Thursday, 29 March 2012

Flower Tutorial - Calla Lilly - Video



Hi folks.  Don't faint......this is not your imagination or an illusion!  Tis I......Loops!  Heehee

Boy oh boy did my mojo take a turn for the worst!  It really was touch and go there for a while.....we thought I might lose it all together.  But, I am glad to say that after a great deal of looking after and the arrival of a certain Ginormous Birthday Box I received (see last post) gladly, Loops's mojo has made a full recovery and is ready and raring to go, lol.  Phew, Im glad to be back.....Shucks but I missed you guys (she blushes meekly........"Oh Aye" you say "Loops is real meek"!!)

I was asked ages ago by Sonia if I would mind doing a tutorial on a Lilly Flower.  Well, we all know I love a good challenge and love requests and as I had made these wee babies before I thought to myself.....why not do a wee video on how to make them.  Now the video I have done is for a wee Calla Lilly and you can basically make them any size you want with any centres you want as you will see from my video.  BUT, if you want to see how to make a Tiger Lilly, well I thought there was no point in me doing another one when Fiona Jennings from Jennings644 on Youtube did one already.  Here is Fiona's channel here.  She also did a video on how to do these Calla Lillies too after I sent her a few of mine for her Birthday. So that video is on her channel as well.

Anywhoodles, back to my Calla Lilly.  You need very little to make these wee cuties and they literally take a minute or two to make one.  Please do excuse the state of my nails and hands.  One poor old index finger is healing from hot glue burns.....dont ask!  And my other index finger nail completely broke off!  I know, I know.....it was a complete shock to the other nails on that hand.  But they came to terms with the loss of the index finger nail and they are moving on and if they can move on, then so should we! heehee

Enjoy the video.  As always, any questions, comments, requests or challenges, please shout on the comment section or shoot me a wee email on the contact button above.

DONT FORGET YOUTUBE MAY PUT AN ADVERT ON THE SCREEN.  PRESS THE WEE "X" ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ADVERT TO CLOSE IT.

These ones make incredibly beautiful stickpins too.  So keep that in mind when you make the wee ones.  They dont need to stay as single wee flowers - bling'em up with lovely spacer beads and wings etc.  I ended up painting mine with Diamond Stickles, just to bling them up a bit more and make them sparkly and yummy.  Oh and dont limit these wee babies to teeny tiny proportions.......BIG these bad boys up.  If you dont have a punch or die big enough, just draw and cut one out.  That way you can make these any size you want.  Let your imagination run wild.......I know mine does!  So much so that Im gonna have to go chase the wee blighter down as I need it back to make something!  Tutt, tutt....running wild imaginations, huh?  Whatever next Loops?!?

Thats it from me folks, I promise I won't leave it as long next time.

Toodles Noodles,

Loops xx

18 comments:

  1. Oh, my dear friend! Thank you so very much for this tuto! I am working on some project, will definitely use this technique and share with you. May I also add this tutorial to my collection of useful stuff? Hugs from kissinia

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  2. These are fabby loops, as are all your flowers. can i please ask what heat gun you use. Yours seems to have a finer nozzle then mine, better for more detailed gluing. xx

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  3. Thank you so much for this tutorial will have to have a go now and see what I can do. love Alison xxxx

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  4. Thank you so much Lee, you and Fiona will have me making my own floral embellishments when I've used up the flowers I have left - that way they will be in exactly the colour I want and be different to everyone else's! Karen x

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  5. HI Lee I was wondering where you were! Your lillies are fabulous but I've just been watching you open your birthday box - oh my how lucky were you! WOW WOW WOW there was some fabulous stuff in there.
    I think your craft room must be like mine - I like to think of it as Mary Poppins handbag lol
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  6. Thanks for both a brilliant tutorial AND fab music Lee! Really enjoyed watching you, especially your patience, incredible ;-) BTW, your nails look so much better than mine, really have to do sth about them, lol! Your lilly flowers are super cool!! Ira x

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  7. Lee those are really beautiful, you are so clever. xx

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  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    I bought all of the bits that you had used for your roses and i have been hot glue gunning and distressing my petals with finger smudgers ever since i came across your blog. I also told my craft buddy Paula about your blog and i know she uses your tutorials too!!!! Thanks for the lily tutorial and it is GREAT!!! to see you back x

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  9. Wonderful as always Lee, so glad you have your mojo back :-) Maddy x

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  10. Great tutorial, lovely.
    hugs,
    Becky x

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  11. Lol the bit about your nails really made me laugh, you do amuse me. Another fab video tutorial, I will definitely be having a go at some of these, thanks for sharing it with us. Awesome music choice on the video too. I am off to go check out tiger lily tutorial now
    Lindsay xx

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  12. Brilliant tut Lee, they're fab xx

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  13. These are so beautiful Lee! Really elegant flowers x
    I've just added a card using some of the gorgeous flowers you sent me! It has been hard to part with them, but this card is for my mum, so I know she'll appreciated them (Well, she better or I have them back! LOL) Wendy x

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  14. Hi Lee, thankyou for such an amazing video tutorial - you make it look so easy, your lilies are amazing :) Hugs, Teresa xx

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  15. Brill video. I will deffo be trying these. xxx

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  16. Beautiful Lee. I am so addicted now to YT that I keep forgetting about everyones blogs. Don't know how you keep up. xx

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