Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Seth Apter Baked Velvet Powders and Tim Holtz Typography Collage Paper

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. Today I'm sharing the tutorial for two cards made combining Seth Apter's new Baked Velvet Embossing Powders with Tim Holtz new Typography Collage Paper and Wildflower Stems Thinlits Die Sets. Here are the finished cards (click on each image for a closer look);

Let's get started on making these cards. Begin by covering a 6 inch wide piece of white card with the Typography Collage Paper using Distress Collage Medium Matte and a Collage Brush to stick it in place.

Using the Wildflower Stems dies cut various stems and flowers from the Collage Paper card.

Apply embossing ink over some of the thinner stems and cover with the Aegean Sea Baked Velvet Embossing Powder. Since these powders are translucent when heat set you can still see all the detail from the Collage Paper underneath and the various shades of yellow/brown will also affect the colour seen on top.

Repeat the process for the leaf stems, this time using Dusk Baked Velvet Embossing Powder.

Repeat the process for the flower stems, this time using Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder.

Cut pieces of white card to fit your card blanks and stamp lines of stitching using Tim Holtz Stitches stamp set with Wendy Vecchi Peat Moss Archival Ink. I used a Stamp Platform for this so that I could easily stamp the same images onto separate pieces of white card for each card.

Apply Opaque Texture Paste through some of the Stitched Layering Stencil between the stamping and leave to air dry.

Stick pieces of lace over the stamping - I used Venise Lace Trim and Metallic Gold Crocheted Ribbon, both available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

To finish glue the embossed leaf stems and flowers over the lace and ribbon before adding a Transparent Wings butterfly and stamped sentiment (the two used for these cards came from Wendy Vecchi's new Delightful Art Stamp/Stencil set). Matt the card onto a kraft layer before adding to the card blank.

Here are some close ups so you can see more of the detail;

Hopefully this tutorial will kick start your own ideas for using Seth Apter's new Baked Velvet Embossing Powders and Tim Holtz Typography Collage Paper. Don't forget, if you use tissue in your projects there's still time to enter the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Pass The Tissues, Please!'

All the products used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed below.

Have a great weekend,
Jenny xxx

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pass the Tissues, Please!

Hello and welcome! We really enjoyed seeing all those fabulous Artist Trading Coins in our last challenge! It's Sara Emily here to host our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and I'm calling it 'Pass, the Tissues, Please!'.

Since we are still in 'cold season', I always make sure I'm stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.

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 Funkie side of the Design Team are up to share their challenge creations - click on each image for a closer look:

Sara Emily -- sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Sizzix Wildflowers Stems 1 Stampers Anonymous Fragments Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


This week the amazing Frilly side of the Design Team are up to share their challenge creations - click on each image for a closer look:

Maggi Harding, Scrap, Travel & Bark

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Now it's your turn to join in the creative fun! We can't wait to see what you will create!

Tomorrow we welcome our latest Guest Designer and 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

Monday, March 18, 2019

Challenge Winners - Artist Trading Coins

We are so pleased to announce our winners from the 'Artist Trading Coins' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their amazing ATC's with us. The team were yet again thoroughly spoiled for choice when picking our favorites.

(click on the image for a closer look)

Our final choice of overall winner this time was #16 Repolainen who made this amazing set of Artist Trading Coins inspired by dreams of travels to the South Pole. Congratulations to Repo 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; the choices this time in numerical order are; #5 Inkysplatters #12 Clareene Forbes and #17 Deb Riddell. Please email Linda at 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 #16 Shermi! Please email Linda at 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, 'Pass The Tissues, Please!' runs through Tuesday, March 26th and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday, March 20th with some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems

It is Cec here and I am presenting the Saturday Showcase today.  I ordered the Wildflower Stems #2 set recently and thought I would share some projects I made with it.

My first project is a little canvas I am calling a field of lilies.  This was a learning piece, which I will explain later.

I started with an 8" square of mat board that I covered in tissue that had been crumpled up and then opened back up before it was glued to the board.  Once the tissue was dry, I gave it a light coat of Collage Medium Matte(Tim Holtz) and then inked it with Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

Next I pulled out the dies from the Wildflowers Stems #2 set and cut some stems to be used as "grass" and coloured them using Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz) and a water brush (Tim Holtz).

I added some stenciling with Forest Moss Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and the negative of my die cut.  Make sure you take a good look at this because you will see that I  covered it all up in the end - great use for your die cut waste though.

