Thursday, 13 September 2012

Flowers from ink puddles

Today I was doing a bit of tidying up on my desk following the canvas project I made on yesterdays post.  I love mopping up any extra ink after spritzing with spare card and book pages first so I have interesting backgrounds for future projects, but then also with wet wipes which I then leave to dry and chomp through with my dies to make flowers etc.  Here as you can see I have done just that with my Tattered Florals die.  

This is a simple but effective project that I did last year when the idea was featured in Craft Stamper magazine but on this project I used a couple of old linen napkins cut again with Tattered Florals and left to soak up ink puddles on the craft mat.  Once dried I just grouped them together and sewed a button through the centre of each one.  The mirror from a well known swedish furniture store was painted with blue acrylic paint.  the strips of card was from my stash of Craft resist papers and I wrapped garden twine around the flowers for a bit more rustic texture.  The  little bows were made out of the same twine.  Simple but effective.
Please leave a comment if you like any of my projects, I would love to hear from other crafty people, and I will read and reply to you all.
Crafty Hugs
Mo xx


  1. Hi Mo, I love this project, your flowers in linen are stunning, the colours are so beautiful (my favourites at the moment). Where would we be without that Swedish store for crafty things to alter? Sorry I did not pick up this post, it is not showing in my reader for some reason, will have to investigate. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Hi Mo, I found your other blog! It is set up as Hope you are OK? Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Beautiful project Mo, I came over from the lovely Redanne's blog... Your work is beautiful... Joined you as a follower as to visit again soon... Hugs May x x x

  4. Another beautiful project. Those colours are just gorgeous! :0)