Try It On Tuesday GDT-Say It With Flowers

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!  Hope you’re having a great start to your week. Now that Spring has officially began, we can start seeing signs of Spring everywhere and look forward to warmer temperatures here!  Yay! 

new tiot banner for blogsTioT guest designer 2022I’m excited to share my project for the new challenge over at the “Try It On Tuesday” Challenge Blog as their guest designer this time! An AJ page I entered in a previous challenge earned me a spot as a future guest, so I’m thrilled to be joining with them for a new challenge!  Their theme for this challenge is to “Say It With Flowers“, so please be sure to stop in and have a look at the amazing inspiration from the team!  Here’s what I’ve made for the challenge:

Since I usually add a sentiment to my makes, I decided to say what I wanted to convey without any words which is how I took the challenge.  So my thoughts were about Spring coming out in color with the dull drab of winter in the browns and blacks in the background.  The dead is coming alive again in color!  That was my thought process anyway. LOL

I love the flowers in the Tim Holtz Mini Bouquet stamp set.  I’ve used watercolor paper to stamp them and then used the Distress ink pads smooshed on a mat to watercolor them in including the new Salt Water Taffy color that I’ve been wanting to try out.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them with and then also die cut some stems in green and brown cardstock to attach onto the flowers.  I rubbed a bit of gold paint with my finger over the edges of them.  They were popped up with foam tape over a prepared oval die cut panel stamped with various TH stamps with some gold glitter added around the edges.  I die cut an oval ornate piece behind it with some glossy black cardstock.

For the background, I’ve done various things to it including using Distress Oxide sprays for the background, adding some black heat embossed silhouette florals to the bottom as well as modeling paste through a TH floral stencil.  To bring out the texture of the stenciled background, I used some more gold paint to rub over it with my finger.  I also added some splatter with the gold paint over the entire background along with another splatter layer of white paint.

I distressed the edges and layered it over a piece of black glossy cardstock sized 5″x7″.  I found some TH ephemera black and white florals that I cut in half to pop up over the bottom two corners and then used some metal corner pieces for the top.  I sprayed a wooden butterfly with black spray stain and some Distress Mica Spray Stain in Crooked Broomstick as this gave it that “black/brown” combo I was going for.

Lastly, I took a piece of tan seam binding and sprayed it with some more Distress sprays, crinkled it up and wrapped some around the front layer and then added a bow over top of the stems of the bouquet.  The oval panel was popped up over the center with foam tape.

There is actually lots of dimension on this as you can get a better look of it with a close up here.  There are different layers in the flowers as well as all of the layers of panels underneath it.  I like how it turned out and had lots of fun playing around and using up some more of my never ending stash too!  ( I think I’m becoming a spray-a-holic lately! LOL)

So please be sure to hop on over to the “Try It On Tuesday” Challenge Blog to see the rest of the inspiration for the challenge.  I hope you will take the time to join in the challenge with us too!  Would love to see what you come up with!  

Hope that you’ve enjoyed my make today!  Thanks for dropping by and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges:

  1. Mixed Media Lovers – Anything Goes mixed media
  2. Creative Artiste – Anything Goes mixed media
  3. The Funkie Junkie Boutique – “Rather Blustery Day” – Struggle with NOT adding words/sentiments…I ALWAYS want to do that and so it’s a huge challenge NOT to want to add that somewhere! Plus, omitting color in some way.
  4. The Four Seasons – Anything Goes Spring
  5. Shopping Our Stash – Spread Your Wings (Wooden butterfly from stash! Yay!)
  6. Crafty Friends – Flowers
  7. Creative Inspirations – Spring Flowers

37 thoughts on “Try It On Tuesday GDT-Say It With Flowers

  1. This is a gorgeous card Vicki. I love the vintage brown and that luscious texture. It’s a beauty. Thanks so much for being our guest designer for this challenge too. This is perfect for Say It with Flowers. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Your detailed background layers are fantastic,love the colours and distressed finish this enhances the vintage feel of your beautifully coloured topper and card, a stunning make Vicki.

