Wednesday, 5 August 2015

But what if you fly

We're kicking off the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge today, which means it's the turn of the Funkie side of the team to share their projects. The current theme is Things with Wings which has been chosen by the lovely Cec. Here's what Cec has to say:

I am the hostess for the new challenge starting today.  I am calling this one 'Things With Wings'. Use anything with wings as the focal point on your vintage or shabby chic projects this time. Be it of the animal, fantasy or mechanical variety we want your creativity to take flight!

The first things that jump to my mind are butterflies and birds, but I'm rather hooked on the gorgeous butterfly from the Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set so that was my starting point !



I had great fun using the Dylusions paints recently which you can see here, that I decided to give them another outing. I've used Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime, first of all using my fingers to rub over the Gessoed journal page then blending more with a baby wipe.



 I added some stencilling using Wendy Vecchi Polka Dotty stencil, the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil and the Dylusions Diamond stencil.


 To knock the colours back I used White Linen Dylusion paint then went around the edge of the pages using a mix of Vibrant Turquoise and Black Marble Dylusion paint. I used the Wendy Vecchi Alphabets stencil with Slate Fresco Finish, then used the same stencil with some Grunge Paste.


I have recently come across a very talented lady by the name of Marta Lapkowska and one of the techniques that Marta has used was white embossing powder with a script stamp. So simple but completely passed me by ! So, using Wendy Vecchi's background script stamp I added some stamping with Versamark then embossed with white EP. I did some more stamping with the same stamp using Watering Can Archival ink.



The large butterfly is from the Perspective stamp set I mentioned earlier. I first of all drew around the stamp onto some cardboard and cut out the shape. I then covered it with Tissue Wrap and coated it with Glue 'n' Seal. I stamped the butterfly on top then coloured it using Distress Markers. The small butterflies are from the Papillon set and have been stamped onto the journal page, then stamped again on to white card and coloured with Distress Markers. I've only glued down their bodies so the wings do lift off the page. I then used a Stabilo pencil and blended it with a damp paint brush to create a shadow around the large butterfly.


 The words are stamped onto white card using a couple of the cheap little alphabet sets and I've used the Stabilo pencil again to create a shadow.


 In the above photo you can see the text behind the stamping of the large butterfly and also the white embossed script stamping. You can also see the honeycomb stamping I did using the Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamp set.



One final close up so you can see the wings of the little butterflies, which I think look like they are just about to take off in flight.

I hope you can join us for this challenge, the rest of the DT have created some gorgeous projects so do make sure you hop over to Frilly and Funkie !

16 comments:

  1. I have only recently found your blog, through a link from another. I love your work and alway feel very inspired after a visit. I love the pages that you've created above, it makes me want to get out the dylusions paints straight away and try something. I just need a little more time in the days! I think this is a blog I will be back to time and time again.

    Sue xx

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  2. Oh what a stunning double journal page Sue! Gorgeous colours and all those wonderful stamped layers. So very inspiring. Jennie x

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  3. Gorgeous Sue!! I love all the wonderful stencil patterns and your splashes of colour! The butterflies are stunning, the shading really makes them pop off the page! hugs :)

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  4. You have used my all time favourite large butterfly so beautifully Sue! The little ones really do look like they are about to take flight.... wonderful work! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. stunning work Sue - your pages are beautiful - lovely xx

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  6. Gorgeous pages Sue. I love how you knocked the colour back with turquoise and I love the embossing and layered look. Gorgeous imagery too. Tracy x

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  7. Gorgeous page Sue and one of my favourite quotes, perfect for your theme. Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Absolutely stunning! How have you had the time after such a busy weekend with Wendy. Must get cracking with my delusions.

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  9. I am in awe of how you can make magic with stencils and this gorgeous page is a perfect example. I love how you blend colours to get a perfect finished project. Your butterflies are gorgeous and the sentiment says it all.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. What amazing layers, Sue, giving these pages such depth and beauty. Love all the shading around the large butterflies, adding a lovely touch of drama. Fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  11. I want to sit with you while you craft and try to absorb a teeny tiny bit of your amazing creativity, Sue! I have been itching to get to your blog and see just how you created this beauty, and I am in awe!! Gorgeous!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  12. Love the white script idea...simples...but so effective, a glorious journal spread...and those flutterbies...fab!!! Ruth x

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  13. Oh, this doble Art Journal Page was absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing <3
    Hugs,
    Anita/Niti

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