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:


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

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

  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!

  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:-))

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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


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