Hi everyone and welcome. It's week two of the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog. Nancy has chosen the theme 'Vintage Seaside' for this challenge - that means any vintage project that focuses on the sea and/or beach.
As ever the winner (picked by the Design Team) has the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and one lucky entrant will win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Well worth entering then!
You may have seen the background to this card before... remember the mop up pieces from the Distress Paints tutorial? I die cut the smaller piece with the Honeycomb Frameworks die and layered it over the larger piece as a base.
How do you make two layers of the same card stand out against each other? Drawing around the hexagon shapes with a Pumice Stone Distress Marker and softening the edges with a fine nib water brush helps no end. Then I flicked some Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top.
As soon as I'd created this background it spoke to me of the beach so teaming it with the Nautical Blueprints stamps was obvious. Three of them were stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with coordinating Distress Stains before being fussy cut and covered in Rock Candy Distress Glitter (having been inspired by Richele Christensen's ideas). Thankfully the sun put in an appearance to show you the sparkle it achieves.
With so much going on already I kept the finishing touches simple, layering the shells over muslin and adding Glossy Accents to the name tags. I know 'Simple Sayings' seem to go on most of my cards, but as they are genuinely used or sold it's a practical matter as well as a perfect way of balancing the design. One of these days I'll invest in the 'hashtags' set to mix it up a little!
Hopefully this has put you in the mood to create a little something for Nancy's brilliant challenge, but if you're still stuck for inspiration hop on over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the super projects from our special Guest Designer and my fellow Funkie team mates.
Enjoy the rest of your week and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx