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.