Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Author Author

Welcome back! Today is Funkie Time for the Design Team at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.  The challenge is "Author Author".

There are so many wonderful books that inspire the mind to imagine the worlds created within them. Think fairy tales, mysteries, romances or even science fiction and use that to inspire your art. Your challenge it so create a shabby chic or vintage styled project inspired by a book. Provide an explanation of how the book and author inspired your project.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here 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 was thinking of some of my favorite authors and books from growing up.  I read extensively as a child and it was hard to narrow it down to pick one.  I ended  up with two different projects. one from the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and the other from Charlottes' Web by E.B. White. 

I loved the character Meg in the book Wrinkle In Time.  Her faults were some of her greatest strengths and she learned to appreciate who she was through the journey to save her family. 

 I wanted to represent the time, math, multiplication and the final overriding love that saved her and her family.

I used a mix of green, yellow and blue to create the stenciled image and then the touches in black because of the darkness that threatened to take over everything.  If you haven't read this book you should give it a spin. I am definitely going to pull mine out and re-read it again.

I used the new Wendy Vecchi Select a Stencil to stencil the title along the side and I loved how easy it was to use! 

The second project is a bookmark inspired by Wilbur and Charlotte from Charlotte's Web.  I decided to create a bookmark that I could use in my books and because I wanted to use some of the Halloween stencils laying out on my desk.

 I had this cute pig from an older stamp set and he reminded me of Wilbur and Tim's new layering stencil has a wonderful spider to represent Charlotte.

I sponged on the background over the stencil using a gray dye ink. Afterward I drew in the lines of the web with a glue pen and added a touch of glitter.  I stamped the words over web using stamps and black ink.

I stenciled the black spider using black embossing paste. I let her dry and then added a few black pearls for eyes with a touch of white gel pen. 

I hope you will be inspired to join in the challenge.



  1. Both your tags are great, but I love love love the Charlotte's Web tag! It was one of my favourite childhood stories and you've captured it wonderfully. Love your pig stamp, that you brought to life. <3

  2. LOVE it Suzz!!! Not one but two fabulous creations featuring the themes of your favourite books. I love the bold graphic look to the tag and as a fellow Charlotte's Web fan, your bookmark steals my heart xx

  3. Wow, two projects and both are terrific. Love the bright and graphic look of the first one and the second one is a great representation of Charlotte's Web, especially with that spider working its way down the side.

  4. Wrinkle in Time is one of my all time fave books, and I, too, love Meg. I knew that was your book even before I read your text, so that is a testament to what a great job you did representing it. I'm so impressed! And who doesn't love Charlotte's web? That bookmark is so precious! Thanks for choosing my favorite challenge so far. Hugs!

  5. Brilliant creations Sue, you really let your imagination wander with your fabulous choices of stamps, I really love your very different designs xxx

  6. Suzz -- Thanks so much for an incredible challenge theme. I had a blast making my project. I love books and your choices of Charlotte's Web and A Wrinkle in Time are some of my favorites. Your tags are absolutely marvelous. I love the stenciling and gorgeous colors (the play of bright and black). And your Charlotte's Web tag is genius. I love the spiders web and Wilbur in the straw at the bottom. Makes me want to read them again too! -- Mary Elizabeth


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