Saturday, November 22, 2014

Step x Step - Birthday Card

Hello it's Sue here and today I'm sharing a Birthday Card that I've made for one of my family. I've also had some fun playing with the new Spray Distress Stains! Don't forget, these are now in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I started with a piece of white card and gave it a coat of Clear Gesso. Then I used the Tim Holtz Distress Damask stamp set and clear embossed over the whole piece. Now I started to have some fun! I sprayed Antique Linen Distress Stains over the card and using a piece of kitchen roll (paper) wiped the ink away from the embossing.


I wanted to add some warmth to the colours so next up is Wild Honey (love this colour!)


Then I moved on to Tea Dye, the colours really do blend together beautifully!


The final colour is Walnut Stain and I've just spritzed it over the corners. What I discovered was the the stains didn't dry very quickly on the gesso so when I wiped the ink away from the embossing it blended the inks together and by wiping in one direction it gave a fabulous distress effect.


I then started to gather together the elements for the card and spritzed some crochet lace with Antique Linen, not saturating it with colour as I wanted it to look aged.


I used another stamp from the Distress Damask set and did some second generation stamping using Potting Soil Archival ink on a piece of white card. This is used as the background to the main image, which you'll see in a later photo.


I die cut 2 postage stamps and stamped them using an Artistic Outpost stamp and blended Vintage Photo over them.


I altered 3 of the lovely pearl flowers that Linda sells in the Boutique with some Potting Soil Archival ink.


One last dabble with the Spray Distress Stains to make the base layer, these sprays are definitely going to be played with a lot I can see!


The main image is from the Artistic Outpost 'Think and Wonder' set as is the sentiment. I've added two pieces of book paper that I've blended Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink over.


The rose was made with Kraft Glassine paper using the Jumbo Tattered Flower die.


I added some little beads from my stash to finish off. This was great fun to make and I hope you've enjoyed today's Step x Step.

Sue
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Jennie!

Today we welcome Jennie of Live the Dream as our Guest Designer. Jennie was chosen by the DT as the winner of the 'A Grateful Welcome' challenge. So, let's move on to hear from Jennie!


I am absolutely thrilled to be back here Guest Designing for this challenge. Frilly and Funkie is one of my favourite places to visit and I am always very appreciative of the "how to" posts and inspirational projects made by you all.

I live on the remote UK island of Shetland (closer to Norway than the Scottish Mainland). My husband and I have lived here for 35 years and feel very privileged to be able to enjoy the wonderful way of life here and the amazing natural environment around us. Life is very busy with family both here and on the Scottish Mainland and of course enjoying our crafting journey (my husband is a woodturner!). I have crafted all my life but am really enjoying my current experiments with paper and mixed media - I am also a little obsessed with making flowers!


For this wonderful challenge I have made a Tissue Box Cover which will be a present for a favourite friend this Christmas.

I found a great tutorial for making the base box on Splitcoaststampers: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/tissueboxcover/

(And was delighted to learn that US tissue boxes are the same size as UK ones!) I made the box firstly in brown coloured cardstock and then covered it with Maja Design papers. Then it was down to decorating with my usual favourite bits and pieces: vintage lace and some handmade shabby roses using the Tattered Florals Die (there is a tutorial on my blog here: http://jennie-livethedream.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/paper-rose-tutorial.html). I used the smaller pieces of Maja Design papers to make these little flowers using Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms die (one of my favourite dies).


I used a die cut piece of Spring Greenery painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and added a heart crackled with Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint.


This was quite a large box to decorate but the large piece of Spring Greenery helped!

I'm sure you'll agree the Jennie's box is beautiful and has provided lots more inspiration for the current challenge 'A Gift from the Heart'. If you would like to be in with a chance to join us as Guest Designer too all you need to do is join in! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Gift From The Heart

Hello there. It is Cec here as your hostess for the next challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. I thought this time I would call it 'A Gift From The Heart'. With Christmas a little more than a month away your challenge is to make something vintage or shabby chic that you can give as a gift.

The winner will earn the opportunity to be a Guest DT here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge, and everyone who enters will have the chance to win a randomly drawn $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past when they have entered too many other challenges. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

So let's see what the Frilly side of the team have created for this theme (click on the photos for close up views and the links to see more on each team member's blog)...

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Nancy Dynes ~ Tattered Treasures

Rebecca Deeprose ~ Paper Primrose

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Having seen these it's now your turn to share your Christmas Gifts with us using the link below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Focus on Buttons!!


A warm welcome to you on this lovely autumn day! I'm thrilled to be here with you for the Friday Focus on buttons. During the next two weeks Linda is generously offering an additional 15% discount on all button products at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. My project features wooden buttons but Linda carries a full selection of almost any type of button your heart could desire. Seriously, you can never have too many buttons in your craft stash!


I often embellish my projects with buttons and especially enjoy using them as flower centers, but I wanted to get away from flowers this time around. I adore vintage button cards so I decided to create my own little Button Card Mini Albums.



I started with a stamp from my stash. My apologies for not knowing the manufacturer, but this is a used clear stamp I won on E-bay with no brand markings. I stamped the image in Tattered Rose and Seedless Preserves Distress inks onto Maja Design papers then cut my stamped images to form the button card shape.


Next I adhered coordinating wooden buttons from Linda's shop that I tied off with tiny twine bows. You can create your button cards using any shape you like. A rectangle would be simpler and more traditional. I was just working with what I had on hand.



I cut 5 chipboard pages for each album, covering them in Maja design papers and distressing the edges. All of the inner pages include an area for journaling or a photo mat.



I considered adding flowers and leaves to my covers but ended up loving the simplicity of the button cards. The sweet and shabby buttons needed no additional embellishment.

I punched a hole in each page and attached the albums with ring binders that I primed with Gesso and painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint.



I gave in to one final urge to embellish by adding bows to each album.



Thanks so much for joining me today at Frilly and Funkie. Now it's time to take advantage of that extra 15% discount and re-stock those button boxes! Sending wishes for days filled with crafty fun!

Hugs,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's All About Wendy...

Hello everyone and welcome. Jenny here as your host for the second week of the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge. We are celebrating all things Wendy Vecchi for this challenge so let's see your 'Wendy' style projects (your entry does not need to include any actual Wendy Vecchi products, only her style).  If you are unfamiliar with her products and style take a look at her amazing blog HERE and her Pinterest boards HERE, as well as at the fabulous projects created by the Design Team.

The winner will earn a Guest DT spot here at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog, and everyone who enters will have the chance to win a randomly drawn $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past when they have entered too many other challenges. If you are entering through a public forum please use the keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our design team can leave comments on your blogs.

Now it's time to unveil what the Funkie side of the team have created for this theme (click on the photos for close up views and the links to see more on each team member's blog)...

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Nicole Wright- Canadian Nickel Scrap'n

Nicole Wright- Canadian Nickel Scrap'n

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style


Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


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And here's what the Frilly side of the team have created for this theme (click on the photos for close up views and the links to see more on each team member's blog)...

Nancy Dynes ~ Tattered Treasures

Rebecca Deeprose ~ Paper Primrose

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Linda Coughin - The Funkie Junkie

With all that inspiration to get you thinking it's now your turn to share your Wendy Vecchi style projects using the link below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. And don't forget to come back to see what the Funkie side of the Design Team come up with too.

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx