Today I am sharing a card I made to celebrate my Mom's birthday. The super-talented Cec is hosting a monochromatic challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and as soon as I saw her marvelous monochromatic purple card, I knew just what I wanted to make for my Mom. You see, my Mom lives her life in purple, and has for years! I'm sure if she knew how, she would dye her hair purple! So here is my card I made to honor her and her special day.
To say that I was inspired by the Frilly side of the Frilly and Funkie Design Team in my make is an understatement. Obviously, Cec inspired me with her color palette, Pamellia inspired me with her homemade papers, Georgie inspired me with her textured background, and Linda's swirls and doilies inspired my use of those on my monochromatic Shabby (!!!) card. I emphasized shabby, because that's just not something I do every day!
I was just so inspired, too, by one of my favorite Tim Holtz' Distress colors: Shaded Lilac. Oh, how I just love that name! My favorite place to be as a child was at the base of a lilac tree that grew just outside our living room window. And I love how this color can look so entirely different on a variety of surfaces and in the various mediums, from a soft lilac to almost a periwinkle blue. Here is my card in a different light, taken on a piece of statuary and with my hydrangeas in my yard (sorry for the messy nose--bird poop!). Can you spot what's missing? Yes, the hat pins! It seems like I'm always forgetting something!
Another Tim inspiration comes from his love of all things vintage, and I feel I've given my card a little vintage vibe with my "vintage wallpaper" tag here.
I added the home made paper clay rose from my bits box, painted it, and adhered it with some more clear micro beads and added a few more beads here and there. The Glue and Seal brought the pink out of the Seedless Preserves from the background. I hope that doesn't take off points! I distressed the edges which left a little brown from the cereal box, so I swiped on some texture paste just on the edges to cover the forbidden brown.
The lavender tiny floral layer is just DP from my stash, and I added some paints and inks to the reverse side.
The debossed layer is purple card on which I laid down a leaf mask (Crafter's Workshop) and spritzed with Plain Jane Baseboard Matte Mist in Ivory. Then I debossed with an inked (Distress Shaded Lilac) Darice embossing folder. Afterward, I painted the petals with a mix of Shaded Lilac Distress paint and Dylusions Concord Grape and highlighted them with Picket Fence DP. I distressed the edges and dabbed them with Violet Dauber Duo.
The tag is cut from the same purple card, which I heat embossed using a Tim Holtz stencil, embossing dabber, and clear embossing powder, then swiped with Shaded Lilac Distress paint. I gave it a quick wipe with a damp baby wipe, making it appear to be vintage wallpaper. I distressed the edges and left them bare. I splattered both the purple card and tag with Picket Fence DP.
I used Tim's Tattered Florals die and white card to make my flowers. I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to color them. The fibers were dyed using Seedless Preserves ink. The foliage is a Tattered Lace die. Bow and ribbon are died with Shaded Lilac Distress ink.
The butterfly is a Martha Stuart punch. I made my purple paper using Concord Grape and Bell Bottom Jeans and a spritz of alcohol for a very cool blend. My sentiment is on a hand cut banner using Royal Purple Staz-On ink and a Stampin' Up image. I used my Distress spritzer with Dusty Concord Distress marker and edged with Shaded Lilac ink.
The heart doily was fussy cut from a much larger doily, and stamped with a Stampington and Company image and Shaded Lilac ink. My stick pins were pearl, so I dipped them in Picket Fence DP for a white accent, and the cheesecloth was also painted so it would be cohesive (it looked a little off white). I used a Sizzix curly Gate die to cut my swirls from white card.
I know my Mom is going to love her birthday card,and I'm so grateful to Cec and the Frilly side of the Frilly and Funkie Design team and Tim Holtz for their inspiration. Monochromatic is not the easiest, but it sure was fun!
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
I used 2 stamped images on my project. Butterflies and flowers and a June birthday all remind me of summer!
To be honest, I had to look the word up to be sure I was within guidelines. Collage " an artistic composition made of various materials glued on a surface" I think this fits the bill!
Well, you're going to think I never frown! Celebrating special birthdays makes me smile. Knowing my Mom will love my card makes me smile. Flowers and butterflies make me smile. "Shaded Lilac" makes me smile!
Perhaps more of a vintage shabby; I thought my tag layer looked like vintage wallpaper.
Thank you so much for stopping in today, and as always, I love reading your inspiring and encouraging comments! Hugs and Blessings!