Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Great Tattered Floral Challenge


As the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die is my all time favourite cutting die I had to enter the Tattered Floral Challenge!  Details are here on Tim Holtz's blog - but basically it is just "show" what you can do with the die.  There are some amazing entries so do go and have a look. 


I had been tarting up this little box with some left over Basic Grey papers and Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and decided to make a few roses with the Tattered Floral Die for the top.


I make the roses in exactly the same way as the Grungepaper Roses, but I make them from cream cardstock rather than the grungepaper.  To make them strong enough for 3d projects once I have edged the individual flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink I then spritz them with water and scrunch them up.  When they are dry I open them out with a bone folder, keeping the creases and adding a little more Vintage Photo if necessary and then make the roses in the usual way. 

I make alot!


I also make these vintage style paper roses from the Tattered Floral die (photo tutorial on my side bar):





And these:


Even old newspaper makes a great tattered floral rose too!


Thanks for looking x


9 comments:

butterfly said...

Such stunning flowers, Jennie! Lovely to see some of those gorgeous cream ones find a home, and what a shabby chic joy of an altered box it is... and the ones on the green and brown project towards the end of the post absolutely floored me - WOW!
Alison x

Angelica said...

Love the roses!!!

Artyjen said...

Mmm stunning flowers...T!m is sure to be very impressed :)
xoxo Sioux

Julia S-W said...

Your little box is simply stunning Jennie. You know that I'm a huge fan of your flowers and the images you've included show just how creative you are with this die - your flowers always inspire me and I love trying to make them from your tutorials. I'm still learning of course.
Wonderful.
Juliaxxx

butterfly said...

Ah, so this was the first post - that's okay - I remember these so well and very happy to pay another visit!!
Alison x

sara j said...

These are just beautiful...it is amazing to see the flowers made with so many different materials. Yours have such a romantic quality to them. Enjoy!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Your flowers are simply gorgeous. If I didn't know any better I would think they are real.

eri*doodle said...

Beautiful flowers went perfectly with your box.
Lovely project.

Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/03/tattered-florals-vintage-rose-box.html
and
Lunch Bag rose - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/02/tim-holtz-tattered-florals-die-challenge.html

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.
-Pam

stamptramp said...

Your flowers are beautiful! They really look like the real thing. We are making them for the Moms at our church for Mother's Day, and I would like to copy yours, although they are sure not to turn out like these!