Aug 14, 2011

"Hand-Made Flowers" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

 "Blooming Beautiful"
Hand Made Flowers is the theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!!! And seeing as we are only weeks away from Spring here, I wanted to create a garden that is bursting with flowers and new life...now just to get that to happen in my garden...ummm


Firstly, a warm welcome to my new followers, thanks for joining in!
Well this is the first time I have ever made a hand-made flower...so I decided on some grunge ones! And I think they turned out just fine. I cut out some circles, inked them up (Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Broken China), scrunched, unscrunched, sprayed with water and put a brad in the middle to hold together, scrunched again and then tipped the edges with more ink (phew, that was a mouthful). And then put a little Kindy Glitz around the edges.
Checkout the flowers made by the other DT members...they are Awesome!
My background papers are layered, ripped, inked with Rusty Hinge and Faded Jeans DI and then rolled.
I have taken some inspiration from Claire's last card at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and have used acetate with tulips stamped onto it with StayzOn Ink. I have then turned it over and glitzed and inked it in patches using Rusty Hinge DI again.
The leaves are inked, scrunched, unscrunched and sprayed with water and placed under the acetate.
The tag is inked and stamped and a brad inserted.
Enjoy!
Stamps ~ Potted Tulips (Imprint) and Misc.
Inks      ~ Distress Inks, Stayz On, Archival Denim
Papers  ~ Brazill, Creative Imaginations and KC, photocopy paper (I liked the thickness)
Misc     ~ Acetate, Kindy Glitz and brads

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Craft Your Days Away ~ Birthday Celebrations
Crafty 4 Challenges ~ Monochromatic
Marks Finest Papers ~ Distressed Card 
Sentimental Sundays ~ Flowers 
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge ~ Distress
Simply Create ~ Time to Distress

14 comments:

HandmadebyTLC said...

I've never seen all this work in one card! the acetate is lovely the leaves under being scrunched not to mention the curled torn paper and that handmade flower is the top of the cake! WOW Wow! This is a fab entry for the Sentimental Sundays flowers challenge! Be sure to join us again next time.
Hugs,
Good Luck
Tammy Louise

You're invited to join in on my candy if you collect! :)

Fliss said...

A totally gorgeous creation Dot. I love the colours and your flowers, handmade and stamped are so beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Doreen said...

What a stunning card.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA,hope you join us next time.xxx

Claire said...

Stunning work Dot, those flowers are so beautiful and I love the background. The glittered acetate is fun to do isn't it, messy though lol
Claire xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just awesome. I love the luscious blue color and all the fabulous layers. The flowers are spectacular. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hug,
Carol

Karen said...

Your card is extremely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining in this week's fun at Sentimental Sunday's
Hugs
Karen
xxx

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx

Winnie and Patty said...

This is so pretty. I love the handmade flowers and the colors!!!! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Dot,

What a gorgeous card you have designed here. Your handmade flowers are amazing (handmade flowers are my absolute favorite!). I love how you have your layers peeling back - such a sweet vintage effect!

If I'm not mistaken, you ordered from my Etsy shop over the weekend and I mailed you a package today. I was doing a bit of blog surfing this evening and happened to stumble onto your blog and wanted to say hi - but first wanted to compliment you on your wonderful piece!

Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Linda

Colleen Dietrich said...

Terrific homemade flowers! I just made some today too, and they are on my blog tonight. :) I love the cool shades of blue you've used. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Regan said...

WOW! Those flowers are fantastic! What a simply gorgeous creation in all its ripped and crumpled loveliness! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our distressing challenge! :)
{hugs}
Regan ~ Design Team

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great colors and wonderful flowers.

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

Shirl said...

This is one fantabulous creation Dot, those flowers and colours just stunning, you are a clever girl.

Hugs Shirley x x