Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tattered Flowers Challenge Entry #2

 
I can't believe it!! Seriously!  I can't believe it!  So many amazing entries.  700 of them!  What a delightfully fun challenge -- one that no matter the outcome, everyone feels like a winner! Please check out the winners and leave some love on their blogs.
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.  
 For the Tattered Floral part of the challenge, I cut flowers out of the die from wire mesh, old jeans, and old maps.  I tore the tires off of the cars as well. As you can see, the tires all have different colored centers, so I painted all of them with my Silver Paint Dabber.
 
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.
 I needed something to put my flower on and thought these would be cute on a frame.  So I found a map that had some good coloring on it and then cut it to fit the frame.  I have to pictures of this because I could have made a vertical or horizontal frame.  Just be sure that whichever you decide, that your map is going in the same direction.
 I didn't take a picture of it, but before adhering the map to the frame, I painted the sides and back of the frame with Vintage Photo Distress Paint.  I inked the entire map frame with Antique Linen Distress Ink and dried it.  Then I stamped the tire tracks from Tim's Road Trip stamp set in black soot and embossed them with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder to give them texture. I adhered it to the frame with Claudine Helmuth Multi-matte medium, sanded the edges and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 Now I needed to embellish the frame with something other than just the florals.  I stamped the Route 66 sign, also from Tim's Road Trip stamp set, onto some Ranger Glossy Paper using black archival ink.  I scratched the sign in a couple of places, colored them with Vintage Photo Ink and then I went around the edges with it. I took the zig embossing pen and drew a few lines on the scratches and roughly went around the edges of the sign, then sprinkled a tiny bit of Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder on the sign and dried it with a heat gun.   I was going for "rusty gold."  (I love the pickers!)
 Here is how it turned out.  I think it looks like something Mike and Frank would buy on a pick, so I was pleased.  I didn't like the black dots though so I did heat some Ideaology mini brads with the heat gun, dipped them in the distress powder and embossed them so they looked like rusty nails and then stuck it to a very thin piece of balsa wood I cut and stained with Distress Stains.  I think it was just what it needed.
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.
Once I had all the embellishments completed, I put them all together on the frame and this was the finished project. 
It's just perfect for our picture of Ornament Valley and Cadillac Ridge in Cars Land. 

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. 



54 comments:

Gypsy Chaos said...

Wow. Amazing. So unconventional and excellent. I love this! Yours was the first one that intrigued me enough to click.

Your blog post is very well written - I know I could easily follow your steps and achieve similar results!

wow. I did say I love this, right??

eri*doodle said...

Great idea. Love the wheels. Best of luck in the challenge.

blupixy said...

This frame is awesome! I love the tire treads you put on the map paper. Great touch of the toy tires in the flower centers! Thanks for sharing!

Redanne said...

This is a beautiful frame Tamera, so clever...

Heidi said...

gorgeous! will totally be "borrowing" your ideas!

Sandy Young said...

I love this. I would buy this if you were selling them. Great job.

petrii said...

BRILLANT!!! Love them!!

Anna said...

What a great frame!! Love the little truck tire centers. Perfect for travel pictures!

Sande Nosek said...

That is amazing, original and totally awesome! I love it! Great job!

Sande Nosek said...

That is amazing, original and totally awesome! I love it!

Bailey North said...

Oh Yeah! LOVE the toy wheels! I love the look of maps but I never made them into flowers. What a great idea. It all pulls together so well. Nice work.

BA said...

tamera this is stunning love your tattered florals and the route 66 sign
xxoo BA

Annette Green said...

This project totally ROCKS! I love the use of the tires in the flower centers. Clever chick!

Rocky said...

Great Frame. Thanks for the run through, never thought of chopping up toy trucks.

Dria said...

YA!! One of my Disney buddies one!!! I am thrilled for you!

Susie Bentz said...

Congrats on your win - this is so creative and inspirational!

Winnie said...

Congratulations on your piece! It is wonderful, I love your use of the jeans and tires in them! Such a great way to capture your memories.

Cheryl said...

Wow this is soo cool! Congrats on your win- well deserved!

Nan G said...

Fab frame! Thanks for the step x step! Really an awesome awesome piece! CONGRATS!!! Tim loved it too! You're a winner!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your win! This frame is AMAZING! Your attention to detail is fabulous!!!

Loydene said...

