Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tim's Tattered Floral challenge

Tim offered up a challenge the end of February. And I've mulled over what I was gonna do. Changed my mind eleventy billion times. Been inspired by each and every guest designer/crafty friend of his that he's asked to create something. Hemmed and hawed about what I was gonna do. Then it hit me! I ordered a pair of shoes online and they came with these inserts to keep them from crushing in shipment. Of course I saved them. Of course I did! Not knowing what I would do with them or how long they'd hang around before I either used them or tossed them. And one day I decided, I shall cover them in Tim's tattered flowers! I sprayed the insert using Dyan's Black Marble Spray Ink then oversprayed with Ranger Turquiose Perfect Pearls Mist. I love the look of the black with Turquoise! Then I went to town cutting out flowers. I used some of Tim's Crowded Attic Paper Stash, GrungePaper and GrungeBoard, Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas and old dictionary pages. Then I colored them using Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains, Distress Inks, Distress Paints, Ranger Paint Dabbers. Basically anything I owned that could make color, I used! Then I used my Kraft Pick on the Sticky Back canvas and tattered the edges tattered florals! I also used Distress Inks on some of the outside edges of the flowers. Once everything was dry, I mixed up all the flowers and put things together. Then I started attaching them to the toe insert using some flower brads that I've had in my hoard stash for.ever.  If you get a chance, you really should head to Tim's blog and see some of the fantasmic creations people have done. It's truly inspiring.


Tamara said...

nice flowers you made Sue.

Debbie DP said...

Wow now this is what you call trash to treasure. That is amazing to take shoe packaging. glad you took so many photos really love those flowers.

Anita Houston said...

FUN FUN FUN!!!! Love your upcycling!