Saturday, March 14, 2009

Charming Flower Bowl and Tutorial

When I sent Melanie Muenchinger this photo she wanted me to include a tutorial to show everyone how to make the flower bowl from the wine glass. This will be my first tutorial, be kind! Here is the card:

I really like the way this card turned out, the soft colors, the elegance added by using the crackled background stamp from Bold Flowers from the Floral Frenzy StampTV kit and the dainty heart charm adds a sweet touch.

Here is how I created the flower bowl from the wine glass stamp from A Charmed Life by Melanie Muenchinger for GinaK Designs:

The supplies you will need are Momento Tuxedo Black ink, flower stamp, wine glass stamp and sharpie permanent marker.

Step1: Stamp flower image on piece of scrap white cardstock
Step 2. Ink right half of wine glass bowl only

Picture on the left shows the stamped image from step 2
Step 3: Ink left half of stamp making sure to only ink the glass bowl
Step 4: Shows positioning of stamp to line up with first image stamped

Step 5: Ink base and stem of glass
Center picture shows image after all stamping is complete
Right Photo shows Black sharpie pen that I use to draw in the missing lines

Left photo shows the lines drawn in. Tip: draw in a continual motion for a smooth line

Center Photo shows image colored without thought of water line and ready to cut out

Right Photo shows flower cut out and positioned in the bowl to decide where to mark water line

Left Photo: I colored in the water with copic markers. I used B000 and C1, grey over blue
Center Photo: basic shading completed on water, draw in water line by holding the flower image in place and matching the stamped lines.
Right Photo: These are the copic markers and sharpie pen used to complete this project.
If you have any questions please ask, I love it when people think I actually know something.
I just completed the card as usual with shading and sponging, two pieces of ribbon and a Happy Anniversary Sentiment tag.
I would love to see if anyone liked this tutorial enough to try to create this flower bowl. Would you please send me a link to your image or blog if you try one.
Thanks for looking and making it through my first tutorial.
Have a great rest of the week-end. See you tomorrow night!


Megan said...

Wow! Great tutorial!! Good job on all the guest designer work, too! I bet you were/are thrilled!! I just read the news---where have I been??

Anonymous said...

Cathy this is fabulous! SO creative. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Melanie said...

your coloring is so beautiful! I love how in the first card you added some ruby to the base to reflect the flower off the bottom, such realism! thanks for doing YOUR FIRST EVER tutorial wih my set!!! :)

you should add you blog link to the photo and/or you blog to your stamp TV page so people can easily find you! :)

lisa808 said...

Wow, amazing card, technique, and tutorial!