Wednesday, February 24, 2016
St. Patrick's Day Layers
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time Nancy is our hostess and wants to see us Layer It Up. She describes the challenge this way:
"Create a shabby chic or vintage project that includes multiple layers."
When I saw this theme I thought it would be no problem but it is amazing how your mood affects your creating. I have been dealing with some personal stuff for the past couple weeks and usually getting in my studio is just the ticket to make me happy and productive but this time I felt like I was spinning my wheels and this card with layers didn't translate as well from my head to finished product as I thought it would. I am sure many of you go through the same thing from time to time so despite the fact that I am not really happy with this card I am forging ahead and sharing it anyway.
I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then added a panel of paper from the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime pad. All the elements have been distressed and inked on the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Next I took a piece of yellow paper from Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics and ran it through a Tim Holtz Texture Fade called Collage. I inked the highlights with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.
The next panel is a piece from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper pad. I created a calendar for March on my computer and highlighted the 17th with a Prismacolor pencil. The vintage lady is from The Graphics Fairy and the Irish music poster is from Mallory and McCall. I inked a piece of a Wilton doily with some Shabby Shutters DI and tucked it behind the music poster.
I added a clear disc to a shamrock chipboard piece from the Graphic 45 set and grouped it with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a button from my stash.
I altered the colour of a Tim Holtz Typed Token with some Lettuce and Meadow Alcohol Ink and added a Making Memories brad from my stash.
Next I dyed some seam binding with Shabby Shutters to make the loopy bow, tied it with some burlap string and added a little flower from Wild Orchid Crafts to the centre. Finally I cut the sentiment from the Time to Flourish pad.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenges - No Stamps Allowed
Polkadoodles - Lucky Green
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrate Theme with Ribbon or Trim
The following items used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: