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:

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

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

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

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

    Love Chrissie x

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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. brilliant tag Astrid - so very pretty xx

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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

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

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  18. 3rd??? Love that you've made another! Gorgeous!

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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?

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  25. Such a beautiful tag. Have a wonderful in Australia.

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

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  28. Lovely detailed vintage tag, Astrid!
    greetings, Alie

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. A beautifully designed tag and gorgeous flowers and butterfly xx

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  39. 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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