Thursday, May 26, 2016

Another Tattered Flower

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.   Summer has arrived here, it's hot and humid.  Ontario weather is strange, we go from winter to summer almost overnight.   Less than two weeks ago we had a few snow flurries and today I have the AC on as it's hot on our second floor.  Hopefully the nice weather stays :)

I had another play with Tattered Florals die cuts by Tim Holtz (Sizzix).   The background has more white space than I usually show but I thought the flower colour popped against it. 




I stamped Hero Art's - Fabulous Flourish stamp in the background with smokey grey Versafine ink. (I love this flourish stamp it is fabulous!)  'Art' is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set.   Next I splattered a little acrylic paint and silver glimmermist.

The flower layers are coloured with Distress Ink.  I spritzed them with water, crinkled, unfolded, and then layered into the large flower.    I curled a few petals and glued prills to the flower centre.   The purple/orange mat is a piece of background that was hanging out in the my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

23 comments:

  1. Strange weather for sure! We have been unusually hot and humid, but we're accustomed to it. Shirley, your TH tattered flower is incredible. The colors are fun, vibrant and full of life! I am in love with your background flourishes. It's a beautiful card! Hugs, de

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  2. Beautiful piece Shirley! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Hi Shirley, you are definitely working the Tim Holtz floral dies and I love how you've made the one on this card center of attention. The silver flourish and word stamp look absolutely exquisite and I really like how you've created a delicate frame in the same colours are the flower, which is something that I often do myself. It's absolutely gorgeous Shirley. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  4. Wonderful card, love the flower. The colours are just perfect with the background. Hope Archie is keeping cool. Skipper sends purrs. :)

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  5. Wow, gorgeous Shirley and the colours are so different for you. Glad the weather has change for you, I'm sure you are really busy in the garden now. Have a great weekend.

    Sue xx

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  6. A fabulous card Shirley and I love your white space with just that wonderful flourish and a little spattering in the background which does indeed show off that prettily coloured flower. I'm afraid proper Summer has not arrived in our neck of the woods just yet but hope it does soon as it is not long before we visit Northumberland. x

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  7. Wonderful card, Shirley. Love the fantastic flourish and the beautiful flower. A lovely design as always!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mar :)x

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  8. Gorgeous flower on your beautiful card Shirley.
    So very pretty and delicate ♥
    Our Wash DC weather has gone from nice cool March like to hot and steamy July temps...I want May back.
    Enjoy ♥ Enjoy
    Happy beginning of the weekend oxo

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  9. Love how you coloured and got that tattered flower to look so awesome. Gorgeous against that background. Love it Shirley.

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  10. How unique of a design to add that gorgeous eye popping flower on top of the flourish. Indeed, snow flakes two weeks ago, and the air on today. Crazy. My mom lives in Atlanta and their spring has been cold and rainy which is unusual for them.

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  11. Love the swirly background Shirley and the flower certainly makes a statement of Summer warmth.

    Wish we had your weather!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. Such a beautiful card Shirley, yes, the flower really "pops" against the lovely background ! Hope that the weather stays nice in your area. We have typical Belgian Spring : unstable.. Greetings, Enny

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  13. Beautiful card Shirley, I have this die and love it. Thought it was a bit big when I first got it but scrunchy up makes it a tad smaller and a fab result as you have here...love the colours.xx

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  14. This flower pops so beautiful - amazing Shirley! Happy weekend!

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  15. I see hem on facebook he is beautiful. Really art. Greetings Janny

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  16. That white makes the flower so beautifully pop; needs nothng more! Hope you can enjoy the warm weather for a long time! (here softly raining all day) Hugs, Gerrina

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  17. Stunning flower and it really does pop against that lovely background.
    Avril xx

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  18. Hi Shirley, I love this design. It is not your typical work with the white background, but as you say it works a treat with your brightly coloured flower. Really gorgeous card. Like you our weather went from pretty cold to quite hot in no time! Elaine xxx

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  19. Love the white background and that flower is fabulous. From snow to sunshine - happy days!

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  20. Love the flourish! Beautiful design and color! I am happy that it is rainy today but hoping all my seeds are not at the bottom of the field now! Happy Monday! Thanks for inspiring and your kind words! :)

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  21. Love this card, Shirley - you're perfectly right about the colour popping against that white. Terrific!

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  22. I love that flourish, too, & need to use mine! Love the basically white background for your stunning flower, Shirley! Haven't cut my Tattered Florals in a long time, but I'm pinning your card for inspiration to use what I have!

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  23. I love this tattered flower, it's something quite different and the orange frame is the perfect finishing touch.

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