine as I write but I think it will be a long time before there is anything worth taking a picture of. Looking forward to seeing how your experimental colour scheme comes together.

Christine B. said...

The rose look lovely and like the turquoise colour. Haven't really seen velvet paper about. Will have to do a search now. Thanks for the sneeky peek. x ChrisB

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh my goodness Elaine ... that rose rocks ... looks like you grew it not made it :0) I cannot wait to see these projects all finished :0)