Thursday, March 17, 2016

Crazy for Colour!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are having a terrific week!   I am here with an entry in the Anything But Cute challenge for March.  DT member Branka is this month's hostess, and her challenge is:

To celebrate the springtime, we would like you to create a mixed media project using vibrant colours! It can be a tag, a card, an art journal page or anything else! Just be sure it's vibrant! It's time to go 'crazy' with colours!

I was quite excited by this challenge!  It was just the push I needed to start a big floral project.  After digging through my baskets of vintage "alterables", and rediscovering a set of rusty tin pot lids, I knew just what to make!

I made a variety of roses from copy paper, cut with my Silver Bullet Cutter and colored with Distress Stains.  Some Distress stained cheesecloth, Archival inked text and floral beads finish off my project.  

In addition to the text stamped directly on the lid, I stamped the leaves with a different text stamp and Distress Ink.

I always edge my flowers with Distress Ink to age them.  For these, I chose Tea Dye DI, so as not to detract too much from the bright colors. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see my "Crazy for Colour" project.  I hope you are starting to see signs of spring where ever you are!


I think I have found the perfect "photo booth"  Its a shelf on my tiny front porch.  As long as I can get out there at noontime on sunny days, I won't need to Photoshop at all!


  1. Oh, Elizabeth, this is so beautiful! What an amazing combination of rusty lid and those perfectly arranged fresh looking flowers! Awesome vibrant colours and a fabulous design! I really love it! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DTxx

  2. Elizabeth, your floral display is just gorgeous! I love how you chose a tin lid to be the backdrop (I think I may have the pan to go with that! Tee Hee!) Your blooms are stunning and arranged so beautifully! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  3. Those are beautiful flowers. I love to read about artists making the flowers themselves. Crazy for color would be a really challenge for me. I tend to go with my safe kind of pastels.

  4. I will never look at a tin lid the same! This is so creative and outside the box. Fantabulous flowers you have made and so much detail in the flowers! Awesome sauce crazy colours you have chosen for the floral arrangement. I can only imagine how long it took to create so many wonderful leaves and flowers. The stamping on the lid is beautiful! Wowzers!

    Thanks for joining in our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  5. Oh what a wonderful idea! Love how you use that vintage pot lid.

  6. Wow Elizabeth, you hit on all my favourite things!! Handmade flowers, spring time theme and beautiful bright colours! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Gorgeous work!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. What a beautiful floral decoration! Just perfect for Easter!
    Alison x

  9. Beautiful flowers just in time for spring with their bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.


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