May 10, 2010

and they wore flowers in their hair...

...as promised here is the second installment of the class crop...and because its all the thing atm...we made grungepaper roses...using Tim's amazing tattered floral dies...the same one we used for the LO's...i do like to get value for money! ;0)

because i wanted to show lots of ideas for what to do with the roses once you've mastered and become addicted to making them...i attached one to a pony~tail band...which i'm wearing above...one to a hair~clip which Paula is modelling...

... i made a mini~bouquet out of 3 roses wired together...

and for Rosie...i made a pink blingy rose...to go with that enormous rock she's just acquired...and used it to make a fun flip~flop shaped picture frame for a photo of the holiday she's just about to go on! of course...there are lots of other things you could do with them...personally i love them on picture frames...on Linda's coasters...on shoes...even as earrings...but you could just have them as they are...gorgeous! :0)I'm not bothering to add a tutorial as there are hundreds out there...check Linda's blog for a good one...but i will leave you with this little hint:
***Hint***
the securest way i've found to attach your flowers to things that move is:
use your pokey tool to make a hole straight through the middle of the rose {ie through the bud and out at the pointed bottom}...then thread a small bead onto a length of wire...manoeuvre it to the middle and twist to make a needle with a small~tadpole~with~a~long#tail~shape...poke this bead first into the bud and out the other side...then wrap the remaining wire around hair~clips, onto flip~flops or where ever takes your fancy!
go on...have a go...if these two can do it...so can you! ;0)

9 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Just beautiful ... and your roses aint bad either :0) Great tips ... I am off to try the bead tadpole idea ... will let you know how I get on :0)

Rosie said...

What great photos of Saturday, and the roses went down a storm didn't they??

My simple life said...

see pretty! Love the roses and lots of ideas on what to do with them. :)

Sandra said...

They're just fabulous

Ruth said...

he he yes if we can do it anyone surely can x

lynmcf said...

I have just finished my first ever grungepaper rose, thanks for the tip about the bead and the wire!

Mj said...

Flowers look great Alix

sutty said...

Beautiful flowers Alix - I haven't played with my grunge paper yet but have seen the tutorial on Lindas blog...need to have a go now! :)

Leigh said...

those flowers are fabulous and the frame is adorable.