Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Handle With Care

Hi!  Today I am back with my lacy art for the Frilly and Funkie's current challenge "Layers of Lace".  The challenge is hosted by the extremely talented Autumn.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Lace, oh so lovely lace! Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace. Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic."

 This actually turned out to be the perfect timing for me as I had a wedding shower to go to and wanted to try creating a few things for the shower.

This tag was made after my other project with the scraps laying on my desk. I love when a project falls together with what you have laying out.  I had previously embossed a few pieces of cardstock for my tag below.  I also had the lace out on the table as well as the pearls.  I ended up giving it all a good mix of antique linen and a hint of espresso brown die ink.

I accented the flowers on the paper dolls with the gold paste which was perfect as it left tiny pieces of gold flecks on the flowers.  I colored the flowers with a pink copic marker which made them pop as if they were real. 

But what I really started with, was  this idea of making a little wedding cake that you could set onto the table or attach to the gift.

This took a lot more thought and precision than I anticipated.  I started with 4 sizes of circles.  Each one slightly larger than the previous one. I then used the slightly smaller circle and placed it in the middle of the slightly bigger circle. I traced the smaller circle in the center.  I then cut slits to the point of the traced circle edge all the way around to create a series of tabs.  This looks like a push pop top if you ever had one of those. :)

I then cut a strip of cardstock 3/4" by 6" for the top circle.  I folded the tabs down and ran a piece of tape along the top of the strip.  I slowly turned the circle and attached the tabs to the top edge of the strip.  When it overlapped I added a strip of tape to hold the strip together. (This came undone over night and I ended up using mini staples to hold it in place.  I think I would retry with glue if I were to do it again.)

I repeated this process with longer strips and a wider strip for the bottom layer.  After I had my layers of cake I then used die cut lace from cardstock to decorate the layers.  With various leaves and flowers to decorate. I placed it on a die cut doily and glued it onto the bottom.

Then I needed a tag to go onto the gift basket.

The tag uses a embossing folder, some die cut lace and a lovely sentiment (Verses Rubber Stamps)  stamped in blue.  The colors of the wedding are a soft salmon and navy blue and I tried to incorporate that in the tag.  The flowers ended up a bit brighter than I had anticipated.

I hope you have time to play along with us in the challenge this week.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer 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!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Sea Prince

Welcome!  Today I am sharing my art for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge "Surf's Up".  The challenge is hosted by the fabulous Kathy and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun and a little surf?  Let's take this challenge for a stroll beside the shore!  Create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme.  Use ocean colors and beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."

I was struggling a bit with the challenge and then got inspired by the idea of a little sea prince who was brought into the underwater world by a grieving queen who had lost her little boy. He joined the princess and they were raised in a beautiful underwater world.

 I started with a big kraft tag that I had painted, stenciled multiple layers to create a lovely watery background. 

 I cut the tag up into ATC size pieces and created a few mini tag shapes along with the plain atc shapes.  I then created a mix of images.
 I applied white paint over the surface.  Then used the splashes with blue distress oxide ink over that.  I came back with the bubbles painted in white and on one of them again with a clear embossing powder mixed with glitter.

I cut out the turtles, flowers, and little girl from the Graphic 45 papers.  I embossed the turtles with a shimmer embossing powder.  I added some alcohol ink on some pearls to add a touch of color to the pearls before accenting the atcs.

I hope you get a chance to be inspired by the sun, beach and water! 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!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Find Joy

Hi!  I wanted to share my other card I created while playing with the neutrals for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: A Neutral Point of View

While I had all the pieces out working on my other card I had a pile of left over bits and decided to throw them together into another card.

I used the background ledger page just as it was torn out of the book with all the lovely splattering and layering of stamping and paint.  I pulled in a few bits and pieces including a European  Monopoly Card that I picked up at a flea market awhile back. 

Thanks for stopping by!