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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am wishing you all a day filled with family and blessings!

I have two tags today... I have been working on these for awhile and just finished them up.  They are for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas.  She is hosting this challenge on her blog The Funkie Junkie and the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique

First up is my tag inspired by her beautiful Week # 7 tag.  I finished my tag before she posted this weeks tag.  My tag has components of her tag from this week. Ha Ha...  
I was inspired by the plaid in green and blue on Linda's Week #7 tag. I wanted to continue that rustic feel and used a green and blue combo which I emphasized with brown drawn stripes.

I then decided to add the reindeer and trees to go with the rustic design.  I added mica snowflakes.

My next tag is a case of Linda's Week #6.  Beautiful red and white snowy tag inspired me to create a pocket tag with snowflake cut-outs.

I cut one piece of cardstock which I scored to create a pocket. I then folded it over to die cut the snowflakes in the front cover.  I lined the inside with acetate to help keep the snowflake flat. 
I stamped the background with Vermilion and a background stamped. I embossed the cover with white embossing pasted sprinkled with crystal glitter while wet.  I masked the snowflakes with the leftover snowflakes to keep the acetate clean of embossing pasted.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Suzz


Friday, November 17, 2017

Joy

Hi!  I wanted to share my latest creation inspired by Linda's Tag# 5.  She is hosting on her blog The Funkie Junkie a 12 tags of Christmas challenge sponsored with prizes by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I was inspired by her beautiful Santa Image and then the lovely tree circles.  I decided to create a wood grain background.

I created a lovely wood grain embossed background to showcase the fun framed Santa.
I love the wood circle that Linda used in the background and decided to use a mask and frame Santa with the edge of that image.

I then added some fun embellishments!

That's all for me today!

Suzz

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time Worn


Welcome back!  The challenge this challenge at Frilly and Funkie  is hosted by the awesome Autumn! The challenge this time is Timeworn and Autumn describes it as follows:

" As the last leaves fall from autumn trees, we are reminded of the beauty of yesterday. The leaves crinkled underfoot, the clock ticking onward, a fleeting memory... For this challenge, we would love to see your timeworn vintage or shabby chic creations celebrating the beauty of the aged, dated or weathered."

I was thrilled with this and have been thinking about leather.  Soft worn textured leather.  I decided to have a play with my inks and cardstock to see if I could replicate the texture of aged worn leather.  I will be sharing the results of my technique Saturday on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  So make sure to stop by to check it out.


I can't share much more info on this because it will all be shared on Saturday. But I will tell you it was a lot of fun and I have a few other tricks to share.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Come join in the fun and share your timeworn beautiful art with us!

Suzz

Monday, November 6, 2017

Candy Cane Stripes

Surprised to see me?  Me too!  I have been trying to catch up on Linda's 12 tags of Christmas and have been playing in the studio.  This card is inspired by Linda's Week #3 which was a beautiful mix of red and white with a candy cane stripe.  The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique with lovely prizes to be won if you play along for all 12 weeks!

I bet you can see the inspiration... All those lovely red and white stripes.  I decided to use the Wendy Vecchi Strips stencil and tilt it on an angle to create a background. I used the Distress Oxide Ink (candied apples) to sponge through the stencil.  It looks very orangey in the picture. 

I then wanted to use these vintage poinsettia die cuts and I glossed them up with a coat of white frosted embossing powder.

Linda had a wonderful frilly edge along the top of her tag and I decided to find a little fringe to add some texture as well. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Friday, November 3, 2017

Deck the Halls

Today I am back with a tag and a card inspired by Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Week #4.  This is a weekly challenge hosted by Linda and sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique with wonderful prizes.  You just need to play along for all 12 weeks and have an opportunity to win.

Linda's lovely tag had black die cut images with music behind them and that had me thinking about this vintage gent and how I haven't used him very much. 

 I die cut a few different ones and then decided to play around with him on a tag and a card.   I didn't quite get there with either.  A lot of times I let things sit for multiple days until I get an inspiration on what to do to finish it off.
I tried something different on each of these so I was happy with my playing sessions.  On the tag I ended up smearing a layer of black embossing paste along the bottom and the top to give it a gradient effect. (A mistake I was trying to fix)  I like how it gave a nice dark shadow. 

On my card I had shadowed my image and sentiment with watercolor and black pencil but decided to add texture and outline it with a mix of black and gold glitter. 

Something fun and different.  Please go check out Linda's blog and her challenge!  Every week she delights us with a new tag and inspiration!

Suzz

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Trick or Treat

Boo!  I am hosting the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie and I have named it Trick or Treat!  The challenge is not what you think... (Trick)  I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat. If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat. The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in a card or an unusual technique used on your project.

I decided to combine both in my project this week: 


At first glance it looks like a simple tag.  But when you see it up close and in real life you realize that it opens up and inside it has a pocket for a treat!  

 
I had so much fun the last challenge with my manila folders I thought it would be fun to cut a piece of the manila folder using the fold part and create a card in the shape of a tag!

I decided to make a pocket with a bit of leftover folder piece which is perfect for some mini tags and a gift card.


I made to mini tags layered with stenciled images sponged out with distress inks.


And the empty pocket with no tags awaiting a spooky little gift. 
 

There is still time to play along in the challenge and you can create anything you like as long as you show us a trick or create a card or gift box/bag for a treat!

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

There is still time to play along in the challenge and you can create anything you like as long as you show us a trick or create a card or gift box/bag for a treat!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz