Sunday, 12 October 2008

Pine Cones - Floral Craft

I always start something thinking it is a good idea and this was one of those projects, the pine cones are made using the small pear punch 20 pears to be precise moulding and shaping each pear then a large blob of silicone or glue gel and then building up the pear shapes in layers until you have a pine cone.
So the first cone was born then the reality set in that I had another 2 to make and also I needed something to represent the needles.
The needles were made with a fern punch and I cut off all if the little leaves until I was left with spikes.


For a closer look at the Pine cones click on the image below.





34 comments:

Rosietoes said...

Unbelievable Jak! Totally awesome work. Wow!!

Foxycrafts said...

WOW Jak!!! This must have taken ages, but well worth the effort I'm sure. What a wonderful card. I love it. You are so very creative.

Thanks for sharing. Love Joan :o)

Jan R said...

Stunning card Jak, looks so real!

Beryl (bik59) said...

WOW Jak, that is one amazing card and you must have the patience of a Saint. Thank you so much for sharing such a fantastic card Beryl x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jak so realist I love it. Whoever receives this will be in AWE
Myrax

Ann Whitfield said...

They were well worth the effort Jak
Ann x

PeeJay said...

WOW, WOW & EVEN MORE WOW!!!!
MOVE OVER LEONE EM & SUSAN TIERNEY COCKBURN, THERE'S A NEW QUEEN OF FLORAL PAPER SCULPTING ON THE SCENE - LOL!!! ... AND YES, I KNOW, I'M SHOUTING - LOL!!

Linda said...

Fabulous Jak, as usual. When I first looked at the photo before reading your post, I thought you had used baby cones, they look so real.

Jean said...

You have the patience of Job Jak. They are gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

STUNNING , STUNNING & more STUNNING - I just adore this prject - what a talent and thanks for sharing it and the close up
Suzanne

Norma said...

Jak this is fabulous, what patience you must have. tha cones look so real

Norma x

Susan said...

Fantastic Jak.
What will you come up with next????

Jennifer said...

My goodness, that is so life-like. Stunning.

Chatty Maggie said...

Are you MAD, woman????
That (while stunning) is stupendously labour intensive, and I would haveto think very carefully about giving it away!!!
LOL

Anne said...

Awesome Jak, the pine cones look so real. Fantastic work. xx

scotspanda said...

WOW jak, they are stunning!!

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love this Jak - I have a thing about pine cones and have a few stamps. This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning Jak, and then some! I wish you could get onto C&C with your punched floral craft, perhaps we all should write begging letters to them and direct them to your blog for a lookm I am sure they would be as bowled over as we all are!
Sue

Tonniece said...

Love your thinking and above all your creations, and this is another stunning creation.

TFS

Happy Sunday

Jackie said...

fantastic.... so lifelike x

syy said...

Fantastic - I envy you your patience

Karen b said...

Wow Jak! I was wondering how you'd attached the pine cones until I read further down. They are fantastic

Karen

Margaret A said...

Those pine cones look so real...I can smell them. lol. another work of art Jak.

mad mary said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, i don't need to say anything else!

Mary

Lavender Rose said...

Stunning!!! I had to look twice as I thought those cones were real, fabulous work!

CraftyChick said...

What a gorgeous card and well the effort. I love to see truly handmade cards!

fabig1 said...

Really, you are a genious!!!

Nicola said...

Wow Jak, you never cease to amaze me.
Wonderful creation, I love it.
Nicola

budge said...

Jak that is absolutly gorgeous they look so real.

Sylv xx

Billie said...

Jak your card is superb!!!!! It must have taken forever, but what an amazing result.

Your blog is such an ispiration, thanks for your wonderful pictures and posts.

Billie

Tracy said...

Jak, this is amazing. So realistic. Well worth the time- whatever it took!

Mrs SudsMuffin said...

Incredibly realistic and gorgeous!

PeeJay said...

Hey, I know exactly how to do 'em now! I was browsing my Susan Tierney Cockburn book last night and what did I find on page 94? This is certainly a great interpretation Jak and I standby my earlier comment ....
When I've catologued the punches I have I'll be getting a shopping list together - if I need to - lol!!

Bon said...

Ah this is so beautiful Jak. A perfect mens card. My son and husband are forever picking up pine cones for the Bonfire nights. My son is only 5 and loves the fires so we have them more regularly then most, as a fun family activity.