Thursday, 3 July 2014

Home made flowers and hand dyed ribbon second installment.

Hello everyone, hope your month is going well. Today I am back to share a second little project with you for the challenge I am hosting at Our Creative Corner
As you can see it is a tag, the flowers are made with dies and stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Adriana Blooms collection. If you are into making your own flowers, you should check out their stamps and dies!
I started by making a background for my tag using Tim Holtz sprits and flick technique in soft green tones, mainly Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage. I also used the Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I added some background stamping with Coffee Archival and then made my flowers. Here is a link to a video giving you loads of different flower shaping techniques with these stamps and dies, if you are interested.
I stamped my flowers in sage coloured pigment ink, then clear embossed them and coloured them with a tiny bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, both in the centre and on the edges. The stamping does not really show up on the photo, but on the leaves below you can see the effect a lot better:
I cut a piece of trellis with a Cheery Lynne die and then layered up my tag as you can see below:
Here are some close ups still:


Hope you like this little project. The original challenge project can be seen HERE.

Hope you'll decide to play along in the challenge! And for those of you that have no flower dies or even punches, - there are so many different ways in which flowers can be created out of lace ribbon or just cut by hand. In a couple of days I will be back with a last project for the challenge, showing how flowers can be made just using stamps!

Thank you for visiting and hopefully see you next time!


49 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

What a wonderful flowers! amazing tag!!! Love this soft palette! thanks for sharing !!!! BArbarayaya

Ruth said...

So beautiful, such soft colours. The flowers look like exquisite dried blooms, thanks for the close ups, really shows the shading. Gorgeous Composition Astrid x

Inkypinkycraft said...

beautiful soft colours here Astrid , just love the tones in this tag and those flowers are gorgeous x

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
Gorgeous Tag with beautiful flowers.
Smiles:)
Sue

Redanne said...

The colour palette is wonderful Astrid and those flowers are so beautiful, they almost look real. The leaf stamp makes the leaves look realistic too. This is a beautiful tag. Anne x

chrissies said...

A stunning tag and such wonderful flowers and leaves.

Off to check out the Heartfelt site.

Love Chrissie x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful and gorgeous tag here too Astrid, it´s really amazing work, and I love the technique, you´ve used on this here. Love the finished result, so beautiful.

craftimamma said...

Stunning tag Astrid! Love the subtle colours and handmade flowers are one of my favourite things. Yours are just beautiful!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Totally gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

Chris Warner said...

Such a gorgeous tag Astrid, love the Arianna blooms flowers (they're on my wish list for Christmas). Beautifully put together! Chris xxx

Joanna said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the background too.
Joanna

Artfully challenged said...

Stunning flowers Astrid,beautiful vintage vibe to them. Will check out that video later :)

Hugs
Donna x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful!! Especially love your flowers and leaves. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful!! Especially love your flowers and leaves. Nicola x

Gitte said...

Beautiful tag with beautiful flowers.

Maryanne said...

I love this tag, Astrid. The dies you used are beautiful. I love that trellis and the flowers are fantastic.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid your tag is stunning, love it! I also love Heartfelt Creation's flowers and have a few die sets which I need to use more. But I've had my eye on this set as well, their videos are fantastic. But you have a special talent to make them even more elegant and special. Thanks for the inspiration, Shirleyxx

rachel said...

stunning colours Astrid - just beautiful - love those flowers too - such a pretty design x

Susie Bentz said...

This is so gorgeous! Love all your little details!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Breathtaking! The colors are exquisite. An absolutely gorgeous piece!

Hugs,
Linda

Analia Cristina said...

Hi Astrid,you are make a fantastic tag!!!!

Jan Ltc said...

Wonderful tag Astrid xx Jan

Carol Q said...

I love this set Astrid and you've done wonderful things with it.

Annie said...

A stunning tag Astrid x love the wonderful background and those flowers are stunning.

Huge hugs
Annie x

massofhair said...

Thank you for the link, learnt a lot from just watching two of the videos.
Your Tag is amazing, love the colours and the dimension :-) xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

I adore your choice of colour palette Astrid. It works so well with those beautiful flowers.
Julie x

Marci said...

Love your tag. So subtle and elegant!

Meggymay said...

Stunning flowers and soft colours, its a wonderful tag.
Yvonne

Almo said...

This tag is so so beautiful Astrid, I love it. Mo x

Heather Jacob said...

wow Astrid, you always create such beauty x see you very soon ..... exciting xoxo

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely, Astrid - I love the delicate colour palette in that beautiful background, and the flowers look wonderful!
Alison xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is so amazingly pretty.. this flowers are stunning Astrid!
WOW!
xxx
Susi

sharon said...

So gorgeous I can't believe it! The color is my favorite, and I can't believe you made the flowers!!!! And that trellis, this is amazing Astrid! You should be selling your own line of products dear! This is beyond gorgeous!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a stunning tag, I love it, grat background and beautiful roses!!!

Greetings
Maria

Cardgenie said...

Astrid, what a beautiful tag. Your flowers are gorgeous! Jean.x

Anita Houston said...

Nothing better than a second installment! LOVE your gorgeous tag!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful! Your flowers are amazing!

Linda M. Cain said...

Everything you make is absolutely STUNNING! I am speechless.

~Linda

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome work!

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful tag, your flowers are gorgeous.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous flowers, Astrid!!

Buttons said...

Those Adrienne blooms are gorgeous! Love how you've mounted them onto the fabulous tag too Astrid. Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, so beautiful!!! The background looks wonderful & yes, the flowers are gorgeous.

Dorthe said...

This tag is gorgeous, what beautiful white flowers, and the leaves are so fantastic, too-
Dear Astrid, thank`s for the link, I will surely have a look.
Hugs,Dorthe

Rein said...

Beautiful tag, I love the soft colors.

Terry said...

Oh my these flowers are elegant and gorgeous! Love this tag and all the details! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

You had me fooled as I would easily have believed the flowers to have been purchased, expensive at that!
Beautiful flowers - a beautiful tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Belíssimas Tags. Apaixonantes. Beijo.

Mrs.B said...

Just had to have a look at this, beautiful tag and that flower die does look gorgeous, thanks for the link.
Avril x

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