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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sunday Stampers - Building a Flower

This week, Hels at Sunday Stamper, has asked us to make a flower, for her challenge, so I have made mine from metal and TH paper stack, lost and found. I used tattered florals die and one from Paperartsy. The finished card is one of a series of four, made for my grandsons' teachers and classroom assistants... I recycled the background from a previous tag, but all the rest is newly done...

Here is that flower up close and personal... I used the front patterned, and plain back of the paper, sandwiched between metal pieces. The centre of the flower is the smallest tattered floral die, cut in small slices, in order to curl it and make it look like stamens... I like the effect, taught me by Lin at Yours Artfully.
This piece is full of texture, and colour. Even the buttons stand out. I put some thin organza ribbon through the centres, to echo the ribbon through the tag hole. I painted the dress form and buttons in denim and pool acrylic paint then stamped with the large text stamp from the TH papillon set, and embossed in clear ep. I highlighted the embossing by rubbing with rub 'n buff - lovin this stuff!!!

Here are some pretty glass beads and bead caps. One of them looks like a rose. There is a lovely piece of lace on the background, painted to match the rest, and a piece of TH frilly ribbon, coloured with distress inks to match the tag. It is all so rich in colour, in real life. The pretty lace wrapped round the form has been distressed with ancient gold perfect pearls mist...

The button and the dress form are all cut from grunge board... great stuff from Tim Holtz, which holds it's shape so well, prints up so nicely and smells SO good!!! tee hee...

The tag was mounted on a piece of Kraft resist paper then added to a crease card made of matching distress cordinations. It has turned out well, so I hope the teacher likes it!! ... The other cards can be see on my WOYWW post for this week...

Thanks for looking and leaving your great comments
Love and Light
Frankie
xx
I shall also enter this piece into

Grungy Monday challenge - use grunge board/paper
Simon Says Stamp and Show - embossing
Scrappy Frogs - flowers

19 comments:

Netty said...

Oh wow its FABULOUS, Frankie. Love everything about it. Terrific crafting my friend. x

Sherry Edwards said...

Lucky, lucky teachers - your card is fantastic with all it's glorious detail!

JoZart said...

Well, you have really surpassed yourself here. It's simply beautiful... no, I'll change that to wonderfully complex! A lovely detailed piece of art in a gorgeous colour scheme. Love it!
JoZarty x

Helen said...

Fabulous flowers, Frankie and the finished cards are superb.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece, lovely rich colours and love your flowers. Tracy x

Beryl K said...

Stunning work Frankie, as always
Beryl x

Kaz said...

Love that effect on the mannequin!! Awesome x

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooooooh, Frankie, this is a GORGEOUS card, love the embossing... and Oh that flower... LUSH! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Frankie, I love the colours, the textures and the beautiful elements you have used. One stunning creation.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kim said...

How can they not like this??? It is absolutely beautiful!! I love all the colors and textures, and the flower is made of metal? AZmazing!

Dan said...

Wonderful piece, and I agree, grungeboard does smell great! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Debbie said...

Love this tag! The blues are gorgeous! Beautiful flower too!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

A very lovely tag indeed, Dragon! I love how you used the dress form and tiny rosette, and the colors are just magical. I don't think Grungeboard has ever looked more elegant!

peggy gatto said...

so beautifully crafted!!!

peggy gatto said...

Beautifully crafted!!

Trish said...

Wow, stunning! What a great piece of art!

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful Frankie, really rich colours and the embossing makes it even more regal looking, loving those flowers:)

Terry said...

This is amazingly pretty! Love all your layers of perfection! Beautiful!

Dawn said...

This is delish Frankie yummy grunge Dxx