Friday, 25 April 2014

Spring Flowers

Challenge 4 on A Vintage Journey is Spring Flowers. This was set by Jennie who makes the most wonderful paper flowers. You can see how she does this on her blog Live The Dream but I have been lucky enough to attend some of her workshops.

I decided to make a card using some of Tim Holtz Wallpaper papers. As these  are beautiful I didn't want to detract from the pictures. I made the flowers - the large one was cut using the Tattered Florals die and the smaller ones using a Donna Salazar die. I made a rolled rose for the centre following Jennie's instructions. I inked the flowers with distress inks to get the same shade as the flowers in the papers. Tim's influence is in the overall look of the card which I hope is "vintage" - I distressed the papers and inked the trellis to tone down the cream card as it seemed too bright.

Materials used:-
Tim Holtz Wallpaper papers and Simple Sayings sentiment stamp
Flower dies - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals; Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms
Trellis Frameworks die
Distress inks - crushed olive, pumice stone, mustard seed
Archival ink - Wendy Vecci watering can
Leaf dies - Stampin Up bird die, Tim Holtz Spring greenery


  1. A beautiful card. A lovely design and great use of colour. I love the pretty yellow flowers

  2. What a lovely color combination - your flowers are so beautiful and spring inspired. The recipient of this card will be thrilled. Thank you so much for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

  3. Totally wonderful!! I can see you learnt to make those flowers from a master!! She must be a brilliant teacher though lol, because yours are just as stunning!! A stunning card and and thank you so much for adding it to the A Vintage Journey challenge!

  4. A wonderful spring card Margaret and thank you for all the lovely comments - but you are great at making flowers! I love the way you have used the papers in this design and the flowers just fit perfectly. Thank you for travelling with us at A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge. Best wishes Jennie x