Well, if not the small print then the whole description for a challenge ! I had all good intentions of getting ahead and checked what I needed to do for today's Funkie post over at Frilly and Funkie. Had lots of fun making the project only to find I'd not read the description properly ! So, today's project is some what slimmed down from what I did make, which I will share with you on another day.
Trace is our host for the current challenge and this is what she has to say:
All you need to do is make any vintage style project that is inspired by
the onset of spring. Your project must include wings somewhere...
either in the form of birds, bees or butterflies.
So, on to plan B ! I cut a large tag from white card, as I'd run out of the jumbo tags that I normally use from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique. I then covered it with squares of paper that were left over from the original project. I gave the whole thing a coat of Matt Medium glue and when it was dry then gave it a white wash coat of watered down Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.
I used more Fresco Finish paint watered down and kept drying in between layers. I then dry brushed around the joins of the pieces of paper.
I used the Dylusions Leaf flourish stencil around one side and did more stencilling using the TCW Reverse Chicken Wire and the Tiny Circles.
I stencilled the thistles using a TCW stencil and Fresco Finish paints, replacing the stencil in between each layer to build up the colour. I've used the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather set for the sentiment at the bottom. The little bird is die cut using the Tim Holtz mini cage and bird die and I've blended Distress Ink over it.
The rest of the stamps are from the Artistic Outpost Flower Market set and I've used black Archival ink.
The large butterfly embellishment is one of the gorgeous Ingvild Bolme Butterfly Resins. I've used Fresco Finish paints just to add a hint of colour. To finish I've added a filigree metal corner, lace, buttons and velvet ribbon.
Even though I had to change tack I quite like it in the end !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge, there's still a week to go !
...bits and bobs
3 weeks ago