Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Frilly and Funky - Things With Wings

Hiya Folks, and a big lovely welcome to my newest followers! :)

This week's challenge at Frilly and Funkie, hosted by our very talented Cec, is:


"Use anything with wings as the focal point on your vintage or shabby chic projects this time. Be it of the animal, fantasy or mechanical variety we want your creativity to take flight!"

Now firstly, I have to point out, my original plan was a vision of a glorious masterpiece, which I think from the start was doomed. So, at the last minute I created something else and quite CAS for me. However, they will come in handy as gift tags :)

I finally got round to using the incredibly gorgeous Tim Holtz Wallflower paper stack! The butterflies/moths came from his Emphera Pack and fussy cut from the 12 x 12 stack. Using the large tags die, I cut two lots from from the stack and four plain white card tags. One to shabby up and one to place on the back after it was all finished.

Good old useful Distress Marker in Vintage Photo to the rescue to distress around the edges of the butterflies/moths and of course the word bands to add a little something extra with cream twine.

Again, I'm sorry I have to run - you know what's so I shan't bore you with it... But we should be half way there now - yay!
Huge hugs
Gee xx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Best Friends - Layout

Hey ya!

Over at A Sprinkle of Imagination blog this week I'm sharing my layout of my pups! Boy do they love to play when we're out and about. They really couldn't be without each other. We took this photo last weekend when we went for our usual weekend family walk and they started acting like they were when they were pups. So this, I had to scrap!

Plus 7 Dots Studio's challenge for July - Animals, so I thought I'd have a go:

Used 7 Dots Studio Cold Country 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6 paper. Plus 7 Dots Word Stickers and Elements.

My first time entering one of their challenges - wish me luck ;)

All gorgeous 7 Dots Studio goodies, plus many more can be found at A Sprinkle of Imagination online shop.

Have a very happy Monday wherever you are!


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Saturday Step X Step - Build a Mixed Media Cluster

Hallo!! Happy Weekend Everyone!

Today it's my turn over at Frilly and Funkie for the Saturday Step by Step! I thought for ages for what to do for this, guessing that all you clever lot know a lot more than me for techniques to pass on, but in the end I went with simplicity... (ish)!

I took it back to basics, so for mixed media beginners, this is a tutorial on building up a small mixed media cluster. I know when I first saw this sort of thing I was quite nervous about trying it out, but felt really excited by the possibilities. However, I didn't really know where to begin, so I thought it's a great chance to show an example. :)

So if you have a spare few this morning, please pop on over, would be lovely to see you there :)

Here are my 'ingredients' :) for this card.

Sorry I'm over a week late with blog visits. It is nightmare central here right now with dust, organising life, builders, finding things, occupying a toddler, working blah blah blah. I'm working to rectify this this weekend but I do apologise and should be with you very soon. And if I do go a little while again it will be the same reason. Our build has fallen behind due to battered old Victorian house  unforeseen circumstances :/
Happy days :) xx


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Raise It Up Challenge

Hi there!!

Time for our next challenge at Frilly and Funkie. as always the lovely Linda of the Funkie Junie Boutique is offering up a gift voucher This week our gorgeous hostess is Pamellia and she has chosen the theme:


"I want to see lots of layers, lots of panels and/or lots of elements on your shabby chic or vintage project, BUT they must be raised up! Whether you choose to use pop dots, foam squares, silicone glue or and means of support make sure they stand proud.

Here, I created a vintage, word card:

To 'raise it up' I stared off with two layers of mount board glued together to really get it of the page, but this also allowed a good base to layer other bits under the main piece.

Actually using the elements themselves as the base of support works too, here I used a key from Kaisercraft and a metal embellishment to hold the butterfly. In fact, it's actually raised up again on the string running underneath it.

Other metals were used to add interest, layered amongst the 'gaps' in the support.

I used some Maja Design papers, gesso and Distress Spray to create the old paint splattered look. I find it amazing how the spray on the metal butterfly holds it droplet shape instead of bleeding into a pool.

Yummy, yummy crochet lace (I love adding this stuff into my projects at the moment) was used to add an extra layer and some texture.

Okay now for a quick pic of the build, please bear in mind this was taken by my three year old son, who has completely mastered the skill of our point and shoot camera! Just not quite the art of photography, but we're letting him running around with the camera, collecting his photos, so we have memories of the world seen through his eyes at this amazing age :)

He stands at the window staring at the guys for hours, giving me a play by play report lol!!

Hope you are having a great week so far and I will catch up very soon.
Gee xx

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