Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday Showcase - The Colorful World of Dyan Reaveley

Hello friends, Maggi here to share with you the colorful world of Dyan Reaveley! I adore her bright quirky style that is just a little to the left of reality. My approach, as usual, is to simply sit down and "play" with my supplies. I don't usually have any concrete ideas in mind, I just let my projects evolve.


I started out by gathering up my Dylusions supplies: stamps, paint , paint pens, quotes and mists.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries a great line of Dyan's Dylusions products, take a look here.


My Inspiration

I recently returned from a cruise to the ABC Islands and fell in love with the bright colored buildings that populate the islands. I took a look at the flamingo head stamp and remembered the beautiful flamingos we observed on Bonaire, ha! My first idea, this silly fun flamingo representing the beautiful colorful island of Bonaire.

The Process

Step 1:
I began by using a sea sponge and dabbing Dylusions paints onto paper made for mixed media applications. After that dried, I stamped the parts I wanted onto the painted paper using archival ink and then fussy cut the pieces. You can apply the Dylusions paint anyway that you want. I watched some of Dyan's videos and she uses different things including baby wipes and ink applicators.



Step 2:
I followed the same process applying blue and white Dylusions paint to the paper and then stamping on this image. Be sure to use archival ink for stamping so that the image doesn't smear if you use any other medias over the stamped image.


Step 3:
Ok, now lets prep our tag. I'm recycling a Graphic 45 large product tag. I used paper from the Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Patterns and Solids pad and G45's large tag die to cut a cover for the product packaging tag. Now it looks brand new. At the bottom of the tag, I used the burlap stencil and Vanilla Custard Dylusions paint. At the top I used the Rosette stencil, Vibrant Turquoise and a little White Linen.


Step 4:
Next I wanted to add a slash of bright green and I wanted to specifically use just a part of the stencil. This is easy to do, just use tape (I find Timmy's tissue tape works great for this) to cover the part of the stencil you don't want.


Step 5:
Now it's just a matter of assembling the bird and layering on the pieces. I first added the blue pieces representing water and waves. I cut two pieces and layered one over the other and popped up some parts to create dimension. Then added the flamingo and flowers. Her hat is something I drew free hand and then fussy cut.


Step 6 - How to resurrect chipboard!
I made a boo-boo, it happens right? Well it was the only chipboard piece I had that spelled out Bonaire and I really wanted to use it. I had first painted it green and then covered it with Baked Velvet embossing powder. Well that was pretty BUT it got lost over the green stenciling. What to do, what to do?? Ok here goes nothing I thought as I peeled the layer of embossed chipboard off leaving a distressed looking piece of chipboard. So I painted that orange, then applied Sedona Baked Velvet embossing powder. Well at that point, it looked ok but kind of rough. IDEA! Try some UTE embossing enamel on it. Oh yeah baby, I covered it with clear thick (UTE) embossing powder and that did the trick! I just love it when something like this works out.


Add some flowers, a bow, whatever your heart desires and you've got a funky colorful tag!


A Garden Tag

It's springtime and of course, I start thinking about gardening and that was the inspiration for this tag. I just love this caterpillar on legs. Seriously, how fun is that?


Step 1:
Again, I recycled a Graphic 45 package by cutting a large tag from mixed media paper, using Graphic 45's large tag die. I wanted a really solid seal between the paper and tag since I would be applying wet media to the tag. I used my Xyron Creative Station to apply adhesive to the back of the die-cut tag and then firmly pressed it onto the tag.

 

Step 2:
Next I created a background on the tag by using a baby wipe to apply color to the tag. The baby wipe worked great and the best part, apply the color and throw the baby wipe away. No paint brushes etc to wash!


Step 3:
Now to create a fun little creature! I stamped these images onto mixed media paper and fussy cut them out. To give the legs some strength, I cut really narrow strips of chipboard and glued to the back.


Step 4:
Let's paint! I sprayed just a wee bit of Dylusions mist into my paint tray, really you only need a drop or two. Then I dipped a Ranger water brush in the mist and colored the adorable little guy. This works great because the mist does not color over the black stamping so you don't have to be too careful about keeping in the lines.


Step 5:
Next, I stamped flowers on the bottom of the tag and did some coloring with both Dylusions Paint Pens and waterbrush/mists. The difference between the two is that the paint pens are opaque whereas the mists are transparent. I added some pretty Little Birdie flowers to complete my garden.


Step 6:
I stamped the sentiment onto mixed media paper, colored it with mist and then doodled on the flowers and around the edge.



Time to be a Unicorn

This is a larger tag as I used a medium Etcetera tag which is 5 1/2" x 10". Sometimes I get so engrossed in what I am doing that I forget to take the pictures. Opps, I am sorry but I think you can see what I did.

The background is paper from Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Collection. I think it looks just grand together. The blue "waves" are left from the first tag, I just thought they looked fun on the unicorn's back!


To create the Unicorn's dress, again I used mixed media paper that I dabbed with white and pink Dylusions paints. After it dried, I stamped the dress image and cut it out. Dylusions Paint Pens were perfect for coloring. I love how they are opaque and work perfectly over top each other without creating a muddy color. (Be sure the paint underneath is dry though) I used a waterbrush and mists on the head and mane.


The leaves are die-cut and I just used my Dylusions Paint Pens to doodle on them. Doodling is fun and addictive. AND easy!! Try it, there is no wrong way to do it.


The sentiment is from the Dylusions Stickers - White Chat Large. I think we all feel this way sometimes! I used a white pen for the edge doodling and black pen around the sentiment.


Thanks so much for joining me today! It's a good day to try something new, get out your vibrant colors and create!

Links to the products used on these tags and available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Dylusions Stamp Set - Nuts In MayDylusions Stamp Set - Just Breathe
Dylusions Paint Pens Black Marble/White Linen
Graphic 45 - Kaleidoscope - 12x12" Collection
Graphic 45 - Staples - Large Tag and Flowers Dies

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle Challenge

Hello, Friends! Kathy here as your hostess for another fun challenge. The theme for this go round is "Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle". Earth Day is April 22nd, so let's honor the day with a vintage or shabby chic project that includes an item that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin. You can use an old jar, glass bottle, packaging material or other bits and bobs to create your upcycled masterpiece. Be sure to tell us in your post what your recycled item is and how you used it, as it may not be apparent in the photo.

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.

This week's inspiration is brought to you by the Funkie side of the team. Let's see what they've created to share with you today;

Sara Emily - sarascloset


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 

Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Crossed Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Sizzix Tattered Pine Cone Idea-Ology Date Dials Idea-Ology Quote Chips Prima Texture Paste Gold Crackle For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

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WEEK ONE

This week's inspiration is brought to you by the Frilly side of the team. Let's see what clever ideas they have cooked up to share with you today.

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel and Bark!


We can't wait to see your take on this creative challenge. Link your project up using the Linky tool below before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, April 23rd. And be sure to check back next week to see what delights the Funkie side of the team has cooked up for you. Until then, we wish you loads of joy and creativity!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Challenge Winners - March Madness

Today we announce our winners from the 'March Madness' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderfully imaginative ways incorporating the Alice in Wonderland theme with us. The team loved seeing what you came up with for this one.


It was such a close run thing and we could easily have picked several overall winners but our final choice this time was #5 Clareene Forbes who made this amazing Cheshire Cat tree. We loved how she created such an intricate design and even included a pocket watch hanging from one of the branches. Congratulations to Clareene on being our favorite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted with all the details.

And now our picks for the three winners of the Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge. As already mentioned it was so difficult to choose between these entries and we recommend you hop on over to take a look at them all; #2 Sherry Hickey, #4 Nancy (oops.designs) and #7 Lyla Larimore. 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 #3 Cathy Frailey! Again, please do make sure you check out her amazing project for this challenge. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

Thank you again from all of us here at Frilly and Funkie to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle' runs through Tuesday, April 23rd and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday, April 17th with some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday Showcase -- Seth Apter's Baked Velvet Powders and Tim Holtz New 3D Embossing

Hello and welcome! It's Sara Emily here to bring you this week's Saturday Showcase. This week, I will be sharing a tutorial for a pair of distinctly different cards featuring a couple of Tim Holtz newest 3D embossing folders along with Seth Apter's silky Baked Velvet embossing powders from the Neutrals Kit. Here's the pair; please click on any image to enlarge.

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Let's get started! For the vintage portrait card, I began by embossing a water color paper panel with the Elegant 3D Texture Fade and then spread a layer of Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste in varied thicknesses over the panel. While the paste was still wet, I poured Eclipse Baked Velvet on one side of the card and tipped the card to allow the powder to flow down over the surface. I set this aside to dry and returned the remaining powder to it's jar.

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After the crackle paste dried, I heat the panel to allow the embossing powder to melt. I love this crackled surface, and I could see this used to alter a frame. In fact, that was my original plan, but I instead decided to go another route.

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I sprayed the panel with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Spray and allowed it to dry. I blotted up the spray from the embossed areas, being careful not to smear the ink. I love how this single spray takes on so many beautiful hues and how it settles into the cracks. I blend some of the raised areas with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and spritz lightly with water to blend the inks. After drying with a heat tool, I blend the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon.

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I make a panel to frame the embossed panel out of design paper from my stash. In the photo below, I did a comparison of regular black embossing powder to Eclipse Baked Velvet. As you can see in the photo, after heating, Eclipse is matte in appearance compared to the other which is shiny. It has a wonderful velvety creamy texture, too. This is ground breaking for someone like me who does not care for the shine that most embossing powders provide.

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Now, I work on the embellishments. I cut the frame using Tim Holtz Stacked Archway Thinlits and Metallic 2 Kraft Stock and sprayed it with Ground Espresso Distress Spray Stain. I sprinkled with Desert powder and heated to melt the powder. I was surprised not only by the amazing texture, but that the color changed from taupe to almost white as I heated it. To highlight the texture, I scribbled and blended with Vintage Photo crayon. In the end, I decided to tap on just a bit of Cracked Pistachio oxide spray (not shown).

