Sunday, 25 October 2009

Dahlia flowers

OOH I was sent these awesome Jenni Bowlin papers to play with. I love this range so much - you need to go check out the chipboard buttons they are a must! I made a dahlia flower for my page - using one on your layout gives the page that extra something.

For the layout:

1: start off by cutting your circle paper as shown then glue this onto your card stock using a craft knife cut all the way down in the middle of the circles but leave about one centimeter at the top and bottom.

2: cut a strip of patterned paper and glue this onto the back of your layout curl and tear the card stock to get the effect as shown.

3: cut a strip of patterned paper and card stock overlap as shown then glue your photo into place.

Now to make your dahlia flower:

Cut six circles out either using a circle punch or a compass. Take a chalk block and ink the back of each circle as shown.
Fold the circle in half so you have a crease to follow.

Open the circle back out and fold the two corners as shown so the start from the crease you made earlier.
Now turn it over and lie this part of the flower flat to the table and fold the two half's into the centre again. Repeat for the rest of the petals.

I know seeing photos and step by step instructions can sometimes be a little daunting so i have done some research if you google search making dahlia flowers there are videos in that listing on you tube so i hope this is a bit of extra help!

To finish the layout place your dahlia flower around the right hand side of your photo and add embellishments for more detail.

Using double dmc thread stitch a cross stitch shape as shown and finish off your layout by adding your title.


Alyssa said...

What a gorgeous LO thanks for sharing how to make the Dahlia's :) xx

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous - and those flowers are fabulous! Jo x

Traceyr said...

Thanks for the instructions on the dahlia and I just love the stitching on your layout. :)