Monday, 21 April 2014

Spring Flowers

I have finally these past few days managed to cut and use some papers from my new Tim Holtz Wallpaper stack. I have noticed a few like minded folk in blogland, who like me prefer to keep them a while to gaze at are also using theirs. These papers alone are inspirational and do not need a lot thought on how to use them.
But they definitely for me  needed a bit of distressing round the edges,  and a touch of Vintage Photo distress ink. I have to admit that is is my most used of Tim's tips and influences, I use it in practically all my craft work..
I used one of Tim's new trellis die cuts, this is going to be so useful in future.
For the flowers I used the Tatty flower garland Alterations die cut strip. After assembling my flowers I scrunched them  up a little  and sprayed them with water, another one of Tims super techniques.
Peeling back the flowers when they had dried out, I touched round the outer edges of the petal with a little Fired brick  distress ink.
I made this card with the new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey  in mind,  it is  'Spring Flowers'.
This challenge encourages us to use the ideas and be inspired by Tim Holtz. I think I may  have managed that.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look, the comments you leave are always appreciated.


  1. What a gorgeous card Yvonne, beautifully designed and put together. Like you I love Tim's Wallflower papers, they are so easy to use. Thanks for writing your post so clearly showing what inspiration you took from Tim, it works perfectly for the challenge at A Vintage Journey, thanks for travelling with us. xx

  2. I love what you have made, and knw how painful it is to cut up lovely papers! Hugs, Valerie

  3. if only we could afford to get to packs of everything. one to keep and hug and one to use!.
    your project is gorgeous. I love the addition of the trellis with the flowers. a real garden feel :)

  4. Oh I love your "Spring Flowers." Yvonne, you have put together so many beautiful elements and those flowers are pure beauty! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  5. Fabulous Yvonne, great use of these beautiful papers and I love how your flowers turned out. The whole card is so very pretty and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge over at A Vintage Journey!!

  6. It's so gorgeous, Yvonne - fabulous flowers, and the papers look lovely in the background. Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  7. That's a great card, love all the details.

  8. Hi Yvonne, lovely ! I haven't got the Wallflower papers, but I might just have to get them seeing your project. I was also very much drawn to the little ticket with the blue butterfly - had to zoom in on my laptop to check it out! Nikki xx

  9. Well done for using special papers Yvonne, I have a tendency to hoard them just to look at! Love the flowers:)
    Val x

  10. Gorgeous card Yvonne, Well done for actually cutting into the papers.
    Love the flowers.
    Avril xx

  11. Very pretty, love those flowers too!

  12. Hi Yvonne..I popped over to leave a comment and saw this gorgeous card. As I was looking at it I thought how perfect for our challenge and then read that it is your entry.....This is so fabulous I love all the details and distressing. Your flowers are stunning and Its great to have you on board with us at AVJ this fortnight

    HUgs Annie x

  13. Just a fabulous card and yes it is soooo hard to use those papers, but you have used them so beautifully. Your flowers are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Spring Flowers Challenge. Jennie x