Saturday, 5 July 2014

Home made flowers and hand dyed ribbon third installment

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping in. Today I want to share a third and last little project I made for the challenge I am hosting over at Our Creative Corner. You can see my main project HERE.
 I thought I would show a different way of making flowers, just by using stamps, you can use pretty much any kind of flower stamp you may have in your collection.
I cut a tag from Watercolour paper using one of my Sizzix dies, just to have a bit of texture for my background. I coloured it with Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Faded Jeans and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks and did a bit of stamping around the edges. Then for some contrast I added the fancy frame from Spellbinders.
Now to the actual flower, - I used a Stamping Up stamp, but a very similar effect can be achieved with other flower stamps of course.
I stamped it first in Jet Black Archival ink on smooth stamping card. Next I stamped it twice more in Plum Archival. I fussy cut the flower stamped in black and coloured the leaves with Distress Markers, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. Next I cut out just the flower part of the two images stamped in Plum and shaped them with a ball tool on a flower shaping mat. If you don't have one of those the back of a paintbrush and mouse mat will do just as well. I did the same with the rose buds and then layered it all up and glued it carefully on to the frame. I just put a little dollop of Diamond Stickles in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment, that comes with the same Stamping Up set on a label and finished it all of with some ribbon dyed in matching colours and a little stamped butterfly (Artemio).
That's it, thank you for visiting and I thought I would just let you know that it is going to be very quiet here during the month of July as I am off to Australia to visit my grand children. There are a couple of scheduled design team posts but that is it. I hope to be able to come and visit all of your beautiful blogs though and meanwhile thank you so much for all your support and I will be back in August.

42 comments:

Adriana B said...

Your cards and tags are always amazing :), enjoy your time off , you will be glad to visit the grandchildren :)
take care :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Background color combo is so different...unique, Astrid!! And flowers are lovely..TFS the process

Dagmar said...

Was für ein traumhaftes Tag und die Blume ist wunderschön- sie wirkte so zart. Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous! Valerie

chrissies said...

So beautiful and such a wonderful idea for the flowers and leaves

Love Chrissie x

Ruth said...

Beautiful idea, lovely colours used, thanks for the inspiration....enjoy your time away Astrid x

Jane said...

Thanks for sharing this Astrid, what a beautiful flower and tag.Bon Voyage x

Buttons said...

Well I think you deserve some time off after all of that Astrid! Another super floral project. I love the paired back feel to this (and that Radiant Rectangles frame - a personal favourite:) Have a wonderful trip down under. Jenny x

massofhair said...

Have a fabulous holiday Astrid!

Thank you for all three of your blog posts, i have really enjoyed all of them. I will try to make some flowers and just hope they turn out like yours.

Thank you for the blog follow, a lovely surprise:-) xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

A really beautiful tag here as always Astrid, and your colorchoises are just perfect as usual too.
Have a wonderful time with your grandkids, and don´t worry about us, we´ll all be here, when you get back again, but just enjoy every minute with your family there. I can´t even imagine, how it must be to have them soo far away and not be able to see them every week, as I do wiith mine.
Have a sagfe trip and enjoy every single minut there.

rachel said...

brilliant tag Astrid - so very pretty xx

Chris Warner said...

A beautifully coloured background with great stamping and shading. I love the contrast of the plain white frame drawing the eye to the centre. Beautifully done, Astrid. Chris xxx

Joan said...

Beautiful tag and lovely flowers. Have a fabulous time in Oz with your family

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design with the beautiful decoupage flower. Love it ! Shirleyx

Dorthe said...

A very beautiful tag, the flower is wonderful, and a so lovely way of creating flowers,-thank`s for telling.Your colours, earls and tiny bling all together makes your tag so gorgeous,dear.
I wish you a wonderful tour to see your family,- enjoy them grandkids, and have fun.
Hugs,Dorthe

Margaret Mifsud said...

Once again a masterpiece in miniature Astrid!! Gorgeous colours and I love your little flower ... really cute!! We'll miss you while you are away but I hope you have a wonderful trip and I know you'll have a great time being with your family. All the best! Hugs .. Marg x

Juliz Design Post said...

Such beautiful work Astrid, love the background the best and what a lovely saying for your tag. Enjoy your holiday.
Julie x

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning tag and the flower is beautiful ... loving the colours!

Anita Houston said...

3rd??? Love that you've made another! Gorgeous!

Redanne said...

The flower is stunning and it looks wonderful against the watercolour card background - which you have coloured beautifully!

I hope you have a wonderful trip Astrid and that you get to spoil those grandkids lots and lots! Hugs, Anne xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag, great flower. Off to see the project.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hello Astrid! Thank you so much for joining my blog and for the sweet comment you left regarding my album cover. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed! I'm so glad you like it, it really means a lot when it comes from such an amazing artist as yourself! I do hope that you will find my future work equally as pleasing to the eye ;) have a wonderful trip and I shall look forward to some more amazing inspiration from you upon your return! Safe journey! Take care! Ingrid x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

May I add that thus tag is wonderful. I love the colour combination very much. Thank you for the tip regarding the flower. I always look for ways of making my own so this tip is very handy indeed! Ingrid x

Almo said...

Love your tag Astrid especially the pretty flower.
Have a lovely holiday in Oz with the family. Mo x

CreativSpirit said...

A beautiful tag Astrid. Love the pretty colour of the flower against the vintage tones. Just wondering if you'll be in Sydney on your trip over here in Australia?

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful tag. Have a wonderful in Australia.

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Martina2801 said...

Dear Astrid, you have made a quite wonderful creation! I love this tag!
So beautiful:-)

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely detailed vintage tag, Astrid!
greetings, Alie

Maryanne said...

Beautiful, Astrid! I love using watercolor paper for tags. The colors you used for this tag are so lovely, and the sentiment is very true.
Have a great time with your grandchildren. I'll be looking forward to your return in August!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Superb tag, Astrid. Love colour contrasts! Have a great time in Australia! x

Terry said...

Astrid, I just love the flower layers. So much dimension and so lovely. Beautiful tag, Astrid! Have a wonderful visit with your grand children, which I am sure will be equally thrilled to see you! Hugs!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. Have a great trip and enjoy the grandchildren. Safe travels. Mary Elizabeth

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. Enjoy your trip to see the family.
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Exquisite in its elegance and such beautiful colours.
Astrid, how wonderful that you are visiting your family.
Wishing you
Bon Voyage
Lynne

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Astrid with a warm central glow. Such a lovely sentiment too. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Ps. Have a terrific, joy-filled trip. Nicola x

JackieP Neal said...

Such an elegant tag Astrid! I so enjoy reading your posts and learning from you! You are always such an inspiration! xo

Brenda Brown said...

A beautifully designed tag and gorgeous flowers and butterfly xx

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosa!!!!!!

butterfly said...

Beautiful alternative flower making - a really charming vintage tag. Hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful time in Australia.
Alison xx

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