Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW 177

OK - first of all an apology, as I didn't take the photos when I was making these flowers, as I was actually making them late at night whilst watching a TV programme from my work-bed!!  All I have is the finished products.  Again I humbly apologise and will try to do better next time.  I hope I don't get kicked out of the WOYWW group for not following the instructions to the letter :(  I know some groups have very specific rules and regulations, so I'm sorry if I've upset anyone and will promise to do it the right way round next time as I've done in the past.  It's a one off 'naughty moment'. Sorry!
 
I've had this idea in my head for a while but have never had the courage to give it a go as it all looks so complicated.  However I  made these on my work-bed last night, it was my first effort at making them and I was quite pleased with how they turned out.
First of all I made the little watering can.  It only had one side spout in the instructions so I decided to make two so that you can't see the white card from any angle.  I added sone die cut borders to the bottom if the watering can.  t's a bit shaded in this picture but I took it this morning in the dim grey light of October.

Some of the flowers have six petals and some have five.  It said to use wet glue in the instructions, but I found that it didn't dry totally on the paper I was using, so I got my 'red tape' to hand and it stuck to everything including my fingers!  Finally I managed to complete the flowers and I put them in the watering can to totally dry (the wet glue ones!).
Here's a close up of one flower.  It's an ideal crafty make to use up those odd bits of paper you have.  Remember to 'Use It Up 2012' !!!  I added on the card candi to make them look better, my own addition to the flower.  Well us crafters always add our own thoughts to the things we make don't we...that's what makes us crafters!
 
Enjoy!
 
 

15 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I like those flowers and watering cans very much - they're so stylish AND they use up snippets as well. That's win-win!!
Hope your cat hasn't whinged too much!!
Hugs, LLJ #66 xx

triciasconfetti said...

Those flowers are lovely. Are they easy to do.
Happy WOYWW
Tricia 105

Twiglet said...

Such lovely flowers - I have been using up all my junk beads this week so will be looking for old necklaces at the next car boot sale! x Jo #79

House of Bears said...

They're brilliant, and we love the watering can too. Thanks for visiting the bears today, we 'd love to see some of your handmade bears.

Andrea said...

love the flowers and the watering can although looks a bit difficult to me... i'm a punched flower sort.. alas not much more creative than that .It looks beautiful, someone is going to be very happy have a great week x #99

trisha too said...

These are fabulous flowers, Karen! But I'm with Andrea, probably not something I'd make, which makes me admire yours all the more!

(And nope, those cheesey things would be too messy while creating! ;)

:)trisha
#137ish this week

pearshapedcrafting said...

Those flowers are fabulous, your comment on red tape made me laugh - I have to totally clear the decks before I use that stuff! Thanks for visiting my desk, Chris 150

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Love the flowers are they die cuts? Can you please tell me how to make them. I could use some scraps I have hoarded. LOL

Carol #133

Carol Hornby-Clements said...
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Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Yikes it has posted twice. Please remove one and this one
Duh Dunno how that happened.
Carol

scrappymo! said...

So cute and a good way to use up scraps.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love those flowers, what a great way to use up bits.Have a great week, Shaz #107

Spyder said...

Fabulous flowers! Love the watering can too!! Have a crafty week! HaPpY Late WOYwW!
((Lyn)) #25

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no girl, no rule about when you photograph your worked, after all, we just wanna see what you're doing! Flowers are lovely, I've seen these glued together into a lovely ball shape hanging ornament too, so effective in any form!

Ambreen said...

So beautiful ....