Tag Archive | Recycled Book Flowers

Another take on Tattered Florals

An idea popped into my head last night and would not leave.
Based on my very first blog tutorial here. Variagated recycled book flowers.

So here is the tutorial should you wish to watch the youtube video:

or if you preffer step by step instructions complete with pics go here

So being me and it being almost the 11th hour I had to try this with the tattered florals.

I had an ornament I never quite knew how I wanted to finish that I had experimented with clear gallery glass and pearl ex powder on the inside of.

I added some white paper twine around the top with some magic tape and a loop to hang the ornament.

Then used some glue dots to adhere the handmade scrunched tattered floral flowers around the outside of the glass bauble.
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and from a slightly different angle

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I had an idea when I was about to sort the flowers and dry them. I took out two pieces of white cs and placed the flowers over them. I misted the flowers and dabbed them off with paper towel pushing them down onto the cs

this is the results:

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the best thing is I now have two pretty handmade background or even card bases and thus wasted less distress reinker 🙂

A Winning Card

Yes Colour me excited Not only did I win a layout challenge for June I won an Inspiration Challenge with a card I made

The DT at Photobucket Deserve a lot of the credit here because they are amazing and always provide interesting and inspiring challenges

We were given a photo to inspire us that had a huge clock in it. I was already working on my Shabby chic cards for the Scraphappiness swap and what better way to combine both things than this card.

For anyone who doesn’t know it yet I adore most things Tim Holtz his large clock die (borrowed from my sister and cut out of recycled cereal packets and stockpiled in my die cut folder)is so versatile and looks great done in so many different ways. It was the basis for this card. The rest grew from there with some of my hand dyed recycled book flowers, some lace, a shrink plastic butterfly coloured with alcohol inks, pearl spray, and a wee silver Happy Birthday and you have A winning card. (Though given the quality of the work and talented bunch of women on that forum I truly do not know how they ever choose any winners)