Tuesday, August 4, 2009

a rose is a rose...

WARNING...these roses are addicting...just like all the other flowers are...

Just remember...
I TOLD YOU SO...
FUN & ADDICTING!

Let's get started...

Using jet black archival ink, stamp the studio 490 6 petal flower 3 times on the smooth side of the grungepaper.

Cut out all 3 flowers and cut them as shown below.


Ink the front and the back of the flowers with the distress ink color of your choice, using the blending tool.
I used faded jeans for the sample.

Stamp all 3 flowers, front & back with any background stamp.
I applied just a bit of jet black archival ink, for a subtle background and used this studio 490 screen stamp.

Roll the petals of each flower to form.
MAGICALLY, grunge holds the shape.

Overlap the petals & glue as shown.

Trim off the points of the smallest 2 flowers, to fit inside each other.

Using the 2 petals that were cut off, form the rose center.

Using the single petal roll to form the final center petal.

The little clips are from Home Depot...
they are found in the electronics section.


Using the largest flower as the base, assemble the flower & glue each section in place.

The centers are last.

It should now look like this...



TADA...
the finished rose and gingham stamped leaves.




Now...to answer some questions...

1. What color ink did I use on the pumpkin in the previous post?
It's Spiced marmalade.


2. How much perfect pearls go into the mini mister to make the shimmer mist?
I just pick up some with the end of a craft stick and whatever small amount stays on the end is the amount I use.

It really doesn't take much.

3. Is it a drop or dropperful for the distress ink/perfect pearls color shimmer mist?
it's a FULL dropper full of any distress ink color.


4. Are you taking book preorders?
No...I'll announce it on the blog when I have them here & they're ready to ship. I'll make sure I have plenty for my blog friends.


5. Do we pay with checks or PayPal?
I have PayPal all set up & ready to go. I think that makes it easier, safer and quicker for everyone.

6. What's your favorite stamp set?
YIKES...you MUST be kidding...it's like kids...how could I possibly choose one?

I hope you take some time for fun & try these roses...

Speaking of FUN...one more thing...

Check out Tim's blog post about the AWESOME Disney adventure we had @ CHA.

Just reading his post made my heart pound with excitement.

What an amazing...totally unexpected time we had...I thought we were going for dinner! It was the PERFECT birthday celebration for Mario.

Again...

THANK YOU to Tim & Mario for including me and to Michelle & Chuck for making the magic happen.

What a wonderful memory,with wonderful friends!

Now it's time to...

make(rose) art!

wendy

37 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Wendy!
Thanks for the tutorial! Gotta try this ASAP. Your art is so beautiful.
Lisa Wilson

Janene said...

Brilliant as always. Can't wait to get my hands on those stamps and try. Here's one for you - you have to get one of the die manufacturer's to make some dies with all these sahpes. WOuld save an awful lot of time cutting. Then again- I find cutting soothing sometimes but still. Just a thought. Again- thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

I'll be ordering that stamp set next week! It doesn't seem so complicated now that you showed us how to do it! I don't think I can wait that long (you said you have no patience....neither do I!).....so I may have to improvise in the meantime.

I do have an order coming from our blog mamma soon.......yahoo!

Kathy

Jill W. said...

Thank you....my joy is JUmpInG!!!
WooHoo, gotta go play, you make it look so simple, I'll let you know if it is for us mere mortals....hahaha...lol!
Thank you again, and as always, thank you for sharing!
~Jill

Daisy said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks for sharing. Off to try this out with the girls. I loved the Disney magic on Mario's bday story. How fun to be share that day with him.

Linda Cain said...

VERY cool! Everyone loves them!
And easy once you know how!
TFS!
Linda

Debby said...

Thank you for the instructions. I will be trying this as soon as I get my new stamps. Hopefully they will come in soon. Need to make some time to play. It is so hard to wait for new stuff to come in!!!

michelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing I will giving this a try one of these days soon!

Wanda H said...

Thanks so much for this, Wendy!!! I just made a rose and it's drying... not to make something to put it on :-))

Tona said...

Love your rose!!! Thanks for taking the time to answer all the qusetions too.

Nancy said...

Ohhh.... I love this! Going to have to play when I get home!

Terry said...

Love, love, love the rose. Hope it's as easy as you make it look. I can't wait to try it.

Thanks as always,

Your BFF Terry

Lisa Pace said...

Stunning, I am so trying this... way cool!

Linda Elbourne said...

I can't wait to get started, Thanks for sharing Wendy X

Mary said...

waooo:-)))
bellissimo tutorial , adoro ralizzare fiori :-)

Dianal said...

love these roses, thanks for sharing Wendy ... I can think of so many things I can use them on from altered items to cards to canvas hangings .....

scrapcraft said...

Wendy, thanks so much! i love these roses. I can't wait to make some.

carpediem said...

Gorgeous roses Wendy! Thanks for taking the time to provide us with the instructions! Can't wait to try making some!

Linda Elbourne said...

oooo oooo I have a question Wendy ... Where do you get your little birds from??? ... you know the ones that you alter??? I am never gonna make it to a class in the US ... but I would quite like to have a go at one!

Linda Elbourne said...

You know that blog stalker woman that is a bit Wendy Obsessed at the moment and won't leave you alone? ... Well I am back :0)

I have made a rose - Thank you Thank you Thank you ... the instructions are fab and ver ver easy to follow ... I had to improvise very slightly ... but I would love to know what you think!

http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/08/rose-by-any-other-name.html

Scrapthat said...

Sadly I have not run across grunge paper here in Canada and I don't shop the net so Sadly I would love to make your roses but will be unable to at this time...but I will when I get some believe you me! :) Thanks for a great tutorial.

LynneForsythe said...

Wow....Thanks for sharing Wendy...can't wait to try this...am always looking for new ways to make flowers!! Your're the bomb! Glad you had sooooooo much fun at CHA....

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous work Wendy, the rose is amazing :)
Anne x

Linda B said...

This is sooooo coool! Thank you for sharing Wendy!

Hels said...

Loooooooooove the rose....and cos I haven't got your stamp...I kinda adapted one of my own and made a rose with it...THANK YOU for such inspiration Wendy...you is a star!

Nettie said...

beautiful, beautiful Wendy! I don't have the stamp but will try to adapt one somehow and have a go. I did make some grungepaper flowers for a card (as I got fed up waiting for Tim to post his tut! lol) not anywhere near as lovely as this tho, hugs nettie xx

SquashyCupcake said...

Thanks for sharing,this is simply beautiful! :D

Mary(OhioMary) said...

These are the coolest! Thank so much for the tutorial. I'm always looking for great ways to embellish cards.

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loli said...

Me encanta tus rosas de papel, son preciosas y todo tus trabajos....!!!!enhorabuena!!!!y te invito a visitar mi blog....CHAO

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