Wednesday, January 4, 2017
New Year Inspiration
It is time for the first challenge of 2017 at Frilly and Funkie. This time Jenny is our hostess and she call the challenge New Years Inspiration. She describes it this way:
"At the start of each New Year so many of us make plans and set goals for the futures. So for this challenge we want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project depicting what you are inspired to do/achieve in 2017."
I had the privilege of spending a week in November with the fabulous Jenny Marples and was able to craft beside her. While there I tried to absorb just a fraction of her talent (not sure I accomplished that) and learn from her (definitely did do that). One of the things she said more than once was that she just plays. Since I tend to overthink things, I decided to use her comments as my inspiration for this year and have created a vintage inspired card to portray my plans.
Interestingly I had no mojo over the holidays so my card doesn't include any playing with new techniques because in the end I had limited time to complete it after I spent a number of days admiring the paper and moving it around my desk. I promise to play soon.
I started with some Recollections card stock for my blank. Next I found the vintage image online at bbc.co.uk and that dictated what I where I was going with this card.
I pulled three patterned papers from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary and Secret Garden. I distressed them and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The image was also distressed and inked and mounted on some burlap.
I made the sentiment on the computer, printed it on a scrap of white card stock and then die cut it with a Spellbinder die from the Labels Ten set. Once cut I inked it with some Antique Linen Distress Ink and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
Next I embossed a couple of filigree leaves with Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Embossing Powder, giving them two coats so they looked like enamel. The flower was cut with the Shabby Posies die by Tammy Tutterow for Spellbinders and I added some Platinum Distress Glitter to the centre.
To finish the card off I added some crochet ribbon topped with a loopy burlap bow, then the leaves and finally the shabby flower.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania - Layer It
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The following supplies used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: