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TUTORIAL - THE PEACE ROSE
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Good morning folks......IT CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!! SANTA IS COMING! Dont you just love Christmas? And once the big day comes and youve torn open your presents, set up the kids new toys and added batteries into everything, eaten until you have to undo the top button of your trousers and you proclaim "I will never eat like that again" even though you cant help but nibble at the left over turkey every time you walk passed it.....you'll think to yourself "Ack well, all the stress, expense and hassle was worth it", lol. I love Christmas, I cant wait to sit around the table with all 18 of us (this year is a light year!!).
Anyway, enough of my waffling ("As if" I hear you cry!), I promised I would do the tutorial of this rose. I did say it would be done after Christmas, but what they hey. I may as well stick it up now. Ive decided to call it the Peace Rose as the very lovely and talented Ruth, and of course not forgetting to mention she is a fellow Northern Irelander....Wooowhoooo! (a passion for cards) told me it looked like the Peace Rose her Daddy used to grow so I thought that was a very fitting name. So I have named it the Peace Rose......providing Ruth doesnt mind of course?!
Right....on to the tutorial. Honestly, its pretty much the same as my wee roses tutorial, Im just using a different flower.
|Using Victorian Velvet Distress inks I went around the edges and slightly into the petals on both sides of each flower.|
|Take one flower and work it into a rose bud shape.|
|(Please excuse my gluey mat!) As hot glue dries quickly, you need to be quick and work your flower back into the rose bud shape. It wont be hard to do as you had previously worked it into shape.|
|Take your rose bud, put a dollop of hot glue on the underside of the bud and a circle of glue half way up the bud.|
|Place the bud into the centre of the next flower and mould the next flower around the rose bud. Try and off set the petals as you place each layer on top of each other.|
|With your next layer, again place glue on the underside of the layer youve just made but this time put a ring of glue just below half way up the flower.|
|Again place the flower into the next layer and mould it around the forming flower. You will see that because you havent put the glue half way up this time that these petals flair out a bit more. This is completely correct.|
|And that it folks....simple as. I added some glossy accents on the petals to look like raindrops.|
|On this flower I used the leaves from the die and I embossed my own leaf veins onto them to make them look more realistic. I just used my thin tip embossing tool to do this.|
|Side view of the roses|
|The top rose is using the next sized die up from the smaller flower|
|Comparison in size between the small and bigger rose|
|At its very widest the small rose is 1.5inches|
|At its widest, the larger rose is almost 2 inches|
|Here they are all together, big and small|
|Profile of larger flower|
And there we have it, my tutorial for my Peace Roses. See it actually is really simple. As always, any questions please comment below or contact me through my email above.
I just want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Wonderful and Happy Christmas for tomorrow and the rest of the Christmas Season. Its my 6 months Blogaversary tomorrow! Yeah! And on that note, if you havent seen my Blog Candy and you are one of the 301 followers I had, please scroll down to enter. Hope everyone has a safe and happy time this Christmas and that 2012 will bring much fun, laughter and fantastically crafty adventures.
Big hugs to you all. Toodles Noodles,