Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2018 - The Year Of - - - - Delight
It is time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie called 2018 - The Year Of. This time, the talented Suzz is our hostess and here is how she describes it:
Welcome to a brand new year! I am not very good at New Year Resolutions but I do like to think about what I want to focus on in the New Year. To help me do this, I pick a word that is my word for the year and try to use that word to keep me focused on what is important. The challenge to you is to pick a word that will be your inspiration for 2018. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes your word of 2018. The word can be part of a sentiment, phrase or stand alone on your project as long as it is featured somewhere in your art.
After a lot of consideration I have chosen the word "delight". There is so much negativity in the world today and I can blame myself for some of it because I am my own worst critic so I decided that it is time to find delight in myself and what I do every day and to take delight in the positive actions, words and accomplishments of others. I can't say that I will be delighted with cleaning but when I am finished I can take delight in the fact that I have a lovely clean house - at least until the dust bunnies breed again. 😉
I have created a simple shabby chic card with some layers. The card started with some Recollections card stock for the blank and then I used papers from the Coffee in the Arbour pad (Maja Designs).
I added some texture paste (Ranger) through a Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) to the background panel and distressed the edges before I adhered it to my blank.
Then I tore a couple more narrow panels on the diagonal and added some lace to the top of each before I distressed the edges of them. Using double-sided tape (Scor), I ruffled some tulle across the top back of each panel and then added them to the background panel.
I cut some leaves from scraps of white card using the Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz).
I found the quote online and created some word art with it using Photoshop. Once it was printed on the computer, I die cut it using the Fleur de Lis Squares die (Spellbinders) and then inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).
I added a simple bow from white sheer ribbon and then created a floral spray with the leaves and a bunch of flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts).
Next, I punched a butterfly from a scrap of white card using a Martha Stewart punch. It was coated with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls (Ranger. Some adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) were added to the body. Finally I scattered a few teeny pink gems (Dollarama) around the card.
This card was not difficult to make and I must say I find it quite delightful.