Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HAD TO SHARE.....

Since the day I stumbled upon a cardboard cone at Michaels.....I have been mulling around an idea of what I wanted to do. I had a basic idea, a plan began to surface in my mind.....now the thing was to get it out!!

One thing I did know....I was going to use my Tattered Floral Die...now exactly which flower....that was yet to be determined.

Another thing I knew I wanted to use.....was different types of fabric. I chose Linen and two different weights of Muslin.














I  determined I wanted to use the long petaled  flower, along with Reinker mixtures of Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters.

So....let the cutting and coloring begin!!

I alternated rows of fabric....note how each one took the inks differently.

I adhered all the flowers to the cone with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium........THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!

I found an old cardboard star to place at the top of my tree bedazzled with Golden Rod Stickles. I also tore the berries of a floral spray and strung them on vintage crochet thread. Dabbed on a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Stickles and dusted with Faux Snow.

And there you have it..........I just love it when an idea comes out of my brain and is a success!!!

14 comments:

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Love it!! Beautiful Job. The snow really added a nice touch. Winter is in the air. :-)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow..This is simply beautiful. Love all that you have perfected here. Thanks for sharing.

Sam said...

Wow love it, love it, love it, this is amazing, it must have taken you an age to create, its absolutely mind blowing x

Primitive Paper said...

This is SUPER STUNNING!!!! The textures and colors are just over the top~ Can I post a link to this on my blog? Blessings, Tracy

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful work and attention to detail. I love it!

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I love it!
WOW,wow,WOW, and wow!!!!!
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OHG, Lynne, there you go again, doing amazing things with fabric and dies. This is SO gorgeous. Must have been a huge time investment to cut and die all the petals, but what a treasured holiday decoration you have created. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Hugs,
Linda

Lori said...

This is totally awesome, Lynne! What a fabulous idea, and I can't imagine how many flowers you had to cut! lol! Really, really amazing! Love it!

shannonmvt said...

I think you nailed it!! Great job!

TanishaRenee said...

This is super fabulous!! Love it!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous project :-) I've got a plastic cone with holes in, from a Textile mill and need to think of an idea for it and utilising the holes, using fabric
Anne x

angela ploegman said...

This is awesomely beautiful...love how the different fabrics took the inks differently...creates a realistic final look! EXCELLENT!

Lisa said...

very cool project! I love your use of the Tattered Florals die--that's what I call creativity in motion!

Jen said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Your tree is so beautiful!! I made 2 small ones http://jeneeo.blogspot.com/2010/11/distress-ink-clock-christmas-trees.html
Jen :)