February 4, 2012

From the valley of the Dalhia


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. 
I decided to go out with a bang today, and do the Dalhia. This flower was declared the National Flower of Mexico. Being a Mexican American, I thought it proper to save the best for last.

Well, let me rephrase that, the most tedious, laborous and repetitive flower, for last.

This flower can be done with any cartridge that has an oval shape.
You will need alot. I used about 35 ovals 3/4in long.


I like the color red.




And you have now formed a Dahlia Flower!

Thanks for looking!
ALI

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful love this one too is so hard to pick a favorite one,but this one it is stoning. I think you will do a great carnation :o)

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  2. I love how it turned out! Thank you...

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  3. This is gorgeous!!! Of course I pick the one with the most work! LOL!!

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  4. Your dahlia is so beautiful and life like. You can see why this flower is so tedious, but beautiful things in life take time. TFS.
    Kathryn

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  5. So beautiful! thanks for sharing how to do make it.

    Beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Beautiful job done on these. Just lovely.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  7. Love the flower. Do you do a poppy? I have a dear friend that loves Poppys. What do you mean by PIc and edges in dots? Can not tell from pic.

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  8. I can't get enough of your flowers making it is amazing this one is stunning. I just tried the rose today, I think this is next. Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing your talents with us
    Hugs

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  9. I just ran on to your blog post today after seeing one of your posts pinned on Pinterest today. I am so inspired by the flowers and especially this Dahlia...it looks like it is made of velvet almost.

    I am so sorry to hear that people are not respecting your hard work which is really amazing by the way. As admin for a Pinterest support group on Facebook the issue of respecting artists comes up every once in a while and we are working on encouraging everyone to pin with integrity...that is to be sure to include the original artist's link and not just to some ubiquitous photo storage site. Again...nicely done and I wish you all the best.

    By the way...have you thought of doing YouTube video tutorials? I would love to see how you make the flowers and a well produced video often shows things step by step photo blogs don't. Just an idea.

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    1. Thank you! Unfortunatly I had to find the hard way that some people do not respect other's work. Even less, when they sell it.

      I'm not really good with editing videos, but doing a video tutorial was something I was thinking about doing in the future. I have a couple more flower tutorials that I have done, that might benefit from a video tutorial.

      Thanks for the possitive compliments and ideas!

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