Let me tell you, things are rockin' around this household! We're moved, my store is organized (I hope:) and I'm back to work on all my design teams! The Funkie Junkie Boutique just reopened it's doors and I've already had a few orders from people who have been waiting in the wings. It feels great to be on the road to normal again!
Sharon Wheet is kicking off the year for Our Creative Corner. Her challenge is to make something pretty in aqua and pink and be sure to include a flower (stamped, on the DP or a 3-D paper or other craft flower). I'm not sure if mine would be considered pretty - it's a little on the grungy side. I started with a girly intent but the thing just digressed on its own.
I started with a sheet of plain white card stock, stamped the flowers from SU's Field Flowers in Vintage Photo and sponged it with Broken China DI. I added some sponging around the edges with Vintage Photo and then grunged it up a bit more with Vintage Photo Distress EP around the edges (which was inspired by Alison Bomber's piece here). More white CS was embossed with the Flourishes Texture Fade, edge punched with a Martha Stewart punch and sponged with Aged Mahogany DI. A ripped, crinkled piece of kraft glassine was stitched across the middle and the entire panel was stitched to another piece of white CS that had been embossed and sponged similar to the strip. I used the Heart Wings die to cut two pieces of felt. The top heart was cut with the same die and then I trimmed it around the edge to make it smaller so some of the burgundy felt would show around the edges. Then I painted it with Picket Fence crackle paint and when dry, sponged with lightly with Vintage Photo.
The With Love plaque was cut with a spellbinders die, stamped with the sentiment from Field Flowers, sponged with Jet Black around the edge and given two coats of UTEE. The flowers were white CS cut with the Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip die and sponged with Broken China and Vintage Photo. A Melissa Frances corner finished it off.
That's it for my OCC piece for this week. Thanks so much for coming back after my holiday break. I hope to see you over at Our Creative Corner playing in our challenge this week. Have a great weekend.