Thursday, February 28, 2013

tattered floral challenge

Have you seen this challenge?

create your own layered creation using the tattered floral die made from any kind of papers, materials, you name it.  use any kind of inks, sprays, paints, stamps, or stencils.  it can be any kind of project from a card, wearable, or mixed media…but it must use the tattered floral die. - See more at:

Tim Holtz posted this challenge on his blog and seeing as this tattered floral die is one of my favorites I had to play along.

I've had these photos for sitting in my to-scrap pile for a while now.  I made a mini album with pics from the event but I wanted layouts for my scrapbook as well.  The flowers I made are in the corners. 

The patterned papers are Simple Stories Documented, an older line, but the pinks pulled me in and I had to use them.  

I created the flowers by first taking plain white cardstock and layering washi tapes on them.  It doesn't photograph well here, and I guess I should have taken a photo of the paper before I started die cutting it.  I used washi tapes from Recollections and criss-crossed the tapes until most of the paper was covered.  Then I ran it through the die.

I layered in some old denim as well.  I tried to add color to the washi tapes with stains and Perfect Pearl mists but the surface of the tape wouldn't absorb the color.  I could have gone with alcohol inks but I wanted most of the design on the tapes to show through.  I cut the leaves from some felt.  I love layering flowers with this die, it is so versatile.  

Play along and see what you can create with Tim's Tattered Floral die.

Be happy, Get scrappy,



Rosann said...

i like the denim look a lot

Giavanna Lau said...

Wow Jenn-love how you described your process and the fun you had playing with the layers of the flowers and trying new things! The tag on your washi post is to die for too