Friday, 27 May 2011

Quick Flower Tutorial

Hi all,
Hope you're all having better weather than we are at the moment. Today I thought I'd do a quick flower tutorial for you. You need some white card, a Gypsy and Cricut (I used my Expression or you could use flower punches), a black pen compatible with your copics or promarkers or any other pens you use and some bling.

First I opened up a new file on my Gypsy. I then looked for flowers on my carts where the petals weren't too small. I sized them according to how big I wanted the flowers to be on a card. They were under 2 inches in size. I kept the chain link in place so the width and height stayed linked.

Here are the flowers all cut out in white card. I know they don't look like much at the moment but that's about to change.

I then got my black pen and doodled on the flowers. I choose different designs and played about with them.

I then coloured them in. I've just got some Trias so I was experimenting with them whilst colouring these in. The beauty of these flowers are that you can do a tonal flower (blue flower), you could do outrageous colours, you can colour them in complimenting your papers.

I then shaped the petals and added some bling. You could layer the flowers up too.

Well I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please have ago it's quite easy and you can really personalize your flowers. I want to say thank you to Sheila at for having me today as a designer.

We have half term starting tomorrow, a week with the children off school. I can't wait to have some time to be creative with my children.

Thanks for reading

Kelly x


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kelly this is such a great idea and so simple to do! Love that you can use it in so many ways and virtually any color you want. Thanks for sharing with us at She's A Sassy Lady today.

Paula said...

interesting tutorial.Thanks for sharing.
Docrafter: Cardcraft

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow how great ... love your flowers and you make it look so easy ... I do not have any special equipment so will have a go with my punches ... happy crafting sandy xx

rosie said...

fabulous idea. your instructions are so clear and simple. easy to follow.
thanks for sharing with us x

Alizabethy said...

What a fab idea - they look great!

Marjorie said...

Really neat flowers! I am going to have to give that a try. I use ProMarkers (love them and they are a lot cheaper)...I just became a follower and look forward to your creative blog updates via email.

Karen said...

Love them. Your doodles are great. Good idea xx

Heather said...

great idea, thanx for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Love love love .. thanks a ton

alifrew said...

Oooh, that's given me some inspiration for the 24 flower shapes sat on my craft desk, made from white card and nothing else!! Thanks xx

margaret said...

Great flowers, thanks for sharing,
you have a great blog I am just hoping around the blogs

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, that is alot of doodling!!!
And lot's of work.....
But it looks awesome!!!!