Happy Wednesday! It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly & Funkie Design Team to share their art for Cec's Hip to be Square challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Here's what Cec says about the challenge; "Let's go retro and make a project influenced by the brighter colours and/or images and patterns of the hippie era of the late 1960's/early 1970's. Your project must either be square or include at least one square element.".
The Design Team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I decided bright colors and fun geometric shapes would be my muse for 60's inspired cards.
For my first card I mixed a variety of pinks, yellows, oranges and the blending solution to get a pretty bright background. I then cut it up into different rectangles and squares. I used the circles to layer in wonky circles and added a touch of tissue tape over the surface. Then I laid it out in a square card.
For my second card I went with darker colors with hints of brighter shades peeking through.
I started with dripping different colors of inks onto the Yupo. The key to doing this is to cover the background with a light color first so your surface as some alcohol ink base. Then start dripping drops of color onto the background. Let them dry between colors. Then drop the next color and watch it expand. Then to finish it off you can flick the blending solution over the finished product to get little water bubbles of no color over the surface.
After the background was created I cut out flowers from white cardstock to layer over the background. Creating the background is fun to experiment with different colors and dripping in the different circles. I warn you it can be quite addictive.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Don't forget to pop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see everyone's beautiful creations!