Hi everyone and welcome! Today sees the Funkie side of the Design Team unveiling their projects for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge. Pamellia Johnson is our fabulous host and has chosen the theme 'Things with Wings'. Here's what she has to say about it; "Create any vintage or shabby chic project with something that has wings. It can be butterflies, bees, dragonflies, whatever you can think of."
At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
The idea for the background came first on this one; I love the way the busy lines added colour and drew the eye across the canvas. Originally the deep edges were painted but the on reflection I much preferred them when covered with more of the Dapper paper, particularly when the Evergreen Bough Distress Paint was blended on the edges. A paler coordinating paper from the same set was used to add the die cut Wildflowers before generous coats of Crazing and Vintage Collage Medium added an aged look.
Adding much needed focal points to the busy background was a challenge in itself. I settled on using the same papers and Tissue Tape to create panels on which to add stamped Wildflowers, blending Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges to add shadows and a greater sense of depth to them. The metal elements fitted well alongside the Tiny Tattered Florals, with the largest nail lending itself perfectly to becoming the body of a dragonfly - I was inspired by a huge dragonfly that landed in our garden which had flecks of teal and rust on it's body and incredible transparent wings. They were replicated by stamping with the Evergreen Bough Distress Paint onto Clearly for Art modelling film. On a personal note, I added a much loved paint brush that had finally given up on me and a piece of nail that had to be removed from our car tyre during a family trip to France!
So that's my contribution to the collection of fantastic 'Things with Wings' creations from the Frilly and Funkie Design Team. Make sure you hop on over to see their fabulous makes, by which time I'm sure you'll be inspired to join in the fun and be in with a chance to win!
Thank you for joining me today and for those of you attending the show at Ally Pally this coming weekend I'll be there and hope to catch up with you. Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week have a good one and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx