Saturday, May 31, 2014

CCC3 - Faux Tea Roses

It was a fun day in the old craft room.  Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 has challenged us to create flowers using a very unsuspecting die from Tim Holtz.  Ingenious!!  This die has so many possibilities.  Check out the creativity and challenge details HERE.  We are not allowed to give you the details - but if you want to learn more, you can get Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III and be in the know.

Here is my entry:

This was SO fun to make.  I loved the colors, and the process.  I made the flowers using Coredinations Kraft Core cardstock, sanded, and also sprayed with some Dylusions sprays.  I used Tim's mini dress form for the center piece.  Adding wings from paperbag studios.  You might notice the small little detail - the wings are upside down....thus the wordband saying 'Embrace imperfections' :-)

I used my completely neglected diffusers with the checkerboard embossing folder.  How fun!  If you haven't used these, it lets you emboss only a part of the tag.  I chose to leave the center of the tag open, and only emboss the outside.  I colored with Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Here are a couple close up pictures.  You can see that I used Distress Glitter as centers for my flowers.

All the odd-numbered challenges are sponsored by INSPIRATION EMPORIUM, one of my favorite online shops of ANY kind, run by some of my favorite people anywhere! Joy and the gang will award an incredibly generous FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate to one lucky, randomly selected participant. All you need to do to be eligible is link your project here, and mention Inspiration Emporium in your blog post. You can also get 10% off any order with the code STUDIOL3.


  1. Very colorful and the diffuser too, wow, impressed. Nice tag!

  2. Hi Jane. I am loving your tag that you made for CC3C! The colors are bright and fun! I love your mannequin and the design you have on the bodice. The black pearls are textural and fun. And your roses....they are so pretty! I love the multiple colors and the twine and word stick that you've added to the bottom of your tag. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at CC3C and thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

  3. Hi Jane - firstly thank you for coming vover to my blog and leaving an awesome comment - now onto the more important stuff - HOW AWESOME IS YOUR TAG?! I love the colourful cheeriness of it. I love how you experimented with it. I almost never go yellow on a tag or anything because my brain doesnt get that original, I stick to boring palettes. I absolutetly love the blue rose and the dress form with enamelly dot things - very, very cool and original. Can you tell that I am loving this tag?

  4. Pow! Love that powerful color! Very nice job on those pretty tea roses. Fabulous!

  5. Your tag is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. AWESOME color!!! Love the paper on the dress form...too cool! Great background too! Thanks so much for joining us on this rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  7. I just love the colors you used on your pretty roses! and making the dress form into a winged fairy!


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