Today's the day when the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team share their projects for the current challenge. There aren't many challenges when I really have no idea what to do but when I sat down to create, Mr Mojo flew straight out of the window ! I guess not really being a pastels and pearls kind of girl didn't help, but a challenge is a challenge !
The hostess for this challenge is the lovely Nancy and here's what she has to say:
Our theme this time around is Pastels and Pearls. Create any
vintage or shabby chic project that features a pastel color palette and
includes pearls. Those are the only guidelines. Other than that, the sky
is the limit!
I decided on a very textural journal page for my project and began by gluing down some pieces of hessian, lace and canvas.
I then used Ranger Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, I masked off part of the stencil so I could get definite strips of the pattern.
Once everything was dry I gave the whole page a coat of gesso.
Now given that the challenge is pastel colours this may seem a little odd to grab the Dylusions paints, which are far from being pastel shades !
However, when you use Gesso with the round applicator over the top of Dylusions they take on a very subtle, pastel shade.
This is how the pages look now with a blended layer of Gesso. I used my finger to add more Gesso in parts to knock back the colours even more.
Instead of stamping in black to keep within the delicate, pastel theme I used white embossing powder with a Tim Holtz script stamp, being very careful when I heated it as the Dylusions don't like direct heat and will bubble up. The crown was left on my table after a previous project and it seemed to fit the space perfectly. I've painted it with Dylusions then rubbed Gesso over the top. The little pearl swirls were the only pearls I had which was rather a lucky moment !
The sentiment I've used is anothe Yvonne Blair, it just seems that this range of stamps hit the right note for me just lately.
As this is the only stamping in black it looked a little stark so, using my finger, I rubbed some Gesso lightly over the top.
One last shot to share the texture from the threads of the fabrics. (You can also see a little orange on this shot, this is the glue reacting with the Gesso and Dylusions!)
So from starting with no idea I kind of like where I ended up, this happens so often when I craft !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.