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I sanded one of the small Found Relatives cards and used the remaining Vintage Photo on my craft mat and on my fingers to shade her. I trimmed her to fit the frame and cut a second archway from craft foam and adhered it to the back to give some dimension. The pack of Found Relatives is very generous and includes 15 each of 3 sizes of fabulous vintage portraits. I don't think it comes as any surprise these fit perfectly in Tim's Lace Baseboard Frames.

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I die cut my favorite of the Wildflower Stems #2 and some of Tim's old Wildflowers Thinlits from cream card and colored them with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink and Vintage Photo crayon. While the ink was still wet, I dipped the ends into White Cloud Baked Velvet and heated to melt. I love how it pulled some of the color from beneath it as it heated. Sorry for the blurry shots--my Iphone wanted to focus on the frame.

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Finally, I embossed and cut a pair of the smaller leaves using the 3D Impresslits Leaf and cream card stock.  Impresslits are embossing folders with a built in die, and the Leaf Impresslit has two sizes on the one folder. I painted the leaves with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink, embossed them  a second time and when dry, slightly brushed them with Vintage Photo crayon. When I first saw the 3D Leaf  Impresslit last fall, of course my mind turned to fall foliage. I was a bit disappointed we would have to wait for April for it to be released. But good things come to those that wait, and I think they are perfect for all of my spring makes and they'll carry over to fall, too! If you are a fan of roses, then you know they make the perfect rose foliage.

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Here is the finished card and some close ups for you to enjoy.

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Now let's see how the shabby Easter card came together.

I started with a die cut of Tim Holtz Bigz Cottontail--this one happened to come in the sweet thank you gift in my last order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Thank you, Linda! I colored it with Distress Oxide inks, dried it, and gave it a coat of Distress Crazing Medium. While the medium was still wet, I sprinkled randomly with White Cloud Baked Velvet. I waited for the Crazing to dry before heating the powder to melt. Lastly, I used Distress crayons to add more color.

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To make the crackled background, I spread crackle paste over a panel of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and allowed it to dry. I spread the dried crackle with a good coat of collage medium. When dry to touch, I sprayed with oxide spray and blotted with a paper towel to remove most of the ink, leaving it in the cracks. I then embossed the panel with the Elegant folder and sanded the raised areas.

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I blended the sanded panel with oxide inks in two shades of green and edged the panel by blending with Distress ink.

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Then it was time to assemble the card, using a Stitched Oval cut from burlap covered card, some Wildflower Stems water colored with Distress markers and a water pen, and a trio of the 3D embossed leaves sprayed with Peeled Paint oxide and blended with Bundled Sage oxide ink.

Here's the finished card and a couple close-ups.

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Don't you love that Crazing with the White Cloud powder? Not shiny, but soft and smooth like a bunnies fur. A double dip into the powder makes for even more texture on the tail.

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I hope you've been inspired to add these new embossing folders to your crafty stash or possibly give one of the new Seth Apter Baked Texture Powder kits a try. These powders are a perfect way to alter that item you've been saving in your stash -- there's still plenty of time to enter our current  Frilly and Funkie challenge,  'Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle'.

Happy crafting!
Sara Emily

Links to the products used on this project and available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Elegant
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Chapter 2 Embossing Folder - Leaf
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die - Cottontail
Seth Apter Baked Velvet - 3 Piece Neutrals Kit
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits - Wildflower Stems #2
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack, Keepsakes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Found Relatives
Distress Oxide Sprays
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Confections Kraft Stock

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Guest Designer - Pirjo Repo

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle challenge. Pirjo Repo of Repolainen reissaa & räpeltää was the Design Team's top pick from the Artist Trading Coins challenge.



Hi, I'm honoured to be a guest designer at Frilly and Funkie for this Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle challenge.

My name is Pirjo Repo from Finland and I am known online as Repolainen.   I have done something with my hands most of my life .... draw, paint, a bit of everything since my skillful grandmother taught me. Now as an occupational therapist I can use my talent in my work too. I also love traveling and spending time with my lovely family!


Here is what I recycled ... a little ice cream container got a new life with cutting dies, stencils, lace and Inka Gold colours.


Inside the container are memories from all over the world.  I made some art "coins" to remember all of those wonderful places where we visited. The coins have been made from rubbish, broken jewelry and birch bark on one side and on the other side are photos of the places visited.


The container with those funny coins also works as a memory game because you can guess which country was visited and when?



I love this kind art and I will make more coins in the future.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this challenge.

Hugs, Repolainen


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To get all the details of Repolainen's ice cream container transformation and all the coins she creates, just pop over to her blog.  Once you have checked it out come on back and share your creation with us for this challenge.  The challenge runs through 11:55 pm EST on April 23rd and can be found HERE.

On Saturday, one of our designers will be here with a new Saturday Showcase and then next Wednesday the gals on the funkie side of the team will be here with their inspiration for the challenge so do visit us often.