Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Going Round in Circles
It is that time again for another new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. The lovely Sue is our hostess for this one and is calling it Going Round in Circles. She describes it this way:
"Including circles in my projects is one of my favourite things to do, so for this challenge I want to see circles, lots of circles, not just one ! Stencilled, stamped or even a circular project such as a wreath!"
I hope you will join me for this one - you could be a random winner of a wonderful gift certificate for Linda's shop or you could be one of our Guest Designers.
I thought this might a good time to get started on my Christmas card stash, especially since I am running way behind. I decided to go a little non-traditional this time.
I chose papers from A Christmas Carol by Graphic 45 and a scrap from my stash to create the patchwork background. Each panel was distressed with my scissors and the edges were inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I cut a scalloped circle frame from the Graphic 45 paper pad using some Nellie Snellon dies that I have had for ages and inked all the edges with Gathered Twigs. I found the bird online, changed him to sepia and printed him onto a scrap of card stock before mounting him behind the frame.
I dyed some venise lace with Antique Linen Distress Ink and added that to the card with a strip of burlap and a strip of brown ric rac.
The poinsettia is made from the Graphic 45 paper and a Marianne Creatables die. The edges of the petals were inked with Gathered Twigs and after it was layered I added some brown pearls to the centre. The poinsettia is mounted on top of some die cut greenery or rather brownery :).
I used Coffee Archival Ink to stamp a sentiment from IndigoBlu's Vintage Frame stamp set onto a sctap of card stock and punched it with a circle punch from EK Success before I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs DI and attached it to the card with some burlap string.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
House of Cards - Bird and/or colour palette
Crazy Challenge - Burlap and/or Twine
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Real Lace and Pearls
A Vintage Journey - Create Within a Frame
The following items used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: