It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie DT to share their projects for the current challenge. Trace is the host for this challenge and has chosen From the Heart. Here's what Trace has to say:
Your challenge is to create a vintage project
that has hearts as the focal image; you could make a dimensional piece, a
card, ATC or tag, as long as hearts are the main focus.
I spotted this wooden heart in a local garden centre and I loved the shape, which I know sounds funny, but some hearts, well they're just not the right heart shape ! It was already distressed and I liked the neutral background so mixed some Fresco Finish paint to match the colour and painted the front.
I then used the Wendy Vecchi stencils 3 Flourishes and the 2 Fancy Flowers with Fresco Finish paints, building the shades of blue up layer by layer.
The crown is a Melissa Frances embellishment and I've painted it with Fresco Finish paint and then brushed Treasure Gold over the top. The letters are die cut using the lower case Block Talk die from cardboard and then painted with Fresco Finish paint. I've added a little key charm and a Tim Holtz Heart Charm. The ribbon is remnants of seam binding and I've dyed them with Faded Jeans Distress Stain. The script is an Artistic Outpost stamp and I've used Cornflower Blue Archival ink.
The large flower is made using the Jumbo Tattered Floral die. I put some Faded Jeans Distress Stain on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then scrunched the die cut flowers in the liquid. I then left the flowers to dry hanging over the top of Distress Stain bottles to give them some shape. When they were dry I layered them up and then brushed some Treasure Gold over the edges of the petals. The smaller flower you can just see is a Melissa Frances embellishment which I've painted with Fresco Finish paint and again brushed over the edges with Treasure Gold.
I hope you can join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
...bits and bobs
4 weeks ago