Hi everyone and welcome. It's the Funkie DT's turn to show you their take on host Georgie's theme 'Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!' over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog. This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!
Nothing makes me happier than learning about and playing with new 'stuff''. Inspired (but of course!) by this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 May tag I set to work with those Tiny Tattered Florals and came up with this...
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First twist (as ever) it's a card not a tag. Adding burlap as a background to a card gives a great starting point and having made sure it was stuck down firmly with Glue n Seal I edged it with Potting Soil Archival Ink. On Tim's original he added mixed ephemera and I loved the collage look but by adding the pieces of paper from the Wallflower stash I got to include those beautiful botanical images into the background. A layer of Glue n Seal fixed them in place permanently and protected the Brushed Corduroy blended edging. Next came the stencilling using the Blossom Layering Stencil coloured with a mix of Fossilized Amber, Stormy Sky, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.
Now on to those Tiny Tattered Florals. To get the perfect coordinating colours I cut each bloom from Watercolor Cardstock and used the same Distress Stain Sprays on the 'roses' and cornflowers. As for the little 'daisies' I blended Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the outer leaves and left the inner ones uncoloured so that they became two-toned when rolled. Recommendation here - if you've used Distress Inks on your die cuts use hot glue or silicone glue to get them to stick together permanently... With the addition of Peeled Paint leaves my flowers were ready to layer over the stencilling alongside some Heirloom Roses. Tim used Remnant Rubs to great effect so I followed suit, then finished the card with some of those new die cut celebration words and an Industrious Trim.
Have to say I was happy to experiment with these and even more happy with the results. Now, it's time for you to show us what projects or products make you happy. And to inspire you further please head over at Frilly and Funkie where my fellow Funkie DT members are showing you their own happy projects. Stay happy everyone and whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx