Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Showcase: E to the Power of 2

Happy Saturday! Suzz here. I am here to share a Saturday Showcase with you. I love Saturday because I can stay in my pajamas, hang out in my craft room and see what the team has cooked up in the Saturday showcase!
For my showcase I decided to play around with Embossing Powders and Embossing Folders hence my title of E to the power of 2.

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Tiny Text Idea-ology Stars for The Funkie Junkie Boutiqe

I started with the idea of creating a wood grain effect with embossing powder and amp it up with a texture fade.

Ranger Distress Oxide Antique Linen for The Funkie Junkie Boutiqe

1.  Drag an ink pad across the surface multiple times. (I used Antique Linen)
2.  Ink over the surface with embossing ink. ( I wanted to make sure that the embossing powder would stick so I added a layer of embossing ink over the antique linen.)

Helpful tip:  The antique linen is to give background color if you don't want your wood grain to be completely created from embossing powder.

Ranger Vintage Pearl Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

3.  Pick your embossing powders that you want to make the variation of colors in your grain.  I picked vintage pearl and Watering Can.

Helpful Tip: The Wendy Vecchi embossing powder has a nice texture which is a little chunkier and gives a nice effect of texture.

4. Sprinkle randomly the embossing powders in various areas.

Helpful Tip: Limit the amount of  darker colors to prevent the background from becoming too muddy.

Ranger Vintage Pearl Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

5. Take any tool that you have to drag the powders across the paper.  You can use a plastic ruler or any flat surface to control the effect.  I think a comb, fork or anything would give a cool effect.

Ranger Vintage Pearl Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

6.  Heat the embossing powder to melt it.

Helpful Tip: A trick I was taught by Fran at Stampendous is to hold the paper and heat from underneath.   This will take longer but will keep your embossing powder in place. Be sure to monitor how close you are to the paper as you can burn your paper.

Ranger Vintage Pearl Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

7.  Once the background is heated up you can choose what you want to do with it.  I decided to add the lumber texture fade on top of my mixed embossing powder background.

Ranger Vintage Pearl EP Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP Sizzix Wood Grain EF for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

8.  Emboss the ivory and gray background with the lumber texture fade embossing folder.

9.  Spray the surface with gray distress stain spray.  Wipe off excess spray.  Any areas you didn't emboss with embossing powder will pick up the gray ink spray.
For my next background I decided to add an additional layer of embossing powder and embossed texture. 

Sizzix Texture Fades Lumber For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

10.  Using the same background created in steps 1-6.  Ink the embossing folder with embossing ink.

Sizzix Texture Fades Lumber Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Vintage Pearl  For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

11. Emboss the ivory and gray background using the lumber embossing folder.
12. Sprinkle the surface with the watering can embossing powder.
13. Shake off excess and heat the embossing powder until it melts.
For the next background I decided to go lighter with my wood grain effect.

Ranger Vintage Pearl Embossing Powder for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

1.  Ink up a background with embossing ink.
2.  Sprinkle the surface with ivory embossing powder.
3.  Shake off the excess.
4.  Heat embossing powder.

Sizzix Lumber Texture Fades Ranger Vintage Pearl Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

5. Ink up the embossing folder with embossing ink.
6.  Run the ivory background through the big shot with the embossing folder. (Clean off your embossing folder)
7. Sprinkle the embossed background with the gray embossing powder and shake off the excess.
8. Heat the embossing powder to melt the gray powder.

I decided to create one last background with the lumber texture fade and embossing powders:

1.  Ink up the embossing folder with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and emboss white cardstock.

Darkroom Door Old Truck Wendy Vecchi Watering Can EP for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

2.  Cover background with clear embossing powder and shake off excess.
3.  Heat emboss clear embossing powder.
4.  Cut to fit card size and distress edges with distressing tool.
5.  Sponge edges with gray distress ink.
6.  Stamp and color Old truck image.
7.  Lightly stamp text with gray ink in background behind truck.
8.  Ink up twine with gray ink spray.

Well I hope you have enjoyed embossing to the power of 2 and it has inspired you to check out the very awesome selection of embossing powders and embossing folders at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

The new challenge "By Airmail" has just started and there is plenty of time for you to play along as the challenge is open until 11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018.

Time to get inky!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Guest Designer - Lyla Larimore

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the 'By Airmail' challenge.  Please say hello and give a warm welcome to Lyla Larimore, whose blog is A Chief’s Wife’s Heart’s A’Fire.  Lyla was the Design Team's Top Pick from the 'Surf's Up! challenge.

