Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
New year's resolutions for Frilly and Funkie ... be kind to yourself
Well the new theme over at Frilly and Funkie is New Year's resolutions...and here are all the details :
It's time again for new beginnings and New Year's Resolutions. We know you got 'em. Even though you might not have written them down, told your significant other or shared them with your BFF, there are still some positive aspirations lurking in the back of your brain. Now it's time to share them. Let's see a card, tag or project depicting a New Year's resolution.
So when I made my piece , I thought long and hard about the year I have had and decided that many things had taken all my efforts and energies and that to be a better person for all those I love and care about I need to remember to be kind to myself too...so that was mine... (however I wish I had chosen Make it count, as sometimes sad events in our lives, that surround us, make us realise life is precious and we must make each moment count! Enjoy and savour life x)
So here is my make :
I started by colouring the canvas with antique linen distress paint and lots of spritzing, as I wanted a really soft colour. I then added some gorgeous flourishes using Wendy Vecchi texture paste in white, this stuff is fab and I am almost finished my second pot! I applied it trough one of the lovely Wendy's stencils, just love this flourish shape.
When dry I added some script and flourish stamping in frayed burlap distress ink. I also added ink and some treasure gold in white fire to highlight the raised areas and texture.
I dyed some cheesecloth using left over to almost soften the heart...and the heart is a great Wendy Vecchi art part painted in rock candy crackle paint and when dry antique linen distress paint added and then swiped with treasure gold.
Now for the letters I used my trusty word play die and cut the letters from grungepaper, coloured with frayed burlap paint and then coated with glossy accents.
Well make sure you pop across and see what my fab teams mates have made , and also pop in an entry yourself!
Today I am saying my final goodbyes to my Grandad, so may your star shine brightly xx
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,
the things you are, the things you never want to lose.