Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter Hues

It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  This time Suzz is our hostess and is calling it Winter Hues.  She describes the challenge this way:

"Winter time brings such a beautiful mix of colors. This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project."

I have made a very shabby and vintage card using  white card stock from Recollections for the blank and adding paper from Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics for the background.  I tore another paper from the same pad and added Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste through  the Tim Holtz Flourish layering stencil.  I split a length of silver crochet ribbon vertically and added that to the edges of this torn panel.

The snowflakes were cut from Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes Thinlets die and sprayed with Lindy's Starburst Frozen Jack Frost ink.  A Kaisercraft pearl was added to the centre.

The vintage image came from online and I used a Marvy Uchida Snow Marker to add a bit of detail. Next I cut some Holiday Greens from card stock scraps and sprayed them with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain.  They were topped with a variety of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that had some Stardust Stickles added to the edges.

I dyed some seam binding with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and made a loopy bow.  Then I topped that with a loopy bow made from silver crochet thread.  I added a silver snowflake charm that had some Snow Cap Mixative Alcohol Ink and a silver pearl added to it.

Finally I created the sentiment on the computer and inked the edges with Weathered Wood DI.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Dies R Us - Winter Blues
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - S is for Stencils
Cut It Up - It's Snow Fun (Include a snowflake - must have a die cut)

The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


  1. Mmmmmmmm! You are speaking my language with this beautiful vintage card! I love the soft color palette! You have so many lovely touches here: the painted pine boughs, that incredible shabby chic custom dyed bow and the pearl topped string bow are gorgeous. I also love the snowflake charm and the flurry of die cut snowflakes. This is just shabby licious!

  2. Simply beautiful. I love the subtle colours and the vintage look you have achieved. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Cec, you do amazing things with this color palette! What a stunning vintage card with so many delicious details! Love seeing that crackled flourish in the background and the snowy bits throughout! Truly my favorite of yours! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs!

  4. Cec, this is breath-takingly beautiful, I love those Maja papers and the wonderful blue hues - a real stunner of a card! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. WOW what a beautiful work of art Cec! Love the vintage image and flair! You are such a beautiful designer! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Winter Blues’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. I want to be in this gorgeous scene you created with the fabulous papers, layers and beautiful image! Wonderful wintry inspiration!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the crackled flourish pattern in the background and your image is darling.

  8. Such a beautiful vintage card! Every lovely detail moves right into the next with such delicate flow! The snowflakes are beautiful and I especially like the charm hanging from the gorgeous bow! Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  9. Thanks so much for joining our current Challenge at SoSS, Jo x

  10. Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our S is for Stencil challenge!!

  11. What a beautiful detailed work of art.

    Thanks for joining us for our It's Snow Fun! challenge at Cut it Up.


  12. Love love love Cec! It's so gorgeously vintage with that pale blue and I love the crackle paste. So beautiful x

  13. Beautiful! I love that vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  14. Hi, Cec!! You've created a true vintage beauty with this card. I love the frosty winter palette with the image of the sweet children. It warms my heart and makes me nostalgic for those carefree winter days of childhood.

  15. Such frosty magic Cec! I love the combination of snowflakes and delicate flowers with the vintage feel to the image. Gorgeous xx

  16. Sensational, Cec. I love the shade of winter blue you used and that vintage image is delightful. Love the way you surrounded the vintage image with frosty boughs too. Such a perfect shabby chic creation!



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