Loose Sketching- I Call Her Callie

Happy Saturday folks.

Here is another quickie sketch, I call her Callie (so creative I know). Trying a simpler style which is alot of fun to draw.

Callie~ Saturday morning sketch

Callie~ Saturday morning sketch

 

Thanks for rolling by.

Itstailormade signature

Itstailormade signature

Advertisements

Loose Sketching – Poof

Heya,

This is my character Poof.  She’s drawn here differently than  initially designed but I just did this for fun. I haven’t draw her since I did a poster for her a good while ago. So decided to play around with her image a bit.

My character Poof

My character Poof

She was a kid in my first drawings of her, now she’s all grown up. *Tear*

Take a look at her poster  here.

Thanks for reading.

Itstailormade signature

Itstailormade signature

 

 

 

D.I.Y Flower Crown

IMG_9908 (1)

Been inspired lately by some pictures of many women rocking some cute and gorgeous flower crowns that I’ve seen all over my facebook courtesy some very fashionable friends of mine.

I’ve always liked them since last year when I really got into fashion blogs and always wanted to make one.  I loved how feminine, playful and colourful they are.

Also, now that it is Easter time, I love them even more. They remind me of the crown of thorns Jesus worn on His head as he gave his life up for us on the cross. We have new life through Him and my simple flower crown reminds me of this. Through his death, those thorns we have life. The flowers on the crowns are like a sign of life.  A life we only have because of His sacrifice.

 

D.I.Y Time! 

Flowers, floral tape. wire, wire cutter and scissors

Flowers, floral tape. wire, wire cutter and scissors

Materials Needed:

Green Wire [I used jewellry wire here but you can use floral wire]

Flowers [fake flowers last longer but you can use fresh ones for very sepcial occasions]

Floral Tape

Wire Cutter

Scissors

Glue Gun [not pictured here]

Pliers [optional: depend on the thickness of wire you use , one maybe required]

I got all my supplies from Laurie Dash my local craft store and I’m sure you can get these at your local craft store as well.

 

Step One

Measure the wire around your head and cut it with the wire cutter. Using that same piece of wire, measure and cut two more pieces. Then take those three wires and braid them together to strengthen them.

Using the braided wires, form the crown by bending the wire into a circle and twisting the ends together. [If the wires are too difficult to twist together use a pliers, my wires were moderately  thin so I didn’t have to use one.]

 

IMG_9742

Measure and Cut Three Wires

IMG_9746

Braid!

 

IMG_9748

Make a circle! I mean crown.

 

Step Two 

Prepare your flowers and leaves by trimming them from their stems  making sure the back of flowers are neatly trimmed. This was fun for me, I was wire cutter happy.

Take out your wire cutter and cut some additional pieces of wire about 6 inches long. Take these pieces of  wires and hook them between the base of the flower and the flower and then twist them together. Depending on the make of the flowers, some of the bases could fall apart. Reinforce them with a dab of glue from your glue gun.

If you can, string the wire through the middle of the flower and twist, this also works well. Do this to all the flowers you are using.

For the leaves, I used the wire they already came with.

IMG_9759

Trim you some flowers!

IMG_9761

Trim them neatly!

IMG_9765

Hook the wire in the flower bases

IMG_9766

Twist!

IMG_9768

Do to all your flowers!

 

 

Step Three

Arrange your flowers around the crowns in the pattern you want. Play around with it before you attach any of them. When you are satisfied, start from the center and twist the flowers onto the crown. Make sure the flowers are facing and leave a little breathing room as you twist so that flowers aren’t squashing each other and so you can weaving in the leaves later.

IMG_9772

Arrange!

IMG_9774

Twist on the flowers

IMG_9778

Keep twisting on flowers

 

 

Step Four

Add the leaves in all the spaces of crown and wherever else you like.

IMG_9784

Add the leaves

 

IMG_9785

… and more leaves

 

 

Step Five

Using your floral tape, cover all exposed wires of the crown. This can be tricky but go slowly. If this proves to be too difficult, take a piece of satin fabric and using your glue gun, glue the fabric onto the inside of the crown, covering the expose wires.

This is optional, but I wrapped some extra floral tape at the back of my crown and let it hang down. If you want to do this please use a piece of thin ribbon instead.

IMG_9791

Cover those wires!

 

Step Six

Wear it!

I made two of them; a bold one and one that is little more on the  modest side. Hope you like.

Flower Crown 1

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

 

Flower Crown Two

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

:3

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

 

Itstailormade.wordpress.com

 

 

Here is a summary picture of this tutorial .

 

Flower Crown Diy Tutorial

Flower Crown Diy Tutorial

 

Thanks for reading!

Itstailormade signature

Itstailormade signature