Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tattered Florals Challenge

I decided to create an entry for Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Challenge. I love Tim Holtz and his Tattered Florals Die is really cool, so I knew I had to at least give it a try. I debated about what to make, and almost chose a floral cuff bracelet, but then I remembered a wooden owl shaped die cut I bought at Mike's. I I decided I could use the the Tattered Florals die to embellish the owl. Here it is: I used the die to cut flowers out of some natural and synthetic fabrics...I cut a TON of flowers and then cut a TON more!! The die cuts layers of fabric beautifully, thank goodness. After the flowers were cut I used my distress inks to add just the right amount of color and shading. I used the wooden owl for my base and sketched the basic design for my feathers. I used grunge board for the wings, I think the wings are my favorite part, so soft and fluffy! I used Tim's vintage knobs for the eyes and a silver crown I also bought at Mike's. Other than that the owl is full of flowers and petals! I couldn't tell you how many flowers I used, but it was A LOT!!!