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  3. The thought process by which you created this card is just plain genius! I love the faded flowers coming to life with spring colors, touches of gold and a sweet butterfly. The touches of gold and amazing background all work beautifully together for this work-of-art card! I’d be framing this one, that’s for sure! Beautiful work Vicki!!

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  4. Congrats on your win and GDT spot.Your card is stunning and love the thought process dark Winter behind the beautiful xSpring image.Love the black die-cut frame,embossing and all the layered texture and techniques-brilliant
    Carol x

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  5. A fabulous project. the background you created for those beautiful flowers looks amazing. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this theme at TioT’s.
    Yvonne

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  6. Wow, what an amazing make! I love how the spring flowers came to life as part of your design and all the flower detail is so beautiful from the background to the colourful blooms in the oval 😀. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

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  7. Great dimension and an amazing mixed media card. Great inspiration and loved the way your amazing creation has bloomed into Spring x Many congratulations on guesting Vicki x.

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  8. Gorgeous Vicki, love the textures and colours with the embossing and the layers with dimension, and then the softer colours in the flowers is so pretty..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. Oh wow Vicki what a beautiful creation I love, love that background it really makes the image ‘pop’ this is a top notch make, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog I really appreciate it

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  10. Sa fabulous card with all those pretty flowers against the dark background
    Lovely to have you as guest designer on our challenge

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  11. This card is really BEAUTIFUL; “coming back from the dead” indeed!! The colorful bouquet pops right out of that lusciously textured background! Your idea worked very well & it’s exactly how I picture Spring in my own mind (especially in Indiana where we have nothing but brown/black for at least 4 months of the year).
    I totally understand your word struggles; it’s difficult to get out of the box we LOVE being in, lol! But, that’s also what gives us our ‘signature’ pieces that no one else can duplicate. 😉
    Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique “A Rather Blustery Day” Challenge!

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  12. Beautiful floral card! I too love to add words and sentiments to cards and makes. A great challenge to switch up your go to details. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge! ~Janna FJ DT

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  13. Goodness- I love all of the details- lots of texture and love the frame with the gold touches. The ribbon is a wonderful touch as well. Beautiful flowers. Congrats on your GT !

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  14. I like your thought process and the dimension on your card. It’s very pretty. Bring on the spring. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge.

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  15. What an absolutely fabulous card – those flowers really are signalling the arrival of Spring. We noticed lots of new colour yesterday on our walk! It really is great to have you as our Guest Designer this time! Hugs, Chris

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  16. Oh Vic this is GORGEOUS! Your creations have always inspired me!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

    Darlene
    FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that I have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

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  17. A beautiful card, Vicki. Love the black frame with the gold touches, makes it look like an antique frame. Flowers are lovely and all your special touches make this card a beauty.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  18. A really fabulous card Vicki, love the grungy embossed background which really does make those Spring flowers pop and I love all the details you added.
    Thanks you for joining us as our Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesday and with such a beautiful make.
    Avril xx

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  19. Oh Wowza Vicki what a spectacular piece you have here. Soooooooooo much amazing eye candy and such depth of colours from the drab winter to the new life of Spring. Your flowers are so colourful and refreshing. Very well thought out and so beautifully pieced together. Amazing how the seasons you depicted here are stunning and not a sentiment needed. A wonderful tutorial.

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  20. This is beautiful Vicki, I really love the delicate detail in the background and how the black edge and die cut focal oval frames those sweet flowers. A very pretty design. Thank you so much for sharing this mixed media beauty with us @ Creative Artiste.
    Creative wishes and best of luck Tracey (DT) x

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  21. Enchantingly beautiful work of art, dear Vicki. Before I had even reached that part of your post, I was already feeling a strong sense of this design telegraphing spring emerging from the frozen world of winter. You have conveyed that concept superbly.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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