Good morning folks. Hope you are all well. I still have the residue of a cold and have now passed it on to Mr Duck (who is, of course, thrilled) and he will, no doubt, pass it back to me. . . . .hurrah!!!
I would like to give a warm welcome to Rita. Thank you for joining our merry band. Rita has a lovely blog here.
Now, today is what passes for a tutorial in The Pond. For those of you who wanted to know how I did my fuchsias, I've done a step by step pictorial for you (sorry, I have no clue about the ins and outs of You Tube and videos). You may want to get a hot beverage at this point (or something stronger lol!!!)
These are the bits you will need. . . . . . .
Britannia Rose die (I have the medium size)
Embossing tool and mat
Card of choice
Cut 4 sets of petals and 2 of the calyx using the die.
Shape the petals to curve inwards.
Shape the calyxes to curve outwards.
And this is what you have for one flower.
Glue the 2 sets of petals together, offsetting them so they look like this.
Pop your pokey tool through the hole so that the glue doesn't block the hole. Shape the petals downwards.
Glue the calyx to the top of the petals and pop the pokey tool through the hole again to stop the glue clogging the hole.
You then have the basic fuchsia.
For the stamens, take a piece of paper twine and thread it through a seed bead. (you could also use pre-made stamens)
Then thread this through the hole in the flower and add a dab of glue to the bottom of the seed bead to stick it to the calyx.
Fan out the end of the paper twine.
Snip into the end to form several stamens.
Brush the tips of the stamens with ink and voila, you have a fuchsia!
For those of you who have made it to the end, I salute you! Blame those who asked for the tutorial lol!!!
Please excuse some of the photos as the light wasn't great and on occasion, on the pics where you can see may hand, I was one handed with the camera.
If there are any questions, just let me know and for those who didn't see dear Ita's question on my last post, can anyone help her with knitting (I'm as much use as a chocolate teapot with that)
You can contact Ita through her blog at http://ita-foodandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ if you are able to offer any assistance.
Also, for those who asked about the Krylon Pens , they were £7.99 each from Inkylicious. They do mail order, which I think is £2.50 per order. I know they're not cheap but they are beautiful pens. Must see if I can source the red one that Pamellia mentioned.
Well, that's enough from me.
Next tutorial, how to get out of the back of a Fiat Grande Punto when you are over 5 ft 8" hahaha!!!