Some of you may know I have a bit of a thing for Tim Holtz goodies! Susan and I signed up for an online class last year, and since the class I have added even more to my stash! The challenge was to create a project using the Tattered Floral die in the Tim Holtz Sizzix line. So, I decided I wanted to make a necklace, Tim had shown a beautiful necklace made by Connie Fong. It was displayed at the CHA show in January. Now I have to say this is by no means anything as beautiful as her creation, but I like how it turned out just the same! My little creation is not completely in the Tim Holtz distress style, but I did use some of his techniques.
I started of with some off white muslin, and I cut 4 layers of fabric at once. I love the thicker Sizzix dies because you can cut almost anything! After I cut the flowers, I used Tim's French Market stamp set to add some pattern to the fabric. I stamped the images with Timber Brown Staz-On it had to be a permanent ink because I wanted to use some of the distress stains and paints to add some pretty colors to the layers. Here are my stamped layers and the colors I used to "mottle" the petals.
Here's a close up of the flower layers after I added some color to them. I love how they turned out! Look at the cool postmark!
And, finally a close up of the finished flower on the necklace.
Here's a list of the items I used for my project: Tattered Florals die, French Market stamp set, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry distress inks, and Seedless Preserves distress paint. Idea-ology items: Locket keys, jump rings, philosophy tags, custom fasteners, and baubles.
I can't wait to play some more with all of my new toys! There are a few other items which were revealed at CHA and rumor has it they will be available the beginning of next month, yippee!