Thursday, 27 November 2014

Freaky Little Thing

For my second piece for the Country View Crafts Bugs, Bees and Butterflies challenge I've got in touch with my inner freak.

 I started by making by base tag with Tim Holtz Distress Paints just splodging onto my craft mat and swooshing through.
Next came the Grunge Paste which was spread through an Andy Skinner stencil.
When the paste was dry I went over it with White Fire Treasure Gold which is out of stock at the moment. I also roughed up the edges and went around these too. 
The backing tag is some deep purple material that I've had for ages. I stuck it to some card, sewed around, then frayed the edges. 
My little freak is another of Wendy Vecchi's Bugs and Butterflies Art Parts, which is also out of stock at the moment, and it's been stamped with the corresponding stamp from the Art For You plate. The Art Part has been painted with Distress Paint in Pine Needles and Brushed Pewter. The girls head is from Stampotique.
Now every self respecting freak needs a party dress, and mine has a nice sparkly one. If you look underneath her skirt (which you should never do to a lady) you will see the rest of the words which come from the same stamp set.
This was great fun to make, especially when Neil asked what the theme was. When I told him it was butterflies he gave me the wha.... ?look and rolled his eyes lol.
There's still time to join in with our challenge, so discover your inner bug :-)
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. What a fun tag, really nicely made! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great tag Sue. It's really fun and bright, a real treat on a very wet and miserable day here! X

  3. Love the ideas on this and the background is terrific.

    Keep up the freaky!

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Wonderful Sue, I do love your sense of's freaky like mine!

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Wonderful Snottie bug Sue, love her frilly and sparkly frock a lot. Always appreciate a weird and wonderful sense of humour as it makes for interesting challenge outcomes :-) xxx

  6. She is a little freaky but nice too !
    Love her...
    Corrie x

  7. This is very cool, love her and her freaky-ness!

  8. Ahahaha, fabulous Sue!!!! :D Hugs Coco xx

  9. Wow great piece of work, she also has a lovely freaky dress!
    Groetjes Karin

  10. OMG, Sue, you have blown me away with this project!! It so reminded me of the movie "The Fly!" You are so very clever and resourceful. I don't think there is any challenge that would frighten you away. You are a Master!

  11. She is freaky - but fabulous with it! Luscious background too.
    Alison xx


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