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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Frilly and Fussy


I've been going through FC (Fussy Card) withdrawals lately, so I thought I'd enter the latest Fussy and Fancy challenge (buttons) and really pile on the F&Fs (Fussies and Fancies).  I also wanted to enter the latest Frilly and Funky challenge, too because their challenge is to include both a bird AND nest on one's project, and I've been seeing quite a few clever handmade nests out in blogland and wanted to give it a try.  How fun are THESE!

Is this fussy and fancy and frilly and funky enough?

The stamps are all from the Inspired By Stamping store because they work so well together.  To start with, I used French Country Backgrounds to stamp the chicken wire pattern at the bottom of the pink layer.  I just love the country flavor it imparts without being too homespun.  (Not that there's anything wrong with homespun, mind you, just not for this particular card.)

The sentiment is comprised of the two stamp sets: Just Because for the frame and All Year Wishes I for the sentiment itself.  I sponged the inks on the frame stamp in various colors and inked all the edges.  The shape was cut with the Fancy Labels I die.

The doily was cut with my snazzy new Silhouette Cameo.  I see a long and fruitful relationship with this machine in my future.

These two pieces are stamped with the IBS Summer Postcards Add On stamp set.  I colored the flower image with Copics.

Check out the little heart.  It's a button I made using shrink plastic then stamped it with the aforementioned French Country Backgrounds before shrinking it , then tied it with linen twine.  Just p'ecious.

The bird is a digital image that I fussy cut (told you I was having withdrawals) and glittered up with clear and blue glitters.  The nest was so much fun to make.  I used one of my homemade large glue dots to wrap thin rope twine around, then glued some pearl beads and mini pearls in the center.  By the way, the rope twine was wrapped around some ribbon in 4 or 5" increments in a recent stamp order (from Inspired By Stamping, I think!) and I saved them thinking they might come in handy.

And last but not least, I sprinkled some vintage buttons all around and added some IBS Small Flowers.  Talk about exquisite little blossoms. 

And that, dear readers, is my card today.  Thank you for taking the time to come visit, and I hope you are having a lovely Father's Day weekend.  I know we are (F&F&F&F withdrawals notwithstanding).

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Fussy and Fancy #91 - Button Up
Frilly and Funky - Birds and Nests
The Ribbon Reel #55 - Treasure Pearls (lace doily, twine nest, pearl eggs, ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons #48 - Anything Goes w/ribbon


Donna Ellis said...

Oh YES! It IS frilly, fussy, funky, fancy enough! Wow! Gorgeous! LOVE what you have done, Shea - and fabulous colors and textures. (Fabulous goes with frilly, fussy, funky, fancy, right?) Not to mention fantastic buttons and bows, just what ever card fashionista needs to employ. Seriously, Shea, a beautiful card! hugs, de

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh YES! Frilly, fussy, fancy, fantastic, fabulous, and funky! WOW! Amazing card! You amaze me! Mwah!

La Vikinga said...

A fuzzy, fancy, funky and fantastic card!
Thanks for joining Crafty Ribbons Challenges this week and
welcome back!

DT Charlotta / La Vikinga

Kelly Lloyd said...

Super pretty card Shea,
Thanks for playing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Buttons said...

Oh I just love your nest!! What a great way of making one. And I adore that you added the blue glitter to the bird as it really gives it extra dimension. Great card Shea. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time. Hugs, Jenny x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Shea. Like you I love fussy too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Kristi said...

Oh Shea! This one stole my heart! Love all of the little details and how you laid it out;just gorgeous work,dahhhling!!

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge with such a beautiful card and a really well thought out layout. Sam

Nathalie said...

very gorgeous card. I love dolly and embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Michelle said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the bird and nest! Beautiful stamping too! Thanks for joining TRR!

Donna Gibson said...

Shea, your card is lovely...especially the fussy-cut bird and the handmade nest! It's Fantastically Frilly and Funkie and Fussy and Fancy!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!