Friday, April 27, 2012

Everythings Coming Up Roses.

Back in March nearly DIL was talking about having  roses as the table decorations for the forthcoming Wedding and needing to know how to make them. I found myself volunteering to make them  for her.
Then  I asked the all important question of how many?   260ish was the reply!!! Gulp!!!
 This was revised down somewhat after the table plan was finalized to 100ish. Phew. Thats ok then.
 I made a few samples up and these are the ones I finally made with the colour scheme they gave me. The wedding theme is Purple and I had a strip of ribbon to get the purple roses the exact colour needed. I found a couple of good tutorials here & here and adapted them with trial and error  to produce a rose I was happy with 

I used Colourbox fluid chalk in pink on the petal edges to achieve this rose and moulded each petal with a round tipped embossing tool  to get the papery texture  using 140gsm cartridge paper.

I used Lavender Colourbox fluid chalk on this rose and shaped each petal by hand. The same die was used on both these roses but in different size combinations.

This rose was made smaller and I used Pearescent chalks in two tones of pink on the petals and shaped again by hand.

And lastly the purple rose which had to match the ribbon swatch exactly. I found
after much trial and error that Winsor & Newton Water colour gave me the result I needed so each petal was painted with several coats  which gives them a nice varigated look.
These were all finished last week and are now with the Bride and Groom for the Wedding tomorrow.

The boys helped with the production of these and their post is down below!!!!!!

I am entering these into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday:  Anything but a card.
Great Impressions: Lots of Flowers.
Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes.


Sunshine Girl said...

Well done on getting them all done on time bet you need a break from flowers now dont you! Love the monkeys and the big shot - reminds me of me!

Faye said...

These roses are all fab. I love the dew drops. Can't wait to see the other 100! xxx

Off downstairs to see what's going on...

Margreet said...

Gorgeous roses...and those dew drops completes them! Have a great day!
xxx Margreet

Di said...

Oh Mrs A - I've just caught up on your wedding postings, what a busy time! Love the ring cushion and these roses are just stunning! Hope tomorrow is a brilliant day all round :)

Love, Di xx

Doreen said...

Wow these are all

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mrs. A. You are one amazing talented lady, I am in awe of your wonderful and very precious work. Stunning.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Annie said...

The roses are just gorgeous and the pictures of your team at work are just brilliant. Thanks for the smile.
A x

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Mrs A. I love making things for a wedding, but it is time consuming isn't it? Good luck. Debbiexx

Lisa xx said...

Hi and thank you for sharing this pretty work with us at aud sentiments xx

Rene said...

Wow! These are gorgeous...they will look fabulous at the wedding! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
Rene :D

Jenny said...

Wow what perfect roses! Almost better than the real they won't die on you :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Sherry said...

WOW - your roses are all stunning - especially love the first photo. You've done an amazing job and I bet there'll be loads of compliments tomorrow - there should be xxx

Sandra H said...

OMG!! Not a comment l normally use but your creations are just stunning you have so much talent:)x

Merry said...

Oh would be such an expert and making roses at the end of that task. Well done to you and the boys. Such lovely work. Saw you on MIM.

Karen C said...

Oh wow! These are so pretty! I need to learn to make my own flowers - I have a couple of challenges coming up soon that require hand made roses...Ugh! NOT my speciality! LOL Glad I stopped by from Make It Monday!
Karen C (Sassy Studio, Gingerloft, One Stitch At A Time, Create With TLC, The Crafter's Cafe, and Whoopsi Daisy Design Teams)

Caroljenks said...

These are beautiful! I do hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday.
...I'm going to have a look at the rest of your wedding posts now ;)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

Thanks for playing :)

Carol x

Anonymous said...

wow how fabulous are your flowers!! wow! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

those flowers are so pretty!