Monday, 18 March 2013

Spring Flowers

There are signs of spring at last in my garden this week - the snowdrops are giving way to cheerful little narcissi and the pigeons are getting amorous! The days are drawing out and at last it's starting to feel like winter won't last forever ... I really wanted to have a go at the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Challenge, and I wanted to go for a fresh, pretty vintage look to celebrate the spring. 
So I've made a basket of flowers to share with my Scrapmates at the King's Head Crafters
There are enough for everyone to have one or two each to use on a scrap page or whatever - and a butterfly for Karen, who has an aversion to flowers!
Each flower has three layers - grungepaper layers were covered with pp and self-adhesive fabric from Papermania (so easy when you can cut through several layers at a time). These were inked with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberries, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (how summery are those names?!). Final touch was a Papermania vintage button tied with bakers' twine and a sticky foam square on the back, so my friends can easily add a pretty flower to any project they choose (except Karen who would not want to add a flower to anything!)
I had a lot of fun doing these, but if you want to see some really inspirational ideas for these dies, check out the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge
TFL
Annie :o) x

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