Hi everyone and welcome! At the start of the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'Raise It Up!' it's the turn of the Funkie side of the DT to share their projects, including lil' ole me! Our host for this one is the wonderful Pamellia. Here's what she has requested; "I want to see lots of layers, lots of panels and/or lots of elements on your shabby chic or vintage project, BUT they must be raised up! Whether you choose to use pop dots, foam squares, silicone glue or another means of support, make sure they stand tall!" With the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, three Top 3 badges, and a draw for a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, there are plenty of reasons to join in the fun.
I was inspired by two of my DT team mates when creating this layered gift bag. Having drooled over Pamellia's recent layered challenge piece I fancied grabbing the same Spellbinders dies and putting a funkier twist to them. And I've used Shelly's superb tutorial again for creating hand made stamens to place at the centre of my flower. Here's the finished bag...
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You'll probably notice I didn't include as many layers as on Pamellia's original (though a few of them are raised up on foam pads) but I did use the Radiant Rectangles die set to cut them. The rose gold/copper ones are covered in FlitterGlu and Mega Flakes from IndigoBlu - you can die cut any of your regular card once these wafer thin gilding flakes have been applied to achieve a sumptuous metallic finish. I also rubbed a little Black Soot Distress Ink over those layers to match the copper tone filigree centre embellishment.
The alternate layers were also cut using the dies. Having spread texture paste through the Vintage Quilt stencil each one was spritzed with a combination of Industrial Chic mists and a finishing touch of Crow's Nest Copper. The base is kraft card which has been embossed using a folder to add even more height to the base. On top I piled some of those little pieces of dyed seam binding that Linda sends with her little parcels of joy inside each order. You'll also see a couple of brass leaves, shaped for more dimension, little heirloom roses (defined with more of that Crow's Nest Copper) and a handmade flower featuring Shelly's idea for Liquid Pearls stamens. The flower was coloured with a combo of the Copper mist and Tattered Rose Distress Stain Spray, and I added a touch of dilute Rusty Lantern Lime Magicals to the centre. A few filigree metal corners finished off this rather elaborate gift bag topper. I hope you like it!
I look forward to seeing your 'raised up' creations entered for the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and for more inspiration please make sure you check out my Funkie team mates awesome creations.
Before I leave you, just a quick reminder that my Blog Candy Giveaway ends this Sunday 26th July so please make sure you've entered as there are three parcels waiting patiently to be sent out...
Have a great Wednesday everyone and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx