Jun 16, 2012

A burlap flower.

Hello Everyone. 

My Papers are Graphic45.

I used three different size buttons and tied a knot of twine in each.
Added my stitching, and a scalloped strip of cardstock.
I have the setting now the focus.

The Flower.
I painted the burlap with mod-podge; it seals and glues the fibres together so they do not fray, and fall apart once cut.
My Burlap(Jute) flower has been made using the TH 'tattered florals die'.
The buds are just one petal rolled tightly and glued, then the stamens pushed in the centre; these were made from the Hero Arts twine.

The organza trim behind the flower creates a soft effect, which juxtaposes the two fibres wonderfully, it adds a different texture.


I did seriously consider adding some element to the negative space on the striped strip, but I fought the urge to do so, the importance and placement of my flower  can hold it's own against the busy Bg perfectly, so I need not add any more..... I can't believe I have just said that!!!!



Enjoy your weekend, and many many thanks for all the wonderful kind comments you leave.
Smiles:)
Sue

24 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh gosh how gorgeous is this Hun,just love those papers,you have used,and just love how you have used,Tim's die to make that wonderful amazing flower stunning card Hun,love it hugs Cherylxxxx

Caroline said...

Hi this is absolutely stunning love the paper's and the layout is fantastic love the stunning flower it truly is a work of art. Caroline xxx

Mary J said...

So gorgeous and rich - love it Sue!

Heather said...

I just love your Burlap flower!! fabulous rich colors! Beautiful stitching! Great inspiration piece!
Hugs
Heather

Rosemary said...

goodness sue! what a stunning card!! your burlap flower is absolutely amazing and i think you made the right call leaving all the open space... it allows one to take in the full beauty of your flower!

Barb said...

Wow! Amazing card, Sue! LOVE that you used burlap for the flower - looks gorgeous!

Thanks also for making me laugh - hugs! :)

lainey said...

so yummy Sue. lainey x

Dawn said...

Sue, you have created a stunning flower. Jute is hard to work with, so liked your tip of using the Modge Podge on it. I'm starting to get some great flowers now I've started using watercolour paper for them. And being more patient. Your card today has inspired me to find some jute/burlap and have a go.

onecraftymama said...

OH, I have to laugh at Rob being bald...my husband Rob is thinning very evenly - we joke he has one hair per square centimetre. So around here, I have to stay out of his hair because there's not enough to risk knocking any more out ;) lol!
I love the idea of sealing the burlap - genius! That really opens up the possibilities for crafting with it. All the elements are perfect - I really love the soft trim peeking out from behind the flower! I just want to touch :)

Lisa M said...

Well, it's day 2 of me observing this card and I think I now have figured out why I LOVE it!
You know that ol' saying, "Distance makes the heart grow fonder?" Well, you coined it perfectly...'resistance.' When I first saw this, it really caught my eye, but I was a little baffled by the 'empty space.' Even I visualized maybe a little sentiment tag or a flourish, but the more I looked and thought about it, I realized it's PERFECT what you chose to do! So, the new phrase is now "Resistance makes the heart grow fonder!" Anything else would have distracted from that completely groovy flower you've designed, in Jute no less. :)
I do believe you've just added yet another layer Onion. ;)
This card brought me smiles...
Quirks

Anita Houston said...

You crack me up and leave me wanting more with your writing style...love it!!! Moreover, I Iove this card! There is just something about stittching, it takes time and looks so fabulous, that draws my eye first. Your flower is a tiny work of beautiful textural art!!! All around gorgeousness here!

Brenda Brown said...

You have sold it all to me completely, both in your post and your wonderful creation. You are one very talented lady.
hugs {brenda] xox

Greta said...

Oh Sue--this is currently my favorite card you've made (note--I said currently--keeps changing!). The color scheme is one I always like--not as "busy" as some & everything compliments the rest of the elements perfectly. LOVE that flower & thanks for the Modge Podge tip--I'll try that & maybe actually open my Tattered Florals die now. You've inspired me with your work of art!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I am totally in love with your burlap flower, Sue. It's really marvelous the way that burlap has held so tightly together using the Modge Podge. Love that designer paper you used too and your negative space is just perfect. Awesome work on this challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Tui Nathan said...

Love this card Sue ...that burlap flower is so naturally beautiful what a fabulous creation ... and of course your I love how you have made your stitching so eye-catching ... and finally your scatter of buttons ... love that!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sue, I'm still chuckling at your comment about staying out of Rob's hair...or lack thereof. You are too funny! That flower, however, is NO laughing matter! Wowza! How in the world did you get so much amazing detail working with burlap. You have the magic touch and a beautiful style, my friend. I bet the dimension on this one is even more stunning in person. Have a great day! Big hugs! :)

Evelyn S. said...

I have no burlap, but I do have twine...and buttons. Maybe I should try this challenge! It wouldn't come close to your fabulous shabby chic creation, Sue! (Congrats on your pretty birdie card being chosen for the prize on Frilly and Funkie Sunday Share!)

Sharon said...

Sue what a beautiful card! And I love how you did your burlap flower! It is just beautiful and charming! I love how you gave us your tip on how to keep your burlap from fraying. (thanks). The stitching on the card gives your card some visual interest!
Hope your weekend was good. hugs, sharon w.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful flower and gourgeous card! Just love it!...:)

Louise - PunknScrap said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love how you have made the flower, very creative. I love the style of your cards you are very clever. I promise I won't hold it against you that you are from Auckland, as long as you don't judge me being from Dannevirke :)

Marie Gamber said...

Simply gorgeous! I love your card! So unique and beautiful!
Hugs,
Marie XX

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it,,,,,,OMG I lve every detail here,, wowww

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it,,,,,,OMG I lve every detail here,, wowww

penny4thoughts said...

I love the texture of your burlap flower - so that's the trick - use mod podge to seal the fabric first! Clever! It looks terrific :-)