Something To Say... At Frilly And Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to my regular Frilly and Funkie post. Today sees the start of the second week of this fortnight's challenge and I'm the host! I picked the challenge theme, 'Something to Say...'. There are so many fabulous quotes and sayings now available for use on our projects. Whether you stamp it, print it, write it or die cut it, make your sentiment the main focus of attention on your vintage or shabby chic entries.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. AND, there are new Top 3 Badges for three outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner has become so hard!
And so to my Funkie side of the DT offering. To make those words the real focus it had to be a journal page for this one, though it has to be said this didn't turn out anything like I expected!!!
(click on the images for a closer look)

I'd gesso'd the base diary pages and was all set to stencil away with a flowery theme in mind (in fact I started and scrapped the paste off again!) but as this 'journal' has developed the surfaces become less even and harder to work on. So, Plan B. I grabbed a sheet of 'Correspondence' paper (one of my favourite designs from this collection), cut it to the required length and got stamping. Part of the design includes red, open flowers which look similar to one in the 'Flower Garden' stamp set, so I added to that design with more flowers and a few stems for good measure in Red Geranium Archival Ink. These were painted with a mixture of Distress Markers, Distress Stain and a little water, though this diminished the petal and stamen details. Out came my Snow Cap Pigment ink (you could use Glacier White equally well) and a white gel pen to stamp/redraw in those details.

Now back to that stencilling; white paste through the 'Blossom' Layering stencil which then absorbed some of the inks. I tried adding some Picket Fence Distress Paint but it wasn't quite strong enough so then came a layer of 'Merci Beaucoup Mint' embossing powder - perfect! Having blended Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges of the paper I stamped the main sentiment from the Life Quotes set, added a Big Chat and Small Talk sticker (more Frayed Burlap around that too) and splattered Black Soot Distress Paint over the lot.

Now I'd love you to pop over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what my fabulous new Funkie team mate Shelly Hickox has created (it's positively AWESOME!) and one of my creative heroes, Linda Coughlin has conjured up (SENSATIONAL as ever!) Aren't I just the luckiest person to get to play 'alongside' these industry leaders! And then get those entries in to be in with a chance to win.

Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week I wish you a great one and remember to take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx