Sunday, 22 May 2011

Grow Where You Are Planted

I was absolutely thrilled when Sara of 100 Proof Press asked if I would like to be on her Design Team and of course I said yes and today is time for my first DT piece using the flower image below (click HERE for the image).
I decided to create a card and matching gift bag for my first piece.
I have stamped the floral image repeatedly on the background, masking each image as I move along to create my own paper background.
Three dimensional flowers have been created from the same flower, stamped on Bazzil card and adhering each layer together, embossing with a ball tool to give some life to the petals.  I have also added GROW to some memo pins and adhered behind the ribbon.
Buttons have been stitched to the centres of the flowers and added to the ribbon.
My co-ordinated gift bag has been created from a scrap piece of calico.  The floral image has been stamped with archival ink, again masking each image as I go along.
I have added a central panel with a single flower, machine stitched around the outside and added a button to the centre. String handles have been added with co-ordinated buttons.  If you would like to join in our journey with 100 Proof Press you can find the blog HERE.

I would also like to enter this piece for The Play Date Cafe challenge as I have used their colour palette for both these pieces .
Thanks for stopping by. Tracy x x



24 comments:

Helen said...

Love the card, what a pretty flower that is!

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous card for your Design Team piece. I love the subtle colors and lovely MOP button details. Ill be putting my DT piece up tomorrow! take care, gerri

Sue said...

Congrats on your new DT posting! Your first piece is lovely...especially like the gift bag.

Jingle said...

These are very pretty!

Juls said...

such stunning creations!! Love how you have used the stamp!! hugs Juls

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo this is fantastic, love your 3d flowers and the memo pin sentiment xx

Ruby said...

Well firstly a huge congratulations to you for being asked to be on their DT! Your work is always lovely and this is no exception. I love your patterned backgrounds with that flower, really pretty! Thanks for using our Play Date Cafe colours!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab projects with that beautiful flower image! Love the addition of the memo pins!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous set! Love the layered flowers and the beautiful tones and shades of neutrals. Congrats on your new DT! Looking forward to more beautiful projects.

E.T said...

GORGEOUS!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Congratulations on your new DT posting! Fab projects, Love the memo pins!
Jan x

Tracey said...

Big Congrats on your new DT position....they are so lucky to have you!!!! Beautiful projects Tracy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Emma said...

Congratulations on your DT position and these are absolutely gorgeous pieces of work. Love the layered flowers~stunning!
Hope you have a good week.
Emma x

Lori said...

Gorgeous piece, love the colors of the flowers!

Netty said...

Congratulations Tracy on the DT position and am so loving these makes, they are fabulous. Annette x

Carol Q said...

congrats on DT Tracy. lovely choice of colours and beautifully layered up. gorgeous stamp too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tracy, first of all congratulations!!! That is wonderful news. :) I am happy for you. And I LOVE what you've done with that one flower. So many cool things, you should be proud of these two creations. THanks for sharing them with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jen said...

Um, er...AMAZING! My golly I nearly fainted when I saw your magnificent creations. You have stamped that flower stamp to total perfection! Seriously. Your projects are stuff stamping dreams are made of. So clever and totally inspiring! Wow!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my word, those flowers are amazing! I thought they were fabric at first. Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Tracey! LOVE those little, sentiment pins and the fantastic dimension you've created with your flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love those gorgeous, dimensional flowers, Tracy! A beautiful accent, in addition to the lovely vintage lace trim! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracy, I seem to have missed an awful lot of your posts, sorry:{ And Congratulations on your new DT position, well done:0) This bag is beautiful and the matching card gorgeous, love the colours that you used. A great use for that pretty stamp:0) xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congrats on your DT post, beautiful work great warm tones and fabulous stamping.

Marie

Ohhh Snap said...

Congratulations on being on the Design Team! Love the stamp, the color pallette and your work!! I especially love the card!! TFS :D