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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Live by the Sun

I am back!  I wanted to share the second card inspired by the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

This one started with the same background and circle of the first card I shared earlier this week. But I wanted to use the sweet fairy from the Masquerade stamps from Graphic 45.

I tried to make her effervescent by stamping her skirt and wings onto acetate with StazOn and then painting the backside with the pretty gold shimmery paint.

I was thinking midnight on a summer night with the fairies dancing and the flowers appear to be black with the moon behind them.

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Hello!  Time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: "In Good Old Summertime".   Kathy is hosting this challenge for us and she describes it as: " it's time for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Whether you vacation at the beach, in the mountains, or enjoy a relaxing "Staycation" in your own back yard, your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that shows what you love best about summer. Use summer colors in your project. Be sure to tell us in your post what you love about summer, and how you've represented that in your project."

Thoughts of summertime had me thinking of family times both now and when I was young.  I remember long summer days rolling into night with running with the other kids in the neighborhood playing kick the can or ghost in the graveyard.  It inspired me to create a card using a few of the paper dolls along with the beautiful purple colors that are everywhere in my flowers right now.  I realized I probably have more purple flowers in the flower beds than any other color.

The highlight of the card has to be the adorable girls in their frocks and the way they are giggling int he photo.

 I started with an old sheet of music which I gessoed with a spatula.  (My gesso is getting a little thick)  I then stenciled on the pretty splashes which look like Hydrangea's to me. 

 I then moved to adding the stamped circle and then cut my piece of background to mount on the black cardstock and white card base. 
 Then I pulled out my misc ephemera and images to layer along with some fun tissue tape.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us for a Guest Designer 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!

Come join us and share your summertime fun!


Monday, July 10, 2017

This is the Day


This summer is flying by and my poor craft room is neglected... I am hardly in here with all that is going on. I have a simple card to share today that I created with while playing with new stamps from Spellbinders.

A very pretty set of stamps which got a quick pass from me. I will have to play with them some more when things settle down.  I did cut the edges of the flowers and leaves to try to raise them up and give them some texture.

I hope your summer is going well!