Hello friends! It's that time for the Funkie girls to reveal our inspiration pieces for our current challenge 'Knock on Wood' at Frilly and Funkie. The incredibly creative and talented Suzz is our hostess this time, and here's what she has to say about her theme:
"I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch."
I didn't have high hopes for this one of the backgrounds I made in Frilly and Funkie's Saturday Showcase HERE, but I thought it might be useful in the future so I put it aside.
I flipped it, added some more color and cut it to fit inside a Vignette Box. I couldn't waste a bit of it and used the off cuts to edge the box and the corners as well. I have to say, now it's my favorite of the bunch.
I'll let you in on a little secret...the green ribbon started out as purple, orange, and green. It's actually two pieces that came tied up on those little thank you bundles Linda includes in your order. These were from Halloween orders--waste not, want not. I rinsed out some of the original color and added back Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain. It's hard to see in the photo, but some of the original color is still there, and makes for the perfect match to the leaves.
I adhered my background to a piece of foam core and brought it forward in the box by placing it on a few scraps of thick cardboard box adhered to the back wall.
Choosing some pieces from the Botanical Layers pack made fast work of my vignette, and I edged each in Vintage Photo ink to add to the vintage look. Because they are much thicker than the older ephemera, they layer nicely. I just used cardboard and foam core scraps as spacers. Ranger Multi Medium Matte pulled double duty as my glue of choice, and as a sealer on top of the ephemera to take the shine off. I didn't need that shine competing with the shimmery background for the camera's attention!
I added some old white Remnant Rubs and half pearls colored with White Gold Prima Paste Wax.
The little colored balls are from my door wreath that had fallen off. I colored them with Distress Oxides in coordinating colors.
I chose a Quote Chip and colored it with Vintage Photo ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. The photo below gives an idea of the dimension within the box.
That's all for me today! I hope you've been inspired to rummage through your wood pile and create a Vintage or Shabby Chic make for our current 'Knock on Wood' challenge. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! I can't wait to see what you'll make!
I'm sharing with these challenges:
SumMore Fun Mood Board #24 I chose some of the colors from the palette and the wood grain and greys from the pebbles and bunny for my inspiration.
Thank you for your visit today! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in a comment below and I will get right back with your answer! Of course, all comments are appreciated!
Hugs and Blessings!
Here are the links to products I used which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: