Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Darling Daisies Flower and Leaves Tutorial

Products Used: 
Paint: Creative Inspirations Paint: Beige, and Green Olive 
Paper/Cardstock: My Minds Eye "Market Street" Collection, White Cardstock for Leaves
 Ranger: Distress Ink, 'Walnut Stain', and Glossy Accents
Memory Book: Glue Dots
Misc:  Paint Brush, Skewer

You will need 6 petals from the Cuties 4, and 2 petals of each of the Darling Daisies flowers. Using Creative Inspirations Paint - 'Olive Green' for Cuties 4, and 'Beige' for the flower petals.
Ink all edges using 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink.
Using the Olive Green paint on the white cardstock for the leaves, gives a beautiful shimmer of the true colour.  The 'Beige' over the top of printed paper still allows for the pattern to be seen, but gives the most gorgeous glimmer to the paper.

Place aside the two smallest flower, die-cuts. Starting with the largest flower die-cut, adhere flower layers together, staggering the petals in each layer you add.  Using one of the smaller petals, gently and only slightly roll the petals upwards and adhere to flower base (see above photograph).  With remaining small die cut, turn upside down and curl each petal tightly around the tip of your skewer so that your flower now looks like the one in the photograph below.  Adhere to centre of flower to complete flower.

Remove the petals from the Cuties 4 die cut as in the below photograph.  Curl the leaf using a skewer from the tip to base (really squeezing the paper/cardstock up gives a wrinkle affect which is appealing to me). Also, curl the very tip up or down (do a variety it looks great) as in above photograph.  If you play a little with them in the 'curling process' you will be amazed at how a simple petal can turn into quite a realistic leaf.  Tuck leaves beneath flower petals, using tiny glue dots to complete arrangement.


Linda said...

Hi just wanted to let you know how much I love your creation!!!!! This is just spectacular!!!!! I love it!!!!

Heather Jacob said...

you are awesome .. thanks for this Sandy .... a perfect tutorial xoxo

Creative Inspirations said...

This is awesome Sandie!

Angela said...

Sandie, your daisy is wonderful! Thank you so much for the tutorial!