Thursday, January 3, 2019

Guest Designer - Simona Rebecchi

It is time to welcome our first Guest Designer of 2019.  Say hello to Simona (Simo) Rebecchi who was the Design Team's Top Pick from The Harvest of Gratitude challenge.  Simo can be found on her blog Ginny and the Sheep.


Hi everyone, I am Simo, from Italy, and I am so honoured to be here as Guest Designer for this brand new challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog...A big 'thank you' to the Design Team for this chance!

I have always been creative, trying different expressions of art, painting, ceramics, but I have finally found my 'true love' with Mixed Media...playing with gesso, pastes, stamps, stencils and inks just makes me happy...

The theme of the current challenge, "INSPIRED BY", is quite perfect, because that is how sort of started my journey into Mixed Media world...I have been inspired by so many talented artists through the years.. all of them have always been so generous with their time and talent as they shared tips and tutorials on the web...I firmly believe that what fuels our Arts&Crafts World is sharing...tips, techniques, love for the craft and for the crafters...always being inspired and be inspiring!



I have created a Mixed Media canvas, inspired by a live show by Finnabair, and I chose this because it's vintage, multi-layered and just speaks to my heart. I love Anna Dabrowska and her carefree way to create...so relaxed...just enjoying the process and go with the flow. Being a total Steampunk addict, I obviously added gears, both metal and chipboards, and to keep the 'vintage tone' I have used neutral colours, both in the choice of papers and embellishments and then spritzing with Black tea, for an aged look.

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To get all the details of Simo's vintage collage, check out her blog.  Once you have had a look around there, come on back and share a creation you made that was inspired by something you saw.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, January 15th.

Next Wednesday, the funkie side of the team will be here with their inspiration for this challenge and on Saturday make sure you check out the Saturday Showcase.  We are kicking off the new year with a bang and there will be lots to see and participate in all year long so we hope you will join us.

14 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Simona! I love the mix of elements you've layered so wonderfully and can see how you've been inspired by Finnabair. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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    1. Thanks so very much Jenny dear! ❤ hugs!

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Lots of elements all beautifully layered and composed. The neutral color palette really works here, too. Such a treat! Thank you for being our guest designer!

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    1. Aww Kathy... thanks to you all for having me...so glad you liked it! Huge hugs! ❤

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  3. Simo, I am thrilled to see your wonderful artwork here and to have you join us here as Guest Designer! I've been inspired by your artwork for so long, and it's interesting to read how YOU are inspired! Beautiful details so perfectly arranged on this neutral mixed media canvas! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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    1. My sweet friend...thanks so much to you...for your words, always so kind...for your art, always so inspiring! Huge hugs! ❤❤❤

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  4. What a beautiful creation! I love all your layers and the vintage color. Thanks so much for guest designing for us.

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    1. Thanks so much to you all Maggi! So glad you enjoyed this project! Hugs ❤

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  5. This is fabulous! Wonderful design and so many rich layers! Thanks for guest designing with us this challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much for your words Suzanne, and for having me as Guest! Hugs xxx

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  6. WOW Simo, this is a very beautiful mix of heart and techniques, love it!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear Laura! You are always so sweet...lots of hugs! ❤❤❤

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  7. What a gorgeous vintage collage, Simo - congratulations on a great guest spot.
    Alison x

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    1. Alison dearest...you are a gem! Thanks so much for your sweet words! Hugs ❤❤❤😙

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