Wednesday, July 11, 2018

B Happy

B Happy!  The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie is "B Happy"  hosted by the talented Cec. 

She describes the challenge:

"Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that."

Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Butterflies? Bees? Birds?  What a wonderful set of choices to be inspired by!

Sizzix Layered Butterfly Butterfly Design Tape for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I didn't have to go far to start this project. I decided to take the sizzix layered butterfly and folded over white cardstock to create a card base.  I laid the folded edge just short of the top of the wings and run the card through the die cutting machine.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

This gave me a card in the shape of a butterfly. I repeated this about 10 times and cut some extra butterflies for extra fun.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Paper Dolls Chit Chat for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Then I just had fun layering different stamps, embellishments and inks onto the cards.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I stamped on some and stenciled on others.  I also cut out a paper doll to fit on the front of the butterfly card front.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Hero Arts Kanji Poem Idea-Ology Remnant Rubsfor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I pulled out some of my older retired stamps that I love and used them to ink up and decorate my butterflies.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Schoolhouse Stencil Arrows Stampers Anonymous Tiny Textfor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Some like this one was stenciled and set aside to dry.  After it dried it came back to be stamped and inked up.

Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Plaid Stampers Anonymous for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I tried for a masculine butterfly by using the lines and numbers in a nice cobalt blue ink.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
This one used a mix of gold embossing paste and a gold crackle finish. I added a layer of the opal magic which is such a pretty shimmery color.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly  Tim Holz Wallpaper Stampers Anonymous Correspondence for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Jenny has been using the wallpaper on her cards and had me thinking about using it on my butterflies so two more butterflies were created using the wallpaper with a nice whitewash.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly  Tim Holz Wallpaper Stampers Anonymous Correspondencefor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Finally what fun it would be to have a card with a multi wing butterfly. So this butterfly was stamped twice and attached together.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Art for the Jar Hydrangea for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I added a touch of mica flakes and baubles that were sponged with a touch of alcohol ink.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Art for the Jar Hydrangea for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Come on and join us in the fun and share your B inspired creation!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!


Thanks for fluttering by!


Suzz