Monday, May 19, 2014

MAY FLOWERS Hydrangea "Chandelier" Tutorial


May is here and so are the colorful flowers everywhere.  I have always LOVED hydrangeas, so having the chance to work with the Borders & Hydrangeas die by Eileen Hull was a dream come true.  Now I can enjoy my hydrangeas all year round with this cute "chandelier".

Materials:
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Borders & Hydrangeas
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Ribbon 3-D
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Leaves
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Smoothfoam balls - 3" (1), 2 1/2" (1) and 2" (1)
Americana paint by DecoArt -Purple Cow
Cardstock - four shades of purple, two shades of pink and three shades of green, paper trimmer, ribbon 8" (3), pearl head straight pins, paint brush, mouse pad, Tonic Paper Piercing tool, wooden skewers (3)

Instructions:
1.)  Insert skewers in Smoothfoam balls and paint with Purple Cow, let dry by placing in a cup or glass.

2.)  Trim four shades of purple cardstock to fit just the hydrangea section of the Borders and Hydrangea die (2 1/2" by 6") and die cut.  Repeat with three shades of green cardstock and Leaves die (5" by 6") and die cut.  Repeat with two shades of pink cardstock and Ribbon 3-D die (6" by 6") and die cut.  This is a good way to mix and match and use up your scraps!

3.)  Turn mouse pad upside down on work surface.  Lay out hydrangea flowers and using the rounded end of the piercing tool or paint brush handle, rub a circle in the center of each flower.  This will give the flowers shape.

4.)  Layer hydrangea flowers (two at a time) and secure with pearl head straight pin.  Repeat until all three Smoothfoam balls are covered. 
  

5.)  Fold each section of ribbon in half and secure with straight pin to top of 3" ball.  Repeat and connect all three balls. 
  

6.) Fold bow section of Ribbon 3-D die in thirds and thread on to a straight pin, trim stem from leaves and thread on to the pin then insert in to the top of the largest foam ball.  Repeat with the middle and smallest foam balls.



Hang and enjoy!


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You could win an awesome PRIZE!


The Art with Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity!  Each month the Inspiration Team will be showcasing their Art with Heart created with Eileen Hull’s innovative Sizzix dies. They will be following a broad theme left entirely open to creative interpretation.  We invite you to play along with us and share YOUR art with heart!

We want this to be a place for everyone to create, inspire and share.  We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull’s fabulous products but this is not a requirement.  Use what ever products your artful “heart” desires.  Art is for everyone so come along and share your Art with Heart!

We want you all to create freely there are no rules here, just a few simple guidelines…

1.) Create a new project following the Art with Heart Challenge Theme (however you interpret the theme) OR if you have created something that fits the theme previously create a new post with a photo and link to the original post.  

2.) Include a link to the current Art with Heart Challenge in your post so others can play along too!

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3.) When linking up your project please include a direct link to your post.

4.) You are not required to use Eileen Hull Products in your projects.  However, those who do use Eileen Hull products will be given two entries into the prize draw.

That’s it!  So get going, get creative and share your Art with Heart!

Be sure to come back each week on Tuesday to see more creative project ideas from the Inspiration Team and check out the latest entries in the challenge.

Now it’s your turn to share some inspiration by sharing YOUR creations!  You have until May 29, 2014 to link up your projects HERE! for a chance to win the Eileen Hull Picket Fence die as a prize.  The winner and Top 3 will be announced on May 30, 2014.  

In the meantime the Inspiration Team will be bringing you more creative projects and inspiration every Tuesday on Eileen's Blog HERE!  

I can’t wait to see your Art with Heart!

Thanks for stopping by -Beth


7 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Beth this is such a great project- the colors are so springy and I love that you can use up your scraps on all the flowers! Great way to use the Ribbon die too! Thanks for sharing!

Meme said...

Beth this is amazing and very beautiful!
Love the colors you chose!

Redanne said...

I love your chandelier and the hydrangeas look so realistic, this is a beautiful creation and your step by step is excellent. Anne :)

MichelleZ said...

Oohh! Such a wonderful idea. How pretty!

Beth said...

THANKS, everyone!

Marilyn Gossett Designs said...

Beth,this is a beautiful piece! I love the colors and I love the paper flowers!

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