Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tattered Florals Challenge

 Tattered Florals Necklace

Back in February... Tim Holtz posted a Tattered Florals Challenge on his blog and offered up some awesome prizes to five lucky winners.  

I chose to make a necklace for a lovely friend who had a birthday this week and now that I've given it to her, I can post it on my blog.

...and here's a couple of close up shots.
I cut my Tattered Floral parts from upholstery fabric samples using the Tattered Florals Die and the largest two rounded petal flowers. I cut several of each layer and dyed them, along with the Crinkle Ribbon, with  Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers  Distress Inks, as well as Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress Stains.  I put the Stains and Inks on my non-stick craft mat and misted them with water and rubbed the parts through the inks.
I scrunched them and dried them with a heat gun until they were almost dry.
Then I used a Long Fastener and layered up the flower parts along with a flower from the Foliage Findings and fastened them together.  I then balled the flower into a scrunched up ball and clamped it shut over night to set the crinkles into the fabric.
In the morning after it was good and dry I used a Trinket Pin on the back and put it through several layers of the flower and slipped the green dyed ribbon through the pin.  Then I used the ribbon to tie the flower to the ball chain necklace.

Then it was time to put together all the trinkets and baubles!
I used several Tim Holtz Idea-ology Parts....some Baubles, a Bird Cage, a Locket Key and an INSPIRE Philosophy Tag
A wing from the Regal Adornments, a Frozen Charlotte, a Swivel Clasp,
and an assortment of Screw Eyes and Jump Rings
Even though I have Idea-ology Glass Vials, I like the size and shape of one that I got from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps several years ago.  I filled it with USArtQuest Perfect Effect Mica Flakes in colors to match the flower and glued the cork in the top with Glossy Accents.

I assembled all the parts and took a quick shot with some of the products I used.  I had already put a lot of them up as I was this is just part of them.
If you have the Tattered Florals Die, you should hop over to Tim's Blog and take a look at the challenge as there is still a few days left to enter.  If you don't have the sure to check out all of his Tattered Florals Inspiration posts as he is highlighting several artists and each of them have a Tattered Florals Die to give away on their blogs!!


Kay Wallace said...

Anna!!! Who could ever imagine a few pieces of fabric and some random charms could add up to a $1 million necklace??? I admire the patience you conjured up to create such a lovely gift! Lucky friend!

sandee said...

wtg Anna, great presentation and a wonderful out of the box project! Good luck on the are going to share with your best friend?...puppy dog Just kidding, but you did totally rock the challenge!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Kim said...

How did I miss following your blog???? I'm here now. :) Beautiful.

Nancy Zunic said...

This is so darn cute Anna! Your friend is awfully lucky to receive it as a gift!

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, Anna - amazing work!
Alison x

Pia said...

wow so beautiful
hugs Pia