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Friday, 26 August 2011

Christmas is coming -

and although we all seem to moan about starting preparations in August I think we have to -  to get all those handmade goodies and cards done in time.  In my case I need something more and  Christmassy for the Show next month.  The tree is already in a display case I have purchased for the purpose - so this last couple of days I have been making some Christmas parchment flowers - mainly poinsettias. This year I tried to make them more realistic and I hope I have managed to give that impression.  I used my usual pattern for the flowers and green and red parchment which I purchased from the Art of Craft.  After I had stuck the layers together I used some creamy yellow beads and stuck them individually into the centres.  Doing them one at a time avoided the bead hole showing uppermost.  I then just touched the top of the beads with a Sakura Brush pen in green and then yellow.  I used a new - to me - glue called appli glue.  It dries clear and is just thick enough to allow the bead to stand and not flop over whilst drying. In fact I have been using this glue quite a bit in the last week or so - I can recommend it.
I tried glitter on one of the poinsettias but it didn't look good.  They are better plain.

Here they are - mixed in with some others made using a special sparkly vellum.



4 comments:

  1. OH WOW Carol, they are so gorgeous, pleased you managed to get your parchment.
    Fabulous card and you have layered them perfectly.
    Hugs
    xx

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  2. Hi Carol,

    Beautiful, and layered so beautifully, they look so perfect.
    Margaret

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  3. I just thought I ought to say that flattered as I am - this isn't a card. It is a paper Christmas napkin that I found in the cupboard and I just put the flowers on the top for the photo.
    The sparkly chiffon in the background is something I bought from Ideal World ????? ago. It was on one of their Xmas Shows and is a length of sparkly chiffon type stuff to use as decoration or a table swag or ?? This is the 1st time it has been out of the selophane. What are we crafters like?

    You have both given my ideas though - so thank you.
    xx

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  4. This project is absolutely beautiful, Carol. I especially like the "sparkly vellum"!!

    Hugs...

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