I've been going through a bit of a creative funk just lately...
so to snap me out of it...I thought a little challenge was in order!
..and over on
Tim has challenged us
to create something
Tattered Floral Die
now...this has to be one of my favourite dies...
and I just love to tatter my florals...dont you?!.....
so how could I resist this challenge...
...this die makes some fabulous shabby blooms!
I love making my tattered florals with different papers, materials and fabric...such a versatile die..
But for this challenge I decided to make a batch of fabric flowers...and see where the inspiration took me.....
So I went rooting through my fabric scraps bag...
and made loads, with different materials!!....
Just add a button, bead, gem or brad to the centres of each flower.... distress if needed...and hey presto...the perfect tattered floral!
I picked out a few of the natural coloured ones that I made...and this is what I created for the challenge...
I altered a gorgeous little vintage baby dress with my tattered florals, this beautiful teeny antique dress was gifted to me to alter ...by the lovely Margaret from Alice and Camilla ( who sadly is having a indefinate bloggy break at the mo...come back soon M...we miss you!) lace, vintage buttons, doilies, baby image from a photo printed onto fabric, beads, vintage doll, wing charm, rusty butterfly, paint, inks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy tags and trinket pins.
|My tattered florals|
I decided to frame my altered dress, to hang in my craft room
So I bought a cheap box frame from ikea...added a vintage style sheet of Tim Holtz (paper stack) paper for the background...
...a vintage style hanger
and some old baby shoes (shabbied up)
Mmmmmm.....I got a little carried away
and made some more flowers!....
(These were all made with the Tattered Floral die)
...some made for some Spring/Easter crafts
...and some shabby vintage ones too
the little red flowers were made from a ribbon fabric....and were singed at the edges with a heat tool, to make them shrivel a little.
Thanks for peeking!
My 'Tattered florals' altered baby dress on display in my craft room.
(Barney Boy getting in on the act!...I think he is wondering where all the creative mess has gone..this sofa is usually covered in papers, fabrics and projects LOL!)