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6/19/2013

Floral

Hello again. I barely squeaked by with my commitment to post again today. Been a busy day. I had mentioned on a previous post that I had been experimenting with making a rose using a punch. Saw this on a Youtube, and it looked 'do-able'. I've tried to make these roses before, even took a class where we did just a bit of it. Mine always look 'wonkered' or clumsy.  I had the punch that the lady was using to make this rose, so I punched out the required amount of pieces, watched the video about 6 times...and set off to try my hand. Here's the result of my first effort. Not totally thrilled with it, but I think I can do a better one if I try again. It's better than I've achieved before - fer sure.

 Here's the link to the particular youtube I found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBkwb8WvK08

I punched with a red lightweight Bazzill, then used some pan pastels to daub on some shading at the petal edges. Put the rose together, tried to shape it. Then I spritzed some Dylusion spray on it, then a bit of Gold spray.  (which obliterated my shading). This was made with the medium size of the punch shape shown in yellow.
The yellow shapes are from a smaller size, and I hope the smaller rose will be more usable on a card. I really like to see these flowers on cards, but I've never succeeded in doing any that I felt I wanted to put on a card. And of course, it will have to be one that is hand delivered! These dimensional embellishments are too costly to mail.

I know this is probably old hat to a lot of you.  I was excited to even get one done that I didn't throw in the trash!! Come again when you have time; as always I love to read the comments, and hear what you think! Sleep well, and hope to see you tomorrow. Hugs

11 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous for a first effort - and I'm sure is fabulous for a 100th effort too... Mxx

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  2. It looks fabulous! You did a great job on it. I watched the video and it looks easy enough. I think I will try it. TFS!

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  3. From the photograph, Mary, it looks beautifully perfect to me! I love the gold sheen that you have captured on it!! (As far as "old hat," oh dear, I guess I'm way behind as I've never tried my hand at flower making yet!)

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  4. Hi Mary, what an absolutely stunning rose! It is gorgeous. Well done for persevering because it was worth every minute of effort. Gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne x

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  5. Gorgeous flower! Especially for your first try. I think it looks wonderful!


    Hugs,
    Jo

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  6. Wow Mary I think you did a fabulous job on your rose!! I will watch the video and see if I can do it too. I have made some and love making the spiral ones. I love them on cards too, but you are so right, they have to be hand delivered!! Hugs!

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  7. Mary, your rose is wonderful!
    Sandy

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  8. I'd be very thrilled with it! SO pretty and looks absolutely perfect! I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has to watch a video so many times before I ever even start on something! LOL! This is really pretty.
    Lynn

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  9. Hi Mary. Your rose is beautiful. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I watched it ... and now I'm itching to try making one myself! :) Loll xx

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  10. Great job on this rose, Mary! I've tried the rolled roses and failed miserably! I'll have to check the video out although I don't have this punch.

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  11. ah Mary well done on your rose - confession time I have the die but never ever made one - just shocking isn't it??

    .. ok am going to write these things in my must do when looking for what to make with cards use things I have not used before from stash!! TFS Shaz in oz.x

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