"It is a real honour to have been invited to feature as a Guest designer here today. Thank you so much to ALL the Frilly and Funkie team for giving me this wonderful opportunity to share some of my creativity with you all.
I'm a Yorkshire girl ‘born n bred’ living in Sheffield, England. From a very young age I have always had a keen interest in anything Arty or Creative. I’ve knitted, sewed, made cards, hand painted T-shirts, painted in watercolours and pencil sketched over the years - I just loved to keep my fingers busy and though I occasionally still let my pencil take a walk along the page or let the paint flow freely from the brush I now spend most of my time crafting making either cards, journal pages or mixed media projects. I began devoting a lot more of my time to crafting in 2011 when I came across ‘The creative world of Tim Holtz ‘ and started blogging in February 2015 so despite having an arty background I feel my creative journey is only just beginning as I have so much more to learn and discover.
My creativity is something I can embrace; it gives me purpose and meaning, a way of speaking without a voice, and a place I can go to to‘release’! To quote Picasso - 'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life' - and for me this is never truer!"
"Given that my creative style tends more to the ‘Funkie’, the current challenge theme ‘Opposites Attract’ hosted by Kathy, required me to find and embrace my ‘Inner Frilly’ to create my project of choice. Eek!!
I could wax lyrical and really make you smile, howl with laughter in fact, at the chaos and drama that ensued but I won’t, let’s just say this definitely proved to be quite a challenge! I have made a card using papers, inks, die cuts, crafted flowers, ribbons, gem beads and a meaningful quote., As the challenge description suggests I have chosen to use a colour outside my preferred palette ,Peach, combining it with cream and delicate accents of brown.
Lots of fiddling and ‘faffing’ eventually brought all the elements together to create the finish card I share with you today . How frilly it is- I’ll let you decide but it is definitely ‘prettier’ and I think closer to ‘frilly’ than I would usually create.
I hope you like my card and if you wish to see more you are very welcome to pop by my blog."
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We hope you will join Amanda and all our designers and show us what you can create that is opposite to your normal style. You have until 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, May 17th to enter the current challenge called Opposites Attract, which you will find here.