Frilly and Funkie and this time Sue is our hostess and is calling it Stitch in Time. Here is how she describes the challenge:
"What I love to do is incorporate sewing into projects, this could be real of faux, it adds an extra dimension to your artwork. So, for this challenge we want to see stitching somewhere on your projects, real or faux will do! BUT I would also like to see a timepiece too!"
I decided to use my newest Graphic 45 paper pad called Gilded Lily and make a card. I thought I would try to make a paper lily and once it was complete it was larger than I expected and with the other elements I planned to use, I knew the card needed to be BIG so this one is 8" square. Now I will have to make a box for it. I think this elegant and very vintage couple looks like they are celebrating their anniversary, or maybe their wedding.
I started with some Recollections card stock for the blank and started adding patterned paper, two of which were hand stitched. Everything was distressed and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I tucked one panel that was cut with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die in between bottom two layers along with some chevron strips.
Next I cut three images and popped them up with foam dots and added a strip of lace that I dyed with a combination of Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen DI. I added a Jolee's Boutique timepiece that has been in my stash for eons, a filigree corner and a crown headed key that I picked up in the clearance section at Michaels. Both metal pieces were rubbed with some Rose Quartz and Classic Treasure Gold wax paste.
I made the lily out of scraps of white card stock, coloured it with Prismacolors and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls, The small roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the large flowers came from Excelsior Warehouse in England but I removed the centre bud-like portion to make them look like wild roses and then coloured them with Tea Dye DI. The centres are gumdrops coloured with Terracotta Alcohol Ink. The greenery (brown in this case) was cut on my Cameo and inked with Frayed Burlap DI. Finally I dyed some seam binding with Tea Dye DI to make the crinkly bow.
I am going to enter this in the following challenges:
Graphic 45 - August Challenge
Card Mania - Anniversary
Through The Purple Haze - Flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - Add Some Flowers
Scrap & Craft - Wedding
The following items used to create this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: