Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mother May I?

Welcome back to the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother's Day and honor our mothers. I am challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life. It can be a favorite memory, something based on her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure. Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!
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.

The Frilly side of the team has inspiration galore to get your creative juices flowing:

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Come join us in sharing how your mother or mother figures inspire 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 4th. 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.

Suzz

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Dina Wakley Good Idea & Always Flowers Stamps

Happy Saturday to you! Suzz here, I am going to share with you some fun I had playing with Dina Wakley Stamps.

Dina Wakely Always Flowers Stampers Anonymous Fragments Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Gradient Square For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

The flowers in the Always Flowers and Good Ideas stamp sets have beautiful sketched outline stamps perfect for coloring and trying different techniques. 

Dina Wakely Always Flowers Stampers Anonymous Fragments Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Gradient Square For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I created this tag using the lovely Always Flowers rose stamp and a background created from a masterboard I created last week.

The masterboard was created by doing the following:
  1. Collage strips of tissue paper to a mixed media paper. 
  2. Stencil the gradient squares using white embossing paste randomly over the background. 
  3. Let everything dry. 
  4. Spritz and splatter brown dye ink spray and gold paint (mixed with water).  
  5. Spritz with water to soften the brown and the gold splatters. 
  6. Let everything dry.  
  7. Cut into various pieces.  (I cut out a card and two tags) 
After the background I did the following:
  1. Sponged the edges with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 
  2. Stamped the flower with Versamark on the tag. Heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 
  3. Stamped the flower with Versamark on another piece left over from my masterboard. 
  4. Heat emboss the flower with gold embossing powder.  Cut out the flower into pieces. 
  5. Color the flowers with watercolor pencils and soften with waterbrush. 
  6. Layer the flower petals and leaves. onto the flower on the tag. 
  7. Stamp the sentiment on tissue paper with brown ink. 
  8. Cut out sentiment and add to tag with collage paste. 
  9. Stamp fragments using versamark on corner of tags and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. 
I also played with the Good Ideas stamp set and created a variety of cards.

Dina Wakely Good Ideas Stamp Watercolor For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I started with the concept of creating a set of cards to give as a gift set. 

Dina Wakely Stamps - Good Ideas Ranger Layering Stencil Nordic Stampers Anonymous Entomology For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I stamped the image using archival ink and colored with watercolor pencils. The background was sponged with a stencil and stamped the script over the background.

Dina Wakely Stamps - Good Ideas Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I repeated the process but used different colors and added a light splattering of the colored pencils across the background, 

Dina Wakely Stamps - Good Ideas Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

My next card used a soft stamped background over the entire image and then was coated with clear embossing powder to create a softer effect. 

I then decided to try stamping the image and embossing with clear embossing powder to create a resist effect.

Dina Wakely Stamps - Good Ideas Ranger Distress Oxide Inks For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I sponged the background with a mix of yellow and green distress oxide.  I then added patches of distress oxide inks into the petals and leaves to provide focal points of color.

The Supply list is below for all the fun products used in these cards!

Have a great weekend!

Suzz

Supply List:

Dina Wakley Stamps - Good Idea
Dina Wakley Stamps - Always Flowers
Stampers Anonymous - Entomology
Stampers Anonymous - Fragments 
Ranger Layering Stencil - Nordic
Ranger Distress Oxide - Mustard SeedShabby Shutters, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain,  Antique Linen
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Watering Can, Coffee
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Prima Marketing Sparks Unicorn Hair
Dina Wakley White Acrylic Paint 
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder 
Prima Marketing Soft Neutrals Watercolor Pencils
Prima Marketing Waterbrush Set
White Gel Pen
Idea-Ology - Story Sticks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

I love it because...

Hello there and welcome to the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge! How often do you create something just for you that makes your heart sing? Doesn't it feel great when you do! My challenge to you is to make a vintage or shabby chic piece of art, be it a journal page, a tag, a card, a home decor project etc, that fills you with happiness and makes you smile - don't forget to tell us why you love it so much.

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.

For the second week of this challenge the Funkie side of the Design Team are sharing more gorgeous projects with you. 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;

Sara Emily -- sarascloset


Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Stampers Anonymous Entomology Stampers Anonymous The Professor Prima Marketing Wild and Free Stampers Anonymous Fragments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

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;

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design


Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations


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, May 21st. 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, May 13, 2019

Challenge Winners - Spring is in Full Bloom

Today we announce our winners from the 'Spring is in Full Bloom' challenge. Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful Spring creations with us. We loved seeing them all.


