Monday, March 13

Handmade Flowers!

Hello Monday! Our challenge this week is to make Handmade Flowers to use on your project. I made my flowers with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals. There was a bit of a learning curve, but with the help of the tool that is included and making a few, I got the hang of it.

I made a card with the flowers I created out of dictionary paper and some of the paper I made in a previous project. 

First time, I laid all the die pieces onto a double sheet of the vintage paper and cut them. I learned that my patience factor is not very good working with the tiniest of the flowers, so in the end, I just focused on the bigger ones for this project. 

I had previously printed some papers using my gelli plate, and pulled this bright sheet out to play with. The color variation works really well with the flowers. 

I have just a few of the new Distress Oxides, but these two are perfect for the background. Look what happens when you spritz it with some water - love it!

I love the shape the flower makes when cut from the die, so I cut a few in the blue to add into the background, rather than leaves. I distressed the Chip Quote with Peacock Feathers, added in some bling from 28 Lilac Lane, and voila! My card with handmade flowers is done! 

Details and views....

I am really happy with the colors I chose for my card, and making the flowers with some different types of papers. Now, it's time for you to make some flowers and create your project to share with us! I am looking forward to seeing what you make this week! 

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  1. wonderful color palette for this bright and cheery card!

  2. WoW, the effect of Oxides spritzed with water is amazing!!! I love the background you made and all the small flowers all around. Hugs, Marzena

  3. I love the bright colors and the combination of orange and blue, Maura. Your flowers are beautiful and shat a clever way to use the TH tattered florals die underneath the cluster of flowers. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  4. Beautiful card Maura, I love the background, the amber and colours and orange go so well together and the flowers are stunning! very pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. You did a great job on this project and I thought it was so clever of you to use the die for your leaves, too! This has a great rustic organic vibe and I love how it turned out!

  6. Such a lovely card, Maura and I love how you've created the pretty flowers and the foliage from the same die, it just looks fabulous and works so well on that inky background! Hugs... xx

  7. MAura I adore your original way to interpret our challenges! Love the idea to use Tim's dies as background! Fantastic! barbara

  8. Beautiful card Maura! I especially like how you left two of the die cuts unrolled, as background pieces/leaves.

  9. wow I love how you used the spiral flowers are flourishes...a beautiful background for your pretty florals...hugs kath xxx

  10. Wow... your card is fantastic, Maura. Love the background colors and the flowers you made are gorgeous! :)

  11. What a great card, Maura! Love the handmade flowers and that you've used them also in the background. Hugs, Sandra


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