Saturday, 19 June 2010

oh what fun.!!

good evening all.well no card to share tonight as i have had a little play with my sizzix dies instead as well as distress inks and oh what fun i have here are a few piccys of what i`ve made and i will also tell you what die and inks i have used, oh and a warning that if you are of a nervous disposition then it may be wise to skip the very last

so for these little roses which are about 1cm in diameter i have used the sizzix die 656545 flowers,3d.there is 2 sizes of roses to make and these are the smallest.i used some scrap cream paper and inked my heat proof mat with wild honey and rusty hinge distress ink and spritzed with water.used my hands to mix the 2 colours and dryed the diecuts with my heat gun.then used a little quilling tool and voila.quite sweet aren`t they.

so this is the same sizzix die but these are the bigger roses.these are about 2-3 cms wide and it all depends how tight you roll them as to how big they will be.for these i have used the same technique but using aged mahogany and victorian velvet inks and silver shimmer mist.the paler one was dabbed on another area of the mat hence the colour difference.

oooo and this is my fav.this one is using the tim holtz sizzix tattered florals 656640.
i cut out 2 large,2 medium and 1 small flower using old book pages and used my ink pads in dried marigold and mustard seed direct on the paper then spritzed the flowers with water, scrunched them up and dried with my heat gun and then layered them up with a gem centre.will be trying to make a selection of colours of this one.

and this one, well what can i say,!!!!! NOTE TO SELF, WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.
oh my word i will be trying forever to get this off.will have to use my scrubber sponge and shampoo i
also managed to get to a dunhelm store today and got 3 dcwv paper stacks hafl price.i got the taj mahal one ready for my whiff of joy stamps, also got the citrus stack and the latte one.wasn`t much left though and am kicking myself now for not buying the other 3 designs but i had to reign myself in a little.
well i hope you like my flowers.will hopefully be making a card tomorrow to use them on.
have a greet weekend.
luv coops.xxxxx


jenny said...

Gorgeous flowers, I love the mini roses :)
Hope you manage to clean off all the ink!!!

Jenny xx

JR Creations said...

Oh my GOD!!!! I want them NOW! They are amazing! Must go a googling now!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had lots of fun judging by your hands!! The flowers are looking fab! xx Jenny xx

louise said...

Great flowers not so sure about the hands lol, they look like mine when I am inking and I always forget to wear gloves.
louise xx

kay said...

yep,know that stained hands well use gloves now,but your flowers are fab,x

Janette said...

Fab flowers coops,and by the way,if anything like me then forget the rubber gloves,can't work with them on at it's inky fingers for

Jackie said...

Gorgeous roses, I particularly love the Tim Holtz ones. Have fun trying to clean the inky fingers :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

These are fabulous coops, love the book page one i think i'll have to visit the charity shop this week. so jealous(in a nice way) of your dunhelm finds. ours is rubbish for craft stuff and i love that latte stack. Di.xx

Delphine said...

Just beautiful, Coops! I love your flowers (and the last picture, my favourite :-))! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Delphine xx

Christine said...

Hi Nic thats what craftings all about HAVING FUN looks like you had loads, fab flowers like the TH die off for a look see.

Hugs Christine xx

Mina said...

oh wow Nic these are stunning girl and well worth dirty hands lol...I love love love the bottom book
Mina xxx

Sheila said...

Nic, These flowers are great. Must have a look for these dies next time I am out at my craft shop - miles away from here so don't get often enough as far as I am concerned! Sheila:)X

Rachel said...

Lol- I never seem to have clean hands since discovering Distress Inks!!! :) I'm desperate to have a go at some of the flower tuts I've seen lately- hopefully soon and hopefully they;ll come out as well as your lovely ones!! :) Rx