Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mixed Media with Tattered Flowers

Hello creative people, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.  Our Spring continues to be up and down with the temperatures.  This weekend, it's a little like winter but without the snow and the middle of the week was more like summer.

I'm still hooked on making paper flowers, it's fun to use different colours and shaping techniques and for this card I used mixed media to create the background.


I start with Strathmore mixed media card stock, 400 Series which I like a lot as it holds a lot of water and has a smooth vellum finish which is great to stamp on.

The first step was to create texture using Tim Holtz Stencil THS032 Flourish and molding paste.  When dry I added Distress Paints (Violet and Blueprint).    I brushed a little heavy body white acrylic paint after drying.  I also stamped some lettering using blue Versafine ink which is hard to see in the photo.  I also used a little turquoise mica power and finished with Distress Crackle paint here and there.

Dies:   Marianne Design - Clock CR1234, Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals 656640, Dee's Distinctively - Large Green Leaf

I wet the flower die cuts after blending Distress Inks over top and crinkled the largest for the first layer.  I curled some of petals as you can see and added small beads to the centres with Glossy Accents.

You can see more of the detail in the close ups below.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Shirley--this is jaw dropping gorgeous! I adore the stenciled background & incredible blooms!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your flowers, they are always done up so beautifully. Your background is lovely as well. Had a little bit of flurries today. Crazy spring we're having. Have a good day.

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  3. LOVE this card, really fantastic, well done! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Texture background is just fab, love your tattered flower, small glass beads look lovely in that.Beautiful creation!!

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  5. WOW what en expressive creation. I love the color combination, the texture and the whole composition.
    I wish you a good start in a wonderful new week tomorrow.
    xox Anja

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  6. Wonderful card, great colours and love the flowers. Thanks for the birthday wishes, from Skipper. She sends purrs to Archie and wishes him well for his operation. Hugs Anesha

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  7. Oh Shirley, this is absolutely amazing!! I LOVE the background and the flowers look fantastic!

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  8. Fabulous card Shirley, love the background colour and texture with the crackle. Gorgeous flowers as always.
    Avril xx

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  9. Hi teamie, this is again such a lovely creation and gorgeous purple shades! Always enjoy to see your artwork and hope you are doing fine! Take care, hugs xx

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  10. Gorgeous card, the flowers and colors are really beautiful! The background texture is fantastic too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  11. Your spray of flowers are just beautiful against that lovely rich and embossed background Shirley.

    B x

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  12. Stunning spray of flowers Shirley, the purples and the clock die are just gorgeous.xxx  {aNNie}

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  13. So pretty and tactile. I think you should do a large canvas!

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  14. Gorgeous Shirley so very dimensional and pretty with stunning colours.

    For some reason you dropped off my radar as did a few other blogs and I am gradually reinstating so that I don't miss out on future makes. Hope all is well with you and the family.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  15. A really beautiful card Shirley, love the colours and the flower is fantastic ! Spring in Belgium is also going up and down. Greetings, Enny

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  16. Your beautiful card makes me want to reach into the screen to touch it Shirley!
    Your colors make my he♥rt sing too.
    Spring certainly has been a lot cooler than "normal" here in the Wash DC area too. Not being a fan of the heat I am enjoying it...lots of people are not LOL.
    Happy May oxo

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  17. They are exquisite, Shirley! Your flowers look petal-real, and colorfully-full-of-fantasy! Just Shirley style - and oh-so-gorgeous! Do you think I got enough hyphens in that sentence? The stenciled background created beautiful texture, while the color blends it beautifully with your elements! GORGEOUSNESS, Miss Shirley. Soon Summer will be upon you, and things will normalize weather-wise (see, I can rhyme, too! LOL) Better end this comment before my silliness gets completely out of control! Enjoy a marvelous week, my sweet friend! xo

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  18. I can say without doubt, without prejudice and with fully open eyes. I think this is the BEST card yet. The colors, as always, are gorgeous and that flower - absolutely beautiful - Shirley you have hit the Jackpot with this work of art!!
    sandy xx

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  19. This flower looks great! And it is a beautiful combination with the MM-background you made (so much texture!) Hope we both can enjoy some more spring temperature coming week! Hugs, Gerrina

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  20. Wonderful colors and textures on this amazing flower card Shirley!
    oxo Susi

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  21. I came across your blog today and I am just blown away!I love your creations and your style! So glad I found this blog!

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  22. I, for one, would never tire of your beautiful flowers. Love this bouquet, and it looks like it is placed atop one of the old garden sundial tops. Using this element in your design added a bit of 'roughness' with the delicacy of your flowers, and so pretty it was. Of course, your backgrounds are always phenomenally fantastic too! Hope your weather gets better, and stays stable. We've been going from spring back to a cooler temp too. TFS & hugs.

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  23. So gorgeous Shirley and love the way you have shaped the flowers, and the texture paste background is beautiful and wonderful colours too. x

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  24. I really like what you've done here Shirley. I did a canvas quite recently using the same Tim Holtz die which is one of my favourites and I think it makes a fabulous background. Purple is one of my favourite colours and the various shades that you've used on your flowers look wonderful. I go though phases of making flowers and I tend to stockpile them and then start again when I run out. It's also a great way of using up scraps of card and paper. Thank you for the kind comment that you left on my blog. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous card! I like the colours and the lovely details!
    Beautyfully done!
    Hugs, Annette

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !