Wednesday, 17 August 2016

It's a small world

Hello ! Today it's time to share my DT project for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team.The lovely Cec is our hostess and here's what she has to say:

Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style. Your finished project can be anything from the size of an inchie, matchbook or domino to the size of a playing card or note card, which means anything from 1 inch to 4 inches and it does not have to be flat. Be creative and let us know in your post just how small your project is.

Small isn't something that I find easy to do so this really was a challenge for me !



I had some domino size Tando pieces which I thought if I'm doing small then these would fit the bill ! As you can see from the ruler they are only approximately 2cm wide by 4cm tall. I first of all covered the pieces with Prima beige Sculpture Medium then dipped them into the tiny Art Stones. 



 While the covers were drying I cut a piece of white card and folded it fit them and folded it in a concertina style. Then I dug out my Distress Inks, which haven't been used in a while, and blended ink over the card.


I used Prima Art Alchemy paints to paint the covers, blending the colours keeping the darker Blackberry to the edges. 



 I assembled some embellishments on the front cover and the Petaloo burlap flower was soaked in Prima Sculpture Medium and I wrapped some wire around it while it dried. Then I painted the flower with Art Alchemy paint.


 After the Distress Ink treatment I did some stencilling and stamping.


 I added some white dots using a Sharpie white pen.



The text you can just about see is done using one of those small alphabet sets:

'Live for today........Dream of better days'

The rest of the DT have made some amazing little projects so do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog. 
 


6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love your mini domino style book! The rich warm colors are beautiful!

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  2. Oh, I almost made one of these for the challenge, but then I chickened out! This is really fabulous and the inside makes me think of a Japanese fan. I'm very impressed with your faux dominoes! What a great way to go small!

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  3. I was itching to see what this was and you didn't disappoint with this fabulous book. I am awestruck at how much stenciling and stamping you managed to get into such a small space. I picked up a stamp set on vacation that was a steal but the stamps are so tiny and I wondered at the time what I could ever use them for but a bargain is a bargain so home it came - now I have some ideas.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. So tiny Sue - but so elegantly gigantic in creativity! Xj.

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  5. Wow, Sue, this is breathtaking! I love the way how you used those awesome art stones on the covers! What a super cool mini mixed media project this is! Love it! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  6. Fabulous idea Sue. I never would have known how small it was by looking at the photo of the cover. So much detail and texture, I love it! :)

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