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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You're My Inspiration

It is time for another Funkie DT share for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge "You're my Inspiration". 
 The wonderful Nancy is hosting and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Simply find any type of image or photo that inspires you to create a vintage or shabby chic project. Please post your inspiration image on your blog along with your project, and tell us what it is you love about it. The inspiration image does not need to be included as part of your project, just on your blog post."

I have a confession to make... I love reading magazines... I don't mind browsing on line but there is so much I love about snuggling in bed flipping the pages of the magazines and getting ideas.  I keep a sketch/art journal by the bed and as I see an idea that inspires me I sketch, write or sometimes tear a page out and stick it in the book for later inspiration.  

My art today was inspired by one of those sessions. I was looking in through the Stampington's Somerset Summer Studio Gallery and I saw this canvas from Donna Salazar.

I loved that she had so much negative space and yet it was so beautiful with the edge of flowers.  I put that aside along with a few other projects that I want to try from this issue. 


I spent some time layering in paint in the background followed up with stenciled texture using the crackle embossing paste. While that was wet I misted with brown and pink sprays. I let that drip and dry before adding my verse. 

Then the butterflies and flowers were misted with antique linen and dipped in distress oxide worn lipstick for hints of pink.

The butterflies were stamped in brown ink with lettering and labels.  I added a smattering of old buttons and sponged the edges of everything with brown dye ink.

I hope this has you thinking of your inspiration so you can come join  us in the fun!  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 here 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz



Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Focus

Hi!  Popping in to share about my post over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog today for the Friday Focus series.

 
I created a few different projects and bits and pieces using the Sizzix Texture Fades & Dies. I love my butterflies, dragonflies and bees! 

Head over to check out the sales and additional projects I created!

Happy Friday!

Suzz