It's time for another wonderful challenge over at Frilly and Funkie! This time Nicole is our lovely hostess and she has chosen the theme SPRINGTIME DIE CUTS. She would like you to create a shabby chic or vintage style project celebrating Springtime and remember to include die cuts. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
This month the world celebrates Earth Day on the 22nd, so I thought I would put a green foot forward and make a card almost completely out of recycled Kraft Paper. The butterflies, the tags, the flowers, the leaves, the lattice and the wood backing are all made out of Kraft paper. Hope you enjoy my Spring Earth Day card.
Here are the die sets that I used for my Earth Day card: They are all from the Sizzix/Tim Holtz line
- Mixed Media Thinlits
- Bookplates and Tag
- Tattered Florals
- Butterfly Duo
- Garden Greens
- French Flight
- Distressed Doily
The bottom layer is another new attempt at a wood technique, I love experimenting with natural textures. This time I coated the wood with Wendy Vecchi crackle paste and then treated it with various Tim Holtz inks and sprays and let it dribble up and down to create the grain.
The top tag was coated with Picket Fence crackle paint and coloured with Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass sprays and then some more dripping with Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint.
The sentiment is from the new Graphic 45 series called Time to Flourish. I stamped it with Ranger Coffee Archival ink and then fussy cut it out and coloured it with Copic markers.
On the bottom tag I used the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil and some crackle paste and then dripped distress sprays into the cracks. The leaves were dabbed with Picket Fence paint and then sprayed with Peeled Paint spray.
The large butterflies were treated with Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and dabbed with Picket Fence. The small butterflies were coloured with Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade. The pearls are from the new Kaisercraft collection, this colour is called Chino, a beautiful vintage colour of pearl now available at Linda's shop.
The flowers were coated with Picket Fence crackle paint and then I dripped Victorian Velvet spray all over the petals. The doily is one of the only pieces cut from regular white card stock.
I am entering my Earth Day card into the following wonderful challenges:
- Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog - A is For...(Aged and Antiqued)
- Shopping Our Stash - #196 - The Earth has Music (I went completely earthy)
All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.