Feeling more like Spring these days. It is one of my favorite times of the year. The flowers and trees are starting their growth, the temperature is just right, and it just feels like a renewal after the cold winter.
When I read about the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Challenge all kinds of ideas came to mind. So many possibilities. Spring makes me think about taking my basket out to the garden and cutting flowers from my garden. I wanted to incorporate the basket and decided that a bunch of flowers falling from a basket would have movement and really showcase the variety of flowers.
I love making flowers. It's the perfect way to add an accent that matches your project exactly. Besides, its just plain fun! Tee Hee. I know, easily amused!
This is one of those projects that takes on a life of its own. What started as a basket with flowers spilling out of it on a single 8 x 10 wall hanging turned into two panels with the flowers spilling from one panel to the other. Warning, lots of photos here so grab a cuppa and enjoy!
Here is the top panel with the basket and smaller flowers. I used Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the floral colors.
The basket is woven of banners from the Tattered Banners Sizzlits Decorative Strip. Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks were used to color it. I used another banner for the life is good sentiment.
At this point you may be saying, Sharon oh no you put the banner on upside down! Well, look at the photo above. This basket is upside down and I put the banner on it so that if it was right side up the sentiment would be correct. Thought it was a fun way to emphasize the movement.
The bottom panel has increasingly larger flowers as these are in the foreground of the scene. The grass was cut using a fringe scissor using Distress Core'dinations paper.
A closer look at some of the larger flowers including the rose in the center using the largest of the Tattered Florals.
I added some butterflys and a dragon fly to complete the Spring feel. Here are some close ups. I added some buttons, bead and brads from my stash to create centers for the flowers. On some I used a paper button cut out using the Sewing Room die.
A variety of Tim Holtz paper and tissue wrap and fabrics were used to create the flowers. This one was a fun challenge. So many techniques. Like I said, this wall hanging took on a life of its own and I just kept adding one more thing to make it complete. Ha, now its done.
Thank You Tim for the inspiration. What a fun challenge! It has been amazing to see all the different projects and styles that have been created. Thank You everyone for sharing your projects.
Hope you get to take some time to get creative. Have a great week. Appreciate you coming by. Love to read your comments.