Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Knock on Wood

This time around I am hosting the Frilly and Funkie Challenge and my challenge is to "Knock on Wood".  

I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!
I wanted everyone to dig through their creative stashes and pull out the wood elements / bases to use in their art for the challenge.  The Frilly team has shared their projects last week and this week the funkie side of the team is sharing their art.

I definitely have a stash of wooden objects that I had fun digging through.  This whole project started with the wooden rulers and wanting to frame out a shadow box with them. 

I decided that I wanted to create a box effect.  To achieve that I measured the rulers and cut strips of cardboard to layer under the ruler to create sides.  I cut a piece of cardboard for the bottom and then attached the sides using tape.  

I added a coat of white gesso to the inside edges and the inside of the shadow box. I cut a piece of paper to go inside my box.  The paper was distressed around the edges. Sponged with antique linen oxide ink.  I then stamped the ledger onto the background.  After all that it went inside the shadow box.

Next I spritzed my wooden rulers with a mix of antique linen and tea dye sprays.  I smudged white paint over the surface and left them to dry.  After they dries I attached them to t he cardboard edges.

Next up was just stamping the cow on an antique linen inky background using black archival ink.  I cut him out and traced him on cardboard. I cut three layers of cardboard to give him depth.  I then attached him to the background.

The rest of the pieces were gathered and distressed with some ink to soften the white colors with antique linen.  I splattered everything with white paint at the end.

Don't forget to check out the challenge  and all the beautiful inspiration from my teamies!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love your project, and I especially like the way you used the ledger stamp in the background for the farmhouse feel, along with the sweet paper dolls. I just pulled out my paper dolls last night for some ideas for this challenge.

  2. This is out of this world cool Suzz! I love that you made the box from chipboard and framed it with rulers! Awesome design with the stamping and college elements. Love!

  3. Love, love, love this homey vignette, Suzz! The wood elements add so much, and I love the box effect, too. The "Moo" is the perfect finishing touch!

  4. I just love all the elements on this vignette. You have used so many wonderful found objects. They fit together beautifully, Suzz.

  5. Oh, YES! I adore this shadow box, Suzz, and even more so knowing you constructed it by yourself! The cow and Moo are such fun elements! I love the idea of the rulers framing this, and I giggled when I read you measured the rulers. I was going to use my rulers on my box, but couldn't bare to part with them! (Hoarder!) Hugs!

  6. Okay, blown away by this project Suzz! It just made me say "WOW" out loud and I've poured over all the details. The framed rulers, the spattered white paint, the embellishments and stamps you've used and the "MOO" dice made me laugh. Really epic! <3

  7. Gorgeous shadow box. Love the vintage elements and your ruler frame is fabulous. I smiled when I saw the MOO tiles too.

  8. Gorgeous shadow box, love how you framed the box with the rulers. Love the imagery and the MOO tiles. Gorgeous. Tracy xxx

  9. The Ruler Pieces make the perfect frame for this Suzz! Love the tiled Moo and clever clock xx

  10. LOVE this to bits!!! Oh that cow makes me stinking fun!

  11. I missed this shadow box's gorgeous!!! ❤


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