A girl needs to fill her time in somehow whilst sitting in a hotel room on an evening, I've never been one for venturing out on my own so I thought I would bring something to occupy my time.
A watercolour pad and paints, a paint brush, scissors and glue.
My friend Lizzy told me about a new tool on the market and I had to get it .
The Marion Smith Bloom Impression Tool, a simple little thing really.
I cut out the petals by hand and dampened the paper before adding a watercolour wash to them.
I thought it was very nice of the hotel to leave me a laminated sheet on the dresser, perfect to wipe clean when I was finished.
While the petals were still damp I began using the press.
Placing the petal on the hollow side.
Then pushing the two together, giving it a little twist.
Then hey presto a petal is formed.
I started over with another batch in yellow and then set them out in a neat row all ready to be stuck together and shaped into a beautiful rose.
You can see from the photo below I stated with 3 for the center then 4 then 5 and the last layer of 6.
I think you can see that the end result is something quite beautiful.
And from the side.
And one in pink.