Hello my Beloved Cakettes!!!
It's been a while since I last posted something, but life has been so busy... I can't even believe We're already at the end of March.. Wow, where does the time go?
Anyway... Today's post is a very exciting one!!! I have recently found out about a super fun challenge that Tim Holtz is Hosting. That's right!!! Our Favorite man crafter Tim Holtz is hosting an awesome challenge on his blog, you can find the challenge here → Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge.
So the challenge was to create a project using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Die, and seen as it's one of my all time favorite dies, I decided to join in the fun, and create a project with my own little twist.
Here's a picture of what I have made as my Project entry. It's a Shabby Chic, Slightly grudged up Canvas bag.
This has to be one of my favourite projects I have created to date.. It's so pretty, I think I'm in love... ♥
|The Image in the center is a little shine due to the flash, but isn't it Oh so Lovely?|
I'm a very visual person and I just love to be able to see pictures when I read a tutorial, so I've tried to take as many pictures as I could, and I will write this post in Tutorial form, that way, if you guys are inspired, you can easily replicate any of the steps. Enjoy.. :)
|Next I used my Tattered Florals Die, and some scraps of fabric cut into strips. I really wanted to use this die in a different way, so I had this idea of creating a trim from the flowers.. and here's how I've done that..|
|And of course, you can get totally different looks from the other flower shapes... :)|
|Then I added some lace below the gathered trim, (or tattered trim, I think that's what I will call it) and then I layered them above the image on my bag.|
I did stitch them in place. I wouldn't want them falling off whilst I'm out shopping!!! :)
|I have also used some scraps of white fabric I had, colored it with Shabby Shutters Distress Stain, and die cut it with the Tattered Florals die, the nine petal flower, I used as leaves for one of the flowers I made.|
|I decided to add a brooch pin on the back of some of the flowers, not only would that allow me to reposition the flowers on the bag, but it also allows me to use the flowers on other things too..|
|And here it is, finished. So as you guys can see, I have added a lot of my favorites.. I've incorporated my love for mustaches, camera, butterflies, flowers, keys... A mixture of gorgeousness..|
|And here it is, hanging from the bag!!! I Just Love it! :)|
|And here's a better view of the bag with all of the embellishments in place. What do you guys think?|
|As a last minute thing, I decided to add some Chinese braid on the rim of the tattered trim. The Chinese braid was originally an off white color, so I died it using Tattered Rose Distress Stain.|
I thought I'd show you guys a couple of other ideas on how to use the re-positionable flowers..
|So the first suggestion is to pin it to a jacket or coat, great idea if you like to be unique and stand out from the crowd, and the best thing is, it's totally personalized and no one else will have one like it.|
Second suggestion,two words: Hair Accessory. I love making my own hair accessories, and these ones turned out beautiful!!!
* Warning * Bonus Projects!!!! :D
Now, just as an extra added Bonus, I decided to come up with a couple more ideas to use the tattered trim I die cut. And well, there's a million and one things you can make using these, but, I have made two quick, easy and very cute projects.. The first is this masculine gift box.
|Father's Day will be here soon, and I think I already have the wrapping sorted. :)|
|I started by reusing a random box I had laying around, I covered it up with some Kraft paper, just regular shipping kind of paper.|
|Once, I had adhered all the layers, I scrunched the tattered trim petals with my fingers.|
to cover up the rim of the trim, I teared a piece of the tissue tape and distressed it with vintage photo and shabby shutters distress ink.
|Did I mention? I've added this super cool Clay tag I made a while back.|
And for my second extra bonus project, I decided to make something I can use a little sooner.. Easter is just around the corner, so I thought, why not make something Easter themed? And that's what I did!
|Simply adorable, and scrummylicious!!! :)|
|So once again, I am recycling.. I kept this food jar because I knew I could use if for something. I also have some of my tattered trim, this time died in pink using Spun Sugar distress reinker, and some water.|
|So, seeing as the lid was black, I used Ranger's patina for metal in the color Quartz, and a piece of sponge to daub it with. Once it dried, I added a circle cut out of cardstock to the top of the lid as decoration.|
|Then, working on my Ranger Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Mat, I added a line of hot glue, and then gathered the trim.|
Wow, I think this is the longest post I have ever posted, but, just knowing that Tim Holtz himself will be checking out my projects (Hi Tim! :)), has made it all worth while. :)
There are a lot of talented ladies entering this challenge, and I wish you all Good Luck! :)
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post and I would love to hear from you all, so please leave me a comment below!!! :)
Talk to you guys again real soon!!!!