Birds & Words

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Faux Tea Roses

I hope you're all having fun following and, hopefully, playing along with us for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenges (CC3C). If you haven't entered yet, this is a great challenge to jump in. Tim's Faux Tea Roses can be found on page 65 of Compendium of Curiosities III. Just make up a few and begin creating! All the guidelines for the challenge can be found here. Make up your project, enter it on Linda Ledbetter's blog, comment on the host blogs and you've got a shot. TWO shots, actually. One winner is chosen by vote of the Curiosity Crew and will find a boat load of prizes (generously donated by Tim and Mario) raining down on their head. Another winner will be selected at random and will receive a $50 gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium.

This challenge was a blast!! I love LOVE these pretty roses, made with Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Pinecone die. We've had the pinecones made with this die in our shop (Rocky Mountain Memories) for some time. I knew you could also do roses with it, but had never done it. Oh my gosh, its really easy and gorgeous result!!

I created my roses with Sticky Back Canvas adhered to a piece of scrapbook papers. I colored one of them with Mustard Seed Distress Stain and the other two with Mustard Seed Distress Paint. I wanted to use both mediums to get an idea of the difference in texture & color. They both worked really well, but the stain seemed to be a little brighter.
 I picked up a bit of Mustard Seed Distress Stain and touched up the roses in places where you could see the white core of the paper.  I touched up the edges of the petals with some Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I had so much fun making this little mini book with a Maya Road linen 4x6 book. I covered the pages with tissue paper from an old dress pattern, adhering with Ranger Matte Medium. I'll give you a look at the inner pages, just for fun.....

My theme came from the yellow roses, which always makes me sing a little tune, being a good Texan. The theme started there and carried through.
 The letters on the cover are painted with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint which, it turns out, is just the color of the Texas state flower, bluebonnets. The white dots are done with Liquid Pearls and are a nod to the touches of white in these pretty flowers. Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire are a fabulous color theme, I'm sure I'll be using those two a lot!
 My bestie came to visit me this month with her husband and took this shot of a longhorn in the bluebonnets on the way. How do you get more iconic Texan than that? Well, maybe Bluebell ice cream as a bluebonnet container. Yummmmm, best ice cream ever. Just a few of my favorite things. ;-)
 The center spread has a foundation of Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste through a Dyan Reavely stencil. I layered on Tim's Flying Bird from Stamper's Anonymous on the left, symbolizing the Texas state bird, the mockingbird. Tim's "life is good" stamp, a silhouette of the state and a sway of yellow roses completes it!
 I rode horses as a girl growing up in Texas so I included a shot of me barrel racing. Tim's Picture Wheel die by Sizzix is the perfect frame for letters, numbers, small pictures or any small pieces.
My favorite thing about this picture is how my legs weren't long enough to reach the stirrups. I shared the saddle with my daddy that night and his legs were a lot longer than mine!!
Well, that's enough of my little indulgence. It sure was fun for me and I hope it was fun for you, too.

101 comments:

  1. Oh my stars...this is so creative and so YOU! What a wonderful idea and could be re-created for a number of occasions/locations. Thank you!

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  2. I love your little book! So clever to play on The Yellow Rose of Texas. Someday I will make it to your beautiful state to see the bluebonnets!

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  3. Awesome job!! Looks VERY Texan to me!! TFS

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  4. The Yellow Rose of Texas eh! Brilliant. I could do the Red Rose of Lancashire, now there's a thought.

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  5. Love the yellow on here,a very underused colour!

    Donna.x

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  6. what a wonderful tribute to Texas and such a great place to keep pics of your barrel racing! how exciting that must have been! Your yellow roses are beautiful - thanks for sharing the steps in making them!

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  7. I love your amazing project and great colours xx

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  8. I so love your "Yellow Rose of Texas," Cheryl. The little mini album is gorgeous and a lovely way to keep those treasured memories. Happy Memorial Weekend!

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  9. beautiful and as you said yellow and blue work so well together. lovely little book xx

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  10. I really love this project, Cheryl! i can't stop humming the song! I love how you used sticky back canvas to create the roses, what a great idea! The roses turned out great! The book is so clever and fun too! fabulous!

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  11. Wonderful piece of work here, love that you used the roses as part of your saying! Thanks for taking us through your process.

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  12. This is a wonderful little album, I love the idea of using sticky back canvas and love the picture wheel too. I too am humming the Yellow Rose of Texas, but I do like it! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  13. This is really a nice album with the linen covers. Colors are great and sweet details on every page. All the ladies out did themselves on this challenge. Love Texas.

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  14. Fabulous Cheryl! Love those gorgeous sunshine coloured roses and your little book looks stunning!

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  15. I LOVE this so much cheryl. You really pulled put the big guns. Made me home sick then say "Come and take it!".

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  16. This is so pretty. The yellow and blue combination is stunning.
    Jess

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  17. What a treasure your little album is. I love your yellow roses.

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  18. Love Love Love your roses! I've mentioned on another crew members blog about my affinity for yellow roses, and yours are gorgeous. I'm in love with the texture that the canvas creates.

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  19. I never knew you were a barrel racer...I'm blown away! Great images and love all the Texas goodies of course, and your cover with the yellow canvas roses is just lovely!!!

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  20. Such a cool project. The "yellow rose of Texas" was perfect for the Texas themed album. I love that you used sticky back canvas. You inspired me.

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  21. Your yellow rose of texas book is a hoot! thanks

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  22. Oh do I love your mini! it is such a fun project! Love the back too!!! hehehe. It is so sweet and perfect for your Texas travels!

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  23. Singing the Yellow Rose of Texas as I look through your post. Great mini full of memories and lovely yellow roses.

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  24. Fabulous mini book, love the linen texture and the embellies are perfect and yes I have that song in my head now!

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  25. How cool is this!?!? Great idea using the Stain and the Paint to vary the coloring. What a terrific book, Cheryl!

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  26. Very nice book and love the linen. Great way to remember good times and clever to use yellow roses as memories are from Texas.

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  27. Wow, Cheryl, I was blown away just seeing the cover, but the entire album is amazing!!! This is a perfect keepsake. PERFECT!

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  28. Great mini scrapbook. Your yellow roses inspired my project. I had to make yellow roses as well.

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  29. I did not realize it was a whole album! it is fabulous! What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Cheryl.. love the album.. where better to use the yellow roses... a Texas themed album!

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  31. Cheryl, your 'little' book about the BIG state is really beautiful... LOVE the bright yellow roses, so magnificently created with canvas!!!! Loving it and will have to give that one a try... Very nice ART going on there... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  32. Way to follow through on a theme, Cheryl! Beautiful little album!

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  33. Love the cover of you mini book, and the yellow roses are lovely.

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  34. So cool, love the whole Texas theme.

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  35. Beautiful memory piece of art

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  36. What a great take on this challenge.

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  37. Oh what a fun little mini; the yellow roses are beautiful ( always wondered what sticky canvas would look like for the roses... Thanks ! ) ... filled with creative ideas... linen pages covered with pattern papers... so creative , love the colors too !

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  38. What a fun book! I love all of the different details you added to it.

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  39. Your book is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. I am not from Texas, but I am singing now--(clap clap clap clap--Deep in the Heart of Texas!!) Love this, Cheryl!! What a fun memory book with each page and detail telling a different story! Fabulous!! And those faux tea roses tell it All!!! What a GREAT inspiration for this challenge! XOXO-Shari

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  41. Great project and I am very fond of yellow roses so this really grabbed my attention!

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  42. Great inspiration for this challenge! This is an amazing Mini album! Your yellow roses are fantastic but also the inside of your project is fabulous! BArbarayaya

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  43. Wow Texas in a book, you've got it all there. The yellow roses are stunning, I've always been a little shy of mustard seed distress ink but its perfect for these beautiful blooms. Wow!

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  44. I love that you used to different surfaces for the roses. The hint of book print paper under the petals looks great. Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

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  45. The sticky backed canvas is a great idea! I love your journal..a very nice tribute to Texas!!

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  46. So cute. Love all the different textures you used.

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  47. oh bless, I didn't realise that it was a book!!! AN AwESOME BOOK at that! When I saw the front I thought it was a box lid... how exciting to see all the pages you created too... Now I NEED to go to Texas! TFS your art babe xx

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  48. Your flowers are so perfect .. I love the project !!

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  49. Cheryl, I am finally making my way to your blog. I LOVE your yellow roses and wasn't even aware that you used sticky back canvas for your roses when I first saw the piece. What a great idea! Such texture! I love this because you can make your roses any color your heart desires. A great use of Distress Stain. Gonna have to try this.

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  50. How clever of you!! Your yellow roses are just perfect and the entire project is inspiring.

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  51. Very creative....I loved the play on words (roses)?

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  52. Yellow rose of Texas love it...

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  53. What an awesome keepsake. Making the roses out of sticky back canvas is genius!

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  54. oh wow!!! fabulous mini book!!! awesome details!! =)

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  55. Great effect and great album also!

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  56. I loved looking through your linen album. Great details and very creative! TFS

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  57. What a fun little mini. Love all the detail and materials you've used. DROOL!

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  58. Nice idea to use the roses instead of the wording, great project x

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  59. Oh Cheryl...what a fabulous creative album!! LOVE your yellow roses...very clever... Thank you for the wonderful inspiration....Jan x

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  60. Cheryl! I am way behind the times, but I just barely found out that you were on this CC3 Challenge Team! How wonderful to see your talents and this album is amazing. I love the Texas theme and especially the back page with its fun sentiment! You have so many lovely layers in this piece and I am always impressed with your knowledge of techniques. You're not only a fabulous shop owner (can't wait to get back to shopping at RMM), but you are an incredible artist as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Such a fun little book. I love the idea of using sticky back canvas. I can't wait to try it.

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  62. This has so much texture and interest and LOVE the colours. Beautiful.

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  63. This has so much texture and interest and LOVE the colours. Beautiful.

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  64. I love the colours and it got me singing the moment I saw it!!

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  65. I should think everyone knows that tune lol!
    Great little book full of detail.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  66. Fun little book! Your yellow roses are so happy and the perfect touch for the cover. Really enjoying the variety of projects.

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  67. What a unique and beautiful piece! Your roses turned out beautifully!

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  68. Those mustard yellow roses are bright & beautiful! Love them!

    Ha! Bet you don't miss the hot humid Texas summers tho... it's heating up here in Houston ;/

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  69. A fab project to give us Englanders a snapshot Texas ;).I like how you used distress stain and paint in the same project together, a great way of adding variation and texture.

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  70. Cheryl, after living in Texas for five years, taking photos in the bluebonnets, going to the Houston Rodeo, and touring the Blue Bell factory, I truly GET this book! It is absolutely spot on and your faux roses are FANTASTIC! THX for showing the inside, too! FAB creation!

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  71. What a fun project, a whistlestop tour of Texas love it and the yellow roses of course

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  72. love your theme for the roses I am now singing :)

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  73. This is just fabulous Cheryl. Just love the yellow colour and your book. Your faux tea roses are stunning and fit so well
    x catherine

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  74. I love this Cheryl! I especially love the theme having lived in Texas for a year. I loved the warm Texas welcome and I got as big a kick out of all y'all accent as y'all did of my very English one. I love all the texture you've used and your faux flowers are beautiful. Hope my pinecone die arrives in time to play. ;)

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  75. This is such a cool album I love it!

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  76. So beautifully worn. Love the yellow roses. That is cool to see how well they turn out with the canvas! Great ideas!

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  77. Fabulous mini book - and I love how the roses turned out with the canvas. Now the song is stuck in my head lol!

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  78. When I first saw your Texas roses, I was homesick for when I lived in Houston - not the weather so much but the people I knew there. And the book is inspired! what a great idea!

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  79. You album is just adorable!!! I love the sticky back canvas idea for the roses; its on my must try list. Even though my older 2 live in Denver, When I visit- Estes Park and your store are a planned destinations.

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  80. Cheryl your roses are perfect. Love your album. Thank you for sharing the inside pages with us

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  81. Beautiful roses and I love your memory album. xx

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  82. Love your album and the yellow roses of Texas are gorgeous. Love the saying at the end too. :)

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  83. As soon as I saw your project, I immediately started humming along :) I used a variety of different materials when making all my roses, but never thought of sticky back canvas! Must try now :)

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  84. What a fun project! The yellow roses are perfect! Really beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

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  85. This is a wonderful tribute to Texas and fond memories. The roses are so pretty, I love the texture! Have a super day!~kim

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  86. I'm not a Texan but I really love this!! I think making the roses our of stick back canvas is great too.

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  87. Love your mini...especially the yellow roses. What a great idea to use the sticky back canvas! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Great Project, thanks for sharing

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  89. Fabulous project, I had so much fun making my little tea roses xx

    Denise xx

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  90. Great book Cheryl! Love the roses and the back cover is perfect!

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  91. Lovely little book! Loved your use of sticky back canvas for the roses, it worked really well! I wonder if you could use other fabric as well? I'll have to have a try!

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  92. Cheryl this is stunning... and ive now got the song in my head... Px

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  93. What a wonderful album. I love the texture of it. TFS

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  94. fabulous album, love the cover with those gorgeous yellow roses, and haow fantastic to see a long horn ! x

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  95. What a fun mini album. Love knowing why you added the photos and stamps that you did.

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  96. A nice mini, love the yellow roses.

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  97. hi - me again - thanks for coming around to my blog and leaving a nice comment!

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  98. Thanks for coming around to my blog Cheryl, and I am really grateful for the kind comments you left there.

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