So I am working on a scrapbook of our Grand Canyon and Tombstone road trip and needed a really rustic flower . . . something not flowery, you know? This is what I came up with:
I started by die cutting two medium sized flowers out of canvas with my sizzix machine (flower die #654982). I used some Ranger distress inks (walnut and vintage photo) to "dirty" up the canvas a bit. I then edged it using a brown permanent marker. I used the ink a little heavier on the bottom flower for depth. I then used a cream colored paper flower and glimmer misted it with a yellow/gold glimmer mist that I mixed myself (Tim Holtz has a great tutorial for this). Then I used my Ranger distress inks again (patting it on the non-stick mat and then misting with water so I could use a paint brush to apply). I used walnut, vintage photo and black soot (just the edges with the black soot).
Once I had it the look I wanted it didn't seem to be "enough" so I ran it through the Sizzix machine in a Tim Holtz embossing folder (I used the patchwork folder that came in the "Bingo and Patchwork" set) to give it some texture.
The last item was a plastic button I probably pulled off of an old shirt. I used a little Ranger alcohol ink to give it a little color and then I glued them all together and called it FINISHED!