Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flowers to dye for!

I had a lovely time yesterday colouring flowers from the pretties kit & the white taffeta ribbon which, I've concluded is a must have, as by dyeing it (so quick & easy)you have the perfect ribbon to match any project.
Inspired by Marelle's post about 'strength in numbers' & by caseing from a glimpse of a flower on Alisa's blog I made 3 coordinating cards. I've been wanting an opportunity to use my 'Define your Life' set & this seemed the perfect time!
Dyeing the flowers is an easy technique - I just mixed a couple of drops of refill ink with half a drop of water (depending on the colour intensity you want), I used blue bayou, old olive, really rust & purely pomegranate for the ribbon & flowers on my cards. I stamped each card background with the sanded background stamp. I added brads from the fire rhinestones to the centre of each flower. And by the time I'd created all this, it was time to get back to my jobs in the real world!

Why not give it a go?
Thanks for dropping by!


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Hi Caroline

Your cards look GORGEOUS!!!!

Sarah K

~~ Simone Bartrum ~~ said...

Beautiful cards, love what you did with the flowers. Very inspiring!

Diane Barnes said...

Hi Caroline
Saw your post on SOS about colouring flowers & had to have a looky. Your cards look fantastic, actually, all your work looks beautiful... and I'd been so good until now at telling myself I didn't need the pretties :)
Best wishes, Di

Manuela said...

I loved the colors combination. And the flowers... I loved!

Rebecca Ross said...

ooh love those flowers! the colours are great!