Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie starts today and Georgie is hostess for this one. She is calling it A Touch of Gold and describes it this way:
"Metal elements, glitter, embossing powder, paint, ribbon, whatever it is lets see a splash of gold in your vintage or shabby chic projects!!"
When I was trying to think of what I was going to make I knew from the start that I was going to incorporate some of the Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing Paste. This embossing paste looks like butterscotch pudding in the jar but as it dries it turns a very orange-toned metallic gold so that dictated everything that followed.
I started with some Tim Holtz Color Core card stock for my blank and then used a piece of paper from Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbor paper pad for my background. I used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink with the Wendy Vecchi Three Flourishes to stencil random flourishes first and then used the embossing paste through Wendy's Checkmate stencil in a couple of corners.
I also used the embossing paste through a Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil on a scrap piece of card stock and once it was dry I fussy cut it and added polka dots with some Tree Branch Archival Ink and a stamp from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set. I distressed a mini clothes pin with the Tree Branch and added it as the body.
Next I made the sunflower by cutting four petals from crinoline using the Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz. The petals were dyed with Wild Honey Distress Stain and they curled on their own as they dried, which was a good thing because that flower shape has a weak spot and it isn't a great idea to handle it a lot. Once all the petals were dry I glued them in a stack and added a button (upside down) along with a bow made from burlap string. I also cut a leaf from the Tattered Leaves die and dyed it with some Peeled Paint Distress Stain. The petals and the leaf were inked on the edges with the corresponding Distress Inks.
The two banners on the left are from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish pad (August) and the right one is just a scrap piece of card stock that I ran through the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Texture Fade. Everything has been distressed and inked with Vintage Photo DI. The sentiment is from the G45 pad and I just dyed a little piece of seam binding with Wild Honey for the top and added a tiny Making Memories brad to secure it. The final touch was some pearl stickers that I got from the dollar store.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - Sending You Flowers
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square
The Shabby Tea Room - ABC-123 (Photo Inspiration)
Crafting-with-Dragonflies - Make it Floral
CAS-ual Chic - Pretty Patterns
The following products used to create my card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is a super place to shop and has new products arriving all the time.