This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).

Friday, 18 April 2014

Challenge 4 - Spring Flowers


Hi everyone, Jennie here from Live The Dream and I am thrilled to be hosting this new challenge.  Many of you will know that I love making flowers, so I thought as spring should be in the air by now (hopefully!) we could all have a lot of fun with the theme:

Spring Flowers

We want to see your makes adorned with spring flowers.
You might want to use stamps,  handmade flowers from dies, ideology blooms 
or bought blooms as long as they have been stamped, made or altered 
using a Tim technique or product.

They don't have to be actual spring flowers but let's see the colours of spring!

I do hope you will have fun creating with us on our journey and we all look forward to seeing you fabulous spring flower creations x





For this challenge I have made a tag hanging incorporating a number of handmade flowers using the Tattered Florals Die and some tiny rolled roses from punched circles.  Please visit me at Live the Dream for links to tutorials for both these flowers and details of how I made the tag and hanging.




My make today is a vibrant tag made with the colours of spring using Tim's inks, a mask, layering stencil and, of course his Tattered florals die. Details of how and what are listed on my own blog.



Jennie's lovely challenge was just the spur I needed to stop stroking my new Wallflower papers and actually use them!  I patchworked Fragments onto a wooden tag, with a Distress Paint background, like lots of botanical samples under microscope slides.  Hop over to Words and Pictures if you want to know what's on the back!


Anne



When I saw Jennie's challenge I was filled with trepidation as Jennie is the Queen of handmade flowers!  I used Tim's Tattered Floral die to make some pretty blue cornflowers, one of my favourite Spring flowers.  If you would like to see how to make them please visit my blog Redanne.


Brenda


Linking to the theme I used the Wallflower paper stash and made my Spring coloured flowers using the Tattered Garland strip die and distress paints. 


Jenny (Buttons)


Apart from an all consuming love for anything Tim I'm also completely hooked on Artist Trading Blocks (ATB's) and they make the perfect vehicle on which to display handmade flowers. Hop over to Pushing The Right Buttons to see this from other angles and find out how I created those Catkins…



What fabulous projects from our Creative Guides which I hope will inspire you to play along.  We are all looking forward to seeing what you make and remember one lucky person chosen by the team will be our winner and will receive a £10 token from Countryview Crafts.

Before entering your project, please make sure you have read the Travelling Instructions, for if you don't you will not be eligible for the prize!! And if you want us to come and see your project and leave a comment, we will really appreciate it if you switch off word verification!!

Have fun!

25 comments:

  1. What fabulous spring flowers from all of the team!!

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  2. What a lovely theme the flowers are so wonderful at this time of the year. The DT pieces are stunning..thanks for the inspiration and I hope to be joining in. Happy Easter to you all and I hope you get some crafting time, hugs x

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  3. a stunning piece Jenny - I'm so looking forward to joining in with this challenge - fabulous xx

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  4. Smashing projects girls, they all look wonderful, each so different, but all inspiring!!

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  5. This is the best one yet! The sun is out and here is a bouquet of beautiful flowers! My thinking cap is on. X

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  6. Lovely creations and sure to inspire a bouquet of spring around the world! Love them all!

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  7. Gorgeous creations, so much Tim inspiration!

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  8. Gorgeous samples from the DT. Thank you for the challenge

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  9. lots of lovely examples from the DT.... tis the only challenge blog I actually look forward to in advance as none of my DT' people sell Tim Holtz so they dont want me making too many examples featuring his super supplies. I get to let my hair down (metaphorically) on this and get all my Holtz related stash out to play. so glad you started this (and with such an inspiring team). happy bunny here is considering having another go at it.

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  10. Hello Ladies. Hope my Easel is ok for your challenge this week, If not please just omit me from the draw. lovely to join you this week. Debbiex

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  11. Love love love all your creations!!!! Stunning as always! HAppy easter to all!!!! Barbarayaya

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  12. Oops, I think I need to join in here, but I'm not always sure whether a make is TH inspired, as through the years I got influenced by so many artists! I'll try and make something, enter it, and you decide :)

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    1. Would love to see you here Ellie. Just tell us in your post which bits of Tim have inspired you - we can't always tell just by looking at a project. xx

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  13. Fabulous creations from the so UBERTALENTED DT. Love them xxx

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    1. With my project I got inspired by Tim's Distress Inks, Paper Distresser and his Crackle...As a few of you know I am really loving crackle and Tim made me love it lots lol..xxxTerry

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  14. a fab challenge theme and amazing projects by the Creative Guides...I am so lucky to be part of this fab team and can't wait to view your entries.........check out the Travelling Instructions too x

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  15. I love it when a new challenge begins because seeing the DT inspiration is like Christmas morning. I'm having so much fun playing along with you and I love the gorgeous makes by the DT. Perfect timing for this challenge Jennie!

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  16. Such beautiful projects from Jennie & the DT & the entries so far look wonderful.

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  17. Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. Our list of early spring flowers will give you ideas for spring flowers to plant for your spring. anchor

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  18. Sorry.. I came back AGAIN with a third project. I just happen to have had a long weekend of sunshine and relaxation so you have been bombarded. its such a nice theme so it has really inspired me to get crafting... I will pack it in now though lol. you will be sick of the sight of me.

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  19. Gorgeous inspiration projects DT

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  20. Wonderful inspiration ladies. Thank-you so much for sharing. Nicola x

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  21. Wonderful design team projects.

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  22. I'm excited to be joining in on your challenge - I'm new to mixed media and have been inspired by your DT samples!

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  23. Fabulous pieces by the DT. I really did not think I could this one , but here I am and I did make it in time. Hugs Rita xxxx

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