20 June 2012

Frilly Flower

Wow! Warmer weather, an England win and I'm managing (just) to meet my various deadlines!! Woo hoo!!
So, another challenge entry - this time it's for Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 2; Tissue Wrap Flowers, which this week is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie's Boutique.

This began with a revisit of Sue Carrington's stamping technique (uber talented crafter) posted on the Frilly and Funkie blog (on a smaller scale/tag) . I used Archival black ink and white acrylic paint as my resist medium (a Creative Expressions stamp from their Christmas flower set). This was covered with a mix of Wild Honey DI and gold ink; I dabbed off the excess with a damp cloth to reveal the lighter image.

At this point I deliberated about whether to add some script stamping, but decided against it as the tag was small and I wanted the flower to be the focus.

I made the flower following TH's instructions in the CC2 - no tissue wrap available, so greaseproof paper came out of the kitchen cupboard!! Needs must you know?! I coloured a couple of the layers with Wild Honey and used black ink and the same stamp on the other layers. Having scrunched it I added tiny gold beads with Golden CS pearlescent PVA. Finally some wool scraps added a touch of interest.

The tag was finished with some cotton lace (from my stash) a HOTP sentiment on textured gold card and some faux pearls using the Golden CS pearlescent PVA again. Now I will say the flower took some fiddling with, especially as I made mine slightly smaller to fit the tag dimensions, but it was worth it.

I'm going to head off now - policy documents to rewrite and other exciting life stuff to do. Promise I will make my rounds of everyone's blogs tonight to catch up on your wonderful crafty worlds. I really appreciate the comments I get and it is important to return that compliment wherever possible so you'll be hearing from me later no doubt!! Have a lovely day whether it be summer or winter for you. Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Gorgeous tag and I just love the tissue flowers from Sir T - well done for improvising with the greaseproof 'cos we can't always have all the goodies can we?

  2. I agree, Sue is very talented, but I think you fall into the uber stakes too with this beauty. It is gorgeous, love the colours, the improvised flower and the golden pearls. All beautiful. Anne x

  3. This flower is uber amazing, and love the way you designed it to center all those fibers...perfect! The whole tag is an amazing design!!!

  4. This is a wonderful tag, love the colour, and a great improvisation on the flower.
    Avril xx

  5. Gorgeous flower.. Love it!! beautiful tag love the colours & design... Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

  6. Your flower is full and is a nice detail on a beautiful tag.

  7. ...WOWzers loVe your flower its gorgeous!...yes Sue's technique on her stamp was very effective as is yours, very eye catching, loVely colours and arn't beads just great as the center of a flower...Mel :)

  8. Your tag is wonderful Buttons! I love the golden colours you've used and that flower is amazing - you are resourceful to raid the kitchen cupboard for the greaseproof! The shadow stamped background flourish is gorgeous and the tiny beads in the centre of the flower too. Vicky x

  9. That is done with greaseproof paper? Fantastic! And what great improvisation.
    Love the tag and am so impressed with that flower. I definitely need to get that book!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs, Neet xx

  10. Hi Buttons...this is a fabulous tag, particularly love the stunning tissue wrap flower. The colours used are my favourites. Must check out this challenge as I love Ranger/TH products and techniques. TFS and congrats on winning MMM this week. Your card was stunning. crafty hugs Annie x

  11. What a totally beautiful tag Buttons. I love the huge amount of texture that you managed to incorporate into a fairly small space.
    A shiver ran up my spine as I read policy document rewrites. I hope yours are much more exciting than mine ever were!
    Hope you get back to your creating real soon.

  12. Just love this tag and your color combinations! That flower is amazing and is a fabulous tag topper! Fabulous! Enjoy the weekend!

  13. Awesome tag, Buttons! The colors are so rich and beautiful and and they work so wonderfully with Sue's MMM technique. Your tissue wrap flower came out fantastic and how gorgeous it all looks with that beautiful yarn/fiber. Jus a lovely piece of work!


  14. Okay, this is simply fabulous. Just combine everything everyone said before me, and that's how I feel about your lovely creation. So inspiring!


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