Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tattered and Torn Flower Tutorial

I knew as soon as I saw these adorable photos of my cousin Regina's baby girl Callaia,  that they would be perfect for these new Kaisercraft papers (Charlotte's Dream Collection) that I won last month from Flying Unicorn! Besides being a new mommy, Regina's also a professional photographer, and her little model is just too cute!
I started with this beautiful sketch by my friend Amy (Amarilys) for Scrapthat.
I used 3 different border punches for a challenge at Funtoolas hosted by another scrappy friend Anna. I masked a doily with different mists, and hand stitched around it before adding Callaia's picture to it. I also hand stitched around the whole page using 4 different colors, as an example for the Sewing Challenge that I host at Scrapbook.com, with the twist to use lacing. I'm also entering this into the ABC Challenge at Scrapbook.com for the letters J (Jewels,my pearls) K (Keepsake, I used me and Regina's late Grandma's buttons), and L (lace, under the lacing.)

The flowers I made were inspired by the flowers on the paper. To make them you'll need white cardstock, distress inks (tattered rose and spun sugar), a blending tool, Glimmer Mist (Dazzling diamonds), and glue.

Start by using your blending tool and covering your white cardstock with Distress inks in tattered rose and spun sugar. Then make a small dot with a pencil to mark the center of your flower. Now carefully tear petals around that dot. I tried to make 2 of the same size, but it's up to you how many layers you want and how big to make them.
Now spray each flower with Glimmer Mist ( I used Dazzling Diamonds), and lightly crumble them from the centers.
Open them up and shape however you want. I curled the petals of  my 2 largest flowers upwards, and the rest inwards.The smallest flower I left closed, but  curled one or two of the petals.
Now just layer and glue all of your flowers together. If you don't like the look, you can always reshape your petals until your satisfied. Here's a close-up of how I did mine. To make the cream flowers I used my blending tool and Distress inks in Antique linen and old paper.
They were a little time consuming, but I think they're worth it!  Thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. gorgeous layout Drea! Love those flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Beautiful layout and thanks for entering my challenge!

  3. wonderful page Drea - your flowers are beautiful!

  4. Really I just became a follower today.... Duh... As if I haven't been stalking your amazing ness

  5. Beautiful page Drea and fabulous tuto!!! love your flowers!!!