Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Home, Sweet Home

Hello and welcome! We really enjoyed seeing all those gorgeous embellishments, trinkets and trims in our last challenge! It's Sara Emily here to host our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and I'm calling it 'Home, Sweet Home'. Whether your house is grand or modest, neat or messy, there's no place like home. Houses get bought and sold, but home stays with you forever. For this challenge, I would like to see how you interpret what home means to you on your vintage or shabby chic project.

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 the fabulous Frilly side of the Design Team is up to share their challenge creations - click on each image for a closer look and on their blog to be magically transported to their blogs:

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark


Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Now it's your turn to show us what home means to you! We can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge! Use the Linky tool below to link up your project before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, July 2. There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team next week too, so be sure to visit us again next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!
Sara Emily



Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Seaside Gift Boxes with Eileen Hull Designs Stacking Drawers

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday Showcase, the Design Team's chance to share tutorials and products available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique with you and kick start your creative weekend. With Father's Day happening tomorrow and our current challenge 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' still running through to next Tuesday, it seemed the perfect opportunity to create some little gift boxes suitable for someone special. These are all cut using Eileen Hull's Stacking Drawers Scoreboards Die.


Here's how one is made; begin by cutting a piece of white matboard 12 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Dilute Dina Wakley's 'Sand' Acrylic Paint (one part paint to one part water) and cover both sides of the board using long brush strokes. An uneven finish is good as it adds to the 'grain' effect'.


Dilute Dina's 'Mineral' Acrylic Paint in the same way and use an old bristle brush to apply streaks across the board (again on both sides).


Dilute Dina's 'Aloe' Acrylic Paint by the same 1:1 ratio and use a smaller brush to add thin stripes across both sides.


Returning to the bristle brush and using Dina's 'Umber' Acrylic Paint add the lightest of brush strokes across the board to replicate wood grain.


Finally use the bristle brush to dry brush the board with White Gesso.


Use the Eileen Hull Designs Scoreboards 'Stacking Drawers' die to cut the three pieces that make up  the box from the painted board.


Assemble the drawer and it's cover using the tabs and score lines created by the die (as shown below).


Once the glue has dried ink all the edges with Acorn Archival Ink. It's also a good idea to rub a clear wax candle over the surfaces and edges to ensure the painted board box pieces glide even more easily.


Cut branch and leaf pieces using Tim Holtz 'Large Funky Floral' Thinlits dies. Paint the branch with the 'Sand' and the leaf with the 'Aloe' and 'Mineral' Acrylic Paints.


To add a little shimmer and shine to a shell add dots of Distress Collage Medium, sprinkle with Eileen Hull's 'Golden Rod' Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder and heat until melted.

Enabler alert; if you don't have shells to hand (and even if you do!) Linda has the Prima Marketing Finnabair Mould 'Seashore Treasures' currently in stock HERE so you can create your own over and over again.


Add trims, the altered shell, the die cut leaf and branch, some of the seaside charms stocked in The Funkie Junkie Boutique (tied together with burlap string) and a self adhesive pearl to the top of the box and fill with your choice of wrapped candies.


I had a few of these to make ready for this coming Sunday. Here are more photos (click on each one for a closer look at the details);






Thanks for visiting to catch today's Saturday Showcase tutorial. Don't forget there's still time to enter the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Embellishments, Trinkets and TrimsHERE.

Jenny xxx

Links to the products used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique;


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims

Hello there and welcome to the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge! Linda sells a huge array of beautiful embellishments, trinkets and trims in her store, from metal filigree pieces and charms to buttons, laces and ribbons. They can be the important focal point on a project or the final finishing touches that complete it. However you wish to use them lets see those embellishments, trinkets and trims in action on your vintage or shabby chic entries.

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 we're bringing you more gorgeous projects, this time from the Funkie side of the Design Team. Make sure to click on each photo for a closer look and use the links to their blogs to find out more about how they were created;

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Stampers Anonymous Architecture Ranger Distress Ink Sprays Antique Silver Filigree Round  Antique Silver Filigree For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sara Emily - sarascloset


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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WEEK ONE

We kick things off with these stunning projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team. Make sure to click on each photo for a closer look and use the links to their blogs to find out more about how they were created;

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark


Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Now it's over to you! 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, June 18th. Our latest Guest Designer will be here tomorrow with a gorgeous project to share with you. And be sure to check back next week to see what the Funkie side of the Design Team have come up with to inspire you.


Monday, June 10, 2019

Challenge Winners - Mother May I?

Today we announce our winners from the 'Mother May I?' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful creations with us. We loved seeing them all.


