Thursday, June 21, 2018

Guest Designer - Lyla Larimore

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the 'By Airmail' challenge.  Please say hello and give a warm welcome to Lyla Larimore, whose blog is A Chief’s Wife’s Heart’s A’Fire.  Lyla was the Design Team's Top Pick from the 'Surf's Up! challenge.


Hi! My name is Lyla Larimore, and I am a native of the Hoosier State- Indiana - but am a BOILERMAKER by the 5 other members of my family who have attended or graduated from Purdue University, which is not too far from our home. I am a ‘professional’ Wife and Mom who has been at home since the birth of our younger Son, and our older Son recently made us first-time Grandparents last June! I take all my jobs seriously since family is the most important gift GOD can give us. Just about everything I do has something to do with my Chief Hubby (26 yr, now retired - Vol FD Chief who is still MY No.1!), our 2 sets of couples kids, and now - our Grandson! You’ll find more details about me all over my Blog - A Chief’s Wife’s Heart’s A’Fire. While you’re there, check out some of the other Funkie and Frilly Challenge Blog projects/entries I’ve done.


Enjoying the journey is only half of it: it's when you "Share The Journey" that brings back the fun you enjoyed & spreads a little of that fun with others. This latest theme on The Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog: "By Airmail" is the perfect opportunity to do that!

This is my second time around as Guest Designer here, & I have a project that has been in the making for a full year. Sounds hard, but with all the fun tools to work with out there, and some basic colors (Thanks to the Red, White, & Blue!), my Tim Holtz Worn Cover Album was simple & actually saved time.

With summer in full swing this week, gather a few tidbits, photos, -and of course- all your love, and share some of your travels with someone.... By Airmail!

Here's a close up from one page of my journal:



To find out more about how I put this journal together and to see the rest of the pages inside, please pop over to my blog.

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I can genuinely say my jaw hit the floor when I saw the rest of Lyla's incredible journal and I really do urge you to go on over to her blog to see how she used her Tim Holtz supplies and dies to create the perfect place to store her treasured memories. Thank you Lyla for going the extra mile (and then some!) to inspire everyone to create a little something for the By Airmail challenge.

The current challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on July 3rd so you have lots of time to create. If you need more inspiration, the Funkie side of the Design Team will be sharing their fabulous projects on June 27th. And there's an exciting new Saturday Showcase coming this weekend so make sure you come back for that too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

By Airmail

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny here hosting the latest challenge 'By Airmail' on Zoe's behalf with thanks to her for picking a great theme. She just loves sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

Before sharing the first of the Design Team projects we are sad to announce that this will be the last challenge featuring Frilly team mate Autumn Clark. I'm sure you'll all agree that Autumn has shared so many gorgeous pieces and fantastic tutorials with us over the past year and she will be very much missed. The whole team thank Autumn so much for her contributions and wish her every success for the future.

Let's get you started with plenty of ideas and wonderful projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team. Click on each photo for a closer look and on the links above to find out more about them;

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint
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Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

We look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge - use the link below to share your vintage or shabby chic mail inspired projects with us. Tomorrow we'll be sharing a post from our latest fabulous Guest Designer so make sure to check that out. And next week the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here to share even more ideas with you.

We can't wait to see what you make, so get creative!
Jenny


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Graphic 45 Tag Dies Tips, Techniques, Handmade Flowers and Botanical Tea Tag Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Kathy here with this week's Saturday Showcase. Today I'm going to show you some really great tips for using the new Graphic 45 Tag Dies. I'll also share some of my best flower making techniques. And if that is not enough to lure you in, then perhaps the tutorial for this lovely Botanical Tea Tag Folio will do the trick! So grab a cuppa and a snack and let's get this Saturday Showcase on the road!

Botanical Tea

I'm completely smitten with the new Graphic 45 Metal Dies. They make it so easy to alter the Graphic 45 tags. For this tag folio, I've used the Large Tag/ATC Tag/Flowers Dies and the Regular Tag/Gears Dies. They are the perfect match for the Large Ivory Tag Album, Regular Ivory Tag Album and ATC Tag Album tags.

Botanical Tea

In today's tutorial I will show you how to combine these tags and dies to create this interactive Botanical Tea DCE tag folio.

Botanical Tea

Botanical Tea is one of my all time favorite G45 collections, so I was thrilled when they released it as a Deluxe Collector's Edition. Along with the 12x12 paper collection, you get the chipboard embellishments and gorgeous cardstock sticker sheet. We'll use all of those elements in today's creation.

