Friday, June 6, 2014

Burlap and Flowers......

I have been playing a bit lately.  Just experimenting if you will.  But I did manage to make a pretty flower incorporating burlap.  Man that stuff ravels like crazy or at least the roll I purchased does.  I've never had any experience with it before and I'm wondering if a smaller weave would be better suited for what I want.  I may try and find some and try it out.



Do know how hard this is to photograph?  Of course my brilliant photography skills are shining through this morning.  (Being sarcastic)  I also put a layer of netting in there as well. 
The paper I used for the flower is from Prima (Almanac Collection)  The background paper I chose is also from the same collection.    The frame and the leaves are Marianne Creatables dies that I have had for awhile.  



Here is a closeup but it still doesn't do it justice.  This is one of those cards that you just need to see in person.  The lovely piece of lace under the flower is a Heartfelt Creations die called Lace Border.  I never tire of using this one!

The weekend is just around the corner.  Hope you have you have a good one!

22 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is very pretty Glenda. I love the little black frame..Your flower is so unique. And burlap, I think is hard to work with. The smell for one bothers me but this does look like an open weave which would be a bit of a challenge.
Enjoy a great weekend.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous Glenda! I love the colors and that beautiful flower! I have a secret for working with burlap. I "paint" the edges with a bit of Matte Multi-medium to keep them from unraveling after I get just the look I want. I learned that trick from Lynne Forsythe. When I want to die-cut it, I just give a light coat over the whole piece before cutting.

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Glenda! Love the whole style and the burlap flower is beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Bummer on the unraveling, but WOW on the creation! Oh, the warm, wonderful colors and those fabulous flowers! The paper and die cuts and glitter all leave me gasping. Your photos look awesome. If this is not up to snuff, then I would probably fall over if I saw it in person. WOW!

Kathy said...

Wow, Glenda, this is just stunning!!! What a beautiful combination of colors, papers and elements! Love the burlap with the papers! Blessings! Kathy

Selma said...

Wow Glenda. My jaw dropped when I opened this one. Absolutely gorgeous my friend.

Donna Idlet said...

Glenda this is beautiful! Love it.

Nan G said...

Fabulous in the pics so I know it's even more so IRL! All burlap tends to fray easily. I've tried the matte medium with some success (as mentioned above). p.s. love the browns!

Neet said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love every aspect of it and the balance is perfect.

Neet said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love every aspect of it and the balance is perfect.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful burlap flower and lovely card, Glenda, you always make such wonderful flowers! I love your white lacy piece as well! Have a busy day selling! Happy Saturday!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I would love to see it in person, because it is gorgeous here. When I work with burlap, I always back it first with a medium weight iron on interfacing like Wonder Under. It only takes a few seconds to apply and makes all the difference in the world. You can then die cut it, paint it, spritz it, etc and the raveling effect is greatly reduced.

Judi said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colors here. And you got some great tips for working with burlap that all of us can benefit from. Oh and btw, I think your photos are great.

Olga said...

Of all the gorgeous creations you have done and shared, this is by far my favorite, breathtaking!!!!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Glenda, WOW gorgeous paper, fabulous die cut, your flower is gorgeous, I can imagine the ;arge burlap would be unraveling, I kind of like that look :), love the netting too, the frame around the bird and cage is fabulous another stunning card, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful week..

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card and the layered flower you made is gorgeous!! That large weave burlap does fray because there is nothing holding it together. You could brush on a thin layer of matte medium.

scrappymo! said...

Lots of fabulous tips here for working with the burlap!

Your card is stunning. I like the ravelly look of the burlap on this one. The texture contrast is amazing!

Starla said...

I love the color scheme and the texture of the burlap!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Oh, my goodness this is beyond fabulous. I really think you should frame this one. Just got my broken computer back and will be sending you an e-mail once I have everything down loaded.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Glenda-I just love your pretty card. The burlap flower is just darling. What pretty paper and color combination. It's stunning.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love the colors!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh wow, Glenda, this card is simply stunning. I know what you mean about seeing projects in real life!! I can just imagine what this one is like. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and it's a delight to be designing with you at Craft Hoarder's Anonymous this month!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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