Friday, 9 May 2008

Leaves and a Flower

Aaaahhhh . . . . after a break for the Friday night curry - yum! - here are pictures of some of what we did in craft class at the Glitter Pot today.
In the morning Jane was showing us some ideas of what to do with the new Woodware Flower and Leaf Maker punches. This flower was made using the Dahlia punch - two layers punched from patterned double sided paper and then shaped with the character shaper tool after shading the edges with an ink pad. The flower centre is made using two layers punched with the Woodware Blink Blink punch, shaded and shaped with an embossing ball tool. The calyx uses a shape punched with the Leone Em Lillium Feather punch. The stem is florists wire and tape, which is held inside the calyx with a blob of silicone glue. Really quick and easy to make. We also made a flower without a stem to put on a card, but I haven't finished that, so will post when it's done.
The other card we made uses a couple of different Leaf Maker punches. Used various green and brown papers, adding blotches with ink pads before shaping. The leaves have a small hole punched in the top, with ribbon threaded through and knotted. They are then are stuck to the card with little foam pads. I don't think that I would have come up with the idea of a row of leaves like this, and initially I wasn't too sure, but have decided that I quite like it now! Not totally happy with my leaf colours and placement, but maybe that will grow on me too!
In the afternoon we worked with Art Impressions stamps, but will post those another day.

9 comments:

irisbleu said...

OMG!! Those are gorgeous!!! I really really love the flower!!!

2stampis2b said...

Wowee, those are just, ...wow!

Allison said...

Oh my...I am at a standstill! These are so beautiful and look so real!

Jo said...

These are gorgeous! Wish I lived closer to attend these classes!

pickle said...

Wow Jo they are absolutely beautiful.
Kerry x

PeeJay said...

Joanne - we were at the same class yesterday morning!! Great class and great tutor. I loved her classes at The Craft Barn but Glitterpot is closer for me. I never got to make the flower on the stem and didn't think to take the elements to have a go at home. Still, pleased with what I did do and I love both the cards, especially the leaf one - lol!

Tracey Lynn Miller said...

Gorgeous flowers and cards, Joanne. I'd love to take classes like that.

eloracdogs said...

Love your beautiful flowers and clear tutorials. Where can I purchase the dahlia and leaf punch?

Joanne said...

Eloracdogs - you didn't leave contact details for me, so I am hoping that you will pick up my reply here. I don't know where you are. I am in the UK, and my local craft shop sells these punches. They also have an online shop. Here is the link to their page with the punches on http://www.theglitterpot.co.uk/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=671
My understanding is that the Woodware supplier in the UK is out of stock of the punches at the moment, so there is a bit of a wait. I guess that anywhere that sells Woodware punches may be able to order one for you. This is the manufacturer's web site http://www.woodware.co.uk/index.asp
On the big leaf there is a button that says click here to find a local stockist.

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