I decided to take part in a challenge at Frilly and Funkie, called A Neutral Point of View.  As much as I love colour, I do love a neutral palette!

I've created this neutral textured frame with a Tim Holtz Collage Frame (93711) as my base. I distressed the frame with a bit of Distress Oxide Inks (Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap).  A paper from Idea-ology Etcetera Paper Stash pad(TH93551) was adhered to the back of the frame with adhesive foam.

With the Tim Holtz Roses (THS075) Stencil, I applied Ranger's Texture Paste to my frame.  I then coloured with the Distress Oxide Inks.

My flowers were die-cut with a sheer fabric (it's like a stiff gauze type) and one of the large flowers from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Small Tattered Floral Thinlits (661806) set.  I also die-cut two branches with  linen from Tim Holtz Textile Surfaces (TH93294) adhered to cardstock.  Once I had my flowers die-cut, I coloured them with the same three Distress Oxide Colours, sprayed them with water, and then dried them with my heat tool.  The heat caused my fabric to curl, which I really liked.

I also die-cut a doily (661497) with metallic cardstock, then distressed with Alcohol Ink and a bit of paint.  This was then cut in half, a painted Compass Coin (TH93061) with a Ring Fastener (TH93060) was attached in the middle, along with a Story Stick(TH93680) tied to the ring with Tim Holtz Thread.  I also die-cut leaves from Tim Holtz Funky Flowers #3(662702).

A butterfly from Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera (TH93554), a Paper Doll (TH93555) and Idea-ology Clippings stickers (TH93583) were also added.

Here's another look at my frame!  If you love challenges, check out the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

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