Hello Crafty Friends! Welcome to each of you and thank you for visiting my blog. Today’s post is my project for the guest designer spot at the Frilly & Funkie challenge blog. The theme was set by the challenge host, Zoe, to create something “Bloomin’ Marvelous” and it comes just in time for Spring.
As some of you may already know, I live in the beautiful state of Colorado where springtime is a bit of summer one day and a bit of winter the next. We had a beautiful, albeit windy, weekend only to be shoveling snow on Tuesday! Nothing like springtime in the Rockies. However, today’s project was inspired not by the Colorado springtime but by a Parisian flower stall in a market that my beloved and I stumbled on last spring while we were wandering around the Île de la Cité. While the flower stalls are a bit modernized now, I decided to make it a bit more vintage.
I grabbed the Tim Holtz Tiny Houses die and die cut a house in chipboard. I painted the house in Dylusions Paint in Vanilla Custard and took some Finnabair Metallique Wax in Rich Copper to add some texture. The corners of the house are covered in Tim Holtz Design Tape (Rose). For the roof I grabbed a Tim Holtz Substrate sheet and Flourish embossing folder. I rubbed the embossed design in the metallique wax. I also added a shelf to the front of the house for the flowers.
The base of the project is one of the vignette boxes from Tim Holtz that is covered in an embossed substrate sheet. I used the Tim Holtz Stitched Plaid embossing folder and again rubbed the metallique wax for added color and dimension.
I grabbed some glass vials and covered them with Silver Alcohol ink so I could use them as “metal” containers for the flowers. I grabbed a variety of pre-made flowers from my stash of flowers and used them to create some of the bundles of flowers. I also used some inked tags and scraps of pastel colored papers that I had laying around to die cut out some flowers. I also decided to finally open the package of Tim Holtz flowers and spray them with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain. I found some green cardstock scraps to die cut some foliage as well.
The project was finished off by adding a puppy dog, the flower stall lady from the Tim Holtz paper dolls (with some added coloring in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet) as well as opening some of the new Tim Holtz Ideaology metal pieces to add (the piece on the house, the ribbon (which was colored with alcohol ink and markers), and the ruler.
Thank you to the Frilly and Funkie Design team for inviting me back with another project to share with everyone. While I was a bit pressed for time because of my work commitments, I hope this project has inspired you to join in the challenge. I could have worked on rolling flowers and creating more of the flower stall scene for days but, alas, one must know the value of time and get to work on the “to do” list.
Happy Spring! Please feel free to leave any comments on my project. I appreciate all of the kind words.