Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tattered Floral - Vellum

Hi Folks

Well this is my last post for the week but just had to get in on the Tattered Florals Challenge going on over at the Tim Holtz blog.  I took a look at the other entries and decided to go my own way (I know - what a shock!) using vellum to make my flowers.

It is a rather messy process but I like the results - if you do not like inky fingers, this is not for you. I used the Tattered Florals Die of course and the Movers and Shapers Tattered Florals cutting my flowers from white vellum.  I then sprayed them with Distress Re Inker and water using the Ranger Mini Mister.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar.  You need to get each piece really wet and covered with ink.  While wet I added the brads and then dried them with the heat gun.  For the large flowers I used 3 large flowers and 3 medium. For the smaller ones I usually use about 5 layers. As they dry you will see them start to curl up, you can shape them some but really don't have to.

For the basket I used a round container that I had in my stash and covered it with a basket weave paper from one of Tim's paper collections.  I made a false bottom on the basket so I didn't have to fill it up.  The handle is simply a strip of paper attached to the basket with a brad.  The Chocolate Bunny is the Easter Elements Die and the Butterfly is a Movers & Shapers from Tim.

I have been crafting and blogging non stop for the last 4 days so guess I better go find the Swiffter and the vacuum cleaner - the house needs some work!

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