With so many wonderful entries it was a challenge just to pick out one, but our final choice this time was #13 Adrijana Knez (Paper Beauty AK Studio). We loved how she'd transformed this little box into a celebration of Spring - take a look at how she incorporated so many little elements to create her Springtime garden! Congratulations to Adrijana 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. In numerical order they are; #15 Ann Chuang, #18 Michelle and #22 Adrijana Knez (with her second entry). 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 #12 Dianne (September Girl Designs)! 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, 'I love it because... ' runs through Tuesday, May 21st and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday, May 15th with some more inspiration for you. We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Saturday Showcase: Eileen Hull Notebook Die Tutorial with Stamperia Spring Botanic Papers

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the weekend!  It's Kathy here, with this week's Saturday Showcase.  Today we are going to take another look at the fabulous Eileen Hull Notebook Die.



I've been having the best time with this little die!  It is easy to use, a really fun size at 3 1/2" x 5" and incredibly versatile to boot!


I've paired the die up with Stamperia Paper's gorgeous Spring Botanic Paper Pad to create this shabby chic botanical beauty that I like to call a "lap book."  It's not design to hold photos.  Rather, it is mean to be something that you can hold in your hand and relax while you enjoy beautiful images and little quotes. 


To facilitate this process, I've created interactive pages with inserts.  All the pages for the album were cut using Eileen's Notebook die.  I'll show you how to alter them in the video tutorial below.


You will learn simple tricks that allow you to fit larger images like this one onto smaller pages.


Simple folding techniques will allow you to create really interesting interactive pages.




I've also incorporated some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and older Wendy Vecchi stamps in the album design.


These little notebooks make wonderful gifts.  They are unique, can be themed to the interests and style of the recipient and best of all...they can be made in a couple of hours!  So join me for this step by step process video tutorial, and we'll get our craft on.





You'll find a linked supply list below.  I'd love to hear your thoughts about this project, too!  

Wishing you a joyful and creative weekend!

Kathy

Supply List:




SUPPLY LIST From The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Other Products:

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Guest Designer - Clareene Forbes

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the I Love It Because . . . challenge. Clareene Forbes of Reene's Room was the Top Pick from the March Madness challenge.


My name is Clareene Forbes. I was born and raised in the beautiful Napa Valley in California. I'm a mother of two wonderful children, four grandchildren and one , just added, great granddaughter.

I've always been a crafter in one medium or another since early childhood. I have pretty much settled into 'Mixed Media and Altered Art'. Over the years I've made so many friends in the crafting world. They have shared great lessons and techniques with me that I enjoy passing along to others in my craft workshops.

My hope is to continue to grow as an artist and teacher for many years to come...



Based on the 'I love it because' theme I choose to make something involving my favorite animal...the giraffe. Just the most lovely and graceful animal ever created. I've attached pics of the 6" x 6" easel card that holds a small 'slide and pop draw box'.


Upon opening the box a small monkey 'pops' out...

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Head on over top Clareene's blog and check out the details on this fun interactive creation and then come on back and share what you love with us.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, May 21st.

Don't forget to pop back on Saturday for another fabulous showcase from one of our designers and then next Wednesday the gals on the funkie side of the team will be here with more inspiration for the challenge.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Eileen Hull Designs Notebook featuring 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 a tutorial for the notebook project created for the current challenge 'Spring is in Full Bloom' using Eileen Hull Designs Scoreboards L Die 'Notebook' featuring Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems Thinlits Dies and his Typography Collage Paper.


The Tutorial


Begin by sticking a strip of Tim Holtz Typography Collage Paper width wise to the top of a sheet of Stick-Back Canvas using Distress Collage Medium Matte. Once dry cut along the bottom edge of the collaged piece of canvas. Since the canvas is 8 1/2 x 11 inches and the Collage Paper is 6 inches wide this should give you a piece that measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches.

(click on each photo for a closer look)


Die cut a Notebook using Eileen's Notebook Scoreboards Die from Matboard (or similar). The spine will already be scored for you in the cutting process. Using a sharp blade cut the spine from the covers along the two outer score lines.


