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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

treasure life

Well poor Oliver, we spent James' birthday last month at casualty after James hit his head and then spent last night , Oliver's birthday at the emergency doctors appointment  for James! I tell you what a way to spend your birthdays!! No wonder I look tired!! still keeps me on my toes!

Well in my first stepXstep over at Frilly and Funkie here , I made some flowers from ranger foil sheets and coloured them in two ways and made them in two different styles. So today I thought I would share the two pieces I made using flowers coloured with alcohol inks .
For all the details of how to make the flowers make sure you pop across here.
So here is my first piece :

For this piece I started with a round arts part piece and put texture paste through this great stencil, then when dry painted, scuffed , inked and highlighted with treasure gold.

I cut the dress form and randomly inked with embossing dabber, as this allows for places to be left un-inked. I sprinkled various distress embossing powders on and heated , then added walnut stain ink to the un embossed areas (warning: as the distress emboss powders are course they will slightly scuff up your pad on your blending tool, so you could use a piece of cut and dry foam instead).

The wings, well you now me and wings! They were covered with ferro texture paste in a random-ish manner, then highlighted with treasure gold.

The flower, all details of that are here.

And some rusty wire and some chit chat stickers complete the make!

I got carried away and made this tag too:

The flower is the same as above and I have added idea-ology, an embossed dress form. For the wings I added this fab rusty wire net from The funkie junkie boutique and have listed all the supplies for the flowers ( both styles ) below too.

I will be back later in the week with the softer flower make..

Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to stop by and also leave such lovely comments! They are very much appreciated,x
have a fun and inky one!


  1. Both look great! Love how you made both wings and the texture on the round is beautiful! Hope the next birthdat in your family will be a 'normal; one! Hugs, Gerrina

  2. Terrific work on these pieces Trace.The texture on the wings is amazing.

    Hope all is well with your family now-I bet you dread birthdays coming around.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Two fabulous makes for you amazing flowers Trace.
    So sad to here you've been up to your eyes in medical emergencies too! Life never runs smoothly does it:) Take care, hugs Jenny x

  4. Two fabulous makes for you amazing flowers Trace.
    So sad to here you've been up to your eyes in medical emergencies too! Life never runs smoothly does it:) Take care, hugs Jenny x

  5. much gorgeousness Trace - really fabulous - I must get some of that foil tape to have a play - its been on my needs list forever - but I will get it in the end!!! xx

  6. Love the texture, the wings and the wonderful embellishments. I haven't tried the Ranger foil but really want to have a go at making those flowers - thanks for sharing Trace.
    Jean xx

  7. Both of these pieces are wonderful, love all the texture and the details.

  8. Amazing work Trace, Love those flowers... Fabulous backgrounds & designs.. I hope James is doing ok & that Oliver has forgiven him for having to spend his Birthday at the docs... Hugs May

  9. So sorry to hear you've been spending all those birthdays at A&E... we nearly ended up there with my mum on her birthday too - clearly something dangerous about celebrating!!

    Fabulous projects, showing off those amazing metal flowers - love the corrugated background of the tag!
    Alison x

  10. Oh Trace, how awful for you and the boys! Hope all is well now......

    Both tags are beautiful, I always love it when you use the dress form and wings and you do not disappoint here - beautiful, elegant and simply gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

  11. Love the old look of this tag. All the best with the children!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  12. I love how grungy these are and there is so much texture going on, just stunning

  13. Gorgeous metal flowers! Love the grunge look everywhere! Fabulous makes!

  14. Fantastic flowers & I love the textures! x

  15. love your two projects, best wishes.


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