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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Splendor

Hello!  I am back with some pretty fall colors for the To Everything There is a Season   challenge at Frilly and Funkie!



The very creative and talented Kathy is the host of the latest challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. She describes the challenge as:  "To Everything There Is a Season." Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Brilliant leaves, fall flowers, crisp blue skies, and migrating geese fill the season with a sense of wonder and anticipation. You're invited to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the beauty of fall. You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to create it in the shabby chic or vintage style and be sure to use fall (not Halloween) images and colors.

I am a big fan of fall and I love playing with leaves and the colors of the fall leaves.  It had me creating a layered canvas full of yellow, red, burgandy, and orange. 

The canvas started with a coat of gesso on the bottom.  After that dried I came back in with the leaf stencil and embossing paste and randomly added areas of white embossing paste. While that was wet I added color with sprays misted and dripped all over the embossed backgorund to add variation in the colors. I even placed the die cut leaves on the canvas while misting to spray my leaves and leave shadows on the canvas. 

After that dried I stamped and stenciled die cut leaves using various stamps and and colors.  I then layered them into the background using decoupage (I used fast finish) but you could use watered down glue. 

I then stamped and misted on tissue paper which was also layered onto the background to give another dimension of texture.  After all that was done and dried the canvas sat for awhile as I contemplated what next.  

I decided to create another layer of bigger leaves died and embossed to coordinate behind a few paper dolls and their dog as the focal point.  I added the fun key and sentiment and then I was done. 

I hope this inspires you to get out your fall leaves, colors and images and join us in the fun! 

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

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!

Suzz