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For my second entry for Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Challenge I wanted to do something a little more masculine and totally different, so I thought about it and gathered up some things I had laying around my scrapbook room. The only thing I had to go buy was the frame from Beverly's and a couple of trucks from the Dollar Tree.
Once I got back, I gathered my supplies and got started.
Once the flowers were cut, I colored the mesh with Slate Alcohol Ink, and edged the map and denim flowers with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
To give the mesh flowers some texture, you can see that I bent and folded the mesh into petal shapes.
For the map flowers, I spritzed them with water, crinkled them up into little balls, then slightly dried them with a heat gun and slowly uncrinkled them and dried them as I flattened them back out. They end up slightly curling up and they have a crispy texture when they are dry.
To finish them off, I layered them, attached them with a glue gun and put a tire in the center of each one.
Now the top corner of the frame needed something, so I decided to fix up a really old license plate I had in my stash. I think this might have been from Junkitz?
I cut the letters out with my Cricut in SCAL and used the fonts used on the California License Plates. I glued the paper on the plate, and then covered it with a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. (Have you figured out what it says yet? Hint: Tim's motto)
Then I did the whole ink and embossing powder thing to make it look old and rusty. I added some screw-head brads from Michael's Recollections line, but colored them with Vintage Photo Distress paint and embossing powder to make them look rusty.
Thanks for the challenge Tim! If you hadn't challenge us to make something different with this die, I wouldn't have made this frame for one of my favorite Cars Land pictures.