Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shabby Fabric Flower Tutorial by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone HAPPY IRS day if you are here in the US (LOL - GRUMBLE GRUMBLE)   Here is a post that will help you get over those tax day blues!

I'm sharing with you a simple tutorial for creating these beautiful Shabby Flowers using Marion Smith Designs Rose Petal Die (the one in the center of the photo below). Oh and BTW -  the Bloom tools are shipping to retailers now - so exciting I hope you got one. I used embossing powder to recolor the filigree flowers from antique brass to gold and silver.

For my tag I used the Garment District collection and Marion's Junque and Gems for my Flower centers.

I've attached my flower to this tag.  I created the tag background during my January Ustream.  Can you say ohhhhhhh soooo Shabby?


Here is a process video of me making the flower.

 I'm working on a few projects now using these flowers.  My next few posts will be using them. 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

Flower Supplies:

Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems
Marion Smith Designs - Bloom Impressions Dies  - Rose Petal (Large die)
Unbleached Muslin
Desired Flower Center

Golden Gesso (Black)
Liquitex - Matt Medium Fluid
Marion Smith Designs - Garment District Paper - 12 x 12
The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Bricks
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding Grip
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Coffee
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Metallic - Tarnished Brass
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Walnut Stain
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Reinkers - Walnut Stain
Ranger  Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Specialty Stamping Paper - 12 x 12
Prima - Bretton Vines Collection - Flower Embellishments - Purity
Prima - Flower Embellishments
Prima - Vintage Trinkets Collection - Metal Embellishments - Keys
Prima - Julie Nutting - Cling Mounted Stamps - Mixed Media Doll - Six
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers L Die - Vintage Valise
Sizzix - Bigz Die - Wings, Angel
Silhouette America - Cameo - Electronic Cutting System
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - 2 Ounce Bottle - Antique Brass
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - 2 Ounce Bottle - Wheat Fields
Copic - Sketch Marker - E50 - Egg Shell
Copic - Sketch Marker - E55 - Light Carmel
Copic - Sketch Marker - E30 - Bisque
Copic - Sketch Marker - E37 - Sepia
Copic - Sketch Marker - E11 - Bareley Beige
Copic - Sketch Marker - E01 - Pink Flamingo
Copic - Sketch Marker - R20 - Blush
Copic - Sketch Marker - 0 - Colorless Blender
Copic - Sketch Marker - BV23 - Grayish Violet
Tsukineko - Memento - Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Color Gelatos - Metallic - Gold
Vintaj Metal Brass Company - Metal Jewelry Chain - Flat Link

Misc.  Pocket Watch
Misc. Vintage Hymn paper

- See more at: http://www.psychomomscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/ustream-baggage-mixed-media-canvas-by.html


  1. Wow this is super amazing Tonya love die cutting the fabric and omg embossing on the junque & gems...whoooo

  2. Tonya this is incredible?! You are so talented. Thank you for taking the time to do a video, you go above and beyond. Oh and your nails are pretty. ;)

  3. Just watched the video, loved it. Can't wait to make one of these flowers.