Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Something for Our Daughters...



This weekend is almost here. 50 years ago, this Saturday, we were married at the Base Chapel at Quantico, VA. Does not seem that long ago. We will be celebrating with our family and dear friends at our youngest daughter's home.

For this event, we wanted our daughters to have something a little different. Made these in hopes they will be worn as corsages since they will be acting as our hostess. Thought about one for our son-in-law but I don't think he would appreciate a flower.

I again used a Whimsy Stamps' Lily Flower die and a light yellow Foamiran for both flowers. This die is a little larger than others in my collection which works best for this type of project. I also used various shades of orange Gelatos for the color accents.



Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are having a great day.

May God Bless You All,
Barb


Monday, September 11, 2017

FYI - Good Videos ...

Recently a very new Internet friend asked about letting me teach her to make flowers with Foamiran. It is a real compliment and I deeply appreciated her enthusiasm. However, she is in Texas and I am in Michigan. Long drive!

There is a vast network of videos from all over the world, that offer excellent visual Foamiran tutorials. I thought I would share a few of them with you. Some are on youtube and others are on blogs. The following is just a few of the hundreds that I have found. Hope you take some time to visit these talented artist (hobbyist, crafters and lovers of beauty).



http://lizscreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/ Good step-by-step photo tutorial




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zV34_4sMP4   rose bud center interesting – hand cut – no die  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdDkqZh9ra8   hand cut - note aluminum foil center!  WOW 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2bwVAlX4-A   hand cut – Note how she gets a full body. Also a spray was used to enhance the leaves?


ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVmIGY4PJe0&feature=em-subs_digest    Lady E - no heat Simple Foamiran Poinsettia Flower Tutorial   Emilia Sieradzan


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC5-wZiCw0E  Note how to use the molds for the leaves.




If you would like to see more ideas, please feel free to visit 
https://www.pinterest.com/jimbarb916

Thanks for dropping in today. Hope you are having a creative week. Would love to hear from you and share your talents.

Till later,
Barb

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

For a Wonderful Couple on their Anniversary…


Making anniversary cards is always a wonderful experience. As I begin the process, I think about the people who will receive it. For this card, both the lady and her husband are creative people – she is a fantastic quilter while he does woodcarvings that are amazing. Seeing their creative works of love and joy is an exciting adventure. My husband and I enjoy visiting them and seeing their newest creations. This card is for you…



For several years I have been creating dimensional paper flowers using all types of paper from card stock to pearlescent to fibrous. However, I had reached a point where a change was more than needed. By now, if you have seen some of my more recent posts, you will realize that I am totally captivated by a unique product called Foamiran. For several weeks, I visited websites from around the world featuring their fantastic foam flowers. I discovered that YouTube has a vast collection of tutorials. To my dismay, most are in languages that I do not understand but the videos speak for themselves.

There are several sites (groups) that post their finished works that will take your breath away. So many appear so totally real. One of my favorite groups is Foamiran Flowers Lovers (thru https://foamiranworld.com/). Hope you get a chance to visit there.

Materials for today’s project:
·        Light Pink and Green Foamiran
o   Whimsy Stamps Rose Petal Die Set (4 largest dies)
o   Whimsy Stamps Lily Flower Die Set (leaves only)
·        Bronze Pearl paper
o   Die from Aliexpress
·        Gelatos – Butterscotch, Mango, Lemon
·        White Cardstock
·        Hot glue, tape, Cut ‘n Boss

Thank you for stopping in today and until we meet again,
May God Bless You and Yours,

Barb
Thought for the day:

 If the world had more crafters, 
there would be more sharing and less anger.

Something for Our Daughters... This weekend is almost here. 50 years ago, this Saturday, we were married at the Base Chapel at Q...