Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tattered Floral Cinderella Slipper

Hi bloggers, I am excited to finally reveal my entry for the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge which is closing tomorrow. I wanted to create something really unique and tried to layer lots of different elements with grungepaper, fabric and acetate. I will show a few more close up pictures below with a few directions of how I created the different shapes. My love of Disney also inspired this piece, using a vintage shoe as Cinderella's slipper and sneaking a little clue in with an old vintage Cinderella playing card sticking out of the shoe! Love it!

To make the big flower there are five separate layers.

Start with covering some grungepaper with dictionary paper and then add a bit of distress ink and glimmer mists and then cut out the tattered floral shapes. Use the largest flower as the base.

I then used the large floral shape cut out from white textured fabric and curled up the edges, adding a little distress ink. The centre of this flower was also created using the same fabric and to create this look you need to roll the edges in on the medium sized flower (see below).

This flower will be the last to layer on top.

I also cut out some flowers from lace and then individually cut out three of the petals to use as layers.
 The acetate layer was created by using the large tattered floral shape and then stamping a design on the petals before cutting them out individually and layering them.

To make the medium sized flower, there are six separate layers which are shown below. They are all gathered together using the metal brad.

To make the white calico flower as seen above, 3rd from the right, follow the example picture below.

Take the large flower shape with the thin petals and fold each one in and glue in position. Do this for all the petals and once you have finished add a bit of distress ink.

The third smallest flower was created from three layers, grungepaper, fabric and lace layers with a small brad holding them altogether.

There are so many different ideas you can come up with to use this tattered floral die and if you haven't bought one yet, you definitely should as they are so versatile to the style you want to create.

All the ideas I have seen from the Tim Holtz challenge have been so inspiring and if you are ever stuck for ideas for how to use this die cut then just keep referring back to Tim's challenge page to view everyone's awesome ideas.

Let's hope this one's a winner!


  1. I love the flowers you created!

  2. Thank you Linda and Lisa for your lovely comments. These flowers are so fun and easy to make, I definitely recommend buying the tattered florals die cut.