Saturday 15 June 2013

Tattered Flowers with Buttons

Hi, I've been having a lot of fun with distress inks and my tattered flowers die!

I've followed another tutorial by Amy Bowerman from Plucking daisies. This time it was  how to make watercolor paper flowers. Her flowers are gorgeous and the instructions are so easy to follow.

Instead of making all of my petals out of watercolour paper, I used an old music score for my top layers. The score was quite old so it was already distressed! I helped it along with the colour.

I used the tattered leaves die for my foliage. I used my shaping tool to score some lines to look like veins on the leaves and distressed them with 2 shades of ink.

I'm entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show, where the theme is to use buttons.

I'm also entering the challenge at Make It Monday, where the theme is anything goes.

Thanks for visiting :)


Michelle said...

Beautiful! You did a lovely job. They're splendid!

Loll said...

These flowers are beautiful Cathy. Love that you've used musical scores (great recycling idea) ... as well as the musical notes adding so much interest to your flowers. Loll xx

Irene said...

Beautiful and stunning flowers Cathy.

roffeycreations said...

Lovely and the music notes look brilliant - the dark green leaves look good against the purple... Mxx

Amy* said...

Wow Cathy! The sheet music sure makes your blooms beautiful! I love how you have colored the petals and Using the Tattered leaves for foliage really ties it all together. My goodness those leaves look real the way you have scored and colored them! :)


rachel said...

stunning flowers cathy - really beautiful xx

mulberry station said...

How fun!!! I love your paper flowers! I saw you on Make It Monday.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeos paper flowers, I love the music paper. They look wonderful in the vase. Love the dimension and the added button. The colour is particularly eye catching. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Amy is the best! I love all of her tutorials! I am so glad you do too! Love your purple flowers and the button centers are wonderful! Thanks for buttoning up with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous tattered flowers.