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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

from the heart for Frilly and Funkie challenge DT

Well it is time for my latest DT piece for then latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and here are all the details :
This time Rebecca has a wonderful new challenge for you;
'The Warmth of Winter' - this time of year we can bring warmth to those who are feeling the chill! Create a card, tag, ATC or any other project that will warm the heart of someone dear to you. And just to clarify, this is not a Valentine's challenge.

Remember, to enter you must create a new project, link it below and make sure you add a link in your post back to this challenge. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to qualify. If you are chosen as our winner you could be invited to be the next Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie. There is also the chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for one lucky entrant chosen at random.

So I decided to go for a gift, tag and gift bag for a friend , so here they are :

So all three pieces use similar colours and some beeswax...oh yes still on that! 
So for the canvas first, I am trying to push myself to play more and experiment a little and also learn and play with techniques, so the challenge here was that the canvas was tiny..but you know me there had to be some idea-ology on there !
I covered the canvas with melange tissue, forgotten treasure in my crafty room, stamped a sentiment onto one ply of a tissue (thanks Hels for the tip!). I then added some beeswax around the edges to create texture. I die cut and coloured a butterfly which got a dip in the pot too, and also a butterfly cut from some Tim paper also got a bit of colour added and a ceremonial dunk! 
 I also added some gorgeous paper coated wire, a pen nib ...these gorgeous fractured dolls ( which I dripped with wax , not sure of you can see that?) and some film strip ...not bad for a teeny canvas about 3" square! To complete I brushed with perfect pearls to create a shimmer.
Now for the tag , well similar techniques were used here so i won't bore you by going over them...
To add texture I added some dyed cheescloth behind the butterfly and also added a die cut heart dunked and brushed after stamping with scrummy Tim Script. I also added some seam binding to the top of the little tag that creates one of the layers.
Finally the tag itself , mostly using same techniques again..but a little play with wax crayon, yes I had to ask Lucy if I could borrow, a wax crayon...sadly it is not fit for her use any more but she was okay with that , bless her!
Again lots of wax , idea-ology and tissue paper... and can you spot the wax crayon?
so make sure you pop across and see the other fab DT makes and also maybe join in the fun!


  1. These are superb Trace (I really needed the close ups to take in all the detail) and so creative. Loving the beeswax texture, the pearl shimmer and the crayon drips. Such great ideas. jenny x
    ps. where do you get that cheesecloth from?

  2. Stunning pieces all of them!! Love how the canvas turned out with those ideaology pieces and the tag and bag look fantastic too. Love the addition of the beeswax! What a wonderful gift set, I am sure it will be much appreciated!!

  3. Beautiful, Trace!

    Dripping with wax crayon is one of the techniques I love too ;)
    Your gift, tag and bag are so adorable!

    Claudia x

  4. Wow, that is a great gift! I´m sure all three will be kept! Have a good week, Gerrina

  5. Trace this is stunning. It is so delicate and asks to be touched. I think it is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in all Blogland! I need a melt pot and beeswax! Ooh, and one of those lovely, little dolls! Julie Ann xx

  6. Everything with this project is gorgeous. Love the effect with the wax crayon. Must be a little braver and have a go with my beeswax on a bigger project.

    Julie x

  7. Terrific pieces Trace. I love the shaded so blue. Great idea to add the wax it gives a different texture.

    Love Chrissie x

  8. such beautiful pieces Trace - I especially love the tag - the colours and hearts are just wonderful xx

  9. Definitely a feast for the eyes here, Trace! You have so much yummy goodness going on with these three stunning pieces! Love the icy color palette and combined with the love you have poured into making these for your friend. Seriously sensational take on the F&F theme this time around!


  10. Fantastic creations Trace... Love the crayon & wax texture... the butterflies are amazing...Love how you have used the fractured doll... Love them all... Hugs May x x x

  11. I knew you would enjoy the beeswax once you started using it, great fun eh. Love your trio , wonderful texture dimension and soft colours. Love the wax crayon touch. Tracy x

  12. Such a wonderful gift set, Trace - you've outdone yourself. Gorgeous butterflies, love the dripped wax crayon (inspired to have a play!) and the oh so subtle and elegant blues and grays - a really special make.
    Alison xx

  13. These are just scrummy Trace, love the colours and elements you have used. Gorgeous.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. An absolutely gorgeous trio Trace, this will certainly warm your friend's heart! The butterflies are gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

  15. Completely & utterly stunning, what a wonderful gift. I am in awe.

  16. Wonderful creations and a fabulous gift for your friend.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. Wow Trace, I am just blown away from these lovely gifts for your friend! So many elements executed perfectly! Love the colors and everything! Happy Weekend!

  18. Beautiful creations Trace! Gorgeous colours and details, how wonderful to receive these as a gift, love them ! X


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