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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Happiness and Butterflies

Hello!  I am popping in to share a quick card created yesterday as I needed to get it sent out to a friend. 

I started from the beautiful wildflowers form Darkroom Door: 
I inked up the wildflower with Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and then colored the stem with a watercolor marker.  Gave it a spritz of water and then stamped.  I did the same process on my die cut butterfly along with the lovely sentiment from Impression Obsession.

I hope you are having a blessed Sunday!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Happy New Year!  I can't believe it is already the 9th and this is my first post for the new year!  I have been creating but not sharing. :)  Today I am sharing a card created for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge hosted by the talented Cec.  The challenge is called Three is Not a Crowd.  Cec describes the challenge as:

"Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows - the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three."

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 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 love using multiples of three.  I think it was one of the first lessons I learned in designing my cards was to use three to give it more balance.
The hard part was to decide what three items to showcase on my card?  I  pulled out the Paper Dolls and sorted through the images grouping them by the images.

I was looking for something fun and whimsical because I already had this lovely grungy background I wanted to highlight.  I found these adorable ballerina's in varying size and knew they would be perfect with my background.
I started with a large sheet of mixed media paper for this project.  I pulled out a variety of products I wanted to play with that haven't gotten any use or love for awhile.  And I created these pieces with a few different times of playing with the inks, pastes, and sprays.

I am going to save this tutorial for another time. Creating this background was a lot of fun and I loved pulling out all the various inky supplies and splattering, pasting and splashing the gold and browns!

Come play along with us in this challenge!  There is another week left and all you have to do is show us three of anything on your art!