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Hello friends and visitors,
Thank you for stopping by today to view my latest craft attempt. I'm on the Funkie team over at Frilly and Funkie now and we have been challenged to make a project to depict our new year's inspiration. This year, I'm inspired to simplify, declutter and get organized. So I decided to make something very clean and simple as well as quick and easy for my DT project for the challenge.
This is actually a very pretty piece, but I struggled with my photography and lighting. I normally use a light box as I have never had any luck with natural light. Getting a decent photo is the worst part of blogging for me. I have a fairly decent camera and use it on automatic and manual. I set the white balance and shoot at a variety of settings but sometimes I just can't get a decent shot. Most of the shots of this piece came out white and gray rather than white and Iced Spruce, which is a gray-green.
The piece started with a jumbo tag sized piece of white CS. I smeared some Iced Spruce ink on my craft sheet, misted it and did a little "wrinkle free distress" technique with it. That wasn't quite enough color for me so I dipped a broad brush into the watery ink on my craft sheet and gave it a few swirls with the brush.
Using the Mini snowflake layering stencil, I stenciled on silver snowflakes. Then the sentiment was stamped with Jet Black Archival (perfectly stamped and aligned using my MISTI). I cut a couple of white snowflakes using the Paper Snowflakes, Mini Thinlits set and two loves white evergreen trees using the Woodlands Thinlits set.
For stability, I glued my card stock onto a jumbo tag and then onto a layer of chipboard. Now it is nice and sturdy. I will probably add a chipboard easel so I can stand it up in my craft room as a reminder to streamline and organize in the upcoming months.
Please visit our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. I hope we have inspired you to craft with us for this challenge. All you have to do is make a vintage or shabby chic project to depict your New Year's inspiration or resolution. Our team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.