Frilly & Funkie : Welcome Spring!

8th March, 2017

It’s Wednesday and time for the funkie side of the design team to share our projects for the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Nancy (Tattered Treasures), who has chosen the theme WELCOME SPRING …NANCY says, “Springtime! It’s fresh, soft breezes and fragrant blossoms are just around the corner. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that welcomes the advent of this glorious season. Think budding trees, birds and nests, butterflies, and beautiful blooms!

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I went for a variation of the last card I made but using a different background stamp and replacing the distress inks for distress oxide inks!

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I started by stamping a circle collage background stamp by Wendy Vecchi in several places. I made masks with scrap paper so I could stamp the botanical register stamp (my current favourite) over the background, while keeping the collage circle clear.

I blended the new distress oxide inks in broken china and peeled paint into the inside of the collage circles and then used the masks to cover them while I blended in vintage photo distress oxide into the background. I then spritzed with water from a distress sprayer and dried with a heat tool.

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I stamped the daisy flowers from flower garden and mini bouquet stamp sets by Tim Holtz, onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock with potting soil archival ink by Wendy Vecchi. Press distress oxide ink pads onto a non stick craft mat and pick up with a waterbrush and watercolour the stamped daisies. I love the depth of colour and slight chalkiness you get from distress oxide ink.

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I used the same idea-ology foam stamps as last time. This time I used picked raspberry distress paint to stamp the first layer and then when dry, potting soil archival ink, slightly offset, for the top layer. Once stamped, I quickly rubbed with a piece of kitchen paper. The distress paint acts as a resist to the potting soil archival ink but the drop shadow remains. The potting soil does mute the brightness of the picked raspberry, (which I like).

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I stitched the edges and over stitched some of the stamped detail inside the collage circle and added an idea-ology ruler ribbon.

iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by.




  1. stampersuzz says:

    Fabulous! I love the circles and the flowers that reside in the framed areas. Gorgeous card.

  2. butterfly says:

    So fabulous – love the coneflowers, and the background is wonderful.
    Alison x

  3. A super big WOW from me, the background is amazing aready, but those cone flowers are truly incredible, they seem to pop of the page, – a truly fabulous Springtime creation!!!

  4. Cheryl VanNorman says:

    Zoe – so beautiful – what is the secret to sewing on paper?? When I try it tears the paper.

  5. Wendy Vecchi says:

    you used my 2 most favorite backgrounds! i love this!

  6. Deb L says:

    This is beautiful Zoe!

  7. Anne R says:

    This is so beautiful Zoe, I love that circle stamp by Wendy and the way you added the stitching to it! The cone flowers look amazing the way you have coloured them with the Oxides! xx

  8. There is so much to love here! You created amazing depth with your stamping and stenciling! The color palette is gorgeous, too! Your ability to choose elements that work together always delights me. What a fabulous use of Wendy’s products and what a glorious tribute to spring!

  9. Autumn says:

    Amazing layering and love the two sizes of flowers on the same project – delightful! Hugs, Autumn

  10. juli savage Riedel says:

    I love those circle stamps from Wendy! Must have!!! Great job as always girlie!

  11. I’m loving everything about this-the stitching, daisies, and design of your gorgeous card!! Loving the new Ranger products especially!!

  12. Alex says:

    Spring is comming… Great colouration. Lovit.
    Your card would fits with our challenge #3 (spring) at Do-Al(l) Kreatives! I like to invite you to play with us.

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    Alex’ Kreative Seite

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