Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge - Create Yourself

Here's my entry for the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge.  Since my father-in-law always gives me his empty cigar boxes, I love to decorate them and use them as trinket / supply boxes.  The box looks better than the photos - I love it!

For one set of flowers, I used melt art tools, UTEE,  inks, and texture treads over grunge paper.  Once dry, I highlighted the textures with some pearl perfect pearls.  The second set of flowers were cut from metal adhered to grunge paper.  I embossed the flowers with one of the Tim Holtz embossing folders, then inked them with alcohol inks.  I love the effect. I added some tulle around the flowers and added one of my favorite Tim word bands. The box is also decorated with some of my favorite papers and gems.

This is my first ever entry into a contest - wish me luck!