Friday, 16 September 2011

Flat Funky Friday Friperies...

...flipping flip and the flippers! All those F's first thing on a Friday! So! Friday today (already - who fast forwarded the week huh?) .. which means it is my day for the Bubbly Funk DT... I have altered a canvas using some Alterations and of course, Traditional Tan paint. Here is a little pic... the rest of the deets and pics are on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog :O))




Anyways... the "flat" part of today's title... well, you know that I have a tendancy to...erm... over-embellish the things that I make? Well, last night Mr Mojo decided that I was allowed thirty minutes to make two cards. Why do I do these things to myself? I would have been much happier sitting there for a couple of hours and making just the one but... a challenge is a challenge... and I would never have heard the end of it from Mr Mojo had I chickened out. So... seeing as I only had 30mins for two cards, Mr Mojo decided I couldn't use ANY embellies, not even a scrap of Seam Binding... but I was allowed to use Rock Candy Crackle and Glossy Accents (Mojo has a tendancy to allow these ickle things) I used Scattered Straw Stains to cover the card base... spritzing with water for the mottled look. Then stamping a script with the same Stain... and blending Pine Needles around the edge... then stamping the sprigs in Pine Needles... and then adding the little harlequin bits... stamping the butterflies in Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick DI... then stamping the sentiment... STRAIGHT onto the card... not even a little mat to 3d! I then slapped some Rock Candy over the butterflies... and sewed around the edges... which I kind of goofed up and made the machine jam... thankfully it is out of surgery and back to normal now (I should have known it was only a matter of time before I busted it!) This card took 12 minutes to make... not bad... cos I now had three mins more for the second one...




Card #2... same again... NO embellies... but... I was allowed brads... but only ickle ones! The base was made by smooshing Stains onto my craft sheet... I just grabbed them randomly and added Picket Fence and swished the card through it... wow! Loving this "stormy" look... which needed birds... so they were stamped in Black Archival... and Glossy Accented. I added the sentiment and then attached it to the card base but it looked SO boring... so I added more text at the bottom of the card just to break up the boredom lol I finished this card with about 90 seconds to spare...



I am not 100% sold on this "flat" card thing... I can't help but view the cards and feel the urge to add embellies... they need some ribbon, some metal - I can't remember the last time I made something that didn't have Idea-ology on it... and as for the flowers... they both NEED flowers... but... I did it... I stood up to that big bully Mojo and did as he requested... so that means that now I can go off and make something ... and I can load up with stash. Anyways... tis time for me to go and play... I have had a flash of an idea.. and I need to go and grab it before I forget lol Thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

12 comments:

Helen said...

Great cards Hels - wow - flat ! Have a flipping fab Friday!

Dragon said...

They are lovely, obviously, but I agree, flat is rather well, flat... and you make such great embellies, I would feel cheated not to get any, tee hee!!
Frankie
xx

papillon said...

what a great way to start the day: looking at those beauties makes me want to fly to my craftroom, so inspiring! even in flatland you rule!

Jules said...

Great cards, flat's not always a bad thing, but I'm with you on the love of embellies!
I love your references to Mr Mojo - my dog's name is Mojo and she's a girl, and the softest, cuddliest dog ever, so completely the opposite of your bully!

KatzElbows said...

Cool, very cool. I love the power of a deadline, and this has really paid off for you. And I'm here to say that I think you make flat gorgeous. Let's here it for flat!

Sarah said...

I'm a lover of purity as well as a placing a full order at the embellie Deli too. But I love simplicity too. Your cards looks just fabulous. It's not about flat or dimension, it's about whether it works and speaks...and these do. There is a real beauty in colours, variation in tone and pure images. Me likey lotty.

Gabrielle said...

I love your cards and that you were unafraid to go 'flat' - next you'll be seen without bunches!!!

Joanne said...

Well done you showing Mr Mojo who's boss. I finally managed to buy the Oct. Craft Stamper today in York. Loved your articles and all those fab samples. Just had to have it for those.
Hugs Joanne xx

Shazza said...

they are brilliant Hels and cannot believe took so little time!! x

Lynne Phelps said...

Not just flat but BRILLIANTLY flat! Both are fab but that stormy sky - WOW!

Brenda Brown said...

These are fabulous Hels, but I know what you mean about 'flat' things - like you I always want to add more .... and more.....
Good to chat to you the other day.
Take care and have a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

These are great Hels. I am like you...it is so bloomin' hard to do a flat card!! I want to add depth and dimension to everything I touch. Yours turned out wonderful! <3 Candy

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