Today we're kicking off the second week of the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and the lovely Georgie has picked the theme of Happy, Happy, HAPPY ! Here's what Georgie has to say:
So this is the theme :) This could be a project you love doing, a
product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it
just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really
is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you
So, this got me thinking, what does make me happy ? Quite an easy one really, sitting in my craft room, Paolo Nutini playing in the background and new stash to play with !
I wanted to use the some of the new Distress Inks so grabbed Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber and blended them over a piece of chipboard covered with white card.
I then used the Tim Holtz Flouirish stencil with Regular Gel Medium and then sprayed it using the Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic sprays. I wanted some visible drips so added some drops of India ink and spritzed it with water and let it run. I then rubbed some Treasure Gold over some of the raised areas of the flourishes.
I blended Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink over some white card and die cut leaves using the Tim Holtz Spring Greenery die. The flowers are from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden and I've painted them using Distress Markers and then cut out.
I wanted the embellishments to have a rusty look so I painted them black, then dabbed on some blue and green paint then more black. I then sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and let it dry in puddles.
I then assembled all the pieces on the board and spritzed everything again with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.
The fabric across the bottom is a scrap piece of canvas and I used the teal Lindy's Stamp Gang spray to colour it.
As the flowers were painted with Distress Markers the colour has reacted to the spraying and given them a shabby look.
I brushed a little Luminarte Glaze over the metal embellishments to add a touch of colour.
The sentiment is from the Wendy Vecchi All Occasion Art stamp set and I've distressed a piece of copper metal and then stamped it with black Archival ink.
The clock and the gorgeous filigree embellishment are both sold in the Funkie Junkie Boutique and they've had the same treatment as the rest of the embellishments.
I had a great afternoon in my craft room, I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and have some fun too ! 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
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