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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. A stunning tag and such wonderful flowers and leaves.

    Off to check out the Heartfelt site.

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. 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.

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

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Totally gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

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

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  11. Beautiful flowers. Love the background too.
    Joanna

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

    Hugs
    Donna x

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

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

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  15. Beautiful tag with beautiful flowers.

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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. This is so gorgeous! Love all your little details!

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

    Hugs,
    Linda

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

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  22. Wonderful tag Astrid xx Jan

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

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

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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  25. 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

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

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  27. Love your tag. So subtle and elegant!

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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

    Greetings
    Maria

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

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

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  37. Beautiful! Your flowers are amazing!

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  38. Everything you make is absolutely STUNNING! I am speechless.

    ~Linda

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  39. Beautiful tag, your flowers are gorgeous.

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

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

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  42. 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

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  43. Beautiful tag, I love the soft colors.

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

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  45. 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

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  46. Belíssimas Tags. Apaixonantes. Beijo.

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  47. 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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