Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Sharing my make for the latest Frilly & Funkie challenge today - the challenge is Let the Words Do the Talking, so a favourite quote stamp has a place of pride on my piece. I've gone very vintage for this make, using one of my favourite go-to colour palettes - soft, gentle yellows and pinks.

My background is layered with lace and book page then gessoed and stencilled with a leaf frond created with crackle paste. I used Distress Spray Stain spray inks and acrylics to add the colour over the top.

My focal point is a lovely vintage image (I think this is such a pretty photo). She's surrounded by a whole heap of embellies - sprayed flowers (Distress Spray in Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose), paper ephemera, lace sprayed with Scattered Straw ink, pieces of gold netting and metal embellishments. I also made up some stick pins and added micro beads. 

The large flourish is created with a Prima mould and coloured with paint and Treasure Gold. 

To finish I added Stampendous Frantage Tea Stained Mica Flakes here and there on the edges - LOVE this product!

And of course there is the all important quote - it's a PaperArtsy one from a Darcy set - it reads 'I want to be improbable and beautiful, afraid of nothing as if I had wings.' - isn't that just beautiful?

Before I go I must give a nod to my friend Caroline Ward who gave me some very useful constructive criticism - and the piece is better for it. Thanks Caroline!

Hope you like my challenge piece - thank you for visiting :).

Katy x


  1. Fabulous elegant canvas. Your go to colors are wonderful and the design so pretty and charming. Glad you are playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie - Let the Words do the Talking Challenge!

  2. WOW, this is gorgeous!! I just love all your vintage hues and amazing antiqued elements! Stunning piece from tip to tip and I love your sentiment too! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Let the Words Do the Talking' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. Oh my goodness this is utterly gorgeous and amazing! Every detail, down to the tiny beads is perfectly placed. A stunner! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Shabby Chic perfection! This hearkens to a bygone era and is contemporary at the same time. Your details are just lovely! The sentiment and image are perfectly paired. Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly Funkie "Let the Words Do the Talking" Challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  5. Uh, GORGEOUS! I can see why you were picked as Top 3 at Frilly and Funkie! Huge congratulations! Hugs!