Ah Tattered Florals. That’s where it all started, isn’t it? This was several years ago and I can’t remember how it started, something to do with wanting to make notebooks out of recycled paper. Somehow I stumbled on TH’s web site. I watched every video. Rewound – took notes. I let it stew for a little bit. Then, one day soon thereafter, sitting in the living room watching TV, I surprised even myself by saying to my husband “I want a Sixxiz Die Cut machine with A Tim Holtz alterations steel rule tattered flower die for my birthday.” “A wha??” says he. “Here let me show you” says I and I showed him the videos and my little notes: Stickles rock candy, distress ink, blending tool, perfect pearls, distress embossing powder. I remember it all well. Now, a few years and about a million escudos later, I have the craft room of my dreams.
So my first Tim Holtz treasure combined with my latest Tim Holtz treasure! What fun. I took my fabulouso new distress paints and smeared them on my craft sheet using varying amounts of water. Then I dragged, blotted and generally sloshed around with various bits of paper. I wanted to use recycling so it was old manila folder, some packing paper, tissue paper and the top layer ripped off of a piece of corrugated cardboard. If a piece was too saturated I would smash another piece one top to mop up the excess. Then I ran it all through the Vagabond (yep, upgraded as soon as I could) using the tattered floral Bigz, decorative strip and movers & shapers. That gets you a huge pile of various flower shapes and leaves to randomly assemble. Tattered floral spring time bliss.
Check out Tim's challenge here http://timholtz.com/tattered-floral-challenge/. and while you're there, check out the videos.