Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW 220 - not a Christmas Card anywhere!!


Welcome to WOYWW - check out the link to see what it's all about - but be warned - you WILL become addicted! It's a lovely addiction to have though!!

So what is on my little work trays on my bed today?  Well some partly made vellum flowers!!! It's taking me ages to do these as each individual petal has to be embossed, then you take two flowers and put them together with a little pearl and/or gem in the middle. The leaves are easy, just one quick line with the embossing tool and they're done. Some of them don't look too fantastic at the moment, but believe me, when they're finished they look beautiful. I had my doubts when I made the first one, but seeing the finished article really made my day!

I've been asked to make a Wedding Card, I'm actually making two so the lady can have a choice - one CAS style and one more traditional in style. Nothing too OTT.

You'll have to come back soon to see the finished articles - when all the flowers are finished - phew.....!!!

Happy WOYWW!!

21 comments:

Ann B said...

Your vellum flowers look very pretty and the finished flowers will be special. Not done any vellum work for ages. I did a Pergamano course a few years ago and got hooked, trouble is it takes so long to do and you end up with snow blindness, well almost.
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Ann B
45

Chocolate Purples said...

the flowers are pretty. Is this your first wedding card? at first i thought it was a white marker line down the leaves. thanks for sharing that.

john-w said...

Hi and thanks for your kind comments earlier. My wife, Margaret (glitterandglue #55) does pergamano. I love your flowers, and yes, it does take time, but it is definitely worth it. The end results are so lovely and delicate. Happy WOYWW, John-W #95.

Twiglet said...

I am sure you will make a wonderful job with those prety little flowers. x Jo

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Robyn said...

OHH want to see those flowers!
Thanks for the kind words and good advice, and the snoop around!
robyn 25

Daniella said...

Those flowers are so pretty!! And how thoughtful of you making 2 cards for her to choose from!!
Have a great WOYWW!!
xxDaniella#13

susibee said...

Your vellum flowers are looking lovely and it will be nice to see the finished cards.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #66

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's an amazing amount of care and attention to detail, Karen! I can't wait to see the end result! Happy WOYWW! Have a wonderful week - no more going to the hospital, please! Darnell #16

Laura said...

I can see where the vellum flowers would be very time-consuming, but I'm sure you'll be glad to have done them in a batch and to have them on hand to use. I like your orange glittery love birds for the wedding card. Happy WOYWW from Laura #116

Anne said...

Hi there and I am looking forward to seeing the finished flowers. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #90

Julie Ann Lee said...

These look fabulous, so delicate and special. I can't wait to see the finished flowers. I do love vellum, although I have never learned exactly what Perga... oh dear can't even remember how to spell it...is!!! Julie Ann xx #35

Ria Gall said...

I always think a wedding card is one that you really want to get right so I think your idea of making two is a great idea.
I am sure the one you make using the vellum flowers will be stunning because vellum and wedding go together so well
Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #85

Regina Hamilton said...

Those vellum flowers are stunning. Happy crafting #7

Pat Langley said...

You are very ambitious with the vellum flowers. Pretty!

glitterandglue said...

The flowers are looking good. The leaves are ready. Just a case of putting them all together - and then we are looking forward to seeing it all. Well done - they are great.
Margaret #55

Mrs.D said...

Karen,Thanks for visitng me. Those flowers are going to be gorgeous. I bet that when you have finish the cards that Lady is going to have real problems deciding which one to take and which one to leave.
Chris No 83

Spyder said...

The other dog drawing might be a freebie...I'm sort of drawing them in the stile of my daughter, as she sent me her drawings a few weeks back, and I've been away so amm behind with them, I did put one doggy freebie out a few weeks back, but he'll be in the shop soon I think.
Your desk look very busy, those flowers look lovely!!
Thank you for my snoop!!
Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn)) #5

Heidi Bound said...

I am intrigued by these little beauties! I can't wait to see what you create with them.

Nikki said...

Oh the patience it takes to make all those flowers Congrats !!! look forward to seeing the finished project hugs Nikki 22 thanks for the visit

Nan G said...

Wow now that's a lot of work! Can't wait to see the finished flowers. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1