Saturday, March 02, 2013

A challenge and a giveaway

So, let's start at the beginning...
Back on Feb 22, Tim Holtz posted this amazing tutorial using his tattered floral die from Sizzix and a challenge to go with it.
On 2/27, Tammy Tutterow posted her take on her blog... goodness, my jaw dropped to the floor!!! What girl would not be happy to wear a hat like that!
Then I saw Paula's creation ... I love Paula Cheney and everything she makes :)
And Heather Smith and Richele Christensen... such different takes!
Guess what, I'm playing along too! But before you start looking, let me warn you that I have never made jewelry in my life. It's a first attempt... so instead of a tutorial, let me just show you the steps I took.
1. Using the Tattered Floral die, I cut out flowers from muslin and sorted the two smallest sizes, 15 of each.



















2. I painted the flowers with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give them a bit of body.






















3. Once the paint dried, I used Jet Black Archival Ink pad to stamp a saying from Curious Possibilities cling stamp set on some of the flowers.

















4. I stacked the flowers into 3 sets of 5 big and 5 small flowers, and stitched them together through the center using buttons from the Accoutrements Classic set as flower centers.

















5. I folded and stitched a piece of muslin to make a looped strip on which to mount the flowers to make a pendant which I then slid into a silver plated necklace.

























And jewelry, no matter how novice, needs a model :)

























You could take the Tattered Floral challenge too! Check out the details here.

And before you leave, there's a GIVEAWAY!!!
You could win the Tattered Floral die! Thanks to Tim, I can give away ONE die to one of my blog readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight March 22nd EST

I hope you play along and good luck if you enter :)

90 comments:

jengd said...

Stinkin' cute!! Love the text on the flowers and giving them a bit of body to start is great.

katiebug92 said...

It turned out beautiful!! Never would have known it was your first piece of jewelry!!

MichelleZ said...

I saw Tammy's flowers. They were pretty awesome. But so are yours! BEAUTIFUL!

Isha Gupta said...

WOW!!! This looks amazing. I would love to try this for my daughters. Thanks for a chance to win too.

Luisa said...

Now THAT is what I consider a tutorial! What a clear explanation! I might actually attempt this! It is a very pretty piece of jewelry! Thank you for the chance to win the die!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Karenladd said...

First of all let me say that I LOVE your blog header...so artsy and unique! And your fabric flowers are so fabulous! I am crazy about this die and really love how you used them to make jewelry!

SHartl said...

What a great idea to make jewelry with these flower die cuts! It would be amazing in different colors too!

Lynette C said...

Love love love your necklace. Love the stamp and the center of the flowers you used. Beautiful project. Your daughter is the perfect model for the necklace.

Shellye McDaniel said...

I am seriously going to give this a whirl! Beautiful project...thanks for sharing the how-to!

PocketSize said...

Beautiful pendant! I love the text and how you used simple black and white. I already have the die but good luck to whoever else comments!

Jill said...

I love your clear "non" tutorial- I followed your method easily and your results are beautiful! I didn't realize you could cut fabric with these dies.... I'm in trouble now!

Nimue said...

What a brilliant idea! Can't wait to give it a go. Thanks for all the specifics.

betjunroe said...

This is so feminine and beautiful! What a clever idea! Bette

Dee said...

Beautifull necklace! Love the flower-die. Thnx for sharing!

Tamara said...

love your necklace, it's beautifull

Terry Harrison said...

What a lovely "spring like" necklace (and the model is pretty cute too!) Good job - and thanks for the tutorial.
~ Terry ~

Boo said...

What a cool necklace. Great idea!

Winnie said...

I am new to your blog and found you through Tim's shout out. What a lovely piece you made! (Such a cute model!! You must be proud!)

Rea' said...

What a great idea !

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Who would hahought of this (why you did) so simple to make and looks s nice.

Grandma Mare said...

So beautiful, you are so creative. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mary T said...

Beautiful!

Terri said...

Love your creation, it turned out fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway. I don't have the Tattered Flower die and would love to win it for my collection.

GA said...

Such a sweet girl! Your tutorial is really easy to follow. I love your flowers!

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful piece of jewelry. These flowers would be perfect for headbands, dressing up a purse or individual pins. Thanks so much for sharing.Don't include me in the giveaway as I already own the die.

Pamela Romero said...

Great way to create your own tattered flowers! Stamping the muslin was a great idea. It turned out great.

Robyn said...

Lovely neck piece.
I like the simple colors and design.
Looks great on your model too!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So pretty! I think the most fun thing about this challenge is seeing all the versatility of this die!

eri*doodle said...

I wasn't expecting it to be jewelry. It was an awesome idea. Very cute. Must make.

Memories by Manda said...

I absolutely adore your necklace (secretly it is my favourite idea so far because I can see myself wearing it!). All this creativity makes me wish I had the die to play along.

Glennis said...

That is such a brilliant idea - thanks for showing the details on how you made it

Linda Ledbetter said...

Mou, this is fantastic, and I'm so excited to have been introduced to your work. I love the necklace-- it's brilliant, and I'm going to make one for myself.

Please don't include my comment in your giveaway; I just wanted to say "BRAVO!"

--Linda

Patti Krauss said...

Love the necklace. It's gorgeous - I can't believe it's a first attempt. Wish my firsts could look so good.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Wow, amazing for your first piece.

