Our hostess this fortnight is Sue Carrington and Sue is encouraging us to follow our muse and to let it wander free. Well, my muse wanted to go the shabby, girly vintage route. I took my inspiration from the style of the amazing Melissa Phillips of Lillybean's Paperie but I am not very good at copying the styles of others. I have my own style and can't seem to move very far away from it. Here my take on her style.
I started with two spellbinders dies, one that I used to cut some very light white chipboard and a nesting one that I tried to cut felt with, but ended up just scoring the felt enough that I could cut it with very sharp scissors. I sponged the edges of the larger heart with Broken Twigs DI and then added some very chunky glitter. The edges of the felt heart were hand stitched with some vintage crochet string from my grandmother's sewing basket. This element was then mounted on a gold heart doily.
Then I clear embossed the flower flourish from SU's Elements of Style and stamped Wendy Vecchi's gingham stamp in SU's Cherry Cobbler. Then I sponged the entire piece with Vintage Photo DI. The sentiment is also an SU stamp from the Short and Sweet set. The second layer is just white CS that I swiped with Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain. In retrospect, now I wish I would have run a zigzag stitch around the edge.
That's it for me for the Frilly week. Here's hoping you will let your muse run free and join us over at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge!
These products use on this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: