Sunday, 22 December 2013

There Are Always Flowers...

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them" ~ Henri Matisse

Good morning everyone!

Hope you're all having a great weekend. Today, I'm sharing my penultimate post before Christmas and then, that's it from me as I'm off to have a good rest because I think I deserve it!!

Today's post is all about those gorgeous Tattered Poinsettias from Tim Holtz. I think you can say that I've definitely had my money's worth out of this die and that is exactly what I personally love about die cutting ~ a die is for life, not just for Christmas. You can use the dies over and over again as they are so versatile, and that's especially why I choose to work with and LOVE Sizzix, as those Bigz dies will cut through almost anything and everything, which is perfect for me as I'm always trying out new and different ideas!! As you've seen from my posts leading up to Christmas, you can use so many different surfaces to die cut from and then, by using texture and various mediums to decorate the surfaces, no two flowers will ever look the same. As always, I really hope you love this tag...
I went for something a little different on this tag and chose a metallic look. The poinsettias themselves are die cut from Grungepaper covered with adhesive foil sheets and then embossed in the Textured Poinsettia Texture Fade embossing folder. Once all the petals were embossed, I applied Alcohol Ink to the surface.
The tag itself is painted with Black Soot Distress Paint, dried and then I added a layer of Brushed Pewter over the top.

To complete the card, I added some rusty wire, an Idea-Ology Word Band and some seam binding that I hand dyed with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.


So, that's it from me for today...there is cleaning, ironing and Christmas prep to be done...and I think Michael Buble will be serenading me as I do it!! I'll see you all tomorrow with my final post before Christmas but wish me luck with the food shopping/battle that needs to be done before then!!
Bye for now and happy Sunday...Love Emma xxx

18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag Emma, stunning poinsettias. The colours work fabulously together. Very striking. Happy Christmas my friend and Best Wishes for 2014. Tracy x x

Julie said...

Emma this tag is absolutely stunning I really hope Tim Holtz sees it as I'm sure he would love to see what you have created from his products!
Jx

Carole said...

Beautiful Emma! I like the metallic look on your poinsettias - I just cut and embossed mine so definitely need to bling them up a bit next year!! lol. I love your tag and all your inspiration. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas xx

Nicole Wright said...

It's beautiful!

massofhair said...

Makes you wanna go 'oooooh' & 'ahhhhh'. Awesome Tag Emma, looks simple but so many techniques included.

I hope the person receiving this keeps it on show as it is beautiful, unique & so very pretty :-) xxx

Lisapmac said...

stunning, can't wait for this to come back in stock xx

Sharon Y said...

Emma, this tag is just stunning! Love all the texture you got with the embossing folder.

Helen said...

What a beauty, love the colour of the tag, it really offsets the flowers - which look fabulous! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy (most importantly!!) New Year. xx

Chary Deiling said...

Gorgeous, just Gorgeous!!!! I am a fan! So inspiring. Happy Holidays!!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is spectacular! Happy cleaning and glad you are being serenaded by the voice of an angel!

Sue Ann F. said...

I just used this Die cut yesterday to make a card, but I love your tag. Merry Christmas.

Jenise Barnhouse said...

This is very beautiful. I love tge variation from the typical red and green colors fir Christmas.

Jenise Barnhouse said...

This is very beautiful. I love tge variation from the typical red and green colors fir Christmas.

Joanne said...

This is so wonderful and believe me I really mean that

Cindy - FL said...

Beautiful tag........so glad Tim Holtz posted a link!

Heather B. said...

Simply gorgeous… and lovely. The texture on the poinsettia is to die for.

Helen said...

Love, love, love this one Emma. The grey and red combo is sublime! I can see why Tim shared the link! I bet he has made your Christmas. Hugs Helen x

Shirley Davis said...

Utterly stunning - Tim Holtz must be so pleased! xx

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