Congratulations! This is really neat -- I love the wire mesh, denim and road map flowers! And the embossed tire prints are great! Thanks!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Congratulations on your win!!!

Linda said...

May I place your directions on my Pinterest Board (with credits and a link to your site)? Great flowers! Thanks, Linda

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

This frame is amazing! I love the rust effect and the tire tracks! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Kim said...

Congrats on your win!!! Amazing as always!! I wish I could scrapbook with you to learn a few things. Guess I'll have to settle for stalking your Blog ;-D

Sharon Y said...

Congrats on being one of the winners. Excellent work. Great material selection. Your attention to detail really makes this piece. Fun, fun, fun!

Boo said...

Totally amazing. Love this frame. Congrats on winning one of the Tim Holtz prizes. You deserve it.

Kim T said...

First of all, congrats on being selected on of the Tattered Flower challenge winners! Well deserved as this is incredible. I learned about three new techniques ... the rusty nails are to die for cute and the flowers/wheels/denim ... amazing. Just had to let you know, what an inspiring project, so cool!

Donna Nuce said...

Absolutely fabulous! Just love what you did with the Route 66 sign! So creative!

Anonymous said...

This is truly an amazingly clever project...what fun!! You are so very talented. I'm gonna follow you for sure!!

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness! I love rusty gold as much as Mike and Frank and you showed me how to achieve that using the Distress paint and embossing powder. I'm buying some right away. Your frame is fab - u - lous!!!

Vic said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to try your flowers! Love the texture of the flowers and that they look scratchy, like the desert flowers can be. I remodeled a bathroom at my parents house in the vintage car theme so I'm gonna try out a few of your techniques. Excellent!

Sharon Harris said...

Your project takes my breath away. So many things that would translate to lots of projects. I NEVER would have thought of taking the tires off of toy cars. On my way to the dollar store!!!!

phoenix said...

This is true art. I love the way you used what you had.

phoenix said...

Your use of the maps really inspired me. I save old maps and sheet music and now I know what to do with them. Congratulations, you deserve it.

ArtHouse said...

You are Off the Charts talented!! Thank you for sharing so generously!

The Cat Lady said...

Congrats!!! What a beautiful project!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful fun frame project! Adore the maps and tires!!! I love it!

~Vanessa W

Erin Glee said...

Congrats, Tamera! You have so many details on this frame that come together to convey the message and feel of "Cars" ~perfection!

Heidi Lyons said...

Congratulations on your win! What a nifty idea!

LISA said...

Tamera, this layout, your flowers and the license plate are totally awesome!!! A big Congrats on the win!! Thank you for sharing the details of your creativeness!! Not everyone shares!! But kudos to you for what I call paying it forward. I do it on my blog all of the time!! Yours is a totally inspiring layout!! You rocked it girl!!
xo
Lisa

VicR said...

Love this project! Congrats on your win :)

Colleen O said...

I hope those weren't a pair of your husband's favorite jeans!! Although it's worth the prize in the end!! Big Congrats!

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful job! Love it!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your win! The Pictureframe is like wow!! I like the tires and would be a good idea for my grandsons scrapbook! Look out Remi, your cars are not safe!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my gosh, you are wonderfully creative! I LOVE the flowers with the wheels for centers!! Congratulations on your win!!

Cardarian said...

Wow I am blown away - what a perfect way to make the tattered flowers work on a "road" project! Love it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Lagene said...

AMAZING! Congrats on your win!

sara j said...

BIG SMILE here. What a great layout. The flowers are great, but I am really drawn to the way you created the rusty sign and license plate. They are awesome!! Congratulations on being in the top 5 - I can see why. Enjoy.

Sandy Young said...

I am so glad I commented before Tim chose you. I knew you had done a wonderful job with the challenge. Congratulations.
I wish I lived closer so I could scrapbook with you.

Carol Clarke said...

Wow. This is such an amazing project. I love it and you have inspired me to try something different with the products I already have. Thanks so much for the pictorials of how you put this together. Truly incredible and congratulations.

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is just awesome. I love your creativity and thanks for showing us the steps.
You really deserve to be one of the winner. Congrats. :-)

rk said...

Came here via TH. Yours was the only one I clicked on, it's so unique! I love the way you rusted some elements, they are so realistically rusty LOL! How did you do the tire tracks on the frame please? Fantastic project and tfs.

denise said...

So creative...thanks for such good explanations & ideas. And congratulations on the well deserved win!