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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Frilly and Funkie's All in the Family!


Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Independence Day is almost upon us. Do you have plans for a celebration or a weekend getaway?       

Suzz is hosting our new two week challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!  Her theme, 'All in the Family' challenges us to create something inspired by our family. It could be ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outing. Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.



At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at the The Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and  inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.

Many of my happiest memories are tied with our vacations in the Smoky Mountains. We've spent summers there with our children since they were babies, and now we enjoy the same wonderful times with our grandchildren. The photo below is from the summer of 2006. Our son was 13 and our granddaughter was 2. Our son was helping Savannah catch tadpoles in a cup. I snapped this photo at the very moment she put her arm around him for a hug. 


Summer in the Smokies means every color of green imaginable! It is everywhere you look. I had to step outside my comfort zone again. None of the pretty design papers in my stash coordinated with the colors I needed. I created my own using white cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, and Lindsay's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I stamped a Prima image in the background, then embossed with a Prima stencil and clear embossing paste to give an appearance of water droplets. 


The flowers are a combination of handmade and purchased. The cheesecloth is stained to coordinate with the background. Some natural twine ties everything together. 


Below are a couple close up photos of the background. 



Thank you for visiting with me today! Now it's your turn to share your family memories with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge. I can't wait to see your projects! 

Hugs,

34 comments:

  1. Wow Nancy, what a gorgeous mixed media card!! I just love all the lush greens to represent the foliage of your mountain holiday getaway and what a lovely image you chose to showcase! I adore how you added a subtle texture, just stunning all around! hugs :)

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the greens and that beautiful memory you shared with us about your family! Love the photo and you can see the sweet affection between the two!

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  3. Fantastic. I am so glad you stepped outside your comfort zone with this one because the colour palette is perfect for the photo. I would have known this card was made by you because you still stayed true to yourself with the layers, twine and lovely flower.

    I just returned from a visit to the Smoky Mountains and since we live in an urban area, the one thing we really enjoyed was the drive we took through the mountains above Gatlinburg and through Cades Cove - so much lush greenery. We stayed in a rental cabin at Pidgeon Forge, which was lovely but the city reminds me of a large amusement park/tourist trap.

    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. I loved reading your post just as much as I loved looking at your project. Gorgeous thoughts...gorgeous work. I love the color palette. You captured summer and put it on paper. Brilliant!

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  5. What a wonderful photo you chose to highlight family - beautiful colors, flowers and stampings you really feel the cool green forest when you look at this! Julia xx

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Nancy! Your background is gorgeous~I LOVE your picture of your son and Granddaughter~just precious! Beautifully done:)
    Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
    Sherrie K

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  7. Hi Nancy and thank you so much for your sweet comments lately. I would love to reply by email, but that doesn't work out, so sorry for the delayed response. My computer time is very limited and my comments from my phone are disappearing! Oye! Anyway, the background stamp in my butterfly card is also IndigiBlu and is the poppy collage stamp. So pretty! The honeycomb outlines the group of flowers, making it so versatile. Also, I wish I had known you were driving through because I work in Greenville, just outside of Spartanburg. I live 25 mins. from Clemson University in the city of Easley. I would certainly love to get together and craft. Sara Emily lives a few hours away, but will be traveling to Charlotte often this fall. We three need to reserve the scrapbook cottage in Spartanburg! How fun! Now, this card is my newest favorite of yours. The photo is priceless and I am really enjoying seeing your experimentation with making backgrounds - my favorite thing to do! This is a great project. The ability to make custom color mixes and coordinate make MM a favorite for me for sure! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so much, Autumn! The three of us should absolutely get together!!

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  8. What a wonderful way to capture such a special moment with your son and grand daughter Nancy. The innocence and beauty are totally enhanced by the colours you've used and clever textured background xx

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  9. Nancy, that photo is just so wonderful and so precious! The background you created is stunning (you should do this more often!), the greens are incredible, your flower, as always, is stunning and the cheesecloth is a wonderful addition to your design. Sadly, I have never been to the Smoky Mountains but those lush greens you have used are similar to lovely hills where I live here in England - caused mainly by the (almost) constant rain - lol! I do love your project! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. What a great project,of your family, I really like the grean colours of the card , frame, so beautiful with het beautiful flower, Your other cards and projects looks wonderful, tanks for coming to my blog and becoming a folower!!

    Have fun!!
    Maria

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  11. What a brilliant take on the theme. Your card looks gorgeous. I just love the color palette, the textures and all the wonderful details. Beautifully done, Nancy!

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog for a visit so that I could now discover your beautiful blog! Thank you for signing up to follow me.

    Hope your having a great summer.
    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  12. You make Mixed Media cards that are all utterly beautiful! Gorgeous!
    Great to meet you!
    oxo Susi

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  13. Hi Nancy,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment - I really appreciate it. It's so nice to meet new people in blogland and I am so enjoying visiting your blog for the first time - your work is beautiful, especially this stunning card, what fabulous colours, and I am in love with those gorgeous flowers - WOW!
    Diana

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Diana! I really enjoy your blog too!!

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  14. Hi Nancy...lovely card as always! Where oh where is the tutorial for your flowers? I saw it recently, but now cannot find it!! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! The tutorial is still on my blog here: http://mytatteredtreasures.blogspot.com/2014/10/blooming-rose-tutorial_28.html
      I had it up as a featured post for a long time, then just changed it this week.
      Hugs,
      Nancy

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    2. Hi! Thanks so much! Yes, I did see it, however thought it was a permanent feature...Silly me!
      Thank you again for sharing your beautiful creations!

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    3. Thank YOU, Susan!! You are so kind and sweet.

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  15. This is so gorgeous! I love the monochromatic colour scheme and all the pretty details.

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    1. Thank you so much, Romy! It's outside my usual style, but it was really fun to create.

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  16. Hi Nancy - just stopping by to say thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog recently! Very much appreciated. I also seem to be missing lots of wonderful posts and projects at the moment - life gets too busy sometimes!
    Love this creation - that background is absolutely stunning - the colours you have selected are amazing and I have never seen clear embossing look this good! Nikki xx

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