Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Golden Stars

Hi!  Time for the Funkie side of the DT of the Frilly and Funkie Challenge to share their projects.  Pamellia is hosting the current  challenge with a theme of What a Mesh.  She would like you to create a vintage or shabby chic project using  any type of mesh (crinoline, cheesecloth, tulle, burlap, canvas etc).

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join as 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.

My project started from a little bit of leftover drywall tape.

We were having a bit of drywall work done and the contractor left a few pieces of drywall tap hanging off of spare piece of plastic.  Of course after he left for the day I had to go and investigate it and happen to take those pieces back to my craft room.

I left them hanging off of my shelf out of the way until I saw the challenge was mesh and then I was thinking of how to use that tape on a project.

Here is he evolution of my drywall tape:

1. Sticky drywall tape. (Hard to see but basically a white/clear color and sticky on one side.)
2. Lay said tape on paper and paint it up with gold paint.
3. Pull up tape and consider the possibilities. (Keep paper with grid painted on for future projects)   
    Place tape on acetate and line up tape pieces to make wider tape pieces.
4. Decide that gold mesh stars would be cool for Christmas card and cut out mesh stars.  Ink up
    edges of stars with gold paint.

Once I had the gold stars I wanted to give depth between them when I overlapped them and decided to place them on pins.  I took a few older button topped pins and broke off the buttons and used the base for my stars. I painted the pins to turn them gold.  I then just used glue dots to attach the stars to the pins.

After that I used gold embossing paste and the music stencil to stencil a background onto white cardstock.

I then painted some tulle to turn it gold and created a tulle pom pom to place in the center of my starburst.  I stuck the various stars into the tulle and layered in white die cut leaves and branches to make the gold pop.

I inked up the sentiment with gold and stamped it onto a tag shaped piece of cardstock.

Don't forget to play along with us in the "What a Mesh" challenge! 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Gorgeous Suzz! Love the technique you used to create your stars and what a genius way to include 'mesh'!

  2. Oh my stars! This is sooooo gorgeous! All that sparkle...and glorious texture! I love the feeling of movement you achieved with this one; I expect those stars to shoot right off the tag!

  3. Love your acetate mesh stars Suzz, you are ingenious pulling waste material together into a beautiful design like this. Now I happen to have a roll of something similar in my drawer ........... xxx

  4. What a brilliant idea for using that tape Suzz!!! Love the look of those stars, especially layered up that way, as it makes even more of the fact that you can see through them. Gorgeous! xx

  5. I'm echoing Jenny here, Suzz! The use of drywall tape is inspired. The texture and layering bring your card off the page and to life. It's so incredibly touchable!! It's going to make someone VERY happy this holiday season!

  6. I'm in love with your card - I love star themes, and your use of them is so innovative! Wonderful layering and use of the white branches, music stencil, and tag!

  7. This is fantastic Suzz! I love how it began, leftover drywall tape! It's so striking and I love the clever layering and those stars! Ah those stars! <3


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