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


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.

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 is amazing to see the flowers made with so many different materials. Yours have such a romantic quality to them. Enjoy! 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 -
Lunch Bag rose -

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.

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!