Saturday 16 March 2013

I give in...

I wasn't going to enter Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Challenge.  I was perfectly happy looking at the brilliant projects everyone else was making, but didn't feel the urge to join in.  Until just now, that is!  I woke up thinking, "I wonder if I could use the Tattered Florals Die to make roses?"   You can guess the rest!   I gave in to the impulse, and much to my surprise, put together a project for the challenge.  Here's what I did...

I cut out a wodge (technical term) of flowers out of some script paper I'd been hoarding for ages (one of the great things about the steel rule dies and the Vagabond is that you can cut multiple sheets of paper in one go, which is what I did!) and made up the roses by my favourite method.  I had to adapt it a bit because it works best with odd numbers of petals and I did need to cut into the centres of the flowers to get the petals to curl around.  I started out thinking that I'd add some subtle colour to the petals. (I changed my mind in the end and sprayed them with inks in shades of red, yellow and orange , though so it was all a bit of a waste of time.)

A bit of DI to tint the petals - complete waste of time as I changed my mind and sprayed them afterwards!

Outer petals on the left, inner bud on the right!  See here for full details of how-to make paper roses
After giving the flowers a spritz of Vintage Photo with some gold Perfect Pearls mixed in it,  I got on with the frame - I am LOVING the Cameo Frame, especially with the oval Movers & Shapers dies.  I cut it three times out of chipboard (and once out of script paper), first with the medium sized oval aperture and then  with the largest size, and finally with no aperture.  I glued the script paper to the corresponding piece of chipboard and blended Vintage Photo DI around the edge.   I coloured the other frame piece with Crushed Olive Distress Stain and touched Burnished Brass stain around the aperture and the outside edge of the frame.  Then I gave it a good layer of Rock Candy crackle paint.

Once it was all dry, it was time to assemble it.  I added in some small Tattered Leaves which I'd coloured with DI in Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce, and a photo.  Yes, that's me in my mother's arms. ( I was 4 months old at the time.)

Anyway, that's it!  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed.  See you soon!


Jenny Marples said...

WOW Keren!! So glad you gave in and created this stunning frame. Awesome finished result - love the colours and the crackle texture. Hugs, Jenny x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren - your tattered frame is beautiful - glad you gave in! MMx

Annie said...

Wow Keren......This is beautifulx

Your roses are stunning and I love the frame/texture

CRafty hugs

Annie x said...

Glad to see that you changed your mind. Your entry is beautiful!

eri*doodle said...

Sometimes we just have to think about it a little. Your end results made for a great entry.

Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box -
Lunch Bag rose -

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.