Tattered Floral Die – Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Let's go fly a kite! Paper kite with Distress Inks, Diecuts, Stencils and Stamps (Marjie Kemper)

Here’s my entry for Tim Holtz’s Tattered Floral challenge and the numbers challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  I used lots of my favorite stamps and stencils and inks cut 40 flowers using the smallest of the four flowers on the die:

Tiniest flower from Tim Holtz's Sizzix Tattered Floral Die - with Distress Inks, stamps and stencils (Marjie Kemper)
My Tonic pick is a great piercer for adding the brads:

Work in progress with Sizzix Tattered Florals die
I used an Idea-ology clock, gears, and spinners, along with trinket pins and Glossy Accents to seal in some tiny JB stickers:

Closeup of paper kite center... Tim Holtz's Idea-ology embellishments on top of Distress Inks, Stamps, and Stencils (Marjie Kemper)

Three of Tim’s funky keys worked for my tail:

Another peek at the flowers:

Paper flower embellishments on kite project (Marjie Kemper)

And the main body of the kite:

Paper kite stenciling closeup
I was in the mood for kites and warm weather because it’s been a long winter and I’m ready for Spring. Schools are closed today because 6-10″ more snow is forecast. Here’s my view at the moment:

Hope you are safe and warm, wherever you are.  

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  9. Oh, the whimsy! I can hear the soundtrack from Mary Poppins “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” playing in the background. This is marvelous, amazing, and inspired. Such a fun take on this challenge.

  10. talk about “Flower Power”–this is gorgeous–love the color

  11. Gorgeous Marjie, LOVE your “aim high” kite. x

  12. love it Marjie – i love how all the flowers blend together. looks like a garland of gathered flowers from a spring garden. which i guess you can only imagine right now!

  13. Such a gorgeous project, love all the tiny flowers.

  14. Such an incredible piece, Marjie!! I can imagine how cool it would look on the wall. I love it!

  15. Love the kite, what a fun idea!! And your view outside looks very similar to mine… ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh wow Marjie, I love this ! You must have the patience of a saint to put tiny brads into all those flowers ! Gorgeous work ! Sue C x

  17. What?!? WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THIS IDEA? It’s awesome! Marjie…you are so creative! I love your funky kite! I love the colors and your background! Love the little flowers that completely encircle your kite! That clock and memo pins in the center is amazing! YOU, my dear, are one talented lady! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  18. Wow it’s really snowy over there. here it was nice weather for a few days and we all thought the spring was here, but starting tomorrow we going back to snow and freezing weather.. nooooo!
    Okay, now about your stunning piece! I love your kite! The tattered florals around the border are gorgeous! Love all the stamping you did and sentiment is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  19. Marjie this is SO COOL!!! I love the idea and the execution!!

  20. Simply gorgeous!!!xx

  21. Lynn Stevens says:

    Marji, when I saw this on ATT my mouth fell open. Fabulous and so creative. love how you used the clock and spinners and the keys for the tail.
    Hugs Lynn

  22. This is A-MAZE-ING. wonderful, lush, colors to aim high with….just beautiful Marjie!! This challenge has brought out some amazing pieces!

  23. This is soooo much fun, let’s go fly a kite up in the atmosphere where the air is clear!

  24. Marchelle Cometh says:

    One of the most unique creations I have EVER seen. I concur with everyone. This is so beautiful.

  25. Oh Girl, this is beyond gorgeous!!! You need to come to Arkansas, I have warm and windy weather happening ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. An inspired piece Marjie and wonderful use of the TF die.
    All we have is rain this weekend ):
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  27. WOW This is amazing. I love all the flowers around the kite. The kite string is too cute with those keys. Gorgeous!

  28. Hi Marjie, just came back to say how much I enjoyed your video workshop, it is hard to imagine that it was your first! Look forward to many more. Just noticed that my comment on this post is not here. Just in case it is lost in cyber space, I think your kite is stunning! Hugs, Anne x

  29. A totally amazing creation Marjie, love the blues, the flowers, the embellishments, the sentiment – everything really. A gorgeous make. Hugs, Anne x

  30. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING!!! I love love love all those flowers!! Totally pinning this!!!

  31. Love this kite Marjie!! I adore the colours and mix of stamping, and the kite tail is genius. Such a clever idea. Hugs, Jenny x

  32. Wonderful take on the floral challenge! Love the vibrant colors and stamping.

  33. I LOVE your kite!!! Love it! The flowers are too cool, and the kite cover is gorgeous…love all the stamping and images and of course the blue! Love the kite string!

  34. Love it! I wish we could fly kites today. Not with our latest snow “dump”. Looking forward to spring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful kite!

  35. Fantastic!!!

  36. What a totally brilliant creation, Marjie – absolute perfection from top to tail!! Love your snowy view too… though I can understand that you’re ready for spring…
    Alison xx

  37. Janet Castle says:

    Amazing what one can do with paper…your creation is BEAUTIFUL!

  38. What a gorgeous piece, Marjie! Love it!

  39. This is awesome, Marjie! Love the background of the kite and those flowers look amazing. The clock, gears and spinners make a such a funky stack. When I read the sentiment I laughed out loud…so fun. Even the kite tail is detailed and extends the theme. Love it!

  40. Wonderful floral kite with your usual attention to detail. Not surprised you needed to take your mind off the weather! The view you have shared Is beautiful but so glad I don’t have to be out in it! Take care. Juliax

  41. Seriously Fabulous!!! Nicola x

  42. This is absolutely stunning. The word “meticulous” comes to mind, as well as vibrant and gorgeous! OH BOY do I wish the weather lent itself to flying a kite today… yours in snow…J

  43. Hi Marjie!!!
    Love this kite, how fun!!! I really am loving the way your used the tattered flower die. Awesome! Cannot wait to hear what “news” you have for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Wowowow, this is soooo wonderful, love it

  45. Very creative idea. Makes me long for Spring.

  46. Incredibly creative idea from you Marjie!
    Beautiful use of the flowers and I love all the details you added such as the keys and use of Memo Pins.
    What a beautiful snowy landscape (to look at, not so sure I would want to be traipsing through it!)

  47. Marjie, this is adorable! I always love your mix of colors and this one is one of my favorites. so blue and soothing!

  48. What a great kite! Love that background, so cool and those flowers add that really pretty touch! Wow! It is cold here and although we have no snow, some of the freeways and roads are covered! Very cold! Stay in and just play! Hugs!

  49. Wow great Kemperkite Marjie!!! What an artistic idea…great result!
    Kind regards, Alie ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Gorgeous Marjie

  51. Beautiful piece. Sorry about the snow, it’s quite nice here just now, but we have arctic winds and snow on the way, too! Valerie

  52. Wow, this is such a COOL idea! I love it!

  53. It’s GORGEOUS!!!! I just love it.

  54. Love this floral kite. Who wouldn’t want to fly this baby it’s so cheery. A foot of snow on the ground, I laughed when I heard on the news that now we will have daylight savings time and we can begin to till the garden, – I think they should go fly your kite! xox