Saturday, 12 February 2011

SCS Challenge - A Stamped Flower - DT Card

This weeks challenge has been chosen by our namesake, The Secret Crafter herself, Wendy (aka Da Boss Lady or She Who Must Be Obeyed hehe)

A Stamped Flower

This must be either stamp or digi and can be alone or part of an image (but not flowers on your papers alone or flower embellishments).

I had been playing with You Tube and came across a tutorial vid showing these lovely ribbon roses (I think if you put ribbon roses in the search you will find many vids).  Now i'm not the most adept with the needle (cross stitch or sewing buttons aside lol) but I found these really easy to do.  Just a line of running stitch along one edge of the ribbon, then slide the ribbon up the thread until it ruffles and starts curling back on itself.  Sew the two ends together, tie off the thread and there you go.  If you have a thinner ribbon, sew more and let the ribbon curl back upon itself and you can play about with the tension keeping some a little looser like I did with the bottom layer of the top flower. Pop a brad or pearl in the middle and there you go.

I have used the Ribbon from Secret Crafter and it has a fantabulous two tone shimmer with names as scrummy as Emerald Mint and Raspberry Lime (and at only 30p per metre its a steal).

You may recognise the paper I have used as some of you out there have it as your Blog Headers etc.  Summer Driggs at Summertime Designs have some really beautiful papers for you.  Best of all she offers them absolutely free on her blog.  Your really need to pop on over and have a peek for yourself (scroll down and there is a loooong list of her papers on the right hand sidebar).

I used my Hangler flower girl I have had for ages from a swap a few years ago and came across my swap folder during a little clear out.  Coloured with .....  yup you guessed it lol .. ProMarkers and Copics and shaded with my Prismacolor pencils.  Popped on a printed sentiment and away ye go

Now for some news.............

A couple of weeks ago we had a DT call.  We were overwhelmed with the amount of people expressing an interest in joining our little group and would like to thank you all. It was so hard choosing from the wonderful people but the we, the DT, selected four and I am pleased to say they will be joining us from March.

They are:-

Great to have you joining us girls. We are all looking forward to working with you. Please visit their lovely blogs and you will see why we chose them to join us - they are mega talented.  Jane will be popping their photos to the SCS Challenge side bar in the coming week so you can "put a name to a face".