Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Happy New Year!  I can't believe it is already the 9th and this is my first post for the new year!  I have been creating but not sharing. :)  Today I am sharing a card created for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge hosted by the talented Cec.  The challenge is called Three is Not a Crowd.  Cec describes the challenge as:

"Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows - the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three."

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 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 love using multiples of three.  I think it was one of the first lessons I learned in designing my cards was to use three to give it more balance.
The hard part was to decide what three items to showcase on my card?  I  pulled out the Paper Dolls and sorted through the images grouping them by the images.

I was looking for something fun and whimsical because I already had this lovely grungy background I wanted to highlight.  I found these adorable ballerina's in varying size and knew they would be perfect with my background.
I started with a large sheet of mixed media paper for this project.  I pulled out a variety of products I wanted to play with that haven't gotten any use or love for awhile.  And I created these pieces with a few different times of playing with the inks, pastes, and sprays.

I am going to save this tutorial for another time. Creating this background was a lot of fun and I loved pulling out all the various inky supplies and splattering, pasting and splashing the gold and browns!

Come play along with us in this challenge!  There is another week left and all you have to do is show us three of anything on your art!



  1. This piece just makes me smile! There is so much happiness here, and a wonderful dreamy feel to the entire project. Your background, as always, is inspiring! Love the way you showcased 3 on this beautiful project!

  2. Super fun card, Suzz! Your backgrounds are stunning, and I can't wait for the tutorial! It looks like you had FUN making these! Those stars and tiny dancers dazzle me! Great project to start off your 2018 blog posts! Hugs!

  3. This is such a fun project with a fabulous background.
    I can't wait to see how you created it. The ballerinas take me back to my childhood because for a few years in elementary school I took ballet classes and for my last year-end recital my Mother made me a tutu that looked liked the ones on the paper dolls - layers and layers of tulle. I could not believe she would do that for me because it took hours but she did and made it look so wonderful. Thanks for the memory.

  4. You definitely achieved fun and whimsical, love it! the sparkle and colors are fabulous Suzz!

  5. Suzz, I could just eat this background up! It is so amazing and I can't wait for the tutorial. Love the three dancers and they work perfectly with this amazing bg. Awesome inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Happy New Year Suzz. Absolutely gorgeous, stunning colour. Love the stars and how you incorporated the Paper Dolls. Tracy x

  7. This is one beautiful card Suzz. I love the background but my favorite is the dancers. I love that you have been creating. I am in the midst of a romodel so sadly no crafting for me. But your work is always inspirational!!

  8. Truly magical way to show the power of three Suzz! Love that background and the garland of stars, but most of all the sparkle on those dresses! xx

  9. In a word magical--in idea, technique and execution!!


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