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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Little Rusty

Hello!  It's Wednesday which means it is time to get Funkie!  As in the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge  A Little Rusty!

Our host this time around is the uber talented Autumn and she is challenging us with rust!  Her description:

With the end of summer nearing, some of us have gotten a little rusty with our creating due to holidays and lazy days. For this challenge let's break out a rusty color palette in preparation for fall. Whether you take the challenge literally and use rusted metal a faux rust technique, or just the color in your vintage or shabby chic project - the choice is up to you! We can't wait to see your creativity in full swing!

My hands have brown and orange for a few days now because I was enjoying getting very inky on this challenge!

I started with all kinds of bits and piece of leftover scraps and just kept adding on!

I took out extra vellum bags, pieces of manila cardstock and even paper bags! 
 Then I dug out the extra die cuts and started to pull them into my inky splendor along with cutting more new shapes too!

 I used to big manila tags for the covers and stamped a new stamp in gold embossing as a background!

 I delved into my ephemera drawer for a few more bits and pieces.

 And just had a blast embossing, inking and stamping.

I hope you enjoyed the walk through of the many pages and layers.  Come and join in and show off your rusty side.

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.

Get inky!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Going to the Chapel

Happy Wednesday!  I worked all weekend on this little wedding display and I am happy to share it with you today!  The Frilly and Funkie challenge is hosted by me this time around and I am challenging you all to show your "Cutting Edge" in the "On the Cutting Edge".  I was inspired by some new dies that I had recently purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

This challenge is all about using your dies, punches or other cutting tools to create a masterpiece featuring at least one die cut, machine cut or punched image. Make sure your art is in the vintage or shabby chic style and incorporates a cut out.

I decided to create a wedding display as I have had a nephew just announce his engagement and it had me thinking about weddings.
This project had me cutting lots of shapes and then inking them up and added subtle textures with embossing paste, dye inks, stencils, and stamps.

 I knew I wanted to use a cloche and this cake stand I bought a long time ago on clearance.  It has been hosting knick knacks on my craft desk for awhile and I thought how fun it would be to use it to hold my wedding chapel.

I wanted my flowers to be inside and out top and bottom:
 I died some seam binding and ribbon to match the colors of the flowers and church. I then rolled up the tattered pine cone into mini roses.  I did a wash of some antique linen spray mixed with abandoned coral in an empty sprayer. I added more water to get a softer color and used that on the backside of the flowers.  The front is antique linen spray with stamping of script in black ink.

 On the bottom is more roses and tattered flowers big and little with the same sprays and inks. I did a soft stencil with the antique linen sponged over the stencil on the larger flowers to add a hint of pattern.  The centers of the flowers have a mix of buttons, pearls and nothing depending on how tight the bud of the flower.

 The hardest part was getting a photo. I tried multiple times in multiple places and along the way found this doily that added such a lovely base to the flowers.  The church was stenciled with the music stencil and white embossing paste. While it was wet I sprayed it with the Antique linen to give it the aged look I was looking for.  I added the tissue tape at the end to contrast the platform, roof and steeple.
 I had fun draping the flowers along the side of the cloche and onto the platform. Some are attached to the glass with glue dots and some are just laid down onto the platform.  Every time I tried a new angle for pictures things got moved around and I loved how it looked each time.

A close up of the pearls in the centers of the flowrs as well as some of the stenciling on the larger flowers.

Well I hope you are inspired to get out the die cuts and play along!

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!

Get cutting!