Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tattered Florals

Before I get too far into my post I would like to apologise: If you have emailed and gotten no response I am sorry, it has come to my attention that some emails have been missed (my inbox shows a notification, but no message). I love getting emails, I was not intentionally ignoring you! Please let me know with a comment on this thread if you have messaged me and not heard back.

If you're a scrapbooker, chances are you already know Tim Holtz. You may also know about the Tattered Floral Challenge open until Friday. I've been looking at a lot of the work submitted by the members of a crafty Facebook group I'm in, TALENT I tell ya! Very intimidating. Tattered Florals was one of the first few dies I bought after switching to a Big Shot die machine and use it all the time. If you follow my blog you've seen it used for Bella's and Domonik's birthday parties, Bella and I even spent a snowy evening during Christmas break cutting as much scraps as we could.
Here is a portion of the wall hanging for Bella's Birthday, you can see more HERE:
For Domonik's birthday we made seed paper and cut with the tattered floral die, more of his party HERE:
Not entering because I'm nervous is not good enough.

 Here goes nothing. I used the tattered floral die to cut 2 large and 1 med flower from felt, I folded tulle and cut large and smallest flower from the stack.

 Sewed the flowers together and topped with a vintage button from Granny's stash.

Before trimming off the thread I sewed a hair-tie to the back. I snipped a small rectangle from felt and hot glued to cover thread.

 I roughed up the flower and twisted the tulle. I have found giving a shot of heat with my heat gun allows me to set and shape tulle. Very hot, and yes I burn myself often ;) Pretty happy with the outcome, as is miss Bella.
The jars full of cuts are great for when I need to make something fast, or to just play with until an idea springs out. After making the hair flower I didn't feel done.

 Mindlessly I stacked quite a few pre-cut book-page daisies. I added a plain brad but it wasn't doing anything for me, swapped it out for a Close To My Heart bling brad (thank you Santa). This is where I get technical folks, I smooshed and flicked it with my hands. Simple, just play with it until it looks right. Out came a 7Gypsies ATC piece, a previously embossed woodgrainbacker, my Distress Stains and Distress Inks to colorize. I swiped the flower gently to for small amounts of colour.
 Then a song was stuck in my head, "You are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne. Love that song, dance in the living room song, a family song... so it got added in. I plan on framing or adhering the card eventually to a canvas or frame for my wall.
What else can I make?



  1. so many cool ideas Rhea! awesome!

  2. Enter, enter, enter! Everything is fabulous :)

  3. Yes please enter!! My mother always says, nothing gained, nothing ventured... if you don't enter!

    I am definitely going to make these hair ties... maybe for loot bags - thanks for the idea, of course!! I cannot believe you made all tose aprons... I am still impressed!!

    Still at the Beach (woe is me) - no production for me!!

    1. I did enter one photo, as the system allows 1 photo per link. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Wow, Rhea....beautiful flowers! Love them...thanks for sharing your ideas!


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