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Sunday, 12 May 2013

how does our garden grow part 2

 
well here I am with my second piece for how does your garden grow .. over at country view crafts .... this piece is inspired by the flowers of my first make here but I wanted to show how you could change the colours and also make this into a fun card for any occasion.
 
 
The base card itself was coloured with frayed burlap and then I set too on the embossed panel. This was embossed using this great couture creations embossing folder.. replacements. Once embossed I added colour with broken china and frayed burlap and rusty hinge distress ink. I added some walnut stain distress ink around the edge and some gilding wax.
 

 
The flower was created by adhering DIY tape to cardstock, ( you could use ranger foil sheets )cutting out using tattered floral die and then adding a bottle cap centre. I filled the bottle cap with clear UTEE , melted in my melt pot and poured into bottle cap over a philosophy tag .
 


Finally a rusty wire stem and some silver wire twirled across the bottom. A simple make but I love these bottle tops...and am grateful for Hubby Steve for drinking the beer to provide me with the top!! thanks x

make sure you keep popping by here , as there are lots of pieces still to be seen and still plenty of time to play along with the challenge.

have a fun and inky one!
trace  x

29 comments :

  1. Fabulous make Trace.I love that beautiful flower and the bottle top idea is great. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  2. A wonderful piece of art, Trace

    Have a nice Sunday

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  3. Love the flower petals, haven't used that tape in ages. Hugs Elizabeth xxx

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  4. This piece is gorgeous...really beautifully done! Love especially the rusty wire stem.

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  5. I love this and the bottle top filled with UTEE makes such a terrific flower centre-thank you for the inspiration.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Love all the embossing and that flower is great!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  7. WOW WOW WOW What is this beautiful trace. LOVE it. Nice combination and background but your flower is the eyecatcher. Marvelous card.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  8. Gorgeous card Trace, that flower really pops and I love the colour combo!!

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  9. Something very "bridal" about that flower, must be the embossing!

    Sally

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  10. Fabulous card Trace, love the UTEE in the bottle cap ! Sue C x

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  11. A superb design. Love that flower to bits! Hugs, Jenny x

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  12. so so clever Trace - love it to bits xx

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  13. Wow Trace! What a stunning bloom! Love the texture and clever gorgeous centre.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  14. What a beautiful flower! The bottlecap and sentiment in it works great! Hugs, Gerrina

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  15. Love that white popping flower Trace against the grungy background!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  16. Magnificent textures and colours, love this.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  17. Luv the tag and the foil tape flowers and aren't you lucky to have such a considerate husband who provides you with the bottle tops to make such wonderful flower centres xx GailT xx

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  18. Loving the delicate colours of the background, and the flower looks just stunning in white! Pure Trace, pure brilliance!
    Alison x

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  19. Hi Trace, I really like that great embossing folder in the background and the flower looks wonderful with the embossing too. A lovely fun card. Hugs, Anne x

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  20. I love silver tape used for flowers and this one is a cracker! The card has a lots of lovely 'Trace' colours and gorgeous texture - what more could one want? I love what you do with the melt pot - I'm not keen on the embellishments made it with but simply pouring the utee into this bottle top (over the disc) is so effective Trace (still considering if I NEED one or not!).
    Enjoy your week.
    Hugssss Juliaxxx

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  21. Just stunning Trace!! A great colour combination, wonderful flower and that bottle top is fabulous!

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  22. Hi Trace! I love your metallic sort of steampunk style card. Those embossed gears in the background are very cool. Love the metallic embossed petals on that very cool flower. The center using the bottle cap and the philosophy tag really looks amazing! You are so creative, Trace! I also wanted to thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. Have a great week! <3 Candy

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  23. wow gorgeous card, love the steampunk flower!
    Groetjes karin

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  24. Love this card Trace, the
    background is fabulous... Great flower, Brillant idea to use the bottle cap for the centre Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  25. That's cool, a wonderful piece of art.

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  26. Love those metal petals (wow that even rhymes!!). Great card! x

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  27. I absolutely love this card Trace, it's inspired! The design is fab and I adore the colour mix. Such a stunning example of how artistic you are! Love it. Chris xxx

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