Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Tattered Floral

Tim Holtz has a tattered floral challenge running at the moment and as it's been such a long time since I joined in a challenge I thought I would play along just for the fun of it.
I didn't want to just create a tattered floral on its own so thought I would create a card using my favourite colours of the moment, mowed lawn and salty ocean.
My tattered floral has 9 layers all cut from white card that has been coloured with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains. To add a little life to my flower and to give a water lily type of appearance, I curled each petal, adding one of Wendy Vecchi's antique buttons to the centre.
The top of my bird cage has wings added, distressed with a little pitch black Paint Dabber.
My background has been created with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains, adding a few splats of water for further interest. I have also stencilled to large wings behind my bird cage for another layer of interest and added random stamping using black Archival Ink.
Spring is here has been added to the bottom of the card, I really am longing for Spring! I have also added black charcoal around my sentiment to lift it from the background.
Black charcoal pencil has been added around my cage along with random text. I have also added touches of treasure silver around the edges of my card and cage.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


21 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous!! That colour is amazing!! Hugs Juls

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, striking creation. :)

Shary said...

Stunning Tracy.x

JansArtyJunk said...

Tracy, your tattered floral card is beautiful....just love the colour combo...and the flower looks fab!! :)

SanDee1899 said...

wow Tracy that is just marvelous!
XOXO
SanDee

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inkypinkycraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs trace x

Kaz Brown said...

this is gorgeous, love the colours you've chosen, the random stamping is fab and I just love the way the bird has "escaped" from the cage like that. xox

Ria Gall said...

This is fantastic that flower is amazing it has so much depth to it. Love the wings behind the cage and two colours that are magical together.
Ria

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butterfly said...

Wow, that's an amzing cool take on the tattered florals - what wonderful text floating across the elements - the bird is gorgeous... great make, Tracy!
Alison x

gayle said...

Beautiful! Love this colours together and the flower is beautiful :)

Redanne said...

Tracy, this is absolutely stunning!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy flower and the design is gorgeous! Love your favorite colors right now! So enticing together!

Anita Houston said...

Oh the background is just gorgeous!!! Love it! The flower is amazing...so many layers! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful colours Tracy, and I love your waterlily floral xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Gotta Love those gorgeous colors!
Hugs Lynn

Chris said...

Fabulous! Love the colours and your flower style.

Karenliz said...

WOW this is stunning. I love the background and the colors are gorgeous.

eri*doodle said...

Wow. It is beautiful!
Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/03/tattered-florals-vintage-rose-box.html
and
Lunch Bag rose - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/02/tim-holtz-tattered-florals-die-challenge.html

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.
-Pam

Helen said...

Gorgeous work Tracy. The lilly shape of the flower is lovely. I love the colours too