Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Hip to be Square
It is time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time I am the hostess. I am calling this one Hip to be Square and here is how I described it:
"Let's go retro and make a project influenced by the brighter colours and/or images and patterns of the hippie era of the late 1960's/early 1970's. Your project must either be square or include at least one square element."
I made a square card but that part was easy for me since I make square cards almost exclusively. Then I decided to add a few classic images along with my bright colours. I do remember that period and there was a lot of drab colours too but then there was also some nudity - wasn't going there :)
I started with some yellow card stock from Tim Holtz color core pad for the card blank. Then I added some Recollections card stock panels starting with orange, followed by deep red that I scored around the edge (hard to see in the photo) and finally some green that I sprayed with Dylusions White Linen ink spray through a Tim Holtz Zigzag stencil.
The paisley panel was made on the computer by creating a square in Word, filling it with bright yellow and then adding a paisley overlay that I picked up as a freebie from dbsdigiscraps.com. I changed the colour of the paisley to match the deep red panel. Next came the Hair poster that I picked up online.
I made some bright paper for my flowers by spraying Dylusions Lemon Zest, Cherry Pie, Bubblegum Pink and Squeezed Orange ink onto a sheet of white card stock. Four flowers were stamped with the Dylusions Fancy Florals set using Tree Branch Archival Ink and then fussy cut. I used some foam dots to add a second layer to the top left flower. Then I added some dotted buttions and burlap string to each flower.
The sentiment was computer generated and I made the loopy bow by dying some seam binding with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and tying it with some burlap string. The sentiment and all the panels have been distressed with my scissors and the edges have been inked with Fired Brick DI.
I hope you will channel your inner hippie and join us for this challenge. You have until April 5th at 11:55 pm EST to enter your Hip to be Square project.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes (must include handmade bow)
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
The following items used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: