29/07/2013

Zeus and Zoe Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the Zeus and Zoe blog hop! If you arrived from Norma Gomez, you're on the right trail!

"The exiting design team at Zeus and Zoe is leaving with a trail of pretty blooms. Of the handmade variety. Come join us for an amazing blog hop where you can learn how to make pretty blooms and win some amazing prizes along the way!

There are 6 fabulous RAKs to be won. All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11.59pm EST on Wednesday 31 July to leave your comments for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Zeus and Zoe blog on 2 August."

Your next stop is Yvonne Yam. If you get lost along the way, the whole list can be seen here at Zeus and Zoe blog!




Here's my RAK - you can win it by leaving a comment. The RAK includes some vintage images from 7 Dots Studio, some diecuts from Donna Salazar Designs, ribbons from May Arts and Prima Marketing and random embellishments, like the flowers I created in my tutorial! Good luck!


Here's what you'll need: tulle, vintage buttons and vintage crocheted doilies. You'll also need needle and thread. 

Measure your doily and divide the measurement by two. Cut the tulle to thin strips, about 1 cm (1/2") narrower than your measurement.

I didn't have any doilies left so I used these kinds of half doilies - not sure what they actually are, I've inherited them a long time ago. 


Sew a thread to the other side of the tulle. Use relatively long stitches and then pull the thread tight, making a little tulle rosette. Secure with a knot.


If you're using half doilies like me, this is the time to sew two together to make up a circular one. Use little stiches here and there.


Then it's time to layer all the pieces together. Place your needle at the center of the doily. Add first the tulle rosette on top of the doily and run the needle through the centre of it. Then add either a vintage button or a piece of jewellery on top and sew it in place. Do a few stiches and secure with a knot at the back.


Here they are, all sewn and assembled. They are pretty at their own, but if you want a little extra, you can also add some color, glitter glue or for example gesso.


I colored my flowers with Glimmer Mists. If you use a heat tool to dry the flowers, be careful not to melt the tulle with the heat!


Now it's time to continue hopping to Yvonne Yam! Enjoy the hop!

54 comments:

  1. Pretty flowers and great to mist.

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  2. Very clever and such a pretty flower to make ...

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  3. Love this tutorial Rikka, such beautiful flowers.

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  4. Gorgeous.. I never even knew you could colour tulle with glimmers! So much to try this week!

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  5. Oh my this is so gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

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  6. wow...totally loved this ....so beautiful n gorgeous....thanks for sharing.

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  7. Ohh ..these flowers look so delicate loved the idea of using doily for base,Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial !

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  8. these are just stunning,I have made tulle flowers but never thought to add the doily! thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Gorgeous flowers. Love the tulle flower with doily idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. so beautiful flowers with combining doilies and tulle.thanks for sharing.

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  11. flowers are so cute...thanks for sharing..

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  12. Lovely flowers and love the layering, colouring with mists and gorgeous centres
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  13. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    Scrapbook

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  14. Wow!!! Such gorgeous ...vintage flowers...will definitely try them..Thank you so much for sharing the idea... I love to make my own blooms ..this is of such great help:)

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  15. Really pretty blooms Riikka! I love the idea of misting them to match your projects!

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  16. Stunning!!!!I love them!!!

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  17. These are simply STUNNING....love how you have made them, especially the misting at the end! Thanks so much for sharing with us & the lovely RAK that we have a chance to win:):):)

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  18. Hi Riikka, these are just divine....I have a photo of my DGD in a tutu which would look perfect scrapped with these flowers. Thanks for sharing your technique. :)

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  19. Beautiful blooms Riikka! Gorgeous and so creative! ;-)

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  20. These blooms are absolutely gorgeous. I love how you can colour them to match your project.

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  21. Your floors are so so beautiful! I am amazed that the tulle picks up thebGlimmer Mist?...as or your RAK
    I would LoVE to win it as I have none of the products that you show.....wishful thinking.....Tfs

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  22. Oh my goodness!! GOrgeous flowers!!

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  23. i love those flowers, they are so pretty
    thanks for sharing

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  24. These are gorgeous Riikka, TFS! It's been a honor working with you over the last several months, sending you hugs from Texas :D

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  25. Gorgeous flowers Riikka! I LOVE your style and have had a blast working with you. Thanks for all the inspiration! =)

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  26. love the tulle! I would have to be careful not to melt mine :p

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  27. Love the vintage look.

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  28. I have crocheted my flowers but now I think I will try adding the tulle as an added umph to the flower! Great idea!

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  29. wow what a fabulous use of tule and doiley ...very pretty.thanks for sharing.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  30. these are gorgeous! love the doily pieces you used. thanks for sharing! :)

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  31. Aivan tosi kauniita koristeita <3

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  32. Oh these are truly stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Really nice flowers <3 have to try sometimes soon.

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  34. Super pretty flowers!!! Love them! :D

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  35. Had to start over - last time started from wrong blog, yet the opinion is the same the flowers are really nice.

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  36. Pretty flowers! Love the mix of tulle and doilies! Thanks for sharing your technique!

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  37. Aaaahhh! <3

    hely.kulmala@hotmail.com

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  38. oh my, these are gorgeous!! I really like the look of these - need to make myself some tulle flowers soon! TFS!!

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  39. OOOOOOMG these are so beautiful Riikka... you are so talented it is scary. I love how you coloured them too. WIll have to try these ones too.

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  40. What stunning flowers - the tulle pulled piece is beautiful on its on and a great idea, and the finished flower is exquisite. TFS

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  41. I am getting my tulle out today

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  42. I dont have Tulle.. but have some similar fabric.. and i am so going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Stunning...and I have everything to try making these already in my stash! thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. OMG! those are gorgeous. Love the RAK great package :)

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  45. Hello Riikka!!

    I love your flowers! Very well done!

    Thank you for everything you've done for our team. You are such a friendly person and I enjoyed working with you..

    Hugs..

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  46. Love the blue blooms!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  47. Oh my, love these flowers!! I will have to try this with tulle!! Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  48. Love the shabbiness of these flowers!!! And they look beautiful either coloured or not! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  49. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! <3 Huge hugs!

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