Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge - My Version

Good Evening Girlfriends!

It has been a long couple of weeks!  Everyone has been on my mind from the wild fires and flooding in Australia to the bitter cold and massive dumps of snow in Eastern Canada and the United States.  We are so lucky to be living on the West Coast of Canada!  Our winds have been hurricane force lately but the days in between storms have been beautiful!  I have been out turning the gardens bit by bit wearing a t-shirt or light sweater.. bit by bit.

My post today is inspired by a post over at the Tim Holtz Blog.  The challenge is to make flowers using the Tattered Florals die.  My first couple of tries were deep sixed into the can.  This one is really neat and I really am amazed that I came up with it!

If only things would look like they do in real life.  Photos don't do this flower justice..I think.  The other thing I am not fond of is the layout but I have always had trouble with that and, embellishing.  There should be more ribbon in there somewhere..or something!

The tag itself was first embossed around the edges with a frame stamp and Ranger Extra Fine Embossing Powder in gold.  Prior to heating it I added some hot pink glitter that I had and really like the effect.  You can hopefully see it better in the close up above.  After embossing I used some Inka Gold red and streaked it all over using a bit of water mixed in.  Inka Gold gold was streaked on top of the red and then polished with a paper towel when dry.

You can see a bit more from this side view.  To make all of the layers I mixed up different textures.  Some layers were cut from cotton quilt batting (I used scraps from one that I just finished) which were stamped with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and then sprayed with gold Glimmer Mist.  Some were cut from webbed gift wrap from the dollar store.  The gold tinsel threads fall out fairly easy though.  Another set of layers were cut from Vellum.  Half of the flowers were embossed with Swiss Dots and the others were stamped with Distress Gathered Twigs and then light layers of Inka Gold, gold and then red.  This last type were then scrunched up for texture and volume.  Worked like a charm!

The butterfly is a Memory Box die.  The solid die cut was coloured with Distress Raspberry and Wild Honey.  I then heat embossed with chunky clear embossing powder.  The intricate die cut was cut from paper that I layered with Inka Gold gold and red.
The tag ribbon was coloured using the Inka Gold.  It worked really well!
Here is a photo of the mess present wrap from the dollar store.  I have no idea whose brilliant idea it was to call this gift wrap when it basically falls apart when you cut it.  You should have seen the mess I created when cutting it with the Tattered Floral die!
So, there you have it!  I am entering this over at the Tim Holtz blog and will see what happens.  There is a gift pack up for grabs and I hope I win!

I have posted one more for the Tattered Challenge and you can see it here!
 I heard that you can post two in the challenge but it won't let me so...

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Deanna said...
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Deanna said...

Your tag is just gorgeous! love the all the textures in your tattled rose and the color is spectacular! hugs Deanna

Sorry I had to delete my first comment~Spelling issues!

Gail said...

There's nothing wrong with the tag!
It's real purdy!
Good luck over at t!ms!
I don't have that die, not sure why, when everyone else in the world does!

Myrna said...

I think this is a gorgeous tag.

Penny said...

Oh gosh, Sheree, your tag is just perfectly designed! It needs nothing more. And it is so gorgeous! Love those luscious colors, your papers & die cuts. And that flower is just beautiful--great job on that! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just one superb creation Sheree and thanks for popping over and cheering my days a few days ago now.. just love this tag's colours shades and hues must be even better IRL!! Shaz in oz.x

Victoria said...

Cool tag Sheree! I'm sure it will be award winning!