January 30, 2012

Fresh as a Gerbera Daisy

EDIT: I HAD TO TAKE DOWN THE TUTORIALS SINCE THEY WERE BEING DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT MY CONSENT, FOR PROFIT. I MAY COMPILE THEM LATER TO BE A PDF FILE FOR DOWNLOAD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 



As promised, here is the tutorial for the Gerbera Daisies. I was going to do normal Daisies, but I just wanted to add some color to them, so I modified them a bit to accomodate my taste. As always, feel free to do them to your own liking. If you want normal daisies, just omit the inking stage.




I started out by cutting the daisy design on the Art Philosophy cartridge on my Cricut. I tried looking for one on the Flower Shoppe cartridge, but it just didn't have enough petals for the look I wanted. If you don't have AP cartridge, and have Flower Shoppe, you can still use it. You just have to layer more of them on.


Next, I used Scattered Straw Disstressing Ink to blot the flower. As you can see, I like using makeup sponges better than the daubers. Personal preference. On this flower, you only have to do one side.

I then used the Vintage Photo Disstressing Ink to color the edges of the petals, this is to make it look like it's been out in the sun too long. It helps to give the flower dimension and realism. (Is that even a word?)

And here is the finished flower.


Next up will be the Calla Lilies. I love these flowers.

Thanks for looking!
ALI

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! I have the Flower Shoppe Cart and haven't tried it yet, so now I'm inspired!

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  2. Beautiful! thanks for the tutorials.........

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  3. ok, so the dahlias are my favorite, but these are a close second!!! Beautiful!

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  4. I love this flower!! I think I will start with the gerbera daisy. It looks like one that I could possibly do. I love how you used the distressing ink...it does like life like. TFS.
    Kathryn

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  5. Another great tutorial. Beautiful job.

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  6. Love this flower. Thanks for the tutorial. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  7. You make it look so easy. I'm gonna try this one!

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  8. Love this daisy! The inner flower really makes the entire flower stand out. Great tutorial. TFS

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  9. Wow these are fabulous, I had seen them a while back and wanted to try and create them and I finally did, you can check it out on my blog. http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/2012/04/gerbera-daisies.html
    I love your blog and all the great creative ideas you have, I hope my post about your blog brings you a lot more followers you are very talented

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  10. These are great. I want to try them.

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  11. Thank you for this tutorial! Beautiful job

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  12. Just came a cross you blog. love this tutorial, became a follower, do you happen to remember the size of your cuts???
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  13. love these flowers!! thanks so much for the wonderful instructions - I can't wait to try them out!

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  14. This will be a great help for my project on Ancient Africa! Both Gerber Daisies and Calla Lillies originated in Africa. Thank you!

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