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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Frilly and Funkie Chalk it Up!


Hello friends! It's Wednesday again, and time to launch a fantastic new challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! 

Shelly is our hostess for the next two weeks and she's chosen the theme: Chalk it Up! Her guidelines are as follows: Chalk is such a versatile medium. We want to see how you use it in your vintage or shabby chic creations. You may choose a faux chalk technique, chalk inks, powdered chalks, or even a stick of chalk - it's up to you!

We're inviting everyone to join in the fun. For challenge details and exciting prize information just click on the blog link above.


I created a layered tag featuring a cascade of pastel blooms. I began by cutting, distressing, and layering Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics papers. The layers are popped up with foam tape for added dimension.


The flowers came from my stash of purchased ones. They started out white. I colored them using a blend of chalk inks, a water brush, and my mini mister.


Though it's difficult to pick up in the photos, you'll also find a splattering of chalk ink to the background (in green color to coordinate with the leaves). A couple more embellishments and a twine bow were the finishing touches.


Thank you for coming by to take a peek at my little garden! I also thank you with all of my heart for lovely and thoughtful comments you left on my previous project. I'm in the process of visiting your blogs and writing you all individually. I send wishes for a wonderful day!

Hugs,

13 comments:

  1. Waw... This is AWESOME.. Very pretty, very feminine and fascinating.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous project.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  2. Beautiful tag i love how you have layered it Nancy, i have never used chalk i feel i must get some and give it a go.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  3. Such a wonderful creation! I love everything about it! I also love your style, the way you write your posts and take pictures. I am delighted that I found such a wonderful place :)
    Hugs,
    Catherine

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  4. Oh, Nancy! This tag is breathtaking! Love it!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. Love your tag.

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  6. So beautiful - doing pretty and feminine seems to be beyond my reach!
    Sandy xx

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  7. This is so stunning Nancy! I love the beauty you bring to the Maja papers xx

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  8. Oh, be still, my heart! Nancy, you somehow manage to outdo yourself with each and everything you make. I love this beautiful bouquet on that soft background. This really takes my breath away! Big hugs!

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  9. Positively delicious Nancy! Jenny x

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  10. Oh my goodness, this just takes my breathe! So soft and subtle...I love it!

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  11. Beautiful flowers and berries! Love the soft color palette.

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  12. Your flowers are divine Nancy! The subtle chalky colour works brilliantly! Your entire tag is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)

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