The next step was to cut and colour my lilies.  All the stems were done with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide and the stamen tips with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  This one was done with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.  I did go back and add a bit more shading to all the lilies after the photos were taken.

The colour combo on this one is Fired Brick followed by Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide.

This lily was coloured with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.

Mustard Seed Distress Oxide followed by Fosalized Amber Distress Oxide was the colour combo for this lily.

I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide followed by Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide to colour the final lily.

The next step was to glue some of the "grass" to the canvas and then add the lilies.  After they were glued down, I added more "grass" with teeny pieces of dimensional foam.

Finally, I added some butterflies that were punched from this scrap of inked card stock that I found in my scraps stash.  It had been sprayed with Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie and Bubblegum Pink spray inks (Dylusions).

When this little canvas was done, I was looking at it and did not like it.  I wondered why the lilies looked like soldiers standing at attention and then it hit me that I had forgotten to give them some shape.  I decided to share it anyway as an example of what not to do.

The second project I made was a card.

I started with a 5" x 7" card blank.  I made a faux wood fence panel by scoring a piece of card stock, turning it over and dragging some Distress Ink pads (Tim Holtz) over it in this order - Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke and finally Walnut Stain.  This panel was added using double sided tape (Scor).

Next I made the bouquet of flowers.

I cut two lilies and used a water brush to colour them  The stems were done with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and the tops with a combination of Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks.  The stamens tips were coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

These stems were coloured with Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

By colouring these stems with Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord Distress Ink, I made them look like flowers and not "grass".

For this greenery, I inked a piece of card stock with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then die cut them.

I created a vase by cutting a bottle shape from a scrap of black card stock and then covering it with some pumice gel.  Once it was dry I sprayed it with Tarnished Brass and Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain (Tim Holtz).

I fashioned a loose bouquet from my flowers and added them to the card front.  Notice that I remembered to shape all the pieces.  The vase was added next and then I made a loopy little bow from some burlap string, added a sentiment and adhered it to the vase.

A couple small clean and simple cards came next.  The patterned panel was already in my stash and if my pea brain remembers correctly I made it by blending some Distress Oxides and then removing some of the ink through a stencil with a baby wipe to create the pattern.

The stems were die cut as was the sentiment and both added to the patterned panel.  Finally the teeny bow, which came from a package in one of my orders from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I never throw the little bits of dyed seam binding away that come in those orders because they will always be useful at some point.

This one started when I found a scrap of gloss paper that had been inked with some Alcohol Inks.  Sorry but I can't figure out what colours I had used but I know that I had dripped them on and then dripped some blending solution over them to make them move.

I used a circle die to cut the inked scrap into a circle and then die cut the stem and added it on top.  A die cut frame was added next and then the focal point was added to the card blank.  Finally I matted a computer generated sentiment on more black card stock and added it to the card.

I hope you are inspired by just a few ideas for using the Wildflower Stems.  I know now that I want need the other Wildflower Stems sets because they will all work so well together and provide great design opportunities.

Supplies links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Wildflower Stems #2 by Tim Holtz
Distress Oxide Pads - Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads - Tim Holtz
Distress Spray Stains - Tim Holtz
Dylusions Spray Inks
Alcohol Inks - Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Water Brush, Detailer Brush Tip TIP33080
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte TDA47933
Scor Double-sided Tapes
Burlap String - 12 Colors
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Guest Designer Melissa Divelbiss

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Pass the Tissues, Please challenge.  Melissa Divelbiss of Millie Made was the Design Team's top pick from the Winter Blues challenge.

Hi All! My name is Melissa Divelbiss (aka Milliemade). I am a wife, married 22+ years to my very creative and supportive husband and mother to two very smart and equally creative teenage sons. I’ve been a maker for as long as I can remember. I appreciate all types of arts and crafts but my greatest love is papercrafting! I am also a big fan of upcycling and I’m on a first name basis with my pals at the local Goodwill. I’m thankful to be guest designing today on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog.

For this month’s Pass the Tissues challenge, I decided to alter one of the many cigar boxes I have in hand. The centerpiece of the project is the huge, fluffy tissue paper peony on the top of the box. Inside the box is a small album also created with various tissue papers from my stash. More details can be found on my blog. Gather your tissues, ladies! I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!

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After you check out the details of Melissa's fabulous album in a box, which can be found on her blog, we invite you to share your project for this fun challenge.  The challenge runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, March 26th and can be found HERE.

Don't forget to check back on Saturday for another terrific Saturday Showcase presented by one of our designers and then next Wednesday the gals on the funkie side of the team will be here with their tissue projects for more inspiration.