Tmaring said...

Absolutely love your creation Mou!! Now I have to make one too!

Melanie said...

I love the necklace - great tutorial, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Noreen said...

The stamped muslin is a great idea, and so are the flowers you made.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Integrity Designs said...

I love your idea of using muslin and making a necklace! The tutorial is great!! Thanks so much for sharing this...It gives me so many ideas...
Your little model is a sweetie!!
Thanks

Carol P said...

Really love this idea! So creative! Thanks for sharing.

craftyb said...

So creative - love the uniqueness of this piece! thanks for the tutorial! bx

Yogi said...

beautiful. Anyone would be proud to wear it. Have a great day

Kelley said...

Wouldn't know this was your first attempt! Great job.

Kre8tivK said...

What a great idea! You'd never know this was the first piece of jewelry you made. Thank you for sharing!

windycindy said...

Your creations never cease to amaze me...Your necklace done with the Tattered Florals Die is marvelous!
Way to go...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bonnie D said...

So creative. Thanks for showing us how this was created

BJ said...

Super necklace, love how you have stamped the muslin flowers so effective. BJ

Alex said...

I love your necklace! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing! I dont usually think to use my paper crafting equipment to make jewelry, but now I will be sure to add it to my list of things to try. ~Alex

Kim T said...

Love the necklace and the suggestion of adding Picket Fences to give it some substance, will definitely try that in the future! Thanks for sharing, K

SueB said...

You would never know that you haven't made jewelry before. Your necklace is gorgeous. What a great way to use Tims die!

Luckysmom said...

Great job on the necklace. It looks so cute on your daughter.

Laura M. said...

Beautiful! So creative :D
Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

What a lovely necklace and your first try at jewelry.......awesome!!!

Nancy Walker said...

Great job on your first attempt at jewelry! Tim's die is very versatile...and I need some flower jewelry for Spring! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

famillemarleau said...

Your necklace is very gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

Maureen Chandler said...

What a wonderful project - I just love it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Bine said...

Awesome! Great idea and a super cute piece of jewelry.

Cheryl S. said...

Terrific piece of jewelry that and a wonderful idea for the tattered floral die. I would of never guessed this is your first attempt at jewelry - please continue! Thanks for sharing.

cmhawkins said...

Your necklace is lovely. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am inspired to make this project.

Chris said...

Fabulous idea - ii simply amazes me what can be done with Tims dies x

Chris said...

Fabulous idea - ii simply amazes me what can be done with Tims dies x

StampNK said...

Really love how versatile these dies are! So creative to make jewelry with the...your necklace is great!

ELLEN said...

I saw your pendant on Tim's blog and had to check out your blog too! Great job with your first attempt , it looks like you're an old pro at it!

Thanks for the chance to win the die!

wwilloww said...

Hey that was a great tutorial. Great originality and what a lovely model!!! I like it so well, I might even give it a try!!!

albinopi said...

Very Clever!!! Looks very cute against the pink dress of your model.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a gorgeous necklace!! I need to make one like this for my Best Friend..thank you for the great instructions!

Carol Gibson said...

Gorgeous necklace. Thanks for
sharing.

Zoe said...

Cool necklace and a supersweet model, it suits her really good! It´s a great idea to stamp on the flowers and create a necklace!

Dria said...

Lovely! Those paints are killing me--I need them!

Daniella said...

I love this outside the box idea!! It is amazing what 1 little thing, like the tattered floral die, can do! So many brilliant ideas!!
So pretty!! Love it!
xxDaniella

GTNana said...

Awesome. Love the idea of stamping on the flowers - groovy! I'm going to try that idea, for sure.

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

I think this was great! Never know it was your first piece. You give us all hope and encouragement to try something new.

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

This is tremendous! Your experience gives the rest of us encouragement to try something new.

kay jarrell said...

amazing. Thanks for sharing. So inspiring. I love that you created a piece of wearable art. Beautiful

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous week!! =)

Karin R. said...

Wearable art! LUV

Missusg said...

Gorgeous!! totally !!

Marianne H said...

So cool!! Have a nice weekend

Karen M. said...

WOW! Thanks for the very inspiring tutorial! I never thought to use muslin like that! Definetly going to try this!
Karen M.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!! This is totally AWESOME! I love this necklace! Thanks for the details!

ionabunny said...

What a great idea for this die. Love your necklace

THcreates said...

I can't wait it make my own version of your tattered floral die necklace. Just need to get my hands on Tim's die!! Thanx!

Connie Paxman said...

Creative, imaginative and darling dressy...
TFS
connie fossenier

Diane said...

beautiful...love your take on it!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Perfecto, truly, add this to my bucket list, thanks for the deets on how to get the look.
ava

Katie said...

Really cute necklace! Loved the brooch that you showed on the Faber-Castell blog as well! It is fun to try new things... I don't have this flower die...Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie B.

Erin Glee said...

Your pictures were a tutorial! Wonderful necklace and very cute model, too!
Thank you for a chance to win a Tattered Floral die!

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---amazing!

Tante K├Ąthe said...

Oh boy, this is beautiful! I do love your take on this challenge, it's so very different!

Majo

Sheryl Springer said...

This necklace is really cute! Think matching earrings would be cool too. Thanks for sharing!