Friday, January 27, 2012
Soul Food #125~
A while ago..on Monica's superb blog at The White Bench..she gave a wonderful tutorial about making paper roses..Coffee Filter roses..I wanted to try..
I zoomed over to the Martha Stewart site on the weekend..and thought..just try drawing the petals without a template..:) Big mistake..free hand is not a template..
A Rose Is A Rose By Any Other Name..
This looks like a rose kissed a dahlia.
I can tell you that it smelled divine though..
You bake it w/ coffee and cinnamon.
I knew I was making mine to adorn a bag.
I love brown paper packages tied up w/ string(these are a few of my favorite things~!:) or brown bags embellished with tags..I thought the flower would be cute..
I think it is..
Take the time to do it Monica's way..by printing the templates and cutting well:)It will BE a ROSE and look so much better.
I added a pearl to my center and stamped For You on a petal.
It is a lovely fun project..
Her wonderful tutorial is here..
Take the time to read the tut through..I never got to the end about shaping the leaves and the stamp.It amazed me I thought of the stamp..Perhaps when she first posted I read through:)I am sure that's it! And in my haste to make this time..never got to the end..I thought:"That's it you did it:)"! Wrong..the petals should be rolled..thus the dahlia look I guess..
Enjoy the beauty of her whole blog.
Footnote~ Nota Bene~
Determined to try and actually make one of Monica's Roses to look like a rose..I followed her tutotial to a T this time..and I liked it much better.
Use the thread like she did..I did this time..it makes a much nicer job than holding and bundling the florist tape..I actually curled the leaves afterwards also.
It's such a nice way of adding a little loving touch to a gift..etc.
I love when people share their creativity..I told Monica it's sometimes just the little lightbulb someone needed that day to get inspired..to busy their fingers and mind and to get creative..
You feel like a kid again when it's done and you like it.
If you pop by her blog today you will see she has been published again in Somerset Life~ Bravo Monica!
and a last PS..I know I should have just posted the better rose.. but we're all a little imperfect..and this gives hope to all..If at first you don't succeed and all that:)