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Thursday, 29 April 2010

New Zealand rain forest....



On my last class at The Glitter Pot we used peel offs - not a product I use a lot but these Magenta leaves are rather special. We peeled all the leaves off the backing sheet and stuck them onto pale coloured vellum, such as pink or yellow. We then sat around chatting while we cut the leaves out right up to the peel off edge. To give the leaves some movement, they were placed on a moulding mat and we used a floral punch craft tool to curl them. After the base card was decorated and covered in suitable pattered paper, we applied a nice big blob of silicone glue and took each leaf, starting with the biggest, and arranged them in a (nearly) circle pushing the end of the leaf into the glue. We finished with the smaller leaves and some seed beads in the middle. As you can see, the effect is stunning and the flowers are great made with either copper, gold or silver peel offs.
Cutting the leaves out is not too tricky, just take your time and do what I do, sit in the garden on a nice sunny day with your ready stuck leaves on the vellum and snip away. It took me half an hour to cut out one sheet of peel off leaves.



I know you would much rather see a photo of my latest card...but I must share a couple of holiday piccies with you. I had such a great time in New Zealand and have been very inspired and rather obsessed with leaves, trees and dark, damp places! This photo is of the wonderful New Zealand fern taken from above...I just love the green.


I know you would much rather see a photo of my latest card...but I must share this photo with you. I had such a great time in New Zealand and have been very inspired and rather obsessed with leaves, trees and dark, damp places! This photo is of the wonderful New Zealand fern taken from above...I just love the green. I have lots more...but won't bore you now. On the long flight out to NZ, I designed my Christmas stamps which are now be made in the US. Can't wait to get my hands on them and I hope that you will like them when they come out in August (we hope).



On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?