Sunday 1 June 2014

CC3C - Challenge #3

Another wedding project from me today! It has to be said that my mojo is back (yay!) and although I had to make a tough decision to get where I am now, I am in a happier (and more creative) place. Anyway, I digress from the important matter of crafting! I was aiming here for a very soft, faded, sun-worn look, hence the pale colours and altered, muted photo.

This project turned into a bit of a labour of love as it took me quite a while to get it finished. I began by stencilling the canvas with a Prima stencil all over - I initially painted it blue but it looked too bright so I sponged over it with cream and white paints to get a multi-toned effect before highlighting the texture with Inka Gold.

I made the tea roses more or less as instructed but I didn't used a cocktail stick - I just glued them instead. Lots of inky layers here - Tumbled Glass ink, then edged with Stormy Sky. When dry I sprayed with white then champagne gold spray mists and finished with a touch of Frayed Burlap DI and Inka Gold to the edges. In the centre of each is a tiny pearl. I am really pleased with how these came out - they are really multi-tonal which doesn't show that well in the pic.

I am in love with this versatile Sizzix die and have about 20 little roses on my desk waiting for some love as I just kept on making them (great in-front-of-the-TV crafting!).

The kraft card layer is stamped and wrapped with sheer net ribbon. I embellished with die cut book paper leaves and a bird stamp from Tim's Bird Feather set, carrying a little heart charm in his beak (I altered the charm with ink too).

This is for the third CC3C Challenge, faux tea roses, sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who are offering a fab $50 voucher to spend on crafty loveliness!

As I used texture paste I am entering for the latest That's Crafty Challenge too.

Thanks for visiting me today :). See you soon.


  1. This is absolutely lovely! Your roses are fabulous and the background is perfect for such a sweet picture! Thank you for playing along with CC3C!!!

  2. Katy...this is absolutely beautiful. Yes, I'd say you have mojo! :) Your faux tea roses are simply stunning and work so perfectly on this very lovely picture framed by the embossed and distressed background followed by the lovely sepia paper with the sweet pearls the dove. Your roses really pop. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Those roses are just lovely! The colors work together beautifully to make them soften the whole piece. Thanks for you nice blog comment and for joining us for CC3C!

  4. A lovely photo to scrap and a beautiful LO Katy, the roses look heavenly and the texture paste background is perfect for the overall look, too!

  5. Fabulous layout! Love the blue roses with this picture! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us on this rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  6. This is such a lovely piece. So soft and subtle. The faux roses are beautifully done and the pearl centers are a perfect finishing touch.