Thursday, August 25, 2011
Butterfly, Tulip and Ribbon Rose
This week we are doing another sketch review challenge. You can choose between sketches 7 - 12. I look forward to these reviews... I enjoy choosing my favorite sketches and using them again.
I used the tulip stamp from the digi set Bee-loved. I colored it with copics, cut it out with Spellbinders and added a little bling. The color is a little more vibrant in real life but for some reason I just couldn't get the true colors to come out in the photos... but that's ok, it's close enough.
The patterned paper that I used was from Spring is Here. I cute out two of the butterflies from the printed paper and adhered them near the tulip. In the photo below you can see a little more of the layered butterfly.
I had a piece of ribbon left over from the bow so I made this little rose. I've seen tutorials on how to make it and I have been wanting to try it but I didn't really want to do a search for a tutorial so I just winged it. I first ties a knot at the end of the ribbon and began twisting the ribbon as I wrapped it around the knot. I realized that I didn't have anything to support it and I remembered seeing a tutorial where they glued it to a round paper while twisting and rolling the ribbon. I didn't have enough ribbon to make a very large rose and I didn't really want a very large one anyway so I just glued it right where I wanted it on the card as I made it. I was fortunate to not get glue all over my card but I sure got glue on my fingertips! Next time I will plan ahead and have a cardstock circle ready for the glue and the ribbon. edited to add: I found a great rolled ribbon flower tutorial here. It looks like a fun one. If you use it please come back here and let me know so I can go to your blog or photo site to see it!
This little flower only measures about 5/8". Cute, huh?
I used MTME Pretty Pattern sketch #12 (MTMEPPS12)
To see the sketches and play along please go here: My Time Made Easy Blog. I would love to see your entry this week!