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 !