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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Encourage your hopes

 Hello again my crafty friends!!!

It's that time again! Time for a new challenge on the Funkie and Frilly challenge blog!

I'm sorry I didn't get step by steps on this one, but I did take some detail shots. This was a crazy week, almost didn't even get this done to share, so hope you enjoy it!

To create this piece I used paper from the stamperia paper pad "Romantic Collection" and the cracked base paper is from Tim Holtz newer "backdrops" volume 1 papers. 

I inked around the edges with distress ink (walnut stain). The splatters were created with distress spray stain in speckled egg. I also used this to stain the lace created with Tim Holtz "crochet" die. Agai. Speckled egg psint to color the main part of my paper dolls.

I hand made the flowers years and years ago for a project and never used them, so to make them match this I added a bit of grunge but straying them with distress stains (speckled egg, antique linen, and old paper). 

Behind the girls is one of Tim Holtz really old "industrious stickers". I have been hoarding for way too long! 

I added a few bits of Tim Holtz washi tape to add a little can see it peeking out from under the idea-ology word band. The ribbon was actually reused from my recent purchase from The Funkie Junkie boutique. It was tied around one of my packages.

The "stencil marker" is also an older idea-ology piece. (Can you spy any more hidden washi?)

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  1. This is a totally sweet art piece! You are so good with collage. I just got a new package of paper dolls. They are so much better than the others I had. Printed quality is better as well as the cutout. I love that little tab thingy. Is that what you are calling a stencil marker? I have some tiny tab/clip dies that I think are now going to become a favorite and show up in a lot of places.

  2. So sweet and beautiful! Love the layered pieces highlighting the adorable girls.

  3. I absolutely love this Tera! The crocheted dies are my all time favorite and this in blue really softens the background paper. The flowers are fab! Great design. xx, Autumn

  4. Wonderful make with lots of well thought out details1 I love your handmade flowers and the stitching detail. I'm really enjoying seeing your makes!

  5. Very lovely! I love the little touches of sparkle on the insides of each of the flowers. So many wonderful details. Great make!


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