This time our choice for overall winner was #5 Esther Asbury (Shoregirl's Creations). We loved the beautiful jam pot in honor of her mom and the way she'd added the beautiful trims around it. Congratulations to Esther 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. In numerical order they are; #1 Gail (ionabunny) #2 Jean (Krafty Jean) and #6 Esther Asbury. 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 #4 Carol (Carol Stamps)! 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, 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' runs through Tuesday, June 18th and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday, June 12th with some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saturday Showcase: Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Tag Tutorial


Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! It's Kathy here with this week's Saturday Showcase. Today I'm sharing a tutorial for this Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag. While this is not a complete step out tutorial, I do have several great techniques, tips and ideas that I think you will enjoy.


I decided to let my Girly Grunge side and my Shabby Chic side throw a Mixed Media Party for this Saturday Showcase. It's fun to experiment with new product, try new techniques and make a mess!


I began by painting the outer edges of my Etcetera Tag with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled it liberally with Seth Apter Dusk Baked Velvet. I let the excess slide off onto a piece of clean paper and put it back in the jar. Then I heat embossed. Adding embossing mediums over wet Distress Paint is a very quick and easy way to add wonderful texture to a project. The wet paint replaces the need for embossing ink, and sometimes it actually cracks or bubbles while being heated, adding even more texture, which I love.


Baked Velvet Mediums heat emboss to a matte finish, which is such a neat look. Next, I dry brushed more Cracked Pistachio randomly over the Baked Velvet. While still wet, I sprinkled Patina Oxide randomly about, then heat embossed. The end result is this incredible weathered wood effect. Yummy!


This photo is a before/after of a bunch of metal embellishments. I tapped the metals with Cracked Pistachio, then heat embossed with Dusk Baked Velvet. While the surfaces were still hot, I sprinkled with Patina Oxide (use tweezers if you touch the metal...it's HOT!) then embossed a second time. Some areas were then highlighted again with paint. I love the patina this created. It also served to give all these varied finishes a uniform look. Now I was ready to go to work on the details of the tag, which you will see in the tutorial below. But first, here are some detail photos for you to enjoy.






This tag flips over to reveal a 4" x 6" waterfall feature. I had to get creative to make this work...and I'll show you how in the video tutorial.

So grab a cuppa and a snack, and let's get our craft on!


Thanks so much for sharing your Saturday Morning with me! I hope you have a lovely weekend, and find some time to get crafty!

Cheerio,
kathy

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Our Giveaways are Back!


That's right! The Funkie Junkie Boutique will be starting monthly craft box giveaways again. There are four different ways to enter. All you have to do is check out our social media pages. Get extra entries by sharing the contest information with friends. Easy peasy, right? Here you go!

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Guest Designer - Adrijana Knez (aka Paper Beauty AK)

Please welcome our Guest Designer for the 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' challenge - Adrijana Knez (aka Paper Beauty AK). Adrijana was the winner of our 'Spring is in Full Bloom' challenge.


"Hello dear crafty souls. My name is Adrijana (Jana) aka Paper Beauty AK. I’m 45 year old and I live with my family in a small country – Slovenia. I'm married to a graphic designer and we have three beautiful children. We love nature...mountains, sea, forest and animals. And I love gardening.

I’ve dabbled in a variety of crafts, and my true passion has always been card making: book cards & exploding boxes, albums... until recently (2 years ago) when I discovered the world of mixed media! Now I just can't stop myself from making a mess!


I love making 3D projects with a lots of layers, embellish and different papers collections. I started blogging in January 2014 (my old blog: Janin ustvarjalni vrt eng. Jane’s Creative Garden). My new blog (start January 2018) Paper Beauty AK is virtual happy place to share some paper projects with step by step photos tutorial. I am continually inspired by the amazing people I’ve met in blogland (workshop by Dorota Kopeć 2016, 2017 and 2018) and the wonderful friendships I’ve made. The crafting community is filled with such generous and talented artists.

In 2018, I was invited as a teacher and I had two workshops in Maribor called "6. Creative Week with Art Maribor 12.3. - 17.3.2018", where we created an exploding box and dream catcher.

Thank you so much to the Frilly and Funkie team for inviting me to spend the day with them. I’m thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists."


"This week we have a very interesting challenge, it’s called “Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims”. So I decided to created an album with Stamperia paper collection “Alice”, which is perfect for vintage look combined with watercolor paper. I really love this collection that are just calling to create a paper story with them. If you know my work, than you know that I love to use a lot of different embellishments: paper flowers, chipboards, art stones... On my album, I used a lot of chipboards “Wonderland”, that fit nicely with design papers. I then added some mechanical pieces, charms, flowers, laces and ribbons. Come and join us, we can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations! Please take a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the photos."












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Adrijana is very active on her social media so make sure to check out her project and all of her other fabulous work here;

The 'Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims' challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, June 18th so make sure to link your projects and join in the fun.

On Saturday one of our designers will be here with a new Saturday Showcase and then the gals on the Funkie side of the team will be here next Wednesday with more inspiration for the challenge.