Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Done just the day before St. Valentine's Day, I wanted to finally use the Sizzix flower 3D die that had been sitting on my shelf for the last two months. I had played with it before but just couldn't get the flowers right. This time, after a lot of fiddling about and banging on the table, I came out with several misshapen flowers that I stuck to the layout. In the end, I think it doesn't matter that they aren't perfect, flowers in nature aren't perfect either. That's what makes them unique and beautiful. And you know what? Now I know how to do them, they are so easy. Don't know what I was complaining about at all.

A tone on tone layout on a plain background can speak volumes.
Draw and cut out a desired shape, like this heart, and use it as a mask before spritzing your paper with some glimmer mist. After it is dry, add some stitching to accentuate the heart shape.
Cover plain chipboard shapes or letters with your desired papers, trim around, sand and ink the edges to bring it together.
The "imperfectly perfect" 3D flowers.

Products Used
Papers from Making Memories Love Struck Collection 2010
Cardstock from Bazzill Basics
Chipboard, hearts and transparencies from Making Memories
Die from Sizzix 3D flowers
Crackle Accents, Distress Inks and Stickles glue from Ranger
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels Candy Apple Red 

Here's a little extra off the Valentine's day project. This was based on an online tutorial by the man himself, Tim Holtz

Products Used
Grungeboard, embossing folder, cherish tag all from Tim Holtz range
Cherub, chipboard and papers from Making Memories
Ribbons and crochet flowers sourced locally

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