Hi there. Jenny (Buttons) here to host the latest challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. Flowers are a definite winner at any time of the year and for all occasions, and we saw lots of them at the recent Winter 2014 CHA show. With all those new dies and stamps hitting the shelves it's time toshow us your blooms (flowers)! The twist is they must be handmade. Put them on tags, cards, home decor pieces, whatever you like. Then share them with us here to be in with a chance of winning a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie or a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
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 be in with a chance of winning.
I decided to go for a sort of hidden garden / secret garden using my handmade flowers...I love the idea of a hidden or undiscovered little haven...peaceful and enchanting...
so here is my make ( sorry about the sunshine on the photo ...but loved the glow it gave in a funny kind of way!) :
So I started by creating a collage style ish layered background using layers of texture paste, through my new doily stencil....
inks, corrugated card given a good spritz ( with re-inker sprays...).I love playing with distress in all its forms..
Like flowers themselves bloom and grow so did this piece , evolving and changing as it went and I loved every second, can you tell!?
a large tag layered with die cuts, painted with gesso and sprayed ..ooh and some more trails of hot glue!
Then onto the flowers for my hidden little space....made using the tattered floral die....and of course some cogs...and rusty wire...well I had too !
I had such a great time getting lost in the moment making this piece, which didn't turn out at all how I had imagined but never the less a fun journey and enjoyable creating...and that makes for happiness in itself!
For some more beautiful blooms make sure you pop across here to see some fab makes from my team mates. Hopefully you will find time to join us and make some blooms of your own and join in the competition.
keep those fingers inky!