Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Pastels and Pearls
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time the talented Nancy is our hostess and wants us to create with Pastels and Pearls. She describes it this way:
"Create a vintage or shabby chic project that features a pastel color palette and includes pearls."
I started with some white card stock from Recollections and used the Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics and Coffee in the Arbour paper pads to add a couple rectangular panels and a couple of tags. Everything was distressed with my scissors and the edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some burlap string and some pearl swirls from Prima to the tags.
Next I added a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy and a strip of venise lace with some Kaisercraft pearls.
I altered a filigree medallion by painting it with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint called Everlasting and when it was dry I pounced on a mixture of Wild Plum and Snow Cap Mixative Alcohol Inks. Once that layer was dry I painted it again with Craftsmart Blush Pink Pearl Acrylic Paint. Finally I topped it with a faux pearl ring.
I created a bouquet of flowers using some new and recycled blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts. There is also a little recycled stick pin in there. I recently sorted through the major box of handmade cards sitting in my craft studio and any that were a little damaged from sitting in the box were stripped of anything useful before I tossed them and all the small flowers came from that exercise.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Say it with Flowers
Corrosive Challenges - Lots of Layers
Let's Craft and Create - Hearts and/or Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts - All About Flowers
The following items used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: