Thursday, 14 March 2013

Totally Tattered!

Of the floral variety that is.
I finally finished my entry for the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge.
I only took me.... like..... 3 days!!!!!
I call it Curiosity 4 Adventure.

I started by gluing together a couple of MDF cogs I had left over from my Snazzy's DT kit last month,
Painted them with 'irish cream' fresco finish paint, then a coat of the fresco crackle followed by 'snowflake'  fresco on top.


My tattered floral's were cut from greaseproof paper, terminology tissue wrap and some netting, with many layers to each so that when crumpled it gave them nice volume, I also gave them a quick inking with 'brushed corduroy'.
 I used some of the lost and found papers to back some of the cogs circles.
Along with a vintage doily and clock charm {the perfect fit once I snipped off the ring bit at the top}
I took some more elements from the lost and found papers, distressed and inked the edges and assembled together, adding some film strip ribbon and a die-cut elegant swirl that I stamped with the large stamp from the I see Paris set. 
Finishing touches: A prima word bulb, mini eiffel tower charm, vintage eye glass, idea-ology numeral and crown charm and some chit-chat stickers.
And I have the whole thing resting on a mini easel, I did contemplate making it into and wall hanging but i'm still undecided.
Right that's me done.. Got volunteering this morning.
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting x
Stay Inky

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17 comments:

Carol Gibson said...

Love the project. All the layers
on the flowers look great.

Helen said...

Fabulous, Nicky!! I love the florals particularly but the whole piece is just gorgeous.

Rachel said...

Very cool Nicky :-)

Artyjen said...

Wow! That is sure to impress T!m ;)
xoxo Sioux

Clare with paint in her hair said...

totally gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Beautiful work Nicky, love the volume you have achieved in your flowers. Lovely muted colour too, really makes your additions stand out.
Huge hugs x

snazzyoriginal said...

I love this, those tattered florals are amazing and you have used them in such a clever way xx

butterfly said...

Totally fantastic... love the layers of the flowers, and all the fabulous embellishing - there's great movement, drawing the eye around - really fabulous make (definitely worth 3 days!).
Alison x

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Nicky! So many fab details!
Going up to London with Beth tomorrow, to do art galleries, & remembering when we did that :o)
Are you going to Ally Pally?
Alison xxx

Krisha said...

So very cool Nicky!! Love all the layers.

Crafty-emblies said...

wow !! so so stunning, i adore this x

Lori said...

Fabulouso!!! Love the way it came out, and I gots to get me some of those Prima Word Bulbs!!! lol

Craftychris said...

Amazing! So much detail, fabulous xx

Dawn said...

What fab flowers, lovely piece,and a great use of greaseproof paper!

hazel said...

What a fabulous creation, love the flowers and all the layers.
xxx Hazel.

Anita Houston said...

Very very very COOL!!! LOts to see and love on these gears...fabulous base!

Lin said...

wow this is fantastic!!