How are you guys doing? I'm good here. It's been forever! (Even a few days feels like forever!) For the past couple of night I have been working on my project for the Tattered Flower Challenge that Tim Holtz is having. You can find out all of the details here.
Now I don't know about you, but a challenge like this is like wow! What awesome thing can I create. So I rack my brain thinking. And then time starts slipping at an exponential rate. So I had to decide on something and I went back to the root of it all-scrapbooking. That's my favorite thing followed by cards :) So this is a mini scrapbook that I made out of a piece of grungeboard-6X12. I folded it in half.
Here is the decorated front. All of the blooms are from Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Die. Scroll on down for a closer look.
Here is close up of my big bloom. I used a brad to bind all of the blooms together. I used a TH paper clip and a jump ring to attach the acrylic charm. The word photos is from TH's chit chat word stickers (love them!)
So here is how I made the background. I cut out various sizes out of ugly paper (I don't like sea foam green card stock LOL.) I painted gesso over it. Then I did a second coat of gesso and then a coat of acrylic paint-white. But then I thought there needed to be more flowers. So I added more flowers and painted it white, with two coats.
So here is the finished background. I painted other blooms using acrylic paint and gloss gel medium. This help to make the paint transparent and you can see the text on the petals. I glued some along the edge of the book (to help hide the staples). I used burlap and muslin in my big flower.
Here is a picture of the inside with different paper I put inside. I hope to make something soon with it!
Here is what I used for the petals. This is one of my favorite books! There is all sorts of text. And I have learned somethings about 1997. What? You ask. Like all of the Miss America Winners are listed in here going back to 1921 and various facts about employment. And I discovered a few maps in there so I hope to be using those soon! This was only 99 cents at Goodwill. Pretty awesome!
Thank you for stopping by! And Tim and Mario-if your reading this Thank you for the great challenge! :)
Until next time my friends...I'm gonna read some more Facts of 1997 ;)