Hi! My name is Lyla Larimore, and I am a native of the Hoosier State- Indiana - but am a BOILERMAKER by the 5 other members of my family who have attended or graduated from Purdue University, which is not too far from our home. I am a ‘professional’ Wife and Mom who has been at home since the birth of our younger Son, and our older Son recently made us first-time Grandparents last June! I take all my jobs seriously since family is the most important gift GOD can give us. Just about everything I do has something to do with my Chief Hubby (26 yr, now retired - Vol FD Chief who is still MY No.1!), our 2 sets of couples kids, and now - our Grandson! You’ll find more details about me all over my Blog - A Chief’s Wife’s Heart’s A’Fire. While you’re there, check out some of the other Funkie and Frilly Challenge Blog projects/entries I’ve done.

Enjoying the journey is only half of it: it's when you "Share The Journey" that brings back the fun you enjoyed & spreads a little of that fun with others. This latest theme on The Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog: "By Airmail" is the perfect opportunity to do that!

This is my second time around as Guest Designer here, & I have a project that has been in the making for a full year. Sounds hard, but with all the fun tools to work with out there, and some basic colors (Thanks to the Red, White, & Blue!), my Tim Holtz Worn Cover Album was simple & actually saved time.

With summer in full swing this week, gather a few tidbits, photos, -and of course- all your love, and share some of your travels with someone.... By Airmail!

Here's a close up from one page of my journal:

To find out more about how I put this journal together and to see the rest of the pages inside, please pop over to my blog.

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I can genuinely say my jaw hit the floor when I saw the rest of Lyla's incredible journal and I really do urge you to go on over to her blog to see how she used her Tim Holtz supplies and dies to create the perfect place to store her treasured memories. Thank you Lyla for going the extra mile (and then some!) to inspire everyone to create a little something for the By Airmail challenge.

The current challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on July 3rd so you have lots of time to create. If you need more inspiration, the Funkie side of the Design Team will be sharing their fabulous projects on June 27th. And there's an exciting new Saturday Showcase coming this weekend so make sure you come back for that too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

By Airmail

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny here hosting the latest challenge 'By Airmail' on Zoe's behalf with thanks to her for picking a great theme. She just loves sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps.

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.

Before sharing the first of the Design Team projects we are sad to announce that this will be the last challenge featuring Frilly team mate Autumn Clark. I'm sure you'll all agree that Autumn has shared so many gorgeous pieces and fantastic tutorials with us over the past year and she will be very much missed. The whole team thank Autumn so much for her contributions and wish her every success for the future.

Let's get you started with plenty of ideas and wonderful projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team. Click on each photo for a closer look and on the links above to find out more about them;

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint
Frilly and Funkie: Airmail Challenge by SewPaperPaint #mixedmedia #timholtz #cardmaking #ideaology #sizzix #spellbinders #starsandstripes #stars #patriotic #4thofjuly #american #foundrelatives #vintage #diecut #cards #primamarketinginc #finnabair #finnabairmechanicals #poppy #sewpaperpaint #autumnclark

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

We look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge - use the link below to share your vintage or shabby chic mail inspired projects with us. Tomorrow we'll be sharing a post from our latest fabulous Guest Designer so make sure to check that out. And next week the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here to share even more ideas with you.

We can't wait to see what you make, so get creative!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Graphic 45 Tag Dies Tips, Techniques, Handmade Flowers and Botanical Tea Tag Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Kathy here with this week's Saturday Showcase. Today I'm going to show you some really great tips for using the new Graphic 45 Tag Dies. I'll also share some of my best flower making techniques. And if that is not enough to lure you in, then perhaps the tutorial for this lovely Botanical Tea Tag Folio will do the trick! So grab a cuppa and a snack and let's get this Saturday Showcase on the road!

Botanical Tea

I'm completely smitten with the new Graphic 45 Metal Dies. They make it so easy to alter the Graphic 45 tags. For this tag folio, I've used the Large Tag/ATC Tag/Flowers Dies and the Regular Tag/Gears Dies. They are the perfect match for the Large Ivory Tag Album, Regular Ivory Tag Album and ATC Tag Album tags.

Botanical Tea

In today's tutorial I will show you how to combine these tags and dies to create this interactive Botanical Tea DCE tag folio.

Botanical Tea

Botanical Tea is one of my all time favorite G45 collections, so I was thrilled when they released it as a Deluxe Collector's Edition. Along with the 12x12 paper collection, you get the chipboard embellishments and gorgeous cardstock sticker sheet. We'll use all of those elements in today's creation.

Botanical Tea

The ability to create your own flowers from designer paper means that you will always have a perfect embellishment match for your project. I love making my own flowers, and I'll show you how I do it as I share my best flower making techniques with you in the video tutorial.

I'll also show you how to create this clever little hidden tag element.

Botanical Tea

And you'll learn how to use those fabulous G45 dies to die cut a tag booklet. As a bonus, there's a tutorial for a gift card pocket, too.

So are you ready to get your Saturday craft on? Please join me for this easy to follow tutorial on YouTube.

I hope I've inspired you to break out your new G45 dies and paper pretties to make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

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