Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just Us Girls #69 - Wild Card Challenge

I am so excited about the challenge this week at Just Us Girls! It's Wild Card week, which means the hostess gets to choose any challenge she wants. Maria has challenged us to make Tim Holtz-style flowers. I've had Grunge Paper for a long time and have yet to make one of these flowers, so I was really happy she chose this challenge.

I followed the tutorial Tim Holtz posted on his blog for these beautiful flowers. Being inspired by his style and the tag he made in this tutorial, I made a tag as well.

For the backgound of the tag, I inked up my craft mat with tattered rose, worn lipstick, broken china, and faded jeans distress inks. I spritzed the craft mat with water and placed my tag in there to pick up the ink. Then I dried the ink with my heat gun. I put the tag back into the ink again to ink up some spots that were missed and heated it again to dry. I learned this technique at a Wendy Vecchi class at my LSS over the summer. The butterfly stamp is from a Studio 490 set by Wendy called Botanical Art and the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set called Just Thoughts. I added some flourished pearls and pearls on the antenna of the butterfly.Now for those pretty flowers. I followed the tutorial Tim posted on his blog using Grunge Paper. I used his Tattered Floral die and cut 6 flowers (you need three for each flower). I inked up three of the flowers in Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick distress inks and the other three in Broken China and Faded Jeans distress inks. When the flower was all put together, I sprayed it with Shimmerz Spritz in Baby's Breath. I adhered them with large glue dots and added leaves punched with a Martha Stewart punch and Always Artichoke cardstock. I finished it off with some seam binding run through the hole in the tag.

The flowers were really easy to create, and I love the outcome! I'll be making more of these for certain!

The Just Us Girls DT have some very pretty flowers to spike your inspiration, so please make sure you stop by the JUGs blog. Thanks for stopping in today and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Just Thoughts (Tim Holtz), Botanical Art (Studio 490)
Paper: manilla tag
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, broken china, faded jeans, tattered rose, worn lipstick distress inks
Accessories: Grunge paper, Tattered Floral die, MS leaf punch, pearls, Shimmerz Baby's Breath Spritz, seam binding ribbon



Cheryl said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Love your whole tag and the fact that you created every bit of it is so great! Beautiful colors! Gorgeous flowers!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh Lisa - this is beyond gorgeous - what a STUNNING tag! You totally rocked this challenge - your flowers are fabulous. I'm inspired by your ideas always.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous tag, Lisa! I love the colors and those beautiful flowers! Great sentiment!

Monique said...

Another Beautiful creation from the Jugs DT..You guys really rocked this one...This tag is Breath taking Lisa... Great work!!

Anne said...

Your flowers are GORGEOUS!!! The tag itself is very cool too. Love all the colors working together!

Maria Levine said...

Lisa I love your tag! The pink and blue are awesome! Wonderful job with the flowers, stunning!

Kathryn B said...

I just love your tag Lisa and those flowers look scrumptious in pink and blue!

Andrea M said...

Lisa this is so utterly BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the distress ink background! Your flowers are AMAZING!!! Gorgeous work!!


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