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. 


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

  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!

  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.

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

  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

  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! :)