Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A Mixed Bouquet
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. This time Sue is our hostess and she is calling it Winter Blooms. With gardens pretty gloomy in many areas of the world right now (or covered in snow as mine is) she want to see vintage or shabby chic projects with lots of handmade flowers. You can make roses, daisies or any other type of handmade flower you want.
I started my project with some white card stock from Recollections for the blank. Then I got out my Coff in the Arbour paper pad by Maja Designs and picked out some co-ordinating papers in pink and yellow. The striped paper went down first after I distressed it with my scissors. Next came a yellow piece topped by a lattice panel that I cut with my Cameo. Then I added some triangles of a teeny floral pattern to two corners. I added a bit of Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the corner panels.
I found the lovely vintage lady online at Create with TLC and after I printed her I added some venise lace around the edge of her from behind. I cut the fancy frame on my Cameo, spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls and then mounted the image on top.
The flowers are not really representative of any particular type but were fun to make and all started as white card stock. The large pink flower was made with scalloped hearts that I cut with my Cameo and then inked with Victorian Velvet DI. The large yellow flower was made with more Cameo die cuts and inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. The little yellow flower was made with a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and inked with Scattered Straw DI while the little pink flowers were made with a daisy punch and Victorian Velvet DI and have little white pearls for centres. All the buds were made from the smallest flower on the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
To finish the card off I added a loopy bow made from seam binding dyed with Victorian Velvet DI, a couple of vellum and card stock butterflies made with some Martha Stewart punches. Their bodies are pearls and then I scattered a few more pearls in one corner.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Use Some Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Use A Bow
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Cut It Up Challenges - Romance - Flowers, Lace, Pearls
The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will always find prices lower that the MSRP and now there are lots of great new products to choose from.