Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cool Water...

Hello dear blog friends and welcome back to the second week of the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge that I've named 'Cool Water'. For this challenge use an image of water in your creation. It can be anything from a droplet to the ocean. You probably know by now that I am a bit water and beach obsessed this summer! It's been more than 4 months since we've had rain here in the Valley of the Sun, so you can understand where it comes from! Keep yourself cool, just thinking of water as you create!...

Remember, to enter you must create a new vintage style project, link it below and make sure you add a link in your post back to this challenge. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to qualify. You could be chosen as our winner and be the next Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie. There is also the chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for one lucky entrant chosen at random.

This week we are so excited to have Amy Bowerman joining the Funkie team as our Special Guest Designer. You have to see Amy's blog, Plucking Daisies, to believe it - there are quite literally no limits to this clever lady's imagination and creativity! She produces tutorials for so many unique projects and loves to try new products and techniques. And of course many of you will know Amy from her collaborations with Eileen Hull including setting up The Artists on the Block, an international team celebrating the possibilities for using Artist Trading Blocks.

Here's what Amy and the Funkie team have come up with (just click on each image to get a closer view);

Amy Bowerman - Guest Designer - Plucking Daisies

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


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WEEK ONE

Hello dear blog friends and welcome. I am happy to be hosting the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge that I've named 'Cool Water'. For this challenge use an image of water in your creation. It can be anything from a droplet to the ocean. You probably know by now that I am a bit water and beach obsessed this summer! It's been more than 4 months since we've had rain here in the Valley of the Sun, so you can understand where it comes from! Keep yourself cool, just thinking of water as you create!...

Remember, to enter you must create a new vintage style project, link it below and make sure you add a link in your post back to this challenge. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to qualify. You could be chosen as our winner and be the next Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie. There is also the chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for one lucky entrant chosen at random.

To start the first week of this challenge here's what the Frilly team have come up with (just click on each image to get a closer view);

Rebecca Deeprose ~ Paper Primrose

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Nancy Dynes ~ Tattered Treasures 

Whether you are a Frilly or Funkie crafter we hope you will join us for this challenge because we would love to see what you can create. You may upload your project at any time in the next fortnight. If you are using a public forum please use keyword F&F. Don't forget to provide a link back to our challenge in your post and please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Please join us for a fun summer challenge!

Sending you warm summer wishes and ((hugs)),


Monday, July 21, 2014

Challenge Winners - Summer Heat!

Welcome back to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog for the start of a new week. It's time to announce the winners of the 'Summer Heat!' challenge. We would like to thank you all of those who took the time to enter with some truly wonderful summer inspired creations. You all really raised the bar with the standard of entries for this and made it difficult to judge. Finally the team picked these superb entries by #9 Bonnie McLain (oh yes, she made two!)



We loved so much about these tags including the vibrant summer colours, the fantastic use of so many techniques and of course those beautiful blooms. Congratulations Bonnie on being our favourite for the 'Summer Heat!' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.


And Random.org has chosen a winner for our $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations go to #10 Pawsitively Creative.

A huge thanks from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations again to our winners. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Bonnie) and for the gift certificate details (Pawsitively Creative).

Our current challenge, 'Cool Water' runs through Tuesday, July 29th. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win. And remember, you can enter up to 10 challenges including ours, and a maximum of 3 entries per person to our challenge. Please remember to link back to our challenge in your entry and mention in your post that you are entering this Frilly and Funkie challenge.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Shabby Layered Tag Tutorial


Hello and welcome! It's Nancy here and I'm excited to be presenting the Saturday Step by Step this week. Today I have a layered, shabby tag tutorial to share with you.  


I started out by die cutting a Tim Holtz large tag from grunge board and Prima Cartographer paper. I also die cut a large Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers oval from grunge board and Cartographer paper, along with a smaller oval in Prima's Cartographer.  


I hand crafted two large roses and painted some additional flowers from my stash to coordinate with my color scheme. You can find a tutorial for the roses HERE. I also die cut several leaves from Maja Vintage Summer Basics paper. 


For my layers I cut 3 pieces of Prima Stationer's Desk paper. The larger size is 5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches.The two smaller pieces are 5 by 3 1/4 inches. After cutting my papers I distressed all the edges with a Tim Holtz distress tool. 


I misted the two smaller pieces with water and crinkled them a bit, setting them aside to dry. 


I used the grunge board as the base for my tag, covering it in a neutral design paper. 


I applied the larger strip of patterned paper over the first layer. 


Next I staggered my smaller, crinkled layers and adhered them to the tag.   


I covered the large grunge board oval with design paper then centered my small oval with the stamped sentiment onto it.  


Next I adhered my finished oval about half way onto the tag. 


I added an eyelet die cut that is part of the Tim Holtz large tag set.  


Now for the fun part! Arrange your flowers and leaves until you are pleased with the lay out.  


Finally I added a jute string bow and topper, and a couple more leaves.  


Thank you so much for joining us today at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! It's an honor to be here with you! I hope you'll have as much fun creating your own shabby tags as I did this one.

Hugs,

Nancy 
    

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Terry!

Today we are welcoming Terry of Terry's Work in Progress, as our Guest Designer. Terry was chosen by the DT as the winner of the 'Just CASE It!' challenge. Let's find out more about Terry and the beautiful project she has created for this fortnight's challenge.


Since becoming an active blogger in 2010 I have had the privilege to be on several Design Teams including being right here with Frilly and Funkie. I have learned that this hobby constantly evolves and opens ups so many doors for creative expression and opportunities. The artistic world is so generous in sharing knowledge and inspiring all of us to move forward and enjoy the journey! I am honored to have been asked to be a Guest Designer with my friends at Frilly and Funkie.


Living in the desert, the "Cool Water" challenge theme was just what I needed to bring down the temperature! I decided to use the Boardwalk Stamps from Artistic Outpost, which were stamped with Archival Watering Can and Black, colored with Distress and also a little water-coloring. The tag background was masked off in areas to create a land "cool water" effect and then the sky in lighter shades of blue with many flicked water drops! I added a few seashells and dyed cheesecloth to finish.


I'm sure you will agree that Terry's project is superb and will have given you lots more inspiration for the current challenge 'Cool Water...'. We are so pleased to have welcomed back to Frilly and Funkie for this Guest appearance. Make sure you hop on over to Terry's blog to see more of her fabulous work.

If you would like the opportunity to join us as a Guest Designer too all you need to do is join in with the current challenge HERE.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Focus - Distress Glitters

Hi everyone. Jenny here with your Friday Focus here at Frilly and Funkie. This fortnight it's the turn of Distress Glitters to have an extra 15% discount applied at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I decided to show you that they are not just for Christmas by creating a summery and very feminine card (you can click on the photos to see each of them in more detail).


It started with an Archival Reinker background using Cornflower Blue, a touch of Fern Green and some Surgical Spirits/Rubbing Alcohol on Specialty Stamping Paper. The great thing about these backgrounds is that no two are ever the same and they are quick to make.


Next, the stencilling. I wanted a contrasting pattern inside an oval so made my own stencil by using the largest of the Movers and Shapers oval dies through some of the acetate packaging. Using both parts I applied three flavours of Distress Ink and some Brushed Pewter Distress Paint through several Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi stencils.


Now for the Distress Glitter. I added Translucent Embossing Paste through the Vintage Floral stencil, then poured small amounts of glitter over the different areas with a little spoon. I mixed my own colour for the flowers using the Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet versions.


Once the paste had dried I ran a white gel pen around the internal stencilled lines of the flowers and larger leaves to add extra definition. The finishing touches included stamping the sentiment from the Heirloom Art stamp set, and flicking splatters of Brushed Pewter Distress Paint over the whole card.


Don't you just love the way the Translucent Paste grabs the Distress Glitter? And the great thing is it will work through any of your stencils. So if your stocks are running low or you only have those 'festive' shades why not add to your collection whilst the 15% Friday Focus discount applies. Find them now at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Have a great, glittery weekend and take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx