How is everyone today?  I’m glad my weekend has been quiet and relaxing.  Yesterday I was able to get out in the yard and finish my path through the flower bed.  The whole time I was working, the creative juices were flowing.  I’ve really let this flower bed go over the last few years and had forgotten how good I felt when working outside.

When I received the new Spellbinders Dahlia Nestabilities, the first thing I thought of was trying to make flowers with the Grunge Paper.  I had seen so many posts by Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) with flowers made with Grunge Paper, and I couldn’t wait to try.  I finally got some Grunge Paper last week and last night went to work.  I chose not to make a card, but a wall hanging instead.  This will eventually hang in my studio!


Here’s a side view so you can see all the layers:


The base is a rectangle coaster that I sponged with Antique Linen.  Using the Tim Holtz Flourish Mask, I sponged over it with Vintage Photo and Walnut stain, sponging the edges with Vintage Photo.  Using various stamps from Studio 490, I over stamped the image to add interest.  The flower was made with Grunge Paper that was die cut with the Spellbinders Dahlia Nestabilities.  The front and back of each layer was inked with the same color and the top was stamped with script and music images.  To add some glitz to the flower, each layer was sprayed with coordinating pear shimmer mist.  Using a bone folder, the section of the flower was folded and scored so the flower would not lay flat.  The middle of the flower is a vintage clip-on earring that I found in the buttons that my Aunt gave me. I tore the clasp off and glued earring on with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!  I’ve got a race to run . . .  Bristol!

31 Responses to “Grunge Paper Dahlias!”

  1. Get on out of here you bad girl! OH MY GOODNESS! I am also a fan of Wendy Vecchi’s blog and talent! WOW SHERRY! You did an amazing job on this!

  2. Sherry, as usual, your work is stunning. I like what you’ve done with the dahlia die cuts and the grunge paper; I’ll have to check out Wendy Vecchi’s blog. Have a happy week!

  3. This is fabulous! Love the rich colors!

  4. Absolutely Beautiful Sherry! I can see I need to get started on my own yardwork if this is the result 😀
    I envy your studio wall having such a lovely new decoration.
    Thanks for sharing – Jean

  5. Too cool – and oh I am so completely envious of your Nesties!!!!! Love that you made a wall hanging – and also appreciate that you took a photo showing the 3-d aspect of the card. I thought from the first photo it looked like the leaf tips were turned up – but the side view shows it to its best advantage.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Peace and Luv,

  7. !!!! **** ~~~Magnificent~~~ **** !!!!

    Sherry, you have a wonderful ability to recreate flowers :0) I totally love it and maybe some day in the not-so-distant-future, you’ll do a Tutorial on how you manage to recreate these beauties.

    Out of this world =)

  8. this is just beautiful love the vintage feel and that flower is just great love the earring

  9. Oh my word! This is fanstastic, Sherry! I love the flower and the stem and how you paired the old railway ticket with the sentiment. This is in a tie with your gorgeous Spellbinder rose box for being my favorite Sherry project.

  10. Wow!! When I do yard work, there is NOOOO creativity following!!
    This is wonderful!! Just where do you find grunge paper? I think that stuff sounds sooo cool (and my pitiful LSS won’t carry it, I’m sure!!)

  11. WOWZER!!! This is soooo AWESOME!!! I love the layered flower and how you curled up the edges of the leaves!!! The ticket and swival clasp are soooo cool…..Beautifully done!!!

  12. This is so gorgeous!!

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your art & your choice of stamps!!
    Keep up the good work!

    designer- studio 490/Stampers Anonymous stamps
    Maya Road DT
    Certified Ranger Educator & exclusive Ranger demo artist
    tim holtz idea-ology DT

  14. How on earth would you mail that card? I have to alter mine by eliminating lumps, bumps and wrinkles! The post office is so darn picky!

  15. very cool, love the shipping tag too and the colors and dimension in the flower!

  16. Beautiful Sherry!!

  17. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!

  18. Ooooh! I’m hyper-wantilating. Love the bloom.

  19. This is awesome – I love it! I just got to meet Wendy at a local rubber stamp convention – love her style!

    Hey I came to your blog looking for you ’cause I haven’t seen you lately in the SCS Forums I frequent. Miss you – hope all is well. I’m terrible at keeping up with blogs on a regular basis.

  20. Sherry – This is beautiful. I also am a big fan of Wendy Vecchi. I was lucky enough to take two classes with her in Madison WI last November and I really enjoy her style! Love her stamps – they are so versatile!

  21. WOW! This is too cool! Beautifully done!

  22. Wow, Sherry! That grunge paper looks fabulous! Your wall hanging is just perfect! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!!

  23. I absolutely love it! Wow!

  24. LOVE the grunge paper flower!!

  25. Wow…this is gorgeous! Love the rich colours!

  26. BEAUTIFUL! It’s killing me. I am very anxiously awaiting the arrival of my own Grungepaper! Please UPS man, come soon!

  27. Ooooh! I love the vintage look combined with the grunge paper. And I knew I saved all of my Ron’s mother’s old jewelry for a reason. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Thanks for sharing this project. I just found Wendi’s blog and grunge paper art, purchased some grunge paper, have the dahlia nesties all ready to go….now I need to make a project! Your project is perfect inspiration! If I end up making something good, I’ll show you. Love your blog!

  29. lOVE these flowers!! Where did you get your plain grunge paper? All I can find is a dark gray. Beate did a rolled flower tutorial on SCS and her grunge paper looked white and she stamped it very light colors. Am I missing something?

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