Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flower Talk

Chatting today about flowers....
Yesterday I got quite an overwhelming response with my little crocheted flowers. Lots of you e-mailed me or commented looking for a pattern.
To be honest, I sincerely "winged it". I started by watching a few tutorials on youtube. THIS ONE being my favorite. I was looking for the basic understanding in constructing a crocheted flower. I, however, wanted to use embroidery floss instead of yarn. I wanted my flowers to look a little "finer". In making a few attempts I also discovered that the more "double crochets" that you put in one section, the more "ruffled" your flower will look. I wanted some flat flowers too so I just decreased the amount of double crochet stitches.
There was my "pattern" process. I would be very bad at trying to write it out as I am not an experienced crochet artist and don't even know the proper terminology. Check out that youtube link though...if you know a few crochet stitches she is easy to follow along.
Thanks for all your kind comments, you now know what I am doing while I am sitting in a parking lot waiting to pick kids up!
Now some more flower chat. I made this card for my wonderful MIL and can finally show it to you! It is a new release coming next week! This is from the Shady Tree Studio Line and it is called "Large Bloom". Soooooo nice to color! The card isn't very busy, as I tried to just focus on that beautiful bloom. Colored with copics (of course).

Here is a close shot of the flower. It really shimmers in real life as I used the clear spica pen to go over the bloom and the leaf. I added some little pearls to the middle (that were white and I tinted with my markers).

Watch for this release MAY 20th!
Here are all my card deets:
Stamps:
Large Bloom (Shady Tree Studio), Mother's Day Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink:
Tuxedo Black memento (Tsukineko)
Paper:
Vellum, Black, Simply Smooth White (Prism)
Weathervane (October Afternoon)
Accessories:
Copic Markers
Spica Glitter Pens (Copic)

Pearls (KaiserCraft)
Ribbon (Prima)
Sewing
Circle Dies (Spellbinders)


Come back tomorrow....you know what day it is!

3 comments:

leenda said...

Lovely!

Nancy (Phantom) said...

Sherrie, this is magnificent! I feel so fortunate to see what you wonderful artists accomplish with these images. This bloom looks like it's coming right off the page! I love the shimmer, the pearls and the sentiment is a wonderful complement to the bloom :) Beautiful. . .

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the trim, and great coloring of the flower, like the pearl center :)