Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Longing for the Sea

Good Morning!  It's time for the funkie reveal at Frilly and Funkie challenge, the theme this time being 'Let's Make it a Trio' hosted by Sue C.  The challenge is to include  3 of something on your art.  This can be three tags, three embellishments or any trio you can think of to include.

I knew I wanted to do something with three parts to my project so I decided to cut up a few tags and piece them back together in a different way.

I cut two tags into pieces and covered them in the Voyage Beneath the Sea paper.  I then used the beautiful gold embossing paste and the flourish stencil to create a Seaweed inspired background. While the embossing powder was wet I sprinkled it with gold glitter.

Then I wanted to create a steampunk touch so I punched holes in the different pieces to link them together.  I then used gold ink to ink up the jump rings to make them gold. I used versamark to cover my chain which I embossed with gold embossing powder. 

The images on the paper are so fun and funkie. I decided to take the steampunk mermaid and give her a seaweed inspired skirt.
If you look closely you can see the seaweed are the new wildflower dies cut from the same Graphic 45 paper. I cut a series of the flowers and then added glitter around the edges. I layered them over the skirt.  I also hid a trio of sea-horses on my tag.

I added the beautiful sentiment from the paper with a gold glittery edge to the background. 

Don't forget to play along with us!  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot over 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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

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  1. Oh WOWZERS Suzz! That mermaid skirt is genius!!! Who'da thought those dies would make such gorgeous lacy fronds and I love that you teamed it with the Graphic 45 papers. A stunning triple tag project! Jenny x

  2. SO clever Suzz! The skirt is total genius and I LOVE the panels connected by chains. Really stunning. :)

  3. Amazing work Suzz! i love it, i saw on Pinterest one minute ago, really fabulous! Barbara

  4. Gorgeous, I love her seaweed skirt, very clever . Wonderful us do the papers and imagery . Tracy x

  5. Hi Suzz!
    This is the COOLEST mermaid I have EVER seen!! You are a genius. I love, love, love your gorgeous art!!

  6. Fabulously imaginative Sue, love the seaweed dress, such a neat idea.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  7. I love this beyond words! It is truly one of the most imaginative and gorgeous uses of Graphic 45 papers that I have ever seen. The embossed flourishes and background are gorgeous all on their own...but that mermaid dress! I keep studying it trying to figure out how you made it so magnificent. I cannot find the words to express how magical and inventive and inspiring this piece is, Suzz. You've got it going on, girl!

  8. Wow Suzz, this is absolutely amazing! I love the three panels with the glittery flourish design, and that mermaid is beyond breathtaking! Love it! hugs :)

  9. Beautiful project Suzz ! The mermaid skirt is just fabulous ! Sue C x

  10. Wow, such vision! Gorgeous creation.

  11. Wow! The whole project is awesome, of course :) But the skirt.. amazing!


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