Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Going to the Chapel

Happy Wednesday!  I worked all weekend on this little wedding display and I am happy to share it with you today!  The Frilly and Funkie challenge is hosted by me this time around and I am challenging you all to show your "Cutting Edge" in the "On the Cutting Edge".  I was inspired by some new dies that I had recently purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

This challenge is all about using your dies, punches or other cutting tools to create a masterpiece featuring at least one die cut, machine cut or punched image. Make sure your art is in the vintage or shabby chic style and incorporates a cut out.

I decided to create a wedding display as I have had a nephew just announce his engagement and it had me thinking about weddings.
This project had me cutting lots of shapes and then inking them up and added subtle textures with embossing paste, dye inks, stencils, and stamps.

 I knew I wanted to use a cloche and this cake stand I bought a long time ago on clearance.  It has been hosting knick knacks on my craft desk for awhile and I thought how fun it would be to use it to hold my wedding chapel.

I wanted my flowers to be inside and out top and bottom:
 I died some seam binding and ribbon to match the colors of the flowers and church. I then rolled up the tattered pine cone into mini roses.  I did a wash of some antique linen spray mixed with abandoned coral in an empty sprayer. I added more water to get a softer color and used that on the backside of the flowers.  The front is antique linen spray with stamping of script in black ink.

 On the bottom is more roses and tattered flowers big and little with the same sprays and inks. I did a soft stencil with the antique linen sponged over the stencil on the larger flowers to add a hint of pattern.  The centers of the flowers have a mix of buttons, pearls and nothing depending on how tight the bud of the flower.

 The hardest part was getting a photo. I tried multiple times in multiple places and along the way found this doily that added such a lovely base to the flowers.  The church was stenciled with the music stencil and white embossing paste. While it was wet I sprayed it with the Antique linen to give it the aged look I was looking for.  I added the tissue tape at the end to contrast the platform, roof and steeple.
 I had fun draping the flowers along the side of the cloche and onto the platform. Some are attached to the glass with glue dots and some are just laid down onto the platform.  Every time I tried a new angle for pictures things got moved around and I loved how it looked each time.

A close up of the pearls in the centers of the flowrs as well as some of the stenciling on the larger flowers.

Well I hope you are inspired to get out the die cuts and play along!

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us for a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Get cutting!



  1. Suzz! I am speechless! What a beautiful little wedding chapel! I love the details on the chapel, and adding the tissue tape is a brilliant move! Your cascading flowers are delightful, and the entire vignette looks charming on the cake stand with the cloche tied with ribbon! Stunning work of art! Hugs! Sara Emily

  2. I echo all the WOWs above me, Sue - this is amazing! What a wonderful keepsake!

  3. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous Suzz!!!!!! This would make the most wonderful centrepiece for your nephew's wedding - it's truly wonderful! The chapel looks sunkissed and the collection of delicate flowers is divine. They work so well with the bell jar xx

  4. This is incredible Suzz! I just love the soft color scheme, the use of the cloche, and the gorgeous details on this darling house. A truly festive and beautiful project for the engagement announcement! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Oh my! This is a stunner. The creeping flowers, the gorgeous much detail. It is so beautiful. This would make a lovely wedding table decoration!

  6. Wow! I am speechless! This is just too beautiful for words. If I were your nephew, I would put this on the cake table at the wedding. The textures are amazing, Suzz. What an incredible project!

  7. This is really lovely! Great project!

  8. this is gorgeous! I love it. =)

  9. So beautiful Suzz, love the little chapel and all of those gorgeous flowers, what a perfect decoration for the head table at a wedding! Deb xo


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