Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring Flowers for A Vintage Journey

I am thrilled to be hosting the fourth of our challenges over at A Vintage Journey and being a little keen on flowers (!) I have chosen the theme:

Spring Flowers

We want to see your makes adorned with spring flowers.

You might want to use stamps, 
handmade flowers from dies, ideology blooms 
or bought blooms 
as long as they have been stamped, made or altered 
using a Tim technique or product.

They don't have to be actual spring flowers 
but the colour of spring!

I actually set out to make something entirely different! but amazing things happen when you start to create and you get carried along!

I created lots of tag shaped layers with papers from the new Wallflower Collection and stitched them to create a little bit of texture. I tore an opening in the front where I layered my handmade flowers made from the Tattered Florals Die using yellow and cream card stock.

I also made some small rolled roses but instead of distressing the edges I lightly edged them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

The small buds were made by scunching up the smallest of the flowers on the Tattered Florals die and wiping a little Vintage Photo over the closed bud.

By this time everything was hanging off the tag! So I made a quick and simple hanging  - Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint layered onto a piece of heavy card stock with a palette knife (which seems to be my tool of the moment!).

The final touch was to add a couple of butterflies from the Papillon Stamp Set.

I do hope you will join us at A Vintage Journey for this challenge.  Please do pop over and visit us and be inspired by the wonderful pieces from the rest of the Design Team. More inspirational pieces will be posted on Monday's and Friday's so do revisit.

Have a great weekend!

Jennie x


Buttons said...

As my all time Queen of Flowers this was bound to be special Jennie and oh boy I'm not disappointed! So incredibly delicate and detailed, this is an absolute gem. Jenny x

Redanne said...

You truly are the Queen of Flowers Jennie, the flowers on this beautiful hanging are stunning and I love how you used the Wallpapers to layer up in the background - a truly beautiful Spring-like creation! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

This is completely glorious, Jennie - fantastic colours and a beyond beautiful layered and stitched background over the crackle... in love again!
Alison xx
(btw your link from VJ didn't work for me... just to warn you xx)

butterfly said...

PPS the Live the Dream link works, but not the one on your name...

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Jennie this is such an amazing tag, I love it to bits! The layering of the papers for the texture, the stunning, stunning flowers (love those little buds too) and the pretty lace, wow! The butterfly in matching colours just finishes it off to perfection!!

Terry said...

Jennie, this is such a gorgeous hanging tag. The stitching and the crackle with those gorgeous springtime flowers is pure beauty! Happy Easter!

rachel said...

stunning colours jennie - I love your tag and can't wait to join in! Hugs rachel xx

Julia Aston said...

I have just found your wonderful challenges - what lovely spring blooms! love the cream and yellow colors, the stitching and distressing - a beautiful tag hanging!

Karen Garrard said...

Beautifully done Jennie. Gorgeous colours. Karen.x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your make is absolutely gorgeous!! Your flowers look las though you picked them straight from the garden. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation!!

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful spring flowers! I adore Your little butterfly! Amazing work! barbarayaya

Aspiring crafter said...

Again a beautiful tag !!
Love it and love your flowers and the colours .
Have a good Easter Jennie

Annie said...

Hi Jennie....your Tag is the flowers edged with the Vintage Photo DI and the wonderful textures. A truly stunning make. TFS and craft hugs
Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a beautiful tag Jennie with super gorgeous flowers.
Happy Easter, Julie x

Zuzu's Blog said...

Beautiful tag. I love the detail to the flowers. :)

Brenda Brown said...

A divine creation Jennie, the layers, the colours and your beautiful Spring flowers all create a little masterpiece xx

Elaine said...

Beautifully vintage tag - love the roses and that touch of lace!

Elaine said...

Beautifully vintage tag - love the roses and that touch of lace!