Friday, January 08, 2016

Tattered Flowers

Hello everyone I hope the New Year has started out well for you.

I've been hooked on dies lately ... oh dear another growing collection.  I also enjoy gardening so it makes sense that I'm drawn to creating paper flowers.  It's great fun shaping and arranging designs onto cards.

I've mainly used Tim Holtz products for this design along with a couple Chocolate Baroque stamps which are listed below.

The green background is mixed media paper that started with several of the green shades of Distress Inks and water, sprayed with a little turquoise Dylusions ink and sprinkled with Brushos.   It's hard to see it all in the photograph.

Next I die cut the holes into the background, brushed a little Gesso over them, then wiped some of it off.   I added gold enamel powder and melted with the heat gun.

I coloured the flower layers with Distress Inks and then wet, crushed and molded them.  I embossed the foliage and background edges with gold powder.

I used the new Tim Holtz splatter brush to add splats of white paint, it's a fantastic tool.  I added a little gold charm that was hanging about in my stash with Glossy Accents.

Sizzix - Tim Holtz Dies:  Holiday Greens 658759, Mixed Media 660220, Elegant Flourishes 656639, Tattered Florals 656640

Chocolate Baroque stampsTextured Fragments set (on background and flower centre) and Artistic Expressions

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


Valerie-Jael said...

Your card is wonderful Shirley, love the colours. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Just stunning Shirley and super colour work as always.

B x

kaybee said...

Loving that background die - I feel a shopping urge coming on! Happy New Year!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I absolutely love it Shirley. The die cut, colours and flower just all work together perfectly X

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a greazt card dear Shirley , I love the colours and the golden accents, I olso like the flower very much , I will write you soon!!!

Have fun

chrissie said...

Fantastic card with wonderful ideas Shirley. I love the tattered flowered will have to try using the die that way.

Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, the background is fantastic with lots of lovely texture. I also love your gorgeous tattered flower. Hope you have a great weekend.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, Shirley I just love the image and colour combo. Have a great weekend.

Little Artbee said...

A dream in blue dear Shirley. I love the colors and your modern background gives a well contrast to the romantic flower. Amazing!
Dear Greetings

Pat said...

A wonderful mix of dies and your beautiful artwork Shirley and love the colours with those touches of gold embossing. x

froebelsternchen said...

The colors and effects on this card are just AMAZING! A WOWSER !
Happy weekend dear Shirley!

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley...diese Farben, wunderschön.
Die Karte ist bezaubernd

Sophie xx

sheila 77 said...

Great result, Shirley, and you describe such fascinating techniques.
A splatter brush - it must be an improvement on ye olde toothbrush which splattered everything within splattering distance (except the thing needing the splattering). The gold foliage looks amazing too.
Fun to start collecting more and different art supplies, why not!

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the flower you created. Hope you and Archie are well and enjoying 2016 so far. Skipper got a new sheepskin rug today as it has turned much colder here. :) Keep warm and safe Archie.

Karin said...

Beautiful Shirley, great colors!
Enjoy your weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Elaine said...

Great card Shirley. I love the combination of dies and the way you have made the foliage die work in the metallic finish. Super background and really lovely dimension. Have a good weekend. Elaine x

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, lovely card with these colors. Like these dies too and of course I have them LOL, we sure like the same things he Shirley? Thanks for your kind words on my blog.....and we sure will stay in touch lovely lady! big hugs, Mirandaxx

~*~Patty S said...

Flowers in every shape and form always speak to me too Shirley.
Your card is beautiful and your lovely flower is the crowning glory!
Happy weekend to you oxo

Darnell said...

Nobody makes tattered flowers look as ladylike and elegant as you do, Shirley! This is a superb design, professionally executed, as always!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful artistry, Shirley! Such lovely combination of shapes and layers! The colors are always mesmerizing in your artworks. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, de

Greta said...

So artistic & beautiful, Shirley! I love this!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Simply amazing, your card with the fantastique color combination is a perfect dream.
Have a wonderful weekend too dear Shirley,
xox Anja

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful. Your flower just pops. It's nice that you're getting a nice collection of dies. I'd like some more myself.

Enny said...

Such a wonderful card Shirley, absolutely stunning ! Beautiful colours, and a lovely background and flower. Thank you again for explaining how you did it ! Have a great weekend ! Enny

Unknown said...

A huge Happy New Year Shirley and I do hope your Christmas was amazing.

Just got back from my hols and trying desperately to catch up with everything.

You are one amazing artist sweets and I love what you have done with that flower. Vibrant colour tones for the background makes it all pop fabulously.

Hopping down to see the rest that I have missed.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Gerrina said...

Wow, it is a BG that is so interesting, I almost forgot to look at the hole card... It is a stunning card! Hope you have a relaxing sunday...

Wendy said...

Fabulous texture in this card and love the splash of gold, gorgeous! Xx

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous - from the colors to the design - your card is beautiful!
sandy xx