I decided to take part in a challenge at Frilly and Funkie, called A Neutral Point of View.  As much as I love colour, I do love a neutral palette!

I've created this neutral textured frame with a Tim Holtz Collage Frame (93711) as my base. I distressed the frame with a bit of Distress Oxide Inks (Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap).  A paper from Idea-ology Etcetera Paper Stash pad(TH93551) was adhered to the back of the frame with adhesive foam.

With the Tim Holtz Roses (THS075) Stencil, I applied Ranger's Texture Paste to my frame.  I then coloured with the Distress Oxide Inks.

My flowers were die-cut with a sheer fabric (it's like a stiff gauze type) and one of the large flowers from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Small Tattered Floral Thinlits (661806) set.  I also die-cut two branches with  linen from Tim Holtz Textile Surfaces (TH93294) adhered to cardstock.  Once I had my flowers die-cut, I coloured them with the same three Distress Oxide Colours, sprayed them with water, and then dried them with my heat tool.  The heat caused my fabric to curl, which I really liked.

I also die-cut a doily (661497) with metallic cardstock, then distressed with Alcohol Ink and a bit of paint.  This was then cut in half, a painted Compass Coin (TH93061) with a Ring Fastener (TH93060) was attached in the middle, along with a Story Stick(TH93680) tied to the ring with Tim Holtz Thread.  I also die-cut leaves from Tim Holtz Funky Flowers #3(662702).

A butterfly from Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera (TH93554), a Paper Doll (TH93555) and Idea-ology Clippings stickers (TH93583) were also added.

Here's another look at my frame!  If you love challenges, check out the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by,




Sara Barker said...

Jan, this is STUNNING! I can never get enough texture, and you have worked it perfectly into your design with the stencil work and those lovely crinoline blossoms! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I'm so pleased you shared this with our Neutral Point of View challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily

Deb Lorence said...

This is beautiful! TFS Jan!

Rox Boyce said...

This is simply beautiful ♥️ Thanks for sharing your tutorial.,

The Altered Paper said...

The stencil is beautiful! Gorgeous work!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Frame! Lovely stenciling with such a soft touch of colors! Beautiful design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge "A Neutral Point of View"!

Cec said...

This gorgeous card has both a shabby chic and a vintage vibe. Love the texture and the open frame. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Jan, every time I see this piece I sigh... :) It's absolutely incredible, feminine and oh so beautiful! I truly love every masterful detail. We're so thankful that you shared with us at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Sara Barker said...

I'm back to say congratulations on being chosen as the winner at Frilly and Funkie! What a GORGEOUS piece! Hugs!

Merry Stamper said...

This turned out just fantastic! And you gave great step-by-step instructions . Lovely work, congratulations on winning the Frilly & Funkie

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