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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

colours of autumn for Frilly and Funkie DT make

As we have a new challenge and another great new feature over at Frilly and Funkie here are the details in Sue's own words :

Hello, it's Sue here and it's my turn to host the challenge for the next 2 weeks. Before we get in to that, there's also some news to share about a small change we're making here at Frilly and Funkie. As you know we always have 2 winners for each challenge, one chosen at random and one chosen by the Design Team. From this challenge we will be inviting the winner chosen by the Design Team to be a Guest Designer for one challenge! So, now there's even more reason for you to join in!

Now onto the challenge, I love the colours of Autumn they are so rich and warm. The colours of the leaves are gorgeous, the golds, reds and rusts are just beautiful! The challenge is for you to create a project using these wonderful colours with a small twist, you must include some leaves on your project.

So here is my make for this challenge ...

I wanted to make a hanging piece and used lots of yummy distress goodies..all listed at end . I started by a piece of cardstock cut to fit my hanging board and applied Distress paints to my craft sheet and covered the background and also some spare card for the sentiment to be stamped on. 
When dry I applied some texture paste (white ...coloured with a bit of distress paint) thorough a new Wendy stencil. 

I also added some layers of distress ink and also some distress ink through a leaf stencil. When complete and dried I added to the hanging board which had been edged with the new crushed olive Distress paint .

Now the sentiment was stamped onto the spare piece of card in black archival...a gorgeous sentiment , don't you think ?

I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink ...now onto the flowers and leaves all made using tattered floral and tattered leaves die, coloured with distress inks, spritzed with water and scrunched up...left and then unfurled, inked and spritzed with peeled paint re-inker in a mini mister with water .

Maybe they need some aged mahogany next time?

Well hope you like my make , make sure you pop over to Frilly and Funkie to see lots more fab makes .
have a fun and inky day!
trace  x


  1. Love the layers to that gorgeous background and your soft and feminine flowers Trace. A beautiful piece for this theme. Jenny xxx

  2. Beautifully autumnal, I love the colour palette and texture with those gorgeous leaves and flowers which are placed perfectly with the sentiment. A really lovely hanging Trace.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. This is very beautiful Trace and I love the quote you have chosen
    Just to say please don't worry about not commenting on my blog--you are always welcome when you have time and in my thoughts often XX

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Love the paler colours on that beautiful and warm coloured background! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Wonderful make Trace, love your tag and your leaves and flowers are just stunning again, I so love how you make them!!

  6. So delicate and beautiful Trace, love the sentiment too. Hugs, Anne x

  7. such a pretty piece Trace - love this to bits xx

  8. It is gorgeous Trace,-- I love those colours ( you know :-) ) and that you made both flowers and leaves from the same wonderful inked paper, they are so beautiful.
    xo- from Dorthe

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Trace I just love your flowers and leaves and the background is stunning, really stunning. Love the soft colours too.
    Big hugs,

  10. Gorgeous Autumn tag, love the subtle colours.

  11. I think this is beautiful! I like that it is not too orangey and dark. A softer version of fall(autumn).

  12. This is called the softer side of Trace! A very beautiful wall hanging which I am going to go back and study again!!

  13. That is beautiful, I love the muted colours.

  14. A wonderful tag, love this quote. Your leaves and flowers are amazing.

  15. So beautiful Trace. Such a soft and beautiful background and I love the flowers too.
    lovely greet

  16. Loving your Autumnal tag. Love the stencilled backdrop and texture. Love the flowers. Hope you are well. Tracy x

  17. Delicious, Trace... I love the delicate colours you've chosen for your autumn palette, and the flowers are just lovely! Yup, love that sentiment too - especially the fonts!!
    Alison x

  18. That's so pretty Trace. The colours are perfect and that sentiment is lovely.


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