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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trio of Flowers

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It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time Sue is our hostess and is calling the challenge Let's Make It A Trio.  Here is what she has to say about it:

"One of the things I love to do is work in 3's on a project, 3 tags, 3 panels, 3 arches etc.... so for this challenge I'd like to see projects including 3 of something, but this does need to be the main focal point of your project."

I decided to make a little trio of floral panels. I photographed it laying flat but it does stand up.  I started by cutting three 4" squares from corrugated cardboard and ripped sections of the top layer back to expose the corrugation. Next I watered down some Bleached Sand acrylic paint from Deco Art and dry brushed it over the panels. I inked the edge of the panels with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next I chose some papers from the Graphic 45 Mon Amour collection and tore them in different ways to fit each panel.  The papers were also inked with Vintage Photo.

I dyed some venise lace with Abandoned Coral DI and cut it into segments.  Then I started to make flowers.  The flower on the left panel is created by making a rosette from some old lace that belonged to my late Mother-in-Law.  I added a button to the centre, tucked a couple of of lace segments under it and then added a gem flourish from my stash.

The middle flower was created by cutting some of the Mon Amour paper with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  It was larger than I wanted so I trimmed down the edges with my Fiskars Deckle scissors and then shaped it..  I added some May Arts crochet lace ribbon under it and some beads from my stash.  The butterfly was created from Martha Stewart Crafer's Clay and a Silicon Mold from Mod Podge.  It was coloured with Abandoned Coral DI, highlighted it with some Hickory Smoke DI and added some Stardust Stickles was added to give it a bit of glitter.

The right flower is a bit difficult to see in the photo but it is a rolled flower that I made from some cheap open weave fabric that I found in in my stash and frayed when I tore it.  I tucked some of the dyed lace segments under it and added another gem flourish.

The panels were sewn together with some black burlap string.

I am going to enter this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - Floral
Just Us Girls - Word Week - Flowers

The following products used to create my floral trio came from The Funkie Junkie Boutiques:

11 comments:

  1. Love these panels Cec! Colouring the lace and mixing up the flowers works so well. Jenny x

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  2. Lovely! The stitched together mini cardboard canvases is so clever and beautiful! Love the texture and your sweet flowers.

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  3. So much yummy texture from the lovely torn edges and exposed corrugated! I really like the fact that this trio is joined with O rings and can stand on its own. Your lace flowers and rosettes are gorgeous!!! This trio makes me want to sing!

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  4. You are a genius, Cec! I adore your pretty panels and love getting a peek into your process. These would be perfect for a step by step-hint, hint:-))
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  5. What a fabulous trio Cec. I just love the colour combo you used, so unique and gorgeous. Beautiful flowers too! :)

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  6. What a clever project, Cec! Love how you used the corrugated cardboard, your amazing textures and those stunning flowers! Great colour combo, too! Awesome design! Hugs! Branka xx

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  7. Gorgeous panels Cec ! Love the colours and the corrugated card is a wonderful backdrop for the flowers. Sue Cx

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  8. Your floral panels look amazing! Love the shabby chic look mixed with the pop of coral! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  9. Love the idea of using 3 connected panels Cec! Love the flowers and layers. Gorgeous. :)

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  10. Love the pretty torn layers and the texture from the corrugated piece.

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Cec