Sunday, June 9, 2019


I created this 5 1/2" x  5 1/2" mat as my entry for the June challenge at the 'Frilly and Funky Challenge Blog'.  All the information on this challenge can be found HERE on their blog.

I started by cutting a 5 1/2" x  5 1/2" card from medium weight chipboard.  I then used molding paste on a sunburst shaped stencil.

While paste dried I made the roses with 'Tattered Floral' dies by Tim Holtz.  Smaller flowers and roses are made with a five petaled punch by EK.  All the edges were burnished with three different Distress Ink colors.

I used many layers of Distress Inks in pinks and greens on the mat.  I lightly spritzed with water and Glimmer Mist before adding all the embellishments.  Which is what the challenge is all about!

The  2 1/2" rose is nestled on a layer of greenery made from various dies . The 'floating pearls' are really an old necklace from my stash.  The  glass beads and other pearl beads are also from my stash.  

And there you have it...Thanks for stopping by...


  1. This is absolutely LOVELY Clareene. Love that stencil. And what gorgeous colors you used for a perfect effect. AWESOME!

  2. Gorgeous! I love how you laid the flowers out in a spray of flowers along the sunburst! Thanks for playing in the "Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

  3. Your flowers are gorgeous! The beautiful colors you chose make them look so lifelike. Gorgeous textures and wonderful use of ink! Love those floating pearls tucked into the arrangement, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the "Embellishments, Trinkets, and Trims" Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

  4. This is beautiful, Clareene! I love your lovely flowers and all those embellishments! Using the stenciled sunburst for a base is so clever! Thank you for playing along "Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims" challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily

  5. Oh Reene this is wonderful! The handmade flowers and leaves float beautifully amongst the pearls and glass beads over your sunburst. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  6. So happy to see you won the shopping spree at Frilly and Funkie for the Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily

    1. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I just got back from a short vacation and didn't know that I had won. Thanks...