Hi everyone and welcome to my newest followers. I am so pleased you have decided to keep up to date with the crafty goings on in my world. So it's a busy Wednesday and time for the second week of the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge - 'Time for Weddings' where our host Rebecca has requested a creation in white with another colour. Time to think outside the box...
You don't see a lot of purple here even though it's my favourite colour and it can look so good with white. There are a few challenges requesting (paper) flowers at the moment in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show and late onset of spring. To fit with the wedding theme I decided a bouquet would be good and found pictures of flowers encapsulated within a fan.
Creating all these flowers was a mix of inspiration and frustration as bits choose whether or not to stick together and the number required kept climbing.
Lots of people have posted flower tutorials but I must say Jennie Atkinson's blog 'Live the Dream' is well worth a visit if you want a range of styles and methods.
It's good to try Distress Paints for adding colour as well as the tried and trusted Distress Inks. I also concocted my own mauve mist from Re-inkers.
Housing these precious flowers took a lot of thought, but the idea of using a fan was a real breakthrough moment. It had to be made sturdy enough to remain vertical yet pretty enough to grace any table at a wedding reception. Guess what, a step by step tutorial for creating this fan will be posted over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog on Saturday 1st June for anyone who's interested.
White in itself can be quite stark so I took the liberty of using 'off white' as well as pure white to soften the look and make it a touch more vintage.
As well as being a sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge this fan is also being entered into the following challenges;
and inspired by my team mate Rebecca, Vintage Udfordring - Vintage Wedding
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x