29.12.15

Sponge Rose Tutorial

Sponge Rose Tutorial
           Hi friends I hope your Christmas weekend was fabulous.Mine was a flurry of activity as I went on a mad house cleaning spree and cooking marathon as not only did we have a good doctor friend of ours visiting us all the way from Iran but I also invited an amazingly talented famous crafter home on Christmas eve[more about that in another post!]
Sponge Rose Tutorial
           Crafting with sponge sheets is a very old craft and I remember being fascinated with dolls handmade from sponge in my childhood in the 1980's! Sponge sheets are resurfacing in the shops and I had earlier too shared a super simple Sponge Rosebud Tutorial. This one too is rather easy to make
Materials Required to make Sponge roses
  1. Sheets of Sponge
  2. Scissors
  3. Wire - any wire would do ...you don't need jewelry quality wire and the thin cheap ones are even better as they are easy to twist and turn!
Sponge Rose Tutorial
        Cut freehand rose petals...you dont have to stress out on the shape...a rough tear drop would do. Sponge is super easy to cut and in fact you can layer several layers atop each other and cut too !
Sponge Rose Tutorial
        To make the central bud of the rose take a petal and roll starting from the tapered end as shown in the photos above and below.
Sponge Rose Tutorial
Hold the rolled petal in your hand and tweak the shape to whatever you feel looks good!
Sponge Rose Tutorial
             Add petals around this central bud. I added 2 petals to surround the central bud and then added 3 around that. The number of petals you add in each whorl would depend on the size of your petals adorable how full you want  your rose to look.
Sponge Rose Tutorial
While you add the petals it is easy to adjust their placing and height since you are just holding the sponge between your fingers and not hot gluing or using any kind of adhesive!
Sponge Rose Tutorial
I finished off the rose by adding 5 petals in the outermost layer.
Sponge Rose Tutorial
Since your petals have a tapering edge you will actually be holding the rose by the tapering part of all the petals as shown above. To make your rose take a thin wire and simply twist it around this pedicle!
Sponge Rose Tutorial
            Complete a loop or two with your wire and your rose is done! You dont have to tightly twist the wire as sponge will expand and give a nice tight fit and in fact if you are too tight with the wire twisting you can cut the delicate sponge!
Sponge roses
         The photo below shows the store bought decoration I altered by adding my sponge roses and giving a snowy feel with " whipped spackle"!
Store Bought Decoration
       The original decor item was too golden ....if you know what I mean!! I hope you like the altered version!
Sponge Roses Tutorial
I hope you liked my Sponge roses...do tell me how they are!
Supplies : Original plastic decoration, Sponge sheets - Big Market Sahakaranagar, Bangalore. Red pearl strings- Rainbowkraftykari, Whipped Spackle, Red Pollen bunches - Crafters Corner, White swirly pollen- Raja Market
Sponge Rose Tutorial 

53 comments:

  1. Your tutorials are always so easy to follow and the pictures of each step long the way. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Wow who would of thought a rose from sponge.... Awesome project Sonia... you are amazing with those fancy flowers...

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  3. your sponge rose only give elegant look to that ornament..beautiful snaps...lovely tutorial..

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  4. I do like your altered version, its very christmasy

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  5. Thank you for the tutorial Sonia! I loved your creations..they look beautiful! :)
    Suchi xx

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  6. Wow!! Sponge roses are so beautiful!! & the altered decoration looks very pretty after adding that snowy look, pretty roses & other embellishments!! A perfect winter deco!! :) Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  7. Super roses and tutorial Sonia.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    B x

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  8. Super roses and tutorial Sonia.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    B x

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  9. you still make amazing things, love to see it
    Happy New year and may all your wishes come true
    Love from Terneuzen, Netherlands,
    Caroline
    http://stampingwithcaroline.blogspot.nl

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  10. what pretty roses those are and how easy to make too. I haven't been in the craft stores in quite some time so I'll have to look for that foam the next time I'm there.
    Your altered decoration looks so much better than the original. I love the changes you made to it. What a difference it made

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  11. This is so Beautiful Sonia...Sorry I have not visited your blog for a week. I have been sick and have stayed in bed...Loz

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  12. So pretty & easy to make :) thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. What a great idea, love the two creations.

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  14. I too enjoyed to play with those 80's sponge dolls in my childhood! Love the variation of rose through sponge, I also made Rakhis out of sponge flowers, they are awesome! Thanks for showing the tutorial!

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  15. Beautiful work!
    Love your roses
    Happy New Year!

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  16. Your flowers are gorgeous and LOVING how you added them to your decor piece!! Can't wait to hear about this crafter that came to visit!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Wonderful alteration loved it
    Anandhi

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  18. They are Beautiful !! Your altered craft looks so Gorgeous !!

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  19. Your ornament is gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial. I don't think I've ever seen sponge sheets. If I do, I will now know what to do with them.

    I'm glad you had a busy and full Christmas.

