Monday, 18 March 2013

Tim Holtz Challenge - Tattered Florals

So today's post is very exciting as Tim Holtz has challenged us to use his Tattered Floral Die and there will be prizes for 5 lucky winners, of course I have my fingers crossed as $175 of Tim's products would be an awesome addition to my stash!  I am also going to share this project on Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers 'Brown' challenge.

Now I use Tim's products on just about every project so after much consideration I decided to start with a blank canvas for this project and as usual I've used a number of Tim's products on my finished piece.  I started by adding torn up pieces of the terminology tissue wrap using Claudine Hellmuth gesso to the front of the canvas so that the words still show through.  Once dry I added gesso through the Crafters Workshop honeycomb template to 5 places on the canvas and heated everything with my heat tool.  Next I covered the background with brushed corduroy and gathered twigs distress inks and stamped the PaperArtsy mini 60 cogs in the bottom right hand corner and applied rock candy crackle paint to the top right.  I created 3 tattered floral flowers using the die and kraft glassine, once the pieces were cut I crumbled each one, opened out and then rubbed the gathered twigs distress ink pad over before spritzing with Tattered Angels marshmallow glimmer mist and finally attached the 3 large and 2 smaller petals for each flower using a brad, I first came across these in an issue of Craft Stamper and have created these many times now.  I covered a bookplate die cut and the edge of the canvas with Ranger adirondack gold acrylic paint and added an adage ticket and brads to the book plate and attached to the canvas with double sided foam tape.  I also added a metal corner for additional decoration.  In order to fill the space I added a UTEE heart made at the melt pot magic workshop with Hels Sheridan and wings stamped with Bombshell stamps covered in the brown inks and rock candy, I attached the heart with silicone glue, again for depth.  Finally I added some treasure gold to the bottom left hand corner and over the raised honeycomb pattern.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Oh wow, this is indeed a dream! Love your canvas, it looks really stunning with all of those fine embellies! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

  2. Love your stunning canvas! Those tattered florals look amazing! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! Hugs, Sandra

  3. This is gorgeous Tracey--hope you win the goodies

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Gorgeousness indeedily... hope you win! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Beautiful, love the colour scheme and all the little details xx

  6. I had to come over and take a closer look at your project!! It is absolutely so pretty and very creative!! I adore the glassine paper!!I love your flowers!!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, it's much appreciated as I'd love to hear what you think of my creations! x