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Hip To Be Square Challenge and Guest Design for Frilly and Funkie


Hey there Peeps! Well it’s a very exciting day for me. I’m guest designing this month at Frilly and Funkie and I’m sharing my project I created for their Hip To Be Square Challenge.  The designers there are always such an inspiration to me and it’s a real honor to get to join them this month.

Okay on to the challenge. Hip To Be Square is the theme and we’re to incorporate squares of course and also be  hippie inspired and have the colors of the 60’s and 70’s .

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This project was really a combination of all the things that came to mind for a “Hip To Be Square” hippie theme. Owls of course are a classic retro icon. I created mine with a layering of retro patterned papers and assembled with spacers between the layers for depth. Just to be cheeky I added a tiny handcrafted pair of glasses to make my owl a real” square”. 

I used a variety of retro inspired chipboard pieces colored in the essential burnt orange and avocados which adds graphic detail and great pops of color. I gave my owl a little home in a recycled stamp carton to create a shadow box effect and attached it to a MDF board covered in some really groovy printed paper. 

Last but not least…..coordinating flowers because all 70’s hippies were flower child’s right? This project was really a walk on the “Funky” side for me….but I love how it turned out!!! Maybe I have an inner flower child waiting to come out????

Gypsy Soul Chipboard~Mixed Media Fragments Retro, Window Panel 4 Square.

Additional supplies~Craft Smart Paint-Citron, Americana Paint-Jack ‘o Lantern,FolkArt-Artist’s Pigment-Burnt Umber.Faber Castell Big Brush Pen-Nougat & Black.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a Hip to Be Square Project and link up with us to play along at Frilly and Funkie.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G