Sunday, September 12, 2010

CCC#13 Grungepaper Flowers

I was thrilled to come across the StudioL3 Challenge Blog and was ready to jump right in. One problem, no Tattered Florals Die! I clicked on a link posted by a fellow crafter for the Croppinsville online store and solved that problem. Not only did they have the Tattered Florals Die, they also had the Grungepaper I needed. The frosting on the cake was that the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die was on sale! I ordered those babies and they were here in a day and a half, can you feel my excitement?!

I decided to work with a 4x4 Stretched Canvas. I cut my flower parts using Tim's die and my Cuttlebug. I inked one side of each flower with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and painted the other side with Light Roseberry Acrylic Paint. Once the ink and paint were dry I ran the largest and smallest flowers through my cuttlebug using a Script Embossing Folder that had been inked up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also inked the edges of the pink petals with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I ran the brown flower though the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, then lightly ran some of the paint across the top and sanded it once dry. After punching holes in the centers of the flowers I wrapped some fuzzy fiber around the back of a screw brad, put the brad through the flowers then trimmed the fuzzy fiber to my liking. I did up a digital layout using Maya's Steampunk Kit from Scrapbookgraphics, adhered it to the canvas using Glossy Accents, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I adhered brown Ribbon to the edges of the canvas with Glossy Accents then added my Tattered Grungepaper Flower.

Thank you for Looking!


  1. that is so pretty and I love that it's on a canvas...great job

  2. Hi Michelle! I'm so excited to meet you, and thrilled that you joined the CCC this week! You did an absolutely gorgeous job on this challenge-- your grunge flower is completely lovely, and the card you created for it is so beautiful. I love the steampunk theme, and the flower suits it perfectly.

    I hope we see you again for the next challenge!

  3. Hi Michelle
    Fabulous piece of art and a truly stunning flower. Great digi work too!
    Karen (ATT)