Love is in the Air for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Love is in the Air: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Layout

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Zoe is our hostess this time around, and the theme she chose is Love is in the Air.  How perfect for this time of year.  Here are Zoe’s guidelines for this challenge:

Create a vintage or shabby chic project with love as the central theme. Think hearts, cupid, love and romance in whatever colour palette your heart desires.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Love is in the Air

I pulled out my Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers and created a 12 x 12 layout that fairly oozes with romance.

Love is in the air challenge Frilly Funkie 02I created lots of layers by fussy cutting images from the 12×12 Mon Amour paper and elevating them with foam dots.  Fussy cutting always takes me back to my childhood when I cut piles of paper dolls during the long New England winter months. The edges were all inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and a mini applicator.

Love is in the air challenge Frilly Funkie 03I encircled the main image with chipboard that was painted with Black Soot Distress Paint.  I found this lovely sentiment in my scrap drawer and doubled matted it on cardstock and then spritzed it with Tattered Rose Distress Spray. Beautiful Petaloo blooms were tucked in around the fussy cut blossoms from the paper collection.

Love is in the air challenge Frilly Funkie 04These antiqued bronze filigree ornaments were painted with Tattered Rose Distress Paint and then doused with superfine glitter while the paint was still wet.

Love is in the air challenge Frilly Funkie 05I used the same technique to transform this silver butterfly .  The wings were gently lifted to give him the appearance of being in flight.

Love is in the air challenge Frilly Funkie 01I topped everything off with a shabby chic bow made with rayon seam binding.  Adding the altered key from the Valentine embellishment kit was the perfect finishing touch.

That’s it for my Love is in the Air project.  Be sure visit the Frilly and Funkie BLOG so you can see what the rest of my Frilly teammates have prepared for you, and I do hope you will play along in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!





19 thoughts on “Love is in the Air for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

  1. Julia

    I thought the Mon Amour line from G45 was stunning before but this…….take its to a whole new level of gorgeousness!! I need to go back and take a close up look at every single detail to really appreciate it.

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Elegant, romantic, and so full of glamour! Kathy, you have really outdone yourself on this beauty! I love those papers even more now that I’ve seen how you’ve fussy cut (wow) them and layered them up. The addition of the Petaloo flowers, skeleton leaves, and those filigree pieces are fabulous finishing touches! Love this!!! Oh, I wish I could layer like you do! Hugs!

  3. Darlene Pavlick

    This is STUNNING Kathy! I love, love, love your design with all the amazing layers! I just might have to give your style a go and see what happens. You are SO GOOD with this style! In awe as always!
    Stay warm … hugs from snowy Ohio.

  4. Pamellia

    GORGEOUS!!! Wow Kathy, Graphic 45 never looked so romantic!! So many wonderful little details, you must have been fussy cutting for days! I love how you edged all your bits with a touch of black soot, really adds a sense of dimension on all your layers! Great sentiment, don’t you just love when you find the perfect thing in one of your drawers!! Fabulous Valentine’s card Kathy!! hugs :)

  5. Jenny Marples

    Oh the glamour of the twenties and thirties – don’t you just want to rush off to a ballroom somewhere and be swept off your feet! Love this beautiful creation Kathy x

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