My Molly

Posted by Cathy Lane

20 April, 2013 - , ,

My MollyHello friends !! I have another project to share with you today and I so loved the way this one turned out. The little lady in the photos is my little Pekingese Miss Molly. Here is a close-up of the flowers I made using Vicky Alberto’s tutorial for her “Versatile Flowers”. They are so cute and easy to make. Thank you Vicky!
DSC07892And here is a close-up of the little beaded flowers I made and there is a tutorial for you if you would like to give them a try. I call them my “Beaded delphiniums” They look cute if you make them in blue because then they really do look like Delphiniums at a glance. I also know that Delphiniums do not hang down, they actually stand up straight but in the scrapping world anything is possible right? The little white fern you see peeking out there is punched and then I just used the negative as a mask and sponged some gesso on it.
DSC07894I used papers from the bautiful Vintage Summer Basics Collection:

Vintage Summer Basics – 1922

Vintage Summer Basics – 1904 BS

Vintage Summer Basics – 1933 BS
For inspiartion I used a sketch from Scrap Friends.
The big leafy fern is a chippie from Imaginarium Designs and again I just sponged some gesso on it.
Here is the promised tutorial if you would like to give it a try.

Materials needed:
Florists tape
Glue Gun
Wire Cutter
Seed beads in the colour of your choice
Step 1Step 1.
Cut a few pieces of wire in different lengths.
Step 2Step 2.
You now have to work relatively fast as hot glue dries very quickly. Heat up the glue gun. Take one strand of wire and adhere hot glue to one end of the strand. It looks very “blobby”, but don’t worry about that. I covered about 3.5cm with hot glue.
Step 3Step 3.
While the glue is still hot, dip it into your little bowl of seed beads and twirl it around so the beads can cover all the glue.
Step 4Step 4.
Whilst the glue is still warm, press the beads firmly into the glue using your fingers. If you find that not all the spots are covered, you can always just add an extra little bit of glue on those spots and then dip it back into the bowl of beads.
Step 5Step 5.
Gently remove any excess loose beads and this is what it should look like when it’s nicely covered.
Step 6Step 6.
Now you can take a strip of florists tape and start winding it around the wire starting close up against the beads, working your way down.
Step 7And this what they look like when they are all finished and ready to “prettify” your page. I hope you like them as much as I do!
Step 8And that my sweet friends, is all from me today. I have the flu, so I’m going straight back to bed and no doubt Miss Molly is going to join me! LOL! Till next week…happy scrapping!x

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  • WOW! Cathy this is such an exceptionally beautiful layout!!! and I am in LOVE with the beaded flowers!!! Will definitely have to give this a try!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Rea says:

    Wonderful tuitorial. Thanks for sharing and a beautiful layout of your little sweetie.

  • Marsha says:

    This is really beautiful. I love the beaded flowers, but where is Vicky Alberto’s tutorial for the other flowers you had a close-up of? I would love to see it. Is it on the Maja Designs site? Thanks so much.

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Oh, how I love these, Cathy! I can’t wait to try them out, I think they are the perfect balancing detail for a cluster of flowers…long pointy stems really coordinate wonderfully with big, round blooms! Fabulous!

  • Cathy Lane says:

    Thank you very much ladies !!

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Cathy – wowowowowow – your work dazzles me time and time again and your AMAZINGGGGGGGG flowers steal the show here. clever and gorgeousness rolled into one piece.

  • Such a lovely and unique design Cathy!! I love your lil bloom tutorial!! so much fun and perfectly explained! Thanks for sharing this! xo

  • Cathy Lane says:

    Aww thanks Jen and Gabby 🙂 You’re the best!!x

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    what a great tutorial. I am off to try it

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I am so in love with your tutorial. I just got to try this out. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Pipkin says:

    I just ran across your beaded stems on Pinterest! First of all, I wish to say that your My Molly layout is GORGEOUS! Love the soft colors and your wonderful inking, stitching and overall softness of the page. Thank you so much for the tutorial on the beaded stems. I have to give them a try. So easy peasy! 🙂

  • Betty Strait says:

    Wonderful tutorial….have so many ideas. Can I sign up for your blogs/tutorials?

  • Pat C. says:

    Wow! What an absolutely brilliant idea! I’m not a scrapper, but I would incorporate these lovely flower stems into romantic-style headbands and clips. Thank you for your tutorial.: ) xoxo

  • Moana Bishop says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I’m always looking for stamin for my flowers. I can’t wait to try this one. Great job!

  • Kim Robinson says:

    i just tried this and it’s harder than it looks ended throwing them away cause they looked horrible. Maybe I’ll try again later.