    Hugs & blessings on your New Year,
    Teresa

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  20. That is a very nice project and so easy to change out the decoration to other colors. Wonderful!

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  21. Thank you for the tutorial ! Your roses are fabulous !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  22. love your alteration Sonia, definitely a big improvement from the store bought one...Have a wonderful wonderful 2016 !!

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  23. I like your sponge roses! Very pretty decoration - looks much better with your added flowers!

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  24. Gorgeous altered decoration Sonia and I LOVE your foam roses..Happy New Year and all the best for 2016.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  25. What a wonderful idea Sonia, the roses look amazing, fabulous!

    I’m back! what with being off colour and then computer problems it’s been a bit of a pain on all counts, but things have improved and I’m back to cheer you on with your lovely creations. All my BEST WISHES for the NEW YEAR too!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  26. Oh WOW! I would never know by looking at your gorgeous finished pieces, that these were sponges! Dr. Sonia, what a great idea, and thanks for sharing how to make them. Glad you joined us in the winter wonderland challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Happy New Year!

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  27. Pretty altering/upscaling with the sponged roses. I've not seen sponge sheets. Have seen foam sheets.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  28. Wow, what a beautiful alteration you have done to the decoration Dr Sonia. Love the sponge roses and will have to look up sponge dolls as I don't think I have seen one. Glad you had a wonderful christmas and wishing you and your family a terrific New Year.

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  29. Hello Sonia and thank you for your cind words on my blog...
    I started to folow you cause I se that you have great tutorials and wonderfull creations :)

    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  30. Beautiful! Haven't seen any of this anywhere yet but it sure makes a gorgeous rose. You gave that ornament a fabulous makeover. Happy New Year!

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  31. Brilliantly made creation, just gorgeous..xx
    {aNNie}

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  32. Fabulous alteration!!! And love so much your sponge roses, they are so delicate!! Amazing work!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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  33. A beautiful project and thank you for sharing how you did it too! Also thank you for your lovely comment on my favourite five Christmas cards - wishing you a very happy new year - Michelle x

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  34. Fabulous tutorial Sonia and the decoration is just gorgeous!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year! hugs :)

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  35. WOW! what an awesome project :) thank you for the fab tutorial too! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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  36. Oh, wow - they look great! Thanks for the tutorial Sonja! I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year!

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  37. What a lovely surprise to have you visit my blog Dr Sonia! I have visited your blog before, particularly your wonderful tutorial on how to repair the Big Shot, so here I am again, enjoying your witty posts, detailed and helpful tutorials and beautiful creations! It is awesome to think of how our dear hobby of card making can bring so many people together from around the world. Wishing you a happy new year for 2016! Ann

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  38. These roses are gorgeous!! Love that decoration!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. thats wonderful

    elma

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  40. Absolutely amazing! From sponge?! I'm so impressed with your ideas!! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

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  41. Wow! I remember my mom used to make these. I will also try.

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  42. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! and many more,
    This is so pretty I love it. Thanks for the tutorial
    Have a blessed day, sorry I have not been around more
    care-giving takes a lot of time.
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  43. How unique your sponge roses are, Miss Sonia! Gorgeous floral design - and such dexterity in your pretty fingers! Thank you, too, for the tutorial. I hope your Christmas celebrations were extra special. I'm beginning to emerge from this last exacerbation, and hope to be visiting more regularly, soon! Happy New Year! hugs, de

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  44. Fantastic rose tutorial and my goodness how you've transformed that home decor piece! So beautiful. Happy New Year! Jenny x

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  45. Wish u and ur family a very Happy New Year 2016..!

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  46. Awesome transformation Sonia!! Your foam roses are sooo beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial. Wishing you a WONDERFUL 2016 my friend :)

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  47. Happy New Year, Sonia! I am thankful to finally be visiting my bloggie friends! I have missed you terribly but simply didn't have time or energy for Blogger with so much going on at home... I am expecting to be back for good now. :o) What a treat to come back and see this tutorial... everything you make is completely unique and so beautifully designed. The result is stunning and I can't thank you enough for always sharing your crafty brilliance with us. :o) I can't wait to hear about your Christmas Eve visit and am happy you had a lovely holiday season! Wishing you endless love and happiness this year. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  48. Your roses are beautiful Sonia, thank you for sharing your step by step instructions.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while - hubby whisked me away for a surprise break!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, I hope it's a good one.
    Pauline
    x

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  49. Fabulous, something I would never had thought of or tried, thank you for sharing the tutorials and beautiful projects you design. Happy New Year, hugs, Lori m

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  50. I have not seen sponge sheets. The flowers are gorgeous. Happy New Year

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  51. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The sponge roses look amazing!! I love how you altered the decoration!! This is stunning, Sonia!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  52. Wish you and your loved one's a very Happy New Year Sonia. Love the sponge roses, you have the knack of creating beauty out of ordinary things

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