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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Minions tutorial

Hi All
 it's been a while since I have done a tutorial but thought I would share this with you,

here is how i made my minions, for this tutorial i made the big minion card but the little ones are done in exactly the same way with the same framelit dies.

Using the window frames framelits I cut out one in Marina mist and one in Daffodil delight

I cut both the shapes as shown here, keep the pieces you cut off you'll be needing them,

Cut the marina mist shape in half and remove to squares as shown above, you'll need one of these squares for the next step, then using one of the scraps you will need to cut two rectangles for the minions legs,

Round the corners of the square scrap to create his dungaree pocket, add the legs and some detail with a stampin' write marker as above

Sick the little guys dungarees to his body, can you tell what it is yet :)

Using the scraps from the yellow shape create two arms, these can be whatever shape you are happy with but you can see above how i created mine. 

Add the little guys arms, I'm sure he will feel much happier now,

Cut a 1cm ( 1/4" strip) of basic gray ( if you are making a smaller minion you will need to adjust the size) this is for his goggles,  Cut a basic gray blossom with the blossom punch this is for his hands and feet,

So i cut the hands from the blossom using the bumpy edges for the fingers, cut two little feet and added a 
1  3/8" circle in smoky slate and a jumbo googly eye from a craft store.

Lastly you need to add some of the groovy hair, I made mine spiky but they are all individual minions, I also added two small scraps of smoky slate either side of my little guys eye for the sides of his goggles and a smile, because he's just so darn happy.

To make minion stand up I repeated the first two step with some daffodil delight to back the card, then i used my minion, by drawing around him onto some more marina mist to create a back for my card with legs, so he could stand up.

Thanks a minion for stopping by  he he :)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Time for woody!

Ok a little bit late sorry

I used the large oval for most of woody his head his scarf and his hair,

his hat is made with the 1 3/4" circle punch his ears are the small heart punch which i stuck on the back of his head as below the top of woody's head is trimmed square so it looks like his hat is on his head.

(I used the oval punch to cut a section of woody's hat away but this is not really necessary) woody's nose and neck were just scraps which i had left over and his eyes were punched with the large hole on the cropodile.

I hope that all made sense.


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bird punch robin ( 2 step bird punch )

So to start you need two birds one red and one brown.. robin's are naturally a little bit more rust coloured than red but red shows up well in the photo's so make sure you have one full punch of the bird in brown and one bird body in red.

i wanted the branch to look a bit more wintery so i trimmed the leaves so they looked like twigs,

using a post it note to hold your red bird slide the red card back into the bird punch, i did mine the right way up so the top of the head is up as above,  I like my robins to have big red tummies!

I used a sponge dauber with white craft ink around the edges of the birds tummy and adhere to the bird,

The wing gets added as above you may also like to use a dauber with some chocolate ink around the wing edges too,

and don't forget his eye.. i used the paper piercer to make an eye..

so thats how i made my robin... really simple. have fun with your punches!


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Paper roses with vintage vogue.

Hi Everyone, here is the long awaited tutorial of the roses which i demonstrated at the Exeter creative stitches show,

I used the vintage vogue flower but i'm sure it would look just as good with any 6 petal flower.  
you will need a wooden skewer, glue dots and crystal effects.

First you need to stamp and cut out 5 flowers, as below...

on One flower you need to remove one petal
on the next you need to remove two petals
and on a third flower you just need to cut a slit to the centre of the flower between two of the petals,
you will have two full flowers remaining, i like to cut the centre of one of these out so the bloom sits tidily.

Next working from the smallest petal  first using the skewer roll the single petal length ways into a sausage, with the stamped image on the out side, this is the middle of your flower..

Next working with each of the cut out flowers one at a time curl each petal  away from you as above,

next working from the centre of each layer ( breaking the fibres in the paper so it's easier to work with careful not to tear the petals) bend the base of each petal around the skewer so that the layer will curl into itself as above,

When each layer has been curled from the back they should all look something like this ( it was easier to take the photo with the flower upside down)

Each layer of the flower is now ready to be stuck together using your mini glue dots curl each layer into a circle joining up the petals,
the second layer of the flower will not over lap very much as you still want to be able to see two petals, as below,

as you curl and stick the petals together you can begin to build your flower as below:

the layers will work as follows:

image cut with 4 petals creates.. flower layer with 3 petals,
image cut with 5 petals creates.. layer with 4 petals
image cut with slit into centre.. creates layer with 5 petals  and so on..

Until your flower looks something like this...

the 6 petal image which you did not cut the hole from the centre is your base layer this makes the back of the flower tidy and easier to adhere to your projects.

Once you have assembled the flower you may wish to add some crystal effects between each layer of the flower so that it stays more securely

I hope that all made sense..... any questions please let me know!