Sunday, 20 April 2014

A Vintage Journey- Spring Flowers

Floral Easter Egg

The latest challenge over at  A Vintage Journey
Spring Flowers

This was a major challenge for me, it's not that I don't like flowers absolutely love them but I have always resisted using in my craft projects even when I've done workshops and they've been included in the project, I haven't used them just taken them home with a promise to use later!
So best to jump in with both feet forward and embrace flowers in abundance!

The main feature flower was done using Cricut cartridge Giant Flowers as you can see I only managed one! All of the other flowers were made using spiral templates in a variety of styles and sizes cut by hand and Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes
These were stamped with Tim Holtz mixed media stamps, then cut to size and assembled.
I really enjoyed making them and it reminded me of my Nan who made flowers all the time, from an amazing array of materials
I coloured them with Dylusions Inks and a lustre spray made from DecoArt Metallic black shimmer lustre and dried in the oven as they were saturated

The Egg was a polystyrene blank covered with Ranger - Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets embossed with Tim Holtz Rivet Set
Once covered, I coloured it with Eggplant, Espresso & Black Soot alcohol inks this was placed on a plant pot that was decorated, with a base coat of Deco Art Gesso, Elegant finish in Shimmering Silver.
I then applied a coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood medium, once dry a coat of Carbon Black Acrylic paint and waited for the crackle effect to appear
I then arranged and assembled everything on a painted polystyrene pizza tray!
Phew! That really was a challenge, but I think that sometimes doing challenges especially out of your comfort zone are most rewarding

Thanks for looking, Happy Easter


  1. This is simply stunning! Love every little bit! xx

  2. You should make flowers more often, this is beautiful.
    Amanda x

  3. Oh wow Jools..... this is gorgeous... what more can i say!

  4. What a truly stunning piece Jools. Karen.x

  5. Ah Jools, you can do anything you put your mind to! This flower creation looks absolutely stunning, love each and everyone of those flowers and the arrangement around the egg with the swirls looks brilliant! Such a great Easter piece with that stunning egg in the centre!! Thanks yet again for adding your brilliant art pieces to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  6. This is one beautifully creative project Jools and the flowers are amazing. I love that it is a 3D piece and can see the Tim influences on it. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey and sharing your creativity with us xx

  7. Oh this is one gorgeous floral creation! I love all the dimension and those flowers are incredibly beautiful! What a wonderful Easter decoration! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey!

  8. They're absolutely luscious, Jools - and the metallic egg at the centre is fabulous... what a brilliant creation! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  9. Wow wow wow, love this !!!!! The metallic egg is just the ice on the cake... :) Coco xx

  10. Oh wow, this is incredibly beautiful! I love your beautiful flowers and those gorgeous colour tones - and that egg in the middle - just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  11. Jools this is Stunning!! and so very beautiful. Your flowers are amazing and I love all the different colour tones. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Spring Flowers challenge Jennie x