Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A Teeny Weeny Canvas   

Hels Sheridan is to blame for my addiction ... making roses out of the TH Tattered Florals and Mini Tattered Florals dies that is! (Although mine don't quite follow her recipe - I miss out the two petal layer and put a swirl in the centre instead.)

A little 10cm square canvas painted with a 'tester' pot, overstamped with a Creative Expressions background crackle stamp using chalk ink, and roses spritzed with silver Glimmer Mist spray. I used one of the fab Memory Box dies for the chocolate brown swirl (I adore those dies even though they are so fiddly), and the sentiment comes from Chocolate Baroque; I almost got it straight too! The roses were made from Tim Holtz's Lost & Found pad.

Here's a similar one that I made for Kathryn:

And another for Shirley:

Okay, I know, I really AM addicted to those roses ... I ought to think of something else to do with them now because three has to be enough!

I hope you like them, and thanks for taking a look at my 'infant' (barely crawling yet) blog.

Sarah x


  1. I'm well familiar with the addiction to these roses Sarah, they are such a joy to make the possibilities are endless. Would you believe I once spent a whole day demoing making them and never moved onto anything else because they were so popular.

    The metallic effect you have on these ones is very effective. Good luck with your 'baby'as it grows.

    B x

  2. What a lovely canvas Sarah I must have another go at making those roses as they look so effective. The metallic effect you have given them is great
    God Bless
    Hugs Jackie x

  3. Goodness - those are absolutely splendid. The baby is starting to tip toe on quite steady legs by the look of things. I'm going to have to learn how to make those flowers - I have the main die.
    Shall catch up with you later - Hay got cancelled as a cold germ seems to have attacked husband!
    Paula (PEP)

  4. I was extremely flatted to be on the receiving end of one of these beautiful creations :) xx
    Ps the little Xmas tree is from stained glass Christmas :) xxx

  5. I really do need to learn how to make these roses, they are so beautiful. I have the tattered flower die but my flowers never look like that ! Loving your new blog by the way x Lavinia

  6. I really need to learn how to make these roses, they are so beautiful. I have the tattered floral die but my flowers never look like that ! love your new blog by the way x Lavinia

  7. yes, they are addictive aren't they! They work really well here, and I'm sure you'll think up more ways to use them. Congratulations on the blog - had to wait for computer to be fixed before I could check it out - and love the pic of Dylan(?) for the header!

  8. Love the flower toppers, Ive done these before, but always found them fiddly. Happy blog hopping xx