Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Time for another fun Frilly and Funkie Challenge!  The Funky Side of the team is sharing their fabulous designs for the "Be My Valentine Challenge".   The challenge is hosted by Zoe and she has asked us to create a card for your sweet Valentine in a vintage or shabby chic style.

I decided to go a little non-traditional and mix up my images non-valentines and valentines together.
I truly love stamping and mixing up stamped images in a variety of colors is one of my favorite things to do.   I started with stamping some backgrounds with a variety of inks to contrast the gold and red tones.

I then stamped the dragonfly twice once over my stenciled background and again on a white cardstock using black ink.  I painted my butterfly with gold.  I found a cool chipboard button?  in some vintage gatherings that I painted gold to center my butterfly.

I stamped a background with the small text and then traced a heart with a black watercolor pencil. I used a waterbrush to create shadowing.  After it dried (Very important... I always forget and try to cut damp paper which will cause it to rip not cut!) I cut the edge of my heart to allow me to layer that section over the dragonfly background.

Remember that the DT will choose the top four picks with the winner being invited to join 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.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. What a fun project with a great layout. Love the gold with the bright red and the variety of stamps and stencils.

  2. I really like this! The gold is gorgeous on the wings.

  3. This is a terrific creation! Love the muted reds and gold and the great dimension. (LOVE your blog header, too!)

  4. Oh Suzz I LOVE this! You've got the whole look of collage with touches of vintage and grunge and yet still it looks so elegant and clean if that makes sense! It shows off your absolute skill as a designer. Love it! xx

  5. I spotted this on FB and instantly fell in love with it. Such gorgeous stamping and a wonderful color palette! I love that butterfly with the gold coin! Just superb! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Suzz, love your fabulous dragonfly and admire your use of white space so much, something I can't seem to manage! Thank you for sharing it, Deb xo

  7. I love your non-traditional images on this GORGEOUS valentines day card! I love your chipboard button and the "14" works perfectly. You rocked this challenge my friend!


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