Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 7 of Tim's 12 tags of Christmas - Tattered Florals and Sticky Back Canvas

Who knew a flower die could become a different flower just by cutting apart the petals and reassembling?  As you know from the directions, Tim chose not to use the daisy die included in the Tattered Florals die when creating his poinsettia.  Being the noncomformist that I am, I did elect to use it.  I did use his Rose Leaf from the Tattered Leaves die.

If you haven't made the time to go try out the technique seen in the video from Day 6, what are you waiting for?  It's simply too cool for words!
Following Tim's video from Day 6, I colored the debossed area of the brick wall texture fade using Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood for my mortar and Fired Brick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge and Black Soot for my bricks (embossed design).

I cut up 3 daisies and 2 small flowers then inked the sticky back canvas with Butterscotch and Terra Cotta Color Wash and Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls mist (homemade).  The petals were edged with Rusty Hinge.  The leaves are Pesto and Lettuce Color Wash and a mixture of Kiwi and Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls mist (homemade).  Peeled Paint is on the edges of the leaves.

As soon as I saw Tim's video I knew I wanted to use this texture fade background for my Wendy-style tag.  Tim's Regal Flourishes reminds me of vintage wallpaper.  In the debossed areas I used Old Paper, Tea Dye and Tattered Rose distress inks.  For the embossed areas I used the same colors to further enhance the dimension.

Of course I HAD to make a Wendy rose (3 of Wendy's rose stamps and one flower from Tim's die for the bottom layer). Since color wash isn't made in the colors used above I improvised by smearing the pads on my craft sheet, misting with water and swirling my pieces of sticky back canvas in them until I was happy with the colors.  The color was very mottled which I really, really loved.  I used the same colors as above for the petals while the leaves were treated to a wash of Bundled Sage, Antique Paper, Tea Dye and Kiwi with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls.

Seeing as how I was making the rose, I knew it could be done just using the sbc.  Okay, too much white showing and not holding the curl well.  Drats!  I ended up taking it apart and adhering the pieces to grungepaper.  A chore and now the sbc doesn't stick as nicely.  Sigh.  Thanks to my trusty glue gun I was able to make all this work out.  I added a 'Love' word stick and small silver key to my Martha Stewart silk ribbons at the top.


  1. Another two stunners, how gorgeous are your flowers!

  2. I absolutely love the tags...I wonder if it's cause terra cotta is my favorite colour?

  3. Yep, I had a helluva time with the sbc adhering to the gp. Didn't work out well, at ALL. These two tags are still not done for me! Yours look really spectacular, love them both, and the rose is beautiful!

  4. This does look super cool. I gotta try these after the holidays. I just don't have any patience for my muse before!