Skip to main content

Celebrate Summer

It's Summer and the Frilly and Funkie Team is celebrating!  Summer for me is all about enjoying the warm summer days, my garden's and afternoon's on my shaded deck.  It's also a lot of birthday's and road trips in my motor home.

Some of you may recall Canada Day (July 1st) is also my husband's birthday.  So this is his birthday card.  I'm keeping this one masculine.


I fussy cut the Perspective Butterfly out and then made a Custom Blend ink pad with rusty hinge, fossilized amber and mustard seed re-inkers.  Have you made one yet...addicting!


I clipped and cut this photo booth then did a little colouring with rusty hinge.  


I "just" got my handwritten celebrate thinlits.  EEK...LOVE THEM!  I added a coat of glossy accents.  It's still drying.


I used some Clear Rock Candy Distress to crackle the butterfly.  Can you see the cracked wings?  Pretty...


I'm starting to add more and more ephemera to my projects lately...weird.


Keeping it more masculine I added some hardware and some burlap.  



I had so much fun making this and it took no time at all to pull together...about 45 min.  Stop by Frilly and Funkie and share your idea of summer with us HERE.





This will be my last post for Frilly and Funkie...( insert sad face) 

I so love everyone and want to thank Linda for having me, Jenny for putting up with me and the team for being so wonderful!  I love being apart of the team and I will miss them!  But, now this means I get to play along with the challenges again!  YAY!  

 photo BlogPostsignature.png

Comments

  1. What a wonderful way to end your journey with us Nicole! I love the Summery look of this card and bet your husband will be thrilled to receive it. Wishing you every success in the future. Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Than you Jenny and thank you for everything and being patient with me. I so enjoyed being on the team with you all. You make it so easy and what a pleasure.

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Ahhh thanks ;) Love your fun blog name!

      Delete
  3. Fantastic birthday card for your DH. Love the warm colour palette, that big crackled butterfly and all the wonderful vintage elements you added. It has been lovely having you on the team and I am wishing you are the best in your future crafty endeavors. Have a fun summer.
    Hugs!
    Cec

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I so loved being on the team and it's really hard to leave. I'll still be around...as always!

      Delete
  4. Fabulous card Nicole! Love the warm colours and the cracklked butterfly. Sue C x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sue. I love this butterfly.

      Delete
  5. I can see the crackle on the butterfly and it looks fantastic - and so do the colours you made on the custom ink pad. A wonderful masculine card indeed! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anne...I do love to make it masculine when I can!

      Delete
  6. So sad to see you leave, hope I can catch you somewhere on the net, love your work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness I know, I'm so sad to leave this team. I adore all these amazing creative people. I'm going to miss them. But I do love playing with the challenges. So all is not lost. Hehe... You will see me still I promise. Wait a couple of weeks for some exciting news... Just saying I'll still be around. Promise!

      Delete
  7. Love what you have done here, Nicole. I really like how you used the vintage cabinet card die cut for your back panel and the touch of burlap makes it wonderfully rustic. The ombre butterfly is gorgeous and you used my favorite photo from the Photo Booth pack. Thank you so much for all your wonderful work for Frilly and Funkie. I am so sorry to see you go and certainly wish you all the best with your new endeavors!

    Hugs,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  8. Super gorgeous! LOVE the colors in the butterfly!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow Nicole!! I love this and 45 mins to put together...! That's incredible, I need double that to think about what I want to do xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Totally in love with this work! You are incredible! hugs! barbarayaya

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

Snow Scene Cloche

Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees.  OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas.  Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.

There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base.  Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.

More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman.  I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.

Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees.  Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.

They look like flocked Canadian trees.  Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.

Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold.  I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs.  Then wrapped the b…

New Release- Stamp and Photo Storage

All month the Inspiration Team for Eileen Hull is thrilled to be showing off the her newest Book Club Collection.  Here's my little glimpse at the Stamp and Photo Storagedie.  There is nothing this decent size die can't do... or hold!  In this case Letter's to Santa.  I even combined the Trinket Box & Frame to frame out Santa.


I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa.  Perfection!

I colored up the Floral Arch and Words arch to attach to the bottom and top and attached.  I used some Distress Woodgrain Cardstock to wrap my Stamp and Photo Storage. I cut Super StockCardstock to fit inside.  Inking and stamping like crazy all tied off with some postal twine.  The Correspondence Stamp Set is perfect.


I mounted the Trinket Box & Frame to the Stamp and Storage…