Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge

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!


  1. Very Pretty!! I love how this necklace turned out! I entered a necklace too! I think this die is perfect for jewelry.

  2. Kriss this turned out soooooo BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Aren't you glad you have all that beading stuff?! And thanks a lot, I have to have that die now.