Wednesday, 8 April 2015

April 3T's and some March winners ...

I will be announcing our March winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to the 4th edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for 2015 presented by our wonderful team member, Tone-Lill Angelskar.

Hello everyone it is Tone-Lill here today with a flower tutorial for our  3T's for April. 

1. Cut several circles in different colours and/or pattern paper matching the project for the flowers.  My tip here is to use edging scissors to create a nice texture to the finished flowers. 
  2. Cut the circles in spirals. The wider the spirals the taller the flowers get. I keep my flowers to about 5-7 mm wide, but with an uneven cutting for uneven look. My 2nd tip here is to use the same edging scissors For the spiral cutting. Remember to leave a small circle in the middle of the circle. This is to glue the flower down and keep it together. 

3. Here is a photo of what it looks like when starting the rolling process. You start with a tight roll from the outside of the spiral and keep rolling to you reach the little circle in the middle.

4. When finished rolling, you can let go of the spiral a bit to get a looser look to the flower, but keep pressing the middle of the flower back in to the middle for a nicer look.  The trick here is to keep it tight to the base from where the spiral finish when you glut it down, and  my last tip here is to use hot glue as it will stay in shape as soon as the glue is cold( so within only a few seconds) 

This is what it looks like when finished with the rolling and gluing. I have added 3 flowers at the back here, where I have only used normal straight edge scissors, so you can compare the difference in texture. The one at the top left has been loosened a bit more as well for a wider look. Now they are ready to be used on a paper project the way they are or you can add spray ink of different colours.

Aren't they just fabulous!  In fact I think you might see these in use on Tone-Lill's layout revealed next week (and they look amazing!!).

and now onto our March winners .....
Some fantastic work submitted last month - thank you everyone for playing along with us, you always seem to make finding our voted upon winners extremely difficult.

Could I also just remind you that you need to include our inspirational picture as well as provide a link back to ARTastic on your blog post.  We'd also love to see your explanation of how you were inspired by our challenge included.

In March we were working from this fun a d quirky painting by Barbara Hanrahan with a criteria of adding a quote or saying to your work.

Christel is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks 

Amanda is our winner of the prize pack from Flourish with a Bling.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Mary Bennetts is Karen B.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me  with their postal details.  Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Mary Bennetts with this beautiful page.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.



  1. Congratulations to all the winners :)

  2. Fabulous tutorial! I've always wanted to see a step by step of how to do those rolled flowers! Love the edging idea.....& congrats to our winners....suberb creations!!!! And go Mary!!!

  3. Thank you so much, i am so happy for that! Congratulations to the other winners!

  4. Congratulations to the winners! Fabulous tutorial Tone-Lill! I love rolled flowers!

  5. omg, thank you so so much, email sent, and congrats to the other winners too

  6. Thank you! Congratulations to the winners :)

  7. Hi, I got my prize today and I like it very much, thank you!