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Domestic Goddess

Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper.

I started with a burlap base, that I made sturdier by sewing a piece of chipboard between two pieces of burlap.

The background scene is from Bo Bunny’s new “Soiree” collection. These papers are so soft and pretty, I am in love! It’s like a mix of “Shabby Chic” meets “Fixer Upper”. Anyway, back to the project.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

My plan was to add one of my vintage pattern girls to the scene, and lo and behold, I have one sitting down (of course I do). I gave her some depth by adhering with pop dots.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

Then I layered on the trims and embellishments – all available at The Crafty Scrapper. These new fabric flowers from Maya Road are so soft and elegant.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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Happy 2016! We started the year off with colds, and I’m still working on putting away all the Christmas decor. But, I have projects to work on and a new one to share.

I made this collage on a piece of distressed cardboard that I painted and inked. ThenĀ  I started layering on the vintage wallpaper, tissue paper, and dress pattern ladies.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Chickadee collage

The bird image is from a paint sampler I picked up while shopping for paint colors for our upstairs loft. He was so sweet, and I just knew I could repurpose him into something fabulous.


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She Sells Seashells

I had the urge to be creative and had a lot of fun making this beachy canvas. When I started this project, my plan was to do something with vintage dress pattern girls, but the more I layered, I started to see a beach take shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I started with a plain 8×10 canvas and just started applying some paint and layers of tissue paper. That’s when the sun took shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I used a piece of vintage wallpaper that I colored with Distress Inks and Spray to create the waves of the ocean.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

For the sand, I mixed some acrylic and craft paints with glass bead gel. The little beach-goers and lighthouse are from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection. I also added some tiny shells and a starfish.

I created the title using my vintage typewriter...

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More Garden Fairies

I completed my pages in Julie’s art journal, and I still have garden fairies on the brain. We were doing magazine collages this time, but I didn’t have any ideas. Then I came across this little lady’s image and knew she’d make a perfect fairy. I paired her with a modern chair from a catalog and a spring garden backdrop.

Because I wanted my fairy to stand out from the bacground, I first sealed the background paper with gel medium and then dry brushed on some paint. I wiped most of the paint off with a baby wipe, which made the garden image muted and ethereal.

I gave my fairy butterfly wings and a flower hat.

I wrote the title on vintage ledger paper and then cut out the words.

I typed a “specimen” label using my old typewriter and aged it with distress ink...

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Come Inside

I created a couple more pages for my art journal. I went with a fairy garden theme just in time for spring. Here is the double page.

On the left side, I layered a beautiful cabinet card image printed onto muslin with some bits of old lace and crochet trim. I painted a Dusty Attic chandelier embellishment and glued it down. On the right side, I typed Shakespeare’s Fairy Land poem to accompany my little flower fairy.

Here she is, awakening from her fairy sleep.

But wait, there’s more! The fairy page opens to reveal what awaits you inside the mysterious Fairy Land.

Perhaps you’d care to tiptoe through the tulips, or stay fresh as a daisy.
I’d like to stop and smell the roses.
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