Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Shabby Chic Topiary

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out something different to do for Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge. If you haven't been to Tim's blog, go now, he has a challenge going on right now and is giving away some Awesome prizes.
I came up with the idea to do a topiary type shabby chic tree. I made all the flowers with Tims tattered floral die and use different color BLUE JEANS  and canvas to make each flower. I took a hat pin and went thru the center of the flower and poked it into a styrofoam cone. I also used Tims tattered laves die and some canvas, and inked them with distress ink  I added lace,  pearls and a few frog flowers to make it look more shabby chic. Thanks to my vegabond, all the cutting was easy. I actually did all the cutting while watching my favorite u-stream show with Jim The Gentleman Crafter. That man is so entertaining, he makes my Tuesday. Check him out at:
Let me know if you like my topiary! I love it when you leave me comments, it brightens my day!!!!


  1. Shari, this is a great idea! Love your topiary and your flowers are awesome! Very, very pretty!

  2. Beautiful topiary! Love the idea of using blue jeans material to cut the flowers out.

  3. Oh my...this is gorgeous ! Love how elegant i turned out. And putting it beside the small dress form makes it terrific ! Great idea to use a styrofoam cone as the base ! Where did you find the mini dressform ?
    Also the colors you used for the flowers make this project so pretty !
    Thanks a lot for sharing your creativity and let us be inspired !
    Hugs from Spain

  4. This is beautiful, Shari! I am so glad that I found your blog via ATT. Your work is perfection. I like that you are not a copycat of TH syle, but expand on it to make your art unique!

  5. How cool is that! Great idea to use old jeans, and now you have a wonderful piece of art to display in your home.

  6. Hi, my sweet Shari!!! I love your beautiful topiary my friend, and how clever to use the dress form!!! Your flowers are soooo pretty and what a wonderful piece of art you've created for any setting!

    You are such a sweetheart, I appreciate that you always drop in and leave me such warm comments! It's not overlooked.

    Btw, I hope your daughter is doing well and the rest of the family. Sending love and sweet thoughts always!


  7. I DO love this .... way cool idea. I'm really enjoying seeing all the challenge projects! Enjoy.