I have completed all the projects I had pending on my desk and found myself with a bit of time to make something of my choosing (love those kinds of days). I have been inspired by many of the flowers I have seen recently from Karen Hayselden and on Instagram, Aida Haron (aidaville), so I decided give my Jumbo Tattered Florals die a try. I admit it...I have had this die for a while and have only used parts of it. Today is a new day, so lets see what I can do with it!
I decided to use Ranger Manila Cardstock for the flower because it's nice and thick. I cut 4 each of these three shapes from the die.
You know the drill:
1. Squeeze out the 2 colors of Distress Stain next to each other (I like an S pattern) on your craft sheet.
2. Spritz with water.
3. Smooch each flower into the mix, then quickly pick up and dry with a heat tool, dabbing off excess stain with paper towel.
4. Repeat over and over to built layers of color.
I left the flower to sit all crumpled up so I could concentrate on the smallest 4 petals that were still sitting on the table.
I followed the same steps as the large flower.
Poke hole in center...
The final touch is to use the Spritzer tool and a Distress Marker to add a fine mist of Walnut Stain ink over the flower.
So the question becomes...what to do with a flower of this size?
You will have to stay tuned to find out...i've got an idea a brewing.
now carry on,