Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Golden Days

It's Funkie time over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog.  Sue's challenge for us is  Let the words do the talking.  The challenge is to use words and sayings that mean a lot to you and inspire you. I am thrilled because using words and verses is one of my all time favorite things in my art. 

This design started from wanting to layer some vintage papers together on a background and to use the Wings beautiful sentiment from Impression Obsession by Yvonne Blair.  

The background started from a piece of paper bag. I received this paper as part of the packaging used to wrap up my goodies from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I held onto it because it was a lovely surface.  I ripped a piece of this to put on chipboard.  I then layered it up with a vintage piece of music along with pieces of tissue tape randomly placed.  I used a few vintage stamps in the mix as well.

after that I coated it with a white wash of paint mixed with lots of water to give it a translucency when applied.
I then sprinkled, splattered and sponged on a mix of browns and golds over the background to give a lovely distressed effect.  I used Wendy Vecchi's awesome gold embossing paste to add a touch of texture with the layering stencil.

The butterfly was cut and embossed from white cardstock.  He was died in brown and then gold paint was brushed over his surface.  I added a edge of chunky bronze glass glitter around the edges and his body.

Then I die cut the flowers and gave them the same treatment of the brown stain with gold highlights.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the paper bag material and given some sprinkling and splattering as well.

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.  The Boutique has an extensive section of clearance items because the shop just moved and has an excess of inventory. There are so many good deals you won't want to miss out.
Hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see the rest of the Design Teams awesome creations!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love the way the light catches this beautiful piece Suzz! Using the packaging was an inspired move for this xx

  2. Suzz, this is gorgeous! The butterfly wings are stunning!!! I love the feeling of depth you created by stamping the border below the butterfly body. And the sentiment is perfect! Gorgeous use of that packing paper! I save it, too! xo

  3. This is deliciously rich in tone and colour Sue and I love the layered design and beautiful words. Wonderful art xxx

  4. This is GORGEOUS! The vintage papers are so pretty an I LOVE the wings on the butterfly...AMAZING!
    Sherrie K

  5. Suzz, love your jagged layers/edges and unique neutral combo with gold. So pretty! The stenciling is spectacular, just the perfect highlight. <3

  6. Love your opulent butterfly Suzz and looks wonderful set against the wild flowers. Tracy x

  7. Suzz, I'm in love with that butterfly-so shimmery and a real show stopper! Love the words you chose--Yvonne has so many great quotes to choose from! Hugs!

  8. Glorious gilded butterfly, and the wildflowers look amazing.
    Alison x


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