Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Snowflake? / Снежинка?

This month, our express challenge on Homyachok (Hamster) blog is Snowflake! Yep, I know mine are not exactly snowflakes, but stars. I have a good excuse - I live in Australia and we don't have snow and I have no idea what a snowflake is supposed to look like  :):):):):):):):):):)      At Christmas, we have stars falling from the sky!
So come on down, quickly (you have only til January 5) and show us some real snowflakes.
I am also entering these "snowflakes" in Moo-Mania & More's Snowflake challenge. Moo have now expanded to include all kinds of formats.

В этом месяце, наше экспресс задание на Хомячке - Снежинка! Да, знаю мои не совсем снежинки а звёзды. У меня есть хорошее объяснение - я живу в Австралии и у нас нет снега, и я не имею понятия, как выглядит снежинка  :):):):):):):):):):)     У нас на новый год звездопад!
Так что заходите к нам и покажите настоящие снежинки. Поспешите - задание длится до 5 января.
Так же поучаствую с этими "снежинками" в задании Снежинка на блоге Moo-Mania & More. Они теперь принимают любые форматы.

Iris folding. Diameter 18cm.
Айрис фолдинг. Диаметр 18см.

Moravian stars. You can see instructions here:   http://www.highhopes.com/3dstar.html
Моравские звёзды. Вот инструкции (к сожалению не нашла по-русски, но знаю они есть где-то в интернете):   http://www.highhopes.com/3dstar.html


  1. Lovely snowflake with the silver and gold. I have been peering at it to try to work out how it was made, it's an interesting technique. I like your Moravian stars too, I'm going to check out the link.

    1. Thank you for your feedback! Star spokes cut in the centre of each star (there are 2 mirror card stock stars in different sizes). The inner spokes were folded out and the iris folding done behind the larger star. Then the smaller star was layered on top. The backing star is made from gold pearl paper and just stuck at the back to hide the iris folding. If the instructions in the link don't make sense, just search around the net for Moravian star instructions, you're bound to find some that make sense to you.
      Happy holidays!

    2. Thanks very much for this, Zoe, it makes your design even more interesting to read how you made it.

  2. AMAZING!!!!!
    Thank you for supporting our CHallenge
    with such great pieces always!

    Happy Holidays for you Zoe!


    1. Thank you for such kind words, Susi! It's a sweet, sweet blog.
      Happy holidays to you too!

  3. Ох, уже и айрис-фолдинг освоила, интересно))) а снежинки можно посмотреть в интернете)))) но звездопад на Новый год - это же тоже так круто!!!

    1. Айрис-фолдинг уже давно знаю и давно не делала. И звездопад и снегопад - они все крутые, я их всех хочу :):):):):):)

  4. I can't take my eyes off the first star with all the gold and silver! Just like a little child when he sees something sparkly! :) I looked at the tutorial for the Moravian star and I will try to make one. Hope it's not too tricky!

    Happy Holidays!

    1. Aww, thank you Manuela! I thought the instructions were tricky at first, but then I got it and now it's really simple.

  5. So wonderful with the gold and silver! Very nicely done!