Tim Holtz has a tattered floral challenge running at the moment and as it's been such a long time since I joined in a challenge I thought I would play along just for the fun of it.
I didn't want to just create a tattered floral on its own so thought I would create a card using my favourite colours of the moment, mowed lawn and salty ocean.
My tattered floral has 9 layers all cut from white card that has been coloured with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains. To add a little life to my flower and to give a water lily type of appearance, I curled each petal, adding one of Wendy Vecchi's antique buttons to the centre.
The top of my bird cage has wings added, distressed with a little pitch black Paint Dabber.
My background has been created with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains, adding a few splats of water for further interest. I have also stencilled to large wings behind my bird cage for another layer of interest and added random stamping using black Archival Ink.
Spring is here has been added to the bottom of the card, I really am longing for Spring! I have also added black charcoal around my sentiment to lift it from the background.
Black charcoal pencil has been added around my cage along with random text. I have also added touches of treasure silver around the edges of my card and cage.