Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Stampers - build me up buttercup

Today, Hels has asked us to make a flower embellishment for her challenge at Sunday Stampers so I took my tattered florals die and an old top that - never having worn it, woops! - I discarded months ago and picked up this morning, crumpled, off the floor to use. And no, I did NOT iron it first!!

I started by colouring the tag with distress stains in antique linen, forest moss and wild honey, spritzing with water and an own mix of perfect pearls of tea dye and gold, and some kiwi perfect pearls shimmer too. 

I made up two flowers with the layers of fabric and added a couple of buttons from my stash that match the patterns in the fabric.

When the tag was dry I stamped the flourish (one of Wendy's) in forest moss distress ink and Tim's sentiment before fixing the flowers and some idea-ology.





Have a great Sunday - I am going to spend all afternoon watching the golf from the comfort of my armchair - definately better than being in the wet and very windy conditions it looks like Kent is giving the players today. Just time to go and cook a mushroom omelette for lunch first.

14 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous! love that flower and all those layers. XOXO Zoe

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm sitting here belting out that song now lol, I'll be singing it all day I bet. Really reminds me of summer days and the smell of washing powder and my Mum singing to the 45's she's stacked high on the record player. Thank you Helen for that reminder of that memory snapshot.

You made these flowers!!!!!!?!!! WOW... they are fabulous. As are the colours of the tag. The honey colour is sooooo rich. The spinner is a great finishing touch.

I'm sitting here watching the golf too...well, glancing up now and again. Not too bad here in the next county along, bit blowy. Have you seen the new golf rap heehee its amusing lol Fowler and a few others in lycra lol

nerllybird said...

Hi there, your flowers look lovely! I just came over for a look at your blog having seen it listed on UK Stampers - and I noticed that you live just down the road from me!
Helen S

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous lushness in the flowers Helen... love love love them... buttons to match, perfect!! Watching Golf....mmm, I would rather drive one rofl... thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

Kaz said...

Just gorgeous Helen xx

Gillian .... said...

Loving these flowers Helen, they look so tactile, love that you have added the buttons to match, really cool tag. Great result in the golf:) x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Helen and gorgeous flowers, love the matching centres. Tracy x

Lori said...

LOVE it Helen! Those flowers are FAB, and the tag is wonderful! Hope the omelette was delish!

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Helen with oh so gorgeous flowers.

Julia Dunnit said...

Flowers are fab Helen, I thought you'd covered the buttons in the same fabric! ANother great sentiment on the tag too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Forgot to say - wasn't the golf great..! Glad I wasn't there though. Did you see the Women's football final? Wow.

Lesley said...

Hi Helen - I just LOVE this!!! Those flowers are simply stunning and the whole thing is just gorgeous!
x

Alison said...

Gorgeous flowers Helen, & I love your inky background! x

Debbie said...

Love, love, love this tag! All of it! Fabulous flowers!