Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tattered Floral Die Challenge

I'm back!
The longer I stayed away the harder it was for me to return.
However, if anything was going to get me back it was Tim Holtz -
and the latest challenge on his blog.

The challenge is to create something, anything with the
Tattered Floral bigz die by Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix.

I've used this die many times but wanted to try something
different - so opted for Shrink Plastic.

Once I'd shrunk the flowers with my heat gun,
I coloured them with alcohol ink and glitzed them up
a bit with sparkle mod podge.

Here's a close up of a flower showing the subtle sparkle.

As the colour was quite translucent on the shrunk plastic,
 I had to paint the back with white acrylic and edged them 
with a Distress Marker Pen in Victorian Velvet 
which is quite a good colour match
for the Pink Sherbert Alcohol Ink.

I decided to make a ring .....

 ....... and a matching elasticated charm bracelet.

I think the round Rose Quartz beads are a good
contrast for the bright flowers.
In the centre of the double flowers is a little
Amethyst chip. 

The challenge ends 22nd March.

Pink plastic jewellery, who'd have thought it!

"Come on Barbie, let's go party"


JansArtyJunk said...

Yayyyyy your back Sherry...I've missed ya!!...Oh what a brilliant thing to do with this die, Your jewellery is amazing...Love the ring!! You certainly came back in style!! x

Ira Huberts said...

Likewise! So good to have you back Sherry! And what a fantastic ´comeback´ this is! Gosh, fabulous jewelry with the shrink plastic!! Brilliant! Hugs, Ira xox

SusanLotus said...


Hope you are doing just fine!
Happy creativity!


Terry said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday! Welcome back and look at those lovely flowers! Gorgeous! I have been shrinking many items, but not those flowers! I just blogged mine today as well! Hugs!

Netty said...

loving your shrink plastic jewellery Sherry, such a great way of using the die cuts. Annette x

PetraB said...

wow, this is fabulous ... missed your wonderful art

PetraB said...

wow, this is fabulous ... missed your wonderful art

Meggymay said...

Fantastic jewellry, good to see you back blogging.
Yvoone x

Createology said...

So glad you are back SSD! Your challenge is quite creative and you rocked the pink beads and flowers. T!m will be proud of you. Where is Barbie when you need her? Divine Dear. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

BA said...

sherry your jewellery are fantastic
xoxo BA

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How cute is that! What an awesome idea and a great job!

Jen xo said...

nice to see you back :) I get like that when I have been away too your shrink dink jewellery , I must try it one day :)

Deborah said...

Ah, so that's what you were doing with shrink plastic :-) Glad to see you back.

Twinkle Star said...

Ooh they are lovely Sherry - the pink is so pretty!

Thank you for the lovely comments too, much appreciated!

Glad you are back, hugs, Estelle xx

Jackie said...

So glad you are back. I've missed your posts.
Your ring and bracelet are gorgeous and such a clever idea.

Terri said...

Good to see you!!!
Your jewelry is amazing. You were super creative to go in this direction with the challenge. It is all beautiful! You are taking Sizzix art to a new level!

Jenny said...

Lovely to have you back Sherry... adore your gorgeous ring and bracelet... that die is fabulous... and how wonderful to use shrink plastic... such beautiful results...

Jenny ♥

Mrs A. said...

Wow, These are beautiful. love the colours. hugs Mrs A.