Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie starts today and Sue is our hostess and wants us to make shabby chic or vintage projects that showcase Autumn Colours - your project does not have to be about Autumn, it just needs to be in the colours associated with Autumn.
Where I live the trees are all turning and now that it has cooled off (long pants weather) you can bet those vibrant colours won't last too long.
I started my card with some Recollections kraft card stock for the base, added a layer of olive green card stock that I found in my scraps and topped that with a layer of Tim Holtz Color Core card stock.
Next I took a scrap of white card stock and inked it up with Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I did a little water flicking before I added some dots with Wendy Vecchi Dandelion Archival Ink and her Polka Dotty stencil. Then I proceeded to pretty well cover it all up - WUWT! Oh, and all the layers were distressed with my scissors and then had the edges inked with Vintage Photo DI.
I recently had the joy of spending a day with Pamellia Johnson and learning how she creates her fantastic shabby projects. She taught me a cool crackle paint technique so I made the heart using her technique. It started with a scrap of cream card stock, followed by a layer of cheap white glue from the dollar store and then while it was still wet, a layer of Barnyard Red acrylic paint from Plaid. The heart was then hand cut once everything was dry. I need to keep practicing because I was really aiming for more cracks horizontally and I seem to be very good at getting vertical cracks.
Next I dyed a piece of Venise Lace and some lacy netting with some Wild Honey DI. I also cut two butterflies from vellum using a Martha Stewart punch and inked them from the back with some of the Ripe Persimmon DI. Once I put them together I added some dollar store pearls for the body.
Using the Wendy Vecchi Daisy Art set and Coffee Archival Ink by Ranger, I stamped the flowers and leaves four times, once on Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine and three times on a linen card stock that I discovered leftover from my daughter's wedding 13 years ago (I guess I should have done a craft room reorganization long ago - lol). I coloured the glassine leaves using Crushed Olive DI and cut them away from the flower. Then I fussy cut the other three flowers One was coloured with Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom Archival Ink and one with her Dandelion Archival Ink. Both were sprayed with Perfect Pearl spray and then microbeads from Recollections were added for centres. The third flower was coloured with Wendy's Red Geranium Archival Ink, stamped with a Recollections script stamp and then coated with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. It didn't crack as I hoped but I like the shine. I re-coloured a wooden button with a Copic marker, used some burlap string to fill the holes and added it to the centre of the red flower.
The sentiment was stamped from the Wendy Vecchi The Beauty of Art set using Coffee Archival Ink on some of the linen card stock and inked with some Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DI. The bow is seam binding dyed with Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Aged Mahogany DI. Finally I added a sun charm from Arton Bead Supply that I re-coloured with some Ginger and Caramel Adirondack Alcohol Ink.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft-Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Shopping Our Stash - It's The Most Colorful Time Of The Year
Robyn's Fetish - Autumn Colors
Paper Creators Crafts - Use A Charm
Aloha Friday Challenges - Fall Colors
The following items used in the creation of this card can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: