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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, May 16, 2018

The Sea Prince

Welcome!  Today I am sharing my art for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge "Surf's Up".  The challenge is hosted by the fabulous Kathy and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun and a little surf?  Let's take this challenge for a stroll beside the shore!  Create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme.  Use ocean colors and beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."


I was struggling a bit with the challenge and then got inspired by the idea of a little sea prince who was brought into the underwater world by a grieving queen who had lost her little boy. He joined the princess and they were raised in a beautiful underwater world.

 I started with a big kraft tag that I had painted, stenciled multiple layers to create a lovely watery background. 

 I cut the tag up into ATC size pieces and created a few mini tag shapes along with the plain atc shapes.  I then created a mix of images.
 I applied white paint over the surface.  Then used the splashes with blue distress oxide ink over that.  I came back with the bubbles painted in white and on one of them again with a clear embossing powder mixed with glitter.

I cut out the turtles, flowers, and little girl from the Graphic 45 papers.  I embossed the turtles with a shimmer embossing powder.  I added some alcohol ink on some pearls to add a touch of color to the pearls before accenting the atcs.

I hope you get a chance to be inspired by the sun, beach and water! The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT 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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Suzz


Monday, May 7, 2018

Find Joy

Hi!  I wanted to share my other card I created while playing with the neutrals for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: A Neutral Point of View

While I had all the pieces out working on my other card I had a pile of left over bits and decided to throw them together into another card.

I used the background ledger page just as it was torn out of the book with all the lovely splattering and layering of stamping and paint.  I pulled in a few bits and pieces including a European  Monopoly Card that I picked up at a flea market awhile back. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Neutral Point of View

Howdy!  The Frilly and Funkie Challenge this time around is hosted by the extremely talented Sara Emily.  The challenge is called "Neutral Point of View"!

Here is how Sara Emily describes the challenge:

"We're seeing a lot of pastel and brighter colors this time of year. For this challenge we're inviting you to step away from all that color and play with your neutral art supplies. You can add a few pops or hints of color, but be sure we see mainly neutrals on your vintage or shabby chic design. (Think black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, ivory; even gold and silver.)"

Neutrals?  Black, White, Gray, Gold, tan, Brown?  I am totally in...


I loved the idea of the neutrals and pulled out all my black, brown, gold and even deep blue inks, sprays, and paints to get started!
 I started with an old journal page that I decided to embellish with inky goodness.


I created multiple cards from the background and still had half of the background left for future art.  I began the process with stamping the whole sheet of numbers from stampers anonymous using a brown ink.

I added a strip of text stamped along the left side in a deep blue.  I then embossed with white embossing paste the plaid pattern.  I spritzed black spray over sections of the background including some flicks and splatters.  After that all dried I came back with white paint splatter and used bottle tops and bottoms of pens to add circles with white paint.

I let that sit for a few days and then created my first card with the layered image, die cuts and embellishments.

I hope you are inspired to pull out your neutral colors and play along with us!

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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Altered Jewels

Hi There!  I am sharing a beautiful earring clip that I think came from my husbands Grandma.  The challenge this week at Frilly and Funkie is Elegant Jewels.  The host is the talented Cec and she describes the challenge as:

"Let's make a vintage or shabby chic project in jewel tone colours such as deep purple, emerald green, jade green, burgundy, bright turquoise to name a few AND to make your project extra special, add some sort of jewel or gem, which can be anything from a dollar store find to a piece of broken jewelry."

Jewel tones are so beautiful!  Vibrant rich deep hues of colors and if you mix them together you get a powerful punch of color.  I was inspired by the purple and peacock blue and decided to alter an altoid tin from last Christmas.  


This tin took quite a few coats of gesso to cover the surface with drying time between.  I painted it completely white inside and out.  After it dried I stenciled some texture on the top. (Lost in the beautiful color and layering of tissue)

I then added spritzs of purple and blue over the surfaces and let them dry.  While I had the excess ink on my craft sheet I dipped my seam binding in and picked it up.

I had lots of drying time for all my pieces so I used that time to pull out the alcohol inks and dab my earring with purple and blue.  I left the natural pearl color sheen through in some areas.  After I finished with that I splattered the jewelry with white acrylic paint.

I stamped the beautiful sentiment on tissue paper and collaged it to the surface of the box.  I sprayed more inky colors over the surface to gather pooling of color.

After everything dried I splattered white paint over the surface.  I used a baby wipe to sponge up any paint over my letters that was covering the sentiment.

I finished the whole project off with a set of butterfly wings stuck in the brooch and ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my tin box and are inspired to come play along with us.

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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.


Suzz