Botanical Tea

The ability to create your own flowers from designer paper means that you will always have a perfect embellishment match for your project. I love making my own flowers, and I'll show you how I do it as I share my best flower making techniques with you in the video tutorial.

I'll also show you how to create this clever little hidden tag element.

Botanical Tea

And you'll learn how to use those fabulous G45 dies to die cut a tag booklet. As a bonus, there's a tutorial for a gift card pocket, too.

So are you ready to get your Saturday craft on? Please join me for this easy to follow tutorial on YouTube.



I hope I've inspired you to break out your new G45 dies and paper pretties to make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Letter Perfect Challenge

Welcome fellow crafters and visitors! It's Sara Emily here today happy to bring you our current challenge, 'Letter Perfect'. According to Merriam Webster, 'letter perfect' is defined as "correct to the smallest detail". We're not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don't have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can't pick just one favorite!

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

This week the rest of the Design Team have more 'Letter Perfect' inspiration for you. Remember, you can click on the image for a larger view of each project. And click on their blog names to be magically transported to their blogs to see all the details;

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design
Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Folio Large Tag and Flowers Die Regular Tag and Gears Die ATC Tags by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

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WEEK ONE

We are mixing it up a little for this challenge - members from both the Frilly and Funkie sides of the Design Team are here to start off the challenge with their wonderful 'Letter Perfect' inspiration for you. Remember, you can click on the image for a larger view of each project. And click on their blog names to be magically transported to their blogs to see all the details;

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Now it's your turn to show us your Letter Perfect project here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter your lettered vintage or shabby chic projects below. We can't wait to see what YOU will create!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has created and again next Wednesday for even more 'Letter Perfect' inspiration from the remaining Frilly and Funkie Design Team members!

Crafty hugs!
Sara Emily


Monday, June 11, 2018

Challenge Winners - Layers of Lace

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'Layers of Lace' challenge. We loved seeing your wonderful entries incorporating lace in so many ways. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join in the fun.


The Design Team poured carefully over each entry and finally chose #5 Astrid MacLean who shared this fabulous altered file folder. Having been blown away by it we encourage you to pop over and see more of the details, including deep pockets filled with spools of lace. There's even a free printable included in her post! Congratulations to Astrid on being our favourite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted shortly with all the details.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices this time were, in numerical order; #6 Heather, #12 Rox and #15 Lyla. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.


And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #8 Esther! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

A big thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Letter Perfect' runs through Tuesday, June 19th and the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday June 13th with some more inspiration for you. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Mixed Media Foiling Techniques

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Happy Saturday friends! Autumn with you today and I'm sharing some fun experiments with foiling using a variety of techniques. Grab a cuppa and see which one is your favorite...

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I ended up with five completely different results, each stemming from the last.

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My first thought was to apply my glue stick through a stencil. This stencil didn't have enough open space so the pattern didn't quite come through.

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So I did the good old glue stick edging technique and used a cabinet card frame to mimic the design. If you've never tried this one, you just rub your glue stick along the edge of your project and then place the foil pattern side up over the glue stick and burnish.

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Here I used Ranger's bronze foil.

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I decided the effect would work better on a more open stencil, so I tried these circles.

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You can definitely see the circular pattern this time.

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I first used bronze foil, then added gold to the sticky residue that was left after the first lift and the result was more like variegated gold leafing.

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Then I tried foiling a pre-inked panel which I had die cut with a Mixed Media thinlet.  I just rubbed the glue along the die cut section, then smeared it well with my fingers (all over a scrap of paper).

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I applied the light gold foil. This made a very dramatic panel!

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I layered it with some Worn Wallpaper and more Paper Dolls.

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Because glue stick foiling isn't perfect, it allowed some of my inky background to show. I love the worn effect!

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My foil sheet had a great pattern left behind from the die cut experiment. I wanted to transfer it to another panel. I applied my glue stick to my inky paper in a section about as large as my foil castoff then burnished the foil onto the glue.

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There was glue left where the foil didn't attach so I added a second color, this time teal. Of course, now I could take that foil castoff and do this again and again.

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I sponged the edges of the panel with Frayed Burlap to compliment the gold.

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This pattern was so dramatic I didn't add much to the card design.

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For my last experiment  I took an inky dry embossed panel, thinking of the gold embossing I did to some on THIS post. I lightly rubbed the tips of the embossing with my glue stick and foiled those sections, again in gold.

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I did some glue stick line foiling around my mat as well. You can mix and match these techniques. And you don't have to go overboard with the foil. A little yields a beautiful result. These cards are all quite grungy, but the foil gives them great oomph in real life. I really hope you'll give glue stick foiling a try. Make sure to pin this post for future reference. :)

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