We want to see your makes adorned with spring flowers.
You might want to use stamps, handmade flowers from dies, ideology blooms
or bought blooms as long as they have been stamped, made or altered
using a Tim technique or product.
They don't have to be actual spring flowers but let's see the colours of spring!
I wanted to use some pretty blue cornflowers, one of my favourite Spring flowers, on my project.
I started off with a basic 5" x 7" stretched canvas which I turned around and used the back as the frame for my project. I covered the frame with paper from my Tim Holtz's Vintage Shabby paper pad and then distressed the paper with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I measured the space inside the frame and cut some white card to size and stamped the beautiful butterfly and background from the Classic #17 stamp set. The background was distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to tone in with the frame. The butterfly was stamped again, coloured with Distress Marker in Broken China and decoupaged up to give it some dimension. An Idea-ology word band was added, coloured with Broken China Distress paint.
Now for the flowers, these have been cut from the Tattered Florals strip die using just the spiky petals in all of the sizes. I simply pinched the petals between my fingers and layered them up, adding a white centre from my stash. You can see the finished result below.
For the trellis I cut two pieces from grungeboard using the Honeycomb Frameworks die and gave these the same treatment as Tim describes in his April tag, first coating it in Distress Paint (Peacock Feathers), sanding it off and then covering it with a darker Distress Paint (Gathered Twigs) to give it a weathered look. I added some greenery, cut from the Bigz greenery die.
The majority of the products I have used are available from Country View Crafts, where postage and packing in the UK is free and service is always first class.
I look forward to you joining us this time at A Vintage Journey, in our 'Spring Flowers' challenge. I hope you will have a look over there and see what amazing creations the other Creative Guides have produced.
I am linking this up to a fun challenge - Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog where Challenge #5 is Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp.
Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Anne xx