This go round, we are putting the spotlight on the gorgeous Petaloo line of flowers. For the next 2 weeks, you'll be able to purchase these amazing blooms at an additional 15% discount. Ooh la la!
I have prepared some projects using different types of Petaloo flowers so that you can see how truly versatile and beautiful they are. I also have a fun little step-out tutorial to share with you, so you might want to go grab a nice cuppa and a little snack before we embark.
Using Petaloo Flowers in Mixed Media
Because I am trying to spread my wings a bit with mixed media, the first project I have to share with you is this Mixed Media Collage made with elegant Vintage Velvet Dogwoods and sparkling Teal Jeweled Textured Flowers. It's pure eye candy! I call this piece, "Flowers of the Sea."
You all know how very much I love the ocean, so I had to use Prima's French Riviera papers with these glorious flowers. The collage measures 6" wide x 8" tall and is built on a thick piece of corrugate packing material that I salvaged from our move.
Using Petaloo Flowers on Cards
This second project is a card made with Graphic 45's Children's Hour papers. I selected the July page and wanted to pull out the bright red tones from the paper, so I used some red Petaloo blooms to do that.
I anchored the bottom corner of the card with a large assemblage of flowers, leaves and a copper starfish charm from the shop. Tucking in the red glitter stars added even more texture and a touch of glitz to the card. It's perfect for a July 4th theme and makes me think of fireworks.
I placed this flower cluster next to the fussy cut girl holding a shell so that she would not disappear on the card. And just look at all that wonderful texture the flowers add to the composition!
This small velvet dogwood was just the right finishing touch for my bow cluster.
A Shabby Chic Gift Tag with Pion French Flea Market and Petaloo
My final project is a little shabby chic gift tag made with DIY Textured Blossoms and Pion French Flea Market Papers.
Are you wondering what I used for the base of this tag? It's Petaloo Packaging! I love the size and color of the tags that the flowers are mounted on. They are just the right thickness for a gift tag and take very well to mixed media treatments. Here's a step out to show you how I prepped the chipboard base for this tag.
Here's how the tag looked before I altered it. The pretty blue background was the perfect shade to go with Pion Design's French Flea Market papers.
I sanded the tag to get off the adhesive backing, and to remove the printed information.
To highlight the embossing, I sponged the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I watered down some Broken China Distress Paint with a spritz or two from my Distress Sprayer, then brushed it lightly over the tag.
I lightly swiped the tag with Broken China and Pumice Stone Distress Stain.
Then I added Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste with Tim's Mini Layering Stencil #10. After the paste dried, I placed the stencil down again so that it was slightly off center from the paste and added a drop shadow with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I spattered the tag with Dylusions Linen Ink and some Ground Espresso, too. I used corner punches to shape the top and bottom corners. Then I just layered on my elements.
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