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Friday, July 14, 2017

Live by the Sun

I am back!  I wanted to share the second card inspired by the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

This one started with the same background and circle of the first card I shared earlier this week. But I wanted to use the sweet fairy from the Masquerade stamps from Graphic 45.

I tried to make her effervescent by stamping her skirt and wings onto acetate with StazOn and then painting the backside with the pretty gold shimmery paint.

I was thinking midnight on a summer night with the fairies dancing and the flowers appear to be black with the moon behind them.

Happy Friday!

Suzz















Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summertime

Hello!  Time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: "In Good Old Summertime".   Kathy is hosting this challenge for us and she describes it as: " it's time for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Whether you vacation at the beach, in the mountains, or enjoy a relaxing "Staycation" in your own back yard, your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that shows what you love best about summer. Use summer colors in your project. Be sure to tell us in your post what you love about summer, and how you've represented that in your project."

Thoughts of summertime had me thinking of family times both now and when I was young.  I remember long summer days rolling into night with running with the other kids in the neighborhood playing kick the can or ghost in the graveyard.  It inspired me to create a card using a few of the paper dolls along with the beautiful purple colors that are everywhere in my flowers right now.  I realized I probably have more purple flowers in the flower beds than any other color.

The highlight of the card has to be the adorable girls in their frocks and the way they are giggling int he photo.

 I started with an old sheet of music which I gessoed with a spatula.  (My gesso is getting a little thick)  I then stenciled on the pretty splashes which look like Hydrangea's to me. 

 I then moved to adding the stamped circle and then cut my piece of background to mount on the black cardstock and white card base. 
 Then I pulled out my misc ephemera and images to layer along with some fun tissue tape.

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!


Come join us and share your summertime fun!

Suzz

Monday, July 10, 2017

This is the Day

Howdy!

This summer is flying by and my poor craft room is neglected... I am hardly in here with all that is going on. I have a simple card to share today that I created with while playing with new stamps from Spellbinders.

A very pretty set of stamps which got a quick pass from me. I will have to play with them some more when things settle down.  I did cut the edges of the flowers and leaves to try to raise them up and give them some texture.

I hope your summer is going well!

Suzz

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