Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Iris

I have this tin planter I needed to make a Spring arrangement in. I have an idea that I want to add a nest with eggs but what kind of flowers? I couldn't find flowers to go with the look of the flowers on the front of the tin planter, so I decided to make my own. I looked through pictures of real flowers and found a yellow Iris. I draw out a pattern on paper and then run it through my Scan-N-Cut so I could save and cut more when needed. Pulled out my new Distress Crayons that I had not tried out yet. Love the way they work like watercolors.

Using a stylist I worked the petals into shape and added leaves. I love creating realistic things from paper.

Here's the finished arrangement. Thanks for peeking in.

 The more I looked at it I thought it really needed 3 flowers so here it is now truly finished.

Happy Spring,
Laurie Moore

There's a great challenge go on over at "Simon Say Stamps Monday Challenge" check it out!
The designers there have made beautiful handmade flowers!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Captured Fairies

Hi My Friends,
Here to share with you my enchanting Fairy jars. I made and sold some of these last year and really enjoyed the way they came out and today I received an order for 6 more. It's always nice when people remember something you make and want more of it.

 I start with a jar and cork lid, mod podge and tissue paper. Then I used a combination of sprays inks that match the flowers I will be adding. Oh the mix media yumminess! Just a touch of Glass Glitter on the top and bottom and you have the base to start adding flowers and twine at the top. 

Time for the fairy. Chipboard die-cut Fairies, embossing dabber, Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and your heat gun is all it takes to make the enchanting creature to be placed inside your jar. Add a tea light and let the magic begin. 

Thank you for peeking in,
Please leave a comment if you stop by,
Hugs and magical dreams, 
Laurie Moore