Thursday, 22 January 2015

Flower Power at the ATP Exchange

The new challenge over at Artist Trading Post Exchange is called , 'Flower Power'.
We are asked by  Ruth     to bring some summer fun into our projects
 and we must use some hand made flowers.

I began this challenge by painting  my base tag with  white Gesso, then spraying it with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions ink spray.
Cut out my flowers using a Die- Sire Quilling die  then spent a good while rolling up the flowers.

Next I used  my Tim Holtz Doily stencil and some Grunge paste to add some texture, When dry  I rubbed the pattern over with Treasure Gold, White Fire. The stamped images came from a Paper Artsy Jofy set. 
I did fussy cut the flower and leaves  and then coloured  them over with  Shimmer paints.

Here are my finished flowers in all their summer glory. As you will have seen in an earlier photo they were cut from patterned paper. The Dylusions spray inks I used were Lemon Zest and Gold Mica
Please pop over  and see what we have all been making. 
I have highlighted the products available from the Artist Trading Post our sponsor, who is kindly offering a £10 store voucher to the challenge winner

Thank you for taking time to stop by, all the comments you leave for me are appreciated.


  1. Your tag is fantastic, love the texture and the colours - love everything about it! hus, Valerie

  2. Stunning tag Yvonne and I love the way you made the flowers to match the stamp


  3. I've been looking forward to seeing how you made these gorgeous daisies, definitely worth the effort, a beautiful tag, gorgeous colours....perfect touch of sunshine! Ruth x

  4. This is gorgeous Yvonne :-) I love the colour and amazing texture and those daisies are Fabulous.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

  5. Your tag is gorgeous. I love your color combination.
    They go so well together. Beautiful background. I enjoyed
    looking at your work. Anneke.

  6. Gorgeous tag Yvonne! Love the colours and fabulous texture. Your flowers and leaves are so lovely , I've got one of those dies so know what you mean about the rolling, well worth the effort though!! Toni x

  7. Stunning Yvonne! Love the vibrant colour combo and what a great way to use the Jofy stamp! All your flowers look amazing too!

  8. This is fabulous....such awesome textures and flowers are outstanding as always....hope the coming weekend is a good one for you...xx
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  9. Gorgeous tag. Love the texture and the flower.
    Hugs xx

  10. Gorgeous tag Yvonne, love the pretty quilled flowers too!

  11. Lovely summer feel to your tag Yvonne - just what I needed today as it's been quite cold!


  12. I love the background to your tag Yvonne. The flowers are lovely and the whole tag is just perfect for my challenge at ATP.

  13. Pressed the button too many times! Sorry! x

  14. Wow! This tag is gorgeous, I love the background colour and texture, and the rolled up flowers are beautiful.
    Jean x

  15. Ooohhwwwww.....this is amazing....what a great colours and lovely flowers....This is a great creation to give us a bit of sunny feeling. Thanx!
    xxx Plony

  16. Love your tag and the color combo, so pretty and great texture.

  17. I so love what you have done with that doily stencil. Such a gorgeous tag and the colors are so warming of the soul! Love this!

  18. Wow this tag is really gorgious, I love the colours and the contrast between the blue and the yellow of the flower!!! Love the structure too!!


  19. What fabulous tag, Yvonne! Love the colour, the texture, the flowers... all beautiful elements.
    Hugs, Mar

  20. Gorgeous tag Yvonne, these colours are completely striking together! Fabulous background, what a great texture! Love it! hugs :)

  21. What a fabulous design Yvonne, love the arrangement of the flowers.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xx

  22. So lovely your tag ,beautiful colors ,flowers .Beautiful !!
    Hugs Doris x

  23. You've created a beautiful tag Yvonne, love all the layered detail and the hand made flowers too of course xx

  24. This is my fave make of yours this year Yvonne, Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  25. Simply stunning - I love how the golden sunny colours of the flowers pop against the blues, and the gilded texture is magical as a framing device... love, love this tag!!
    Alison xx

  26. what a stunning creation, love the golden yellow with turquoise, flowers are divine
    hugs x