For the centre of the flower I put some wire through a small button and then covered the button with some dark yellow vellum type paper.
I shaped the flower by pulling out the individual petals with a bone folder and then curling them around a knitting needle. Then I built up my flower adding a stamen cut from white cardstock.
I added a little bit of clear drying glue to the back.
While the glue was drying I cut some Holiday Greens in white cardstock and inked them with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. (These really are all year round leaves!)
Then using florists tape start winding around the wire. Get a good grip at the top and as high as you can to the flower to get a neat finish.
As you progress down the wire you can add in the leaf.
And keep going until you reach the end of the wire, or add another piece of wire in if it is too short.
I really did feel as though I had blossoms growing on my craft desk!
The poppies was created in exactly the same way but I layered three petals on top of each other and used Abandoned Coral to colour them (such a gorgeous colour!) and a black stamen
I do hope you like these flowers and will have a go yourself. I must admit they are brightening up a very grey day here!
I would like to enter my vase of summer flowers into the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie which is It's Summer.
Thank you for joining me today.
Click the link HERE for the Snow in Summer branches tutorial.