It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Nancy is our hostess this time and wants us to Welcome Spring! She describes it this way:
Springtime! It's fresh, soft breezes and fragrant blossoms are just around the corner. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that welcomes the advent of this glorious season. Think budding trees, birds and nests, butterflies, and beautiful blooms!
In keeping with our celebration of all things Wendy Vecchi, I decided to use some of her new and old floral stamps and create a flower box hanging on a fence, rather than a window. I was going to make a card but decided instead to use a canvas as the substrate for my flower box.
I started by coating an 8"x8" canvas from the dollar store with Gesso and then painted around the edges with some Espresso acrylic paint mixed with a bit of black Gesso.
To make my "fence" I cut a square of grey card stock and scored it every 1/2". Then I turned it over and on the side where the score marks are raised I ran down the length with Pumice Stone Distress Ink followed by Walnut Stain. I used the ink pads themselves and went in one direction. Then I took a brown marker and made lines and dots to show the ends of the board and the nails.
Next I made a shallow
Now it was time to make some flowers to fill the box. I used a couple of the new floral stamps as well as one of the older stamps. All the flowers have been coloured with prismacolors and fussy cut.
I have an urn that I fill with flowers for the summer and I always make sure that there are vines or ivy that is going to hang down so I decided my box should have something similar and that was accomplished by cutting some branches from a Tim Holtz die called Garden Greens. I used some scrap card stock from Bazzill and then spritzed them with Shabby Shutters Distress Spray Stain before I cut them up.
The flowers and leaves were all shaped using a large embossing tool and then planted in the box. Finally a little butterfly from a Martha Stewart punch with some dollar store gems for a body was added to the canvas.