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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Golden Dreams

Hi!  Long time no see...  Time just keeps slipping by... I am back to share a card for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge - "With this Ring".

Cec is hosting the challenge and here is how she describes it:  "It is wedding season so let's create vintage or shabby chic projects that celebrate the big day. Your creation might be a card, a gift, a decor item or something to keep the memories of the special occasion."

I originally was going to create a groom's card with rich textures and vintage images but just got my order from Frilly and Funkie and couldn't wait to play with some of the goodies.  I decided to create a card for the Flower Girl as a thank you.

I ordered this fun stamp from Carabelle called Celine and I love her attitude and I thought she would be the perfect addition to a Flower girl's card.

 I started with this beautiful new paint from Art Alchemy called Unicorn's Hair and painted through the stencil a smattering of gold.  I then continued on and painted Wendy's circle stamp and stamped that over the dots.

I stamped on some script and the word dream using black archival ink after the paint had dried.  I die cut a butterfly and painted it gold.  I waited for that to dry and stamped over that as well with some text. 
 


The girl was stamped on white cardstock using black archival ink. I then cut her out using my detail scissors. I added touches of glitter to her using a fine tip glue pen and then sprinkling her with the glitter. The butterfly and the word dream also received a glittery finish.

I had so much fun playing with my new toys. I hope you are inspired to play along with us in the challenge!

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!


Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy 3D Birthday!

Happy Sunday!

I wanted to share a card I made from leftovers from my last project with the butterflies and tiny tattered florals.


 After I finished my canvas with the butterflies and flowers,  I cleaned up my desk.  While cleaning I  found the long strip of cardstock with the negative images of the flowers I had cut out.

I thought what a pretty strip of paper.   I decided to use it as a stencil and laid it over another piece of cardstock and sprayed a mix of yellow orange and red. 

The beauty of that was I ended up with two strips of cardstock one with the sprayed flowers. (I haven't used it yet) and the other the die cut strip with a mix of flowers.  I decided to take that and cut off a section and foam dot it up onto a white cardbase and voila a card!

 All I had to do was stamp a sentiment and add some seed beads as the centers and add a sentiment to the inside.

A different angle to show the shadowing of the cut-outs.

Have a blessed sunday!

Suzz


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You're My Inspiration

It is time for another Funkie DT share for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge "You're my Inspiration". 
 The wonderful Nancy is hosting and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Simply find any type of image or photo that inspires you to create a vintage or shabby chic project. Please post your inspiration image on your blog along with your project, and tell us what it is you love about it. The inspiration image does not need to be included as part of your project, just on your blog post."

I have a confession to make... I love reading magazines... I don't mind browsing on line but there is so much I love about snuggling in bed flipping the pages of the magazines and getting ideas.  I keep a sketch/art journal by the bed and as I see an idea that inspires me I sketch, write or sometimes tear a page out and stick it in the book for later inspiration.  

My art today was inspired by one of those sessions. I was looking in through the Stampington's Somerset Summer Studio Gallery and I saw this canvas from Donna Salazar.

I loved that she had so much negative space and yet it was so beautiful with the edge of flowers.  I put that aside along with a few other projects that I want to try from this issue. 


I spent some time layering in paint in the background followed up with stenciled texture using the crackle embossing paste. While that was wet I misted with brown and pink sprays. I let that drip and dry before adding my verse. 

Then the butterflies and flowers were misted with antique linen and dipped in distress oxide worn lipstick for hints of pink.

The butterflies were stamped in brown ink with lettering and labels.  I added a smattering of old buttons and sponged the edges of everything with brown dye ink.

I hope this has you thinking of your inspiration so you can come join  us in the fun!  At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz



Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Focus

Hi!  Popping in to share about my post over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog today for the Friday Focus series.

 
I created a few different projects and bits and pieces using the Sizzix Texture Fades & Dies. I love my butterflies, dragonflies and bees! 

Head over to check out the sales and additional projects I created!

Happy Friday!

Suzz

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Something Old

Happy Wednesday!  Today I am sharing my creation for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge "Something Old".  The challenge is hosted by Jenny and she describes the challenge as:

"I'm sure, like me, there will be lots of you who love all things vintage and enjoy nothing more than discovering old and unwanted treasure at thrift shops and junk markets. The challenge this time is to use something old either as the basis of your project or as an addition to your vintage or shabby chic creation."


This challenge had me digging through my assorted collection and I came across a bag of dominoes. 
I decided to play with creating domino charms.  They can easily be drilled with a little hole to hang on a pendant or turned into a domino book cover. 

I created three different ones to try out a few different ideas:
 I painted the surfaces with white paint.  I then used the blue distress oxide to coat the surface and then embossed with clear embossing powder to create a pretty blue background.  I then stamped the seahorse with some letters using black ink on tissue paper. I decoupaged it to the blue background. After that I embossed the edges with a gold embossing powder and finished with a smattering of crushed gold glitter.

Next up was an art deco domino.
 I stamped the image on white cardstock using black ink. I then added a little highlight with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. I then sealed the image using versamark and multiple coats of clear embossing powder.

For my final I went back to my favorite butterflies.

I was pleased with my little collection of dominoes and will think of how to build them out in a necklace or into a book. 

And the original domino front and back that were the starting point for my collection: 
 Back:

Pull out that little something old that you have been wanting to incorporate in a project and share with us! 

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive 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.

Suzz