Hello and welcome to all of my crafty friends! I'm back for a second time this week. I'm sharing a card that's definitely outside my usual style. It didn't start out that way, but everything I did seemed to go wrong. My son and I have been sick with high fevers and sore throats since we came home from vacation. Crafting is my escape from all things stressful, but this week was a challenge. The good news is my fingers are covered in blue/green ink and I accidently wore two different colors of socks today. That means tomorrow is going to be amazing!
Today marks the start of a new two week challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! Our challenge theme is All Lined Up. Jenny is our hostess, and her guidelines are as follows:
For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don't count!)
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.
I chose vertical lines in the form of this aged wooden fence paper from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics. Torn strips of cardstock receive a coating of Distress Stains and are layered vertically and horizontally.
I don't have a 'before' photo, but when everything was stained it was a little too bright for me. I gave everything a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Collage Medium to tone it down. It's still bright, but it took the edge off.
The flowers (from Prima) and leaves are colored with Distress Stains to coordinate with my project. I did a little embossing with a Tim Holtz stencil, and tucked in a bit of cheesecloth.
Thank you so much for coming by to visit with me! It's time to turn the challenge over to you. I'm super excited to see how you'll interpret it. I wish you a day of joy and happy adventures!