Wednesday, July 11, 2018

B Happy

B Happy!  The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie is "B Happy"  hosted by the talented Cec. 

She describes the challenge:

"Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that."

Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Butterflies? Bees? Birds?  What a wonderful set of choices to be inspired by!

Sizzix Layered Butterfly Butterfly Design Tape for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I didn't have to go far to start this project. I decided to take the sizzix layered butterfly and folded over white cardstock to create a card base.  I laid the folded edge just short of the top of the wings and run the card through the die cutting machine.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

This gave me a card in the shape of a butterfly. I repeated this about 10 times and cut some extra butterflies for extra fun.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Paper Dolls Chit Chat for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Then I just had fun layering different stamps, embellishments and inks onto the cards.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I stamped on some and stenciled on others.  I also cut out a paper doll to fit on the front of the butterfly card front.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Hero Arts Kanji Poem Idea-Ology Remnant Rubsfor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I pulled out some of my older retired stamps that I love and used them to ink up and decorate my butterflies.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Schoolhouse Stencil Arrows Stampers Anonymous Tiny Textfor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Some like this one was stenciled and set aside to dry.  After it dried it came back to be stamped and inked up.

Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Plaid Stampers Anonymous for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I tried for a masculine butterfly by using the lines and numbers in a nice cobalt blue ink.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
This one used a mix of gold embossing paste and a gold crackle finish. I added a layer of the opal magic which is such a pretty shimmery color.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly  Tim Holz Wallpaper Stampers Anonymous Correspondence for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Jenny has been using the wallpaper on her cards and had me thinking about using it on my butterflies so two more butterflies were created using the wallpaper with a nice whitewash.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly  Tim Holz Wallpaper Stampers Anonymous Correspondencefor the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Finally what fun it would be to have a card with a multi wing butterfly. So this butterfly was stamped twice and attached together.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Art for the Jar Hydrangea for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I added a touch of mica flakes and baubles that were sponged with a touch of alcohol ink.
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Wendy Vecchi Art for the Jar Hydrangea for the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Come on and join us in the fun and share your B inspired creation!

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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

Thanks for fluttering by!



  1. What a gorgeous array of beautiful butterflies! Love the variety of ways you've decorated them, so creative! Cathy x

  2. Oh my goodness! These are just wonderful, Suzz! I love reading about your creative process and all the different ideas you have for modifying this clever design. My favorite is the one in the 3rd photo with the lovely stamped wings. Ooh la la! But that flirty pink butterfly is pretty doggone fabulous, too. These would be so gorgeous as a mobile in your studio area. I love them all! Once again, your creativity just inspires me! xo

  3. Oh wow Suzz! These turned out so beautifully! I love the concept and your designs make each one come to life. I can't wait to see the finished card with the final butterfly. You always take a good idea and run with it to the fullest. Such an admirable trait. Hugs, Autumn

  4. Wow! So many different variations of butterflies. I love them all but my favorite is the one with the text and the mica flakes. Sparkle around the wings is the perfect touch.

  5. Amazing Suzz! And all cards!!! LOVE this idea and the huge array of beauty you've created here. So many possibilities and so inspiring xx

  6. Wow, wow, Wow, Wowey, WOW! Suzz, every time I visit your blog I am more inspired and I scratch my head and think why in the world couldn't I think of something so brilliant! Each one of these butterflies is a show stopper! Thank you for your amazing inspiration! Hugs!

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  8. What a fantastic line-up of butterflies. They sure make me happy with all the products and techniques you used to transform them. I can't choose just one as my favourite since they are all wonderful.

  9. Oh my goodness, these butterflies are gorgeous and how fun there's several to look at and be inspired by! I can only imagine how much fun you had making these. Love them all, but the one with the baubles and mica is my favorite :-)

  10. Oh this is so cool! I didn't get that you had cut this into cards! Even better that you gave each one a different personality. Brilliant!

  11. WOW Suzz! You knocked this out of the park. I absolutely LOVE all your butterflies. I tried to pick a favourite, but couldn't, they all just make me happy! <3


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