Friday, 1 March 2013

Tattered Floral challenge


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!!
The week has flown by...right?
Wow March already .......time is just flying by!!

Have you seen the fabulous challenge that the super talented Tim Holtz has set using the Tattered floral die??
Well you need to hop over here to read all about how to enter, there's prizes too!! Woohoo!
So heres my entry using the die.....

I decided to use a large paper mache body form that had been lying around my shed for ages
to try and create my version of an Iron lady!
I have to say this is possibly the biggest piece I've worked on its 3-4ft ish !!
I just love the tattered floral flowers........
I used lots and lots of foil tape, I embossed it using a mixture of texture fades
I then  painted with Rangers Adirondack Paint in black 
The flowers were slightly coloured with vintaj paints

The wings were also painted using the Adirondack dabbers

I added lots of Idea-ology, along with some of my own vintage finds 
The base was created using a large barley twist candle holder 
the shoulders have door knockers as lapels 

The arms are an old large clock key
and this one was an old tray handle!

I have to say this was so much fun to create!!
It was hard to stop as I wanted to add so much more to her!!

I hope you like her too
feel free to leave a comment as its great to know you popped by!

Have yourselves a really fabulous weekend 
hugs 

Kaz x







65 comments:

  1. Theres only one word: MASTERPIECE!!!!!
    Greetings from Finland

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  2. Fabulous - I am in love with Steampunk and I love what you have done!

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  3. Wow, 4ft tall? That is going BIG! Love how you have covered her and the flowers just finish her off beautifully.

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  4. WOW!! I think I've just fainted from the beauty of this piece... Absolutely stunning and as always, it's faultless! xxx

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  5. Amazing Kaz. I think this is poss my most fave piece of art you have created so far.
    X

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  6. HOLY STEAMPUNK GORGEOUS_NESS! Kaz, you've really outdone yourself! This is truly stunning! I mean TRULY STUNNING! WOW! xxx

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  7. What a fun project this must have been! There is so much to see on her. Love all the texture and trinkets. Really well done.

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  8. I am blown away Kaz! This is incredible!!! I am completely speechless as I believe this piece is some of your finest work! (And I thought I had already seen that!) Wow.. You are fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend! You Rock!!!

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  9. What a fabulous piece of art! It is really wonderful, you are inspired, thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. I love how this turned out - so much nicer than the original iron lady!

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  11. Oh, Kaz!!! This is incredibly awesome!! WOW!!!!

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  12. If this doesn't win I'll eat a roll of foil tape! Fantastic job...I love it.

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  13. OMG! I love this/want this so badly!!! The fact that it is 4 feet tall makes it even more extraordinary. I always love your work but this one really takes the cake. Thanks for sharing it. Best ever, REALLY!

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  14. Stunning! And absolutely love the symbolism......If you don't win I'll have to knock Tim's head.

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  15. This is fantastic!!! Wow, wow and more wow!! It has so many wonderful elements and so much to look at. Amazing!!!

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  16. I am pretty much speechless! This "Iron Maiden" is absolutely priceless and a sure winner! Congratulations, Kaz!!

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  17. OhEmGee, Kaz! I think this may well be my favorite creation of yours! This is totally thinking outside the "normal" flower box! Fabby piece and I see why you love her. I do too!

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  18. That is fabulous Kaz!

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  19. Love it to pieces!

    ~Linda

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  20. OMG Kaz! This is a total work of art! Amazing ... you have poured so much imagination and creativity into this piece. It is absolutely breathtaking .... can't think of enough superlatives to describe the wonder of this awesome Iron Lady!

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  21. I just can say beautiful!!!!

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  23. BBBBRRRRRIIIIIILLLLLLIIIIIIAAAAAANNNNNNNTTTTTTTT!!!!!!! I Love her! If she had fists she'd rule the world!!! Most AWESOME!!! UBER awesome! You know I'm pinning!!!!

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  24. Stunning "Iron Maiden"!!!
    Fantastic work,all that amazing detail AND gorgeous embellishments....WOW!!

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  25. This is absolutely mind-boggling!!! It should be in an art gallery!

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  26. Love your creation. She looks like she could stand up to anything the world throughs at her. thanks as always for sharing.

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  27. Kaz this is insanely awesome! My eyes are going buggy from trying to take in all the glorious details :). fabulous!

    Amy*

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  28. Amazing! Love love love it! Trace x

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  29. Fabulous creation Kaz, must have taken some time and patience but with such beautiful results. Amazing piece to treasure

    Annie

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  30. WOW!!! What a creation. It is amazing.

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  31. A-MA-ZIN!
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  32. Oh Kaz! She is just stunning! Looks like metal. You rock!!

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  33. Off the wall fabulous! This is truly ART INSPIRATION! You rocked it my friend! Totally!

    Hugs to ya!!
    J.

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  34. Well now Kaz, this is A-MAZ-ING! absolutely wonderfully creative - I choose that you should win! (haven't seen any of the other creations but this is THAT good!) x x x

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  35. So Awesome Kaz... love ALL the details, the flowers are amazing !!!

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  36. Wow! She's some Iron Lady alright! Flowers are fab! Love the overall texture you've created on her. Ok here's how I really feel about her "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!

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  37. Blimey!!!! that really is something.Can't get over her. She's ready to go on show somewhere really special...

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  38. Absolutely incredible Kaz, I dread to think how much metal you had to use(!) but wow, really amazing :)

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  39. AWESOME, KAZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. OH MY GAWD, MY HEART My EVERYTHING I sooooo SO DIG IT!

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  41. OMG!!! This is sooooooo cooooooool!!!

    BTW...Jim...The Gentleman Crafter is sending us all to take a look.

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  42. absolutely smashing creation Kaz, luv it

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  43. Totally A.W.E.S.O.M.E lovely ... WOW! xx

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  44. Your work is great!!! Love it all. I found your blog by way of another blog. I have become a follower so that I can pop in often.

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  45. Awesome!!i love your take on an Iron Lady!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! ;)

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  46. Speechless. Seriously. Love your blog!

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  47. Amaaaaaazing!!!! How talented you are. In love!

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  48. Wow, this is super cool! Love all the metal and textures. I wish I could see it in real life.

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  49. Wow that is just amazing

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  50. What an amazing piece. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  51. Dear Kaz, this is awesome...gorgeous work!!! It takes my breath away!

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  52. Oh my! That's an awesome piece of art, love it.

    Kyla

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  53. Can I just say: oh my actual god (or iron goddess?!)... Wow!
    Alison xx

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  54. This project is AMAZING, you did a fabulous job. I just tried your technique on a steampunk egg and the texture is so cool.

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  55. WOw...just WOW...what else can I say...still saying WOW! LOVE THIS. Amazing!!!

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  56. i absolutely love this piece...it has everything i look for in my art and so much more...i am so inspired...well done.....love , love , love it xx coco

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  57. stunning stunning project, love it
    xoxo BA

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  58. Kaz..what more can I say but AWESOME...and...did you make a tutorial?? I would need step by steps because my mind is out of order right now. What a wonderful art piece you have made. Thank you for sharing.
    Love, Liz Walters
    Prescott, AZ

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Thanks so much for passing by the little shabby shed....your comments mean so much xx