Thursday, May 24, 2012

I was very excited this month when Alison from Green Tara rang me to say she was sending me a challenge pack as well as a headband, but when it arrived I had to stop and think. The colours I had to work with were Red, Blue & Gold and all I could think off was American colours. So after a week or so I managed to find some papers with just those colours in my stash and my joy returned when I finally had an idea. This month I was also asked to portray Green Tara Petals in a new light.

Products Used
10cm petals in red CODE: FDS023FR
7cm petals in blue CODE: FDS021B1
7cm petals in liquid CODE: FDS021Liq
4cm petals in liquid CODE: FK018Liq
cherry blossoms in
blue CODE: FLC22B
red CODE: FLC22R
2 tone blue CODE: FLC22BPB
Self adhesive trim in gold CODE: RB660Go
Stitched grosgrain in red CODE: RB244R/WRic rac red CODE: RB619R
Mini Tassel ribbon wedgewood blue CODE: RB456WB
Vertical stripe ribbon red/blue 22mm CODE: RB400D22Vertical Stripe ribbon red/blue 9mm CODE: RB400D9
All flowers have been painted with gold glimmer glaze

Chipboard Doily Instructions

Choose a chipboard doily or shape paint the outside edge cover the inside with pva glue and attach your ribbon of choice. I have used both the 22mm & 9mm vertical stripe ribbon. This helps to create the perfect matching embellishment.
Green Tara Petals with a twist
Take your choice of petals I have used 10cm for the outside and 7cm for the inside and fold them in half then in quarters, gluing them in position as you go. Pinch or crumple the petals to give them more texture and pop the smaller petals inside the larger petal gluing then in place. Finish of by joining the flowers together and popping a folded 4cm flower to create a centre along with a cherry blossom.
Headband - second challenge
Before I list products I just wanted to thank my model, a Barbie doll makeup head became my backup after my first model quit when I wouldn't let her eat the end result - well she is only 10mths old so I guess I will have to forgive.
Cherry blossoms in violet/white CODE: FLC22VW
3cm roses in white
1.5cm roses in white CODE: FDR003Wh
Gardenia flowers in lilac
Flower Spray in white CODE: PFST1
Flower spray in purple CODE: PFSTPu
Copper paper leaves 3.5cm CODE: LA15C
Silver Spray CODE: XP0637
Organza butterfly on wire CODE: RB6764OW
Satin frill in white CODE: RB436Wh

First I attached the satin frill ribbon to the headband using a hot glue gun, Then choosing my flowers and embellishments I went about gluing them into place. The leaves have been bent to make them look real. I cut the small bead parts of the silver spray and just used these. The butterfly on a wire ribbon was cut to make individual butterfly ribbons, I left a small amount of wire on each end so the ribbon did not fall off and folded each wire end over to also help keep the ribbon on the wire. The flower sprays have been inked to create a 2 tone flower and just a single flower was used here and there. Everything was the covered in glitter, what little girl would love glitter. The headband is elegant enough to use for a flower girl etc and pretty enough for a child to wear.