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Winter Blooms

I could really use some real flowers in my garden! But...I'll take some paper ones;)   Welcome Back to me!  I've been gone awhile but I'm home again...and freezing. 
 
By now if you live in a cold part of the world you're longing for something other than snow.  This time Frilly and Funkie what to brighten your day with a "Winter Blooms" Challenge!  Use flowers in any way you want and play along for a chance to win some shopping time!
I started with the Eileen Hull Canister die and no idea where I was going.
 

 I decided on an ocean theme. 
(I made this before I left to Florida so I suppose warm weather was on the mind)

 
I used distress paint to ink the sand and sea horse.  I used my spritzer and distress marker chipped sapphire and the speckles stencil for his spots.  Then crackled.
 
 
I cut the movers and shapers sand dollar then inked with antique linen distress paint.  I sprinkled some distress embossing powder to make it look sanded.

 
I cut some spring greenery for the plants with core paper.

 
I grabbed a tattered pinecone flower from my handy jar of pre-made flowers and attached. 
 
 
For the top of the canister die I used a mini cabinet card.  I used Wendy Vecchi embossing texture paste then tucked this All Occasions card in it. 

 
I inked the Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard "Relax" with distress paints, shabby shutters, peeled paint and tumbled glass.

 
I coated the canister die with gesso.  Then I sprayed distress stains broken china and tumbled glass.  Using the spritzer, chipped sapphire distress marker and bubbles stencil for an underwater effect.

 
Gotta use scrabble tiles inked with tumbled glass.

 
I used twine to frame everything out.  It has a nautical look.
 
 
Don't be shy and make sure to share your creative project with the Frilly and Funkie team.  Just include a flower to brighten up your blog! 
 
 
 
 
Challenges I'll be playing in.
 
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge- A Piece of Paradise
A Vintage Journey- Tic Tac Toe
Ribbon (Cabinet Frame, Canister die)
 Dies cuts (Sea Horse, Canister)
 Stains (Canister, sea horse)
 
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