Mar 21, 2018

Let's Be Real...

I wish I could eloquently type life changing words in this post, but I'll let this graphic sum it up.  My teenage daughter used to say "the struggle is real" and she is so right.  Everyone has their junk.  Mine: pessimism, regret, perfectionism.  My junk may be different than yours, but the struggle is the same universally.  When I saw this on Pinterest I just broke out into tears, because even in my mess God loves me just the same.  Even in my weakness, His unfailing strength carries me.  When I am lost, He is always the way.  I encourage you today to find rest in Him.  Big hugs, Autumn

“I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’
And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”
Romans 9:25 NASB

Mar 17, 2018

Tim Holtz Style Shadow Box Card Tutorial

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a full tutorial for two sweet and simple Shadow Box Cards on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  I was very much inspired by THIS beautiful card by my friend Julie.  The beauty of this card design is that it folds flat for mailing, yet is quite dimensional when extended.  I hope you will hop on over and pin my tutorial, because I'm sure you will find these cards as easy as they are addictive to make.  Have a great Saint Patrick's Day!

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Mar 14, 2018

Prima Wild and Free Vintage Lady and Lace Shabby Card

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  Today we begin a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Suzz has chosen the theme Knock on Wood.  She says, "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.   Create a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates some type of wood content.

I opted for a tall, skinny card with layers of paper from the Prima Wild and Free collection.  You can see how I fussy cut the flowers, made a tag, and crinkled some of the layers for dimension.  To adhere my lace, I applied Red Line tape then carefully scrunched the lace and pressed it in place.  There is enough give to move it around, but it will also hold permanently when you finish.

Lots of layered lace, including a bottom paper lace piece cut from Tim's Crocheted Lace die.

I use my scissors to shred into the lace to get the tattered edges.

My focal image is the beautiful lady from the collage sheet in the Wild and Free A4 pad.  My wooden element is an ornate frame I got on clearance in the Christmas crafts section.  Beneath my layers of flowers I added a few snips of Holiday Greens die cut from kraft and painted with a watery gesso.

Beneath my Prima flowers, I added seam binding dyed with Frayed Burlap and a large button.  I gave everything a splash of white gesso.  I hope you're inspired by this frilly work and will play along with our current challenge, even if you make a funkie creation.  :)  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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