March 22, 2011

Beaded Morning Glory for Doodle Pantry

Time for another Doodle Pantry Release! Most of my favourite images Laurie draws are baby animals and realistic flowers. This release we have a new flower to enjoy. Morning Glory!

morning glory kioshi thanks

I worked with the Mojo Monday sketch from last week. For the diagonal portion of the sketch, I went with a string of beads and a diagonal sentiment. The beading is so simple. I used plastic coated steel wire also known as tiger tail. I strung my beads then added a crimp on each end. Normally when you create a piece of jewellery, you would add a crimp to your wire, thread on a clasp of some sort, then thread the wire back through the crimp and close it. I did exactly that,  minus the clasp. I used foam dots to secure the loops to the back of the purple layer.

You could certainly create a card like this with a full bracelet fastened on the inside of the card; just make your card 1/2 the width of the bracelet and use a top fold. You can’t see it but I cut tiny notches with a 1/16” punch at the edges of the purple panel. In my case it made the panel just a hair narrower so the beads would fit but if you made a bracelet, it would keep it from slipping without using adhesive.

I hope you will visit Doodle Pantry to see all the new releases. Never used digis? They are sooo easy! Laurie has an awesome link that teaches you How-To use Digis. All you need is a printer and MS Word or Publisher (other word pro software may work too.) No fancy photo programs required.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Morning Glory-Doodle Pantry
Stamp: sentiment-PTI
Ink: perfect plum, celery, pale plum-SU!
Paper: Basic Grey DP-Kioshi, all CS-SU!
Accessories: Copics (sorry, I was rushing so I don’t have the exact numbers), foam dots-Jody Morrow, beads and beading supplies-stash (any beading store should have what I’ve used here), pearls-Dollarama, 1/16” punch


Kathy W. said...

Oh so pretty!! Love the papers together and you colored the Morning Glory beautifully. Have a great day =)

K. Joy said...

How very pretty!! I love the beading along the bottom. Great touch, thanks for sharing!! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Rebecca, such a pretty card and I adore how you did your morning glories. Super!!

Robbie said...

Rebecca, this is really pretty. You did such a 'glorious' job with the image. The beading at the bottom is awesome. What a great idea....I can totally see using this type of thing as a way to gift package a bracelet. So clever of you.

Lisa said...

Your coloring of the morning glory is breathtaking - It looks real! Lovely card and the beading is such a nice touch!

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my - love those beads Rebecca! How clever of you - I'll have to remember this as a use for the thousands of beads I have accumulated :) Gorgeous job with those MOrning Glory flowers too.
Sharon :)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Rebecca, these flowers look real! Wow, what great coloring!!
Hugs, Sarah