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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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Step By Step

Welcome back! Today I am sharing over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog a step by step how to create my mini journal.

Here is  a sneak peek of all the un-assembled goodies!   You will have to pop over to the blog to see how it all comes together.

I was really pleased with the fun pages that ended up in my journal book!

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Read any Good Books Lately?

Happy Wednesday!  Are you feeling funkie?  It is time for the Funkie Design Team to share thir projects at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge for the "Read any Good Books Lately" challenge hosted by the wonderfully creative Sara Emily.

Sara Emily challenged us with:  "Reading a good book on the beach or on the porch is a simple summer pleasure. For this challenge, please create a vintage or shabby chic project that depicts a favorite book or use book pages on your project, alter a book or even make a journal or journal page! Just be sure it's in the vintage or shabby chic style that we are looking for!"

I just left the library the other day with a huge stack of books which I have been working my way through!  I am always looking for damaged, or distraught books to up-cycle into my art.  I used a slightly older dictionary page as the base for my project today.  

If you are observant you will notice there are a few holes on either side of my tiny house.  There is a reason for that and I will be sharing that later this week over on the F&F blog with a full step by step and a few other fun pages.

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!

Please hop over and check out the entire DT projects as they are all fabulous!  I hope you are inspired to play along with us!


Friday, August 4, 2017

16 Candles

Happy Friday! 

I am sharing a few birthday cards made for some upcoming 16th birthdays.  I went for a mixed media approach on one and a shaker card on the other.

I wanted to splatter it up with some pretty colors and I mixed a few distress oxide inks together and picked it up on my cardstock from the craft mat.

I then stamped the circle (wendy vecchi) and the numbers.  I added the sentiment and then went looking for something to add a little more details and found the old Hero Arts definition stamp for birthday and added that.

I stamped a few stars which then got outlined in black watercolor and white gel pen.  The funky girl was stamped and cut out and pop dotted to give her a little definition along with a few balloons for fun!

Next is a shaker card with a watercolor wash over the surface.

I water colored the paper first with a blend of colors an then cut out the stars in random places. I created a box underneath with foam tape to put my sequins inside of and attached it with a layer of acetate between.

I stampe dthe sentiment before layering and splattered white paint over the surface and added sequins outside as well.

Well I wanted to share the only crafting I have done since my last post!  The summer is flying by and so many family things happening which makes me happy as we get so much time spent together before school starts again.