Remove the backing to the covered Sticky-Back Canvas piece and place the die cut notebook pieces onto it, right side facing down, as shown below. The outer edges of the two covers should lie along the edges of the canvas first, then you can centre the spine more easily without the need for measuring. This gives you a perfect 1/4 inch gap between the spine and each cover with no measuring involved!


Fold over the 1/2 inch covered canvas at the top and bottom and stick to the inside of the covers and spine. Use a bone folder or similar to ensure the canvas strips between the spine and covers are stuck firmly in place. Cut a piece of plain Sticky-Back Canvas from the un-collaged leftovers wide enough to fit between the two covered strips on the back of the notebook. Your covers and spine should now be completely covered in canvas so they have level surfaces on the inside and out.


Use strips of Design Tape over each end of the covers to finish them neatly. The Remnants Design Tape collection coordinates with the Typography Collage Paper perfectly.


Apply little pieces of Typography Collage Paper with Distress Collage Medium Matte to the top of one of the smaller Lace Baseboard Frames. Once dry it is easier to trim away any excess by sanding it gently with a nail file. Paint the edges of the frame with White Gesso.


Before gluing the frame on the front cover I applied a little White Gesso over both the outside of the cover and the frame using a spatula to give it a more shabby chic look. It's not an essential step if you'd prefer your book to look 'cleaner'.


Die cut the smaller butterfly from thick card using Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die. Paint it with 'Ancient' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint before sticking in place on the front cover as shown below. I used some foam tape under the wings to give them extra support when the book is used/handled.


For this portion of the tutorial I followed the guide found on this website How to Bind Your Own Hardback Book by instructables.com to create the text block and bind it to the cover.

Cut pages from copier paper measuring 4 7/8 x 7 inches and fold in half as shown below. I tea stained my copier paper in advance to coordinate with the cover. You will need two sheets for each signature (which can be cut from one sheet of copier paper) and I included 20 signatures (20 sheets) in total to my book.


Once folded and assembled stack your 20 two sheet signatures together with the spines facing towards you and draw a pencil line across the centre and an inch from each end. This should give you level marks for punching stitching holes through each signature with a Retractable Craft Pick or similar.


You can now stitch the signatures together using thick thread. I tend to refer to a helpful video tutorial for stitching text blocks which can be found here; DIY Kettle Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial by Sea Lemon.


Having cut a piece of plain calico cotton the same length as the spine and roughly 5 times as wide I glued the spine to the centre of the cloth, applying the glue to the fabric rather than the spine. This helps to stop the glue from seeping down between the pages. When dry you can add extra glue to the outside of the fabric on the spine for even more strength.


Once dry I glued each side of the fabric to the inside covers of the book, taking care only to add glue to the covers, not the spine or indented parts. This needs to dry thoroughly so it's a good idea to support each side of the text block with something heavy like tins.


Two extra pages were cut from another piece of copier paper, this time measuring 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. Fold the paper so you have one side measuring 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches and the other side measuring a quarter inch wider at 4 7/8 x 3 3/4. Open the book out flat and apply glue to the first page of the text block, sticking the page that is 3 1/2 inches wide over it (it should match perfectly).


When dry add glue to the cover as shown below (again taking care not to add glue to the spine parts) and stick the 3 3/4  side of the page to it. When dry repeat these two steps at the back of the book. You should now have a completed hardback book which will open fully.


To finish decorating the front cover die cut stems and flowers from thick card using Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems Thinlits Die Sets (it may help to cut a couple of each from thinner card and stick them together to make thick pieces for durability). Paint the first stem with 'Lime' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint to give the card a non-porous surface on with to add a mix of 'Sublime' and 'Alchemy' Alcohol Pearl inks.


Paint the second stem with 'Ruby' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint before applying 'Deception' Alcohol Pearl ink on top.


For the final flower paint the stem with 'Evergreen' Acrylic Paint and the flower head with White Gesso both from Dina Wakley Media. Then apply 'Sublime' Alcohol Pearl ink to the stem and a mix of 'Enchanted' Alcohol Pearl ink with 'Pearl' Alcohol Ink Mixative. Stick the stems and flowers to the front of the book cover over the butterfly ensuring each is firmly glued in place before adding the next.


Linda stocks these beautiful Rose Gold Corner Protectors in The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Add them to each corner of the book covers, pressing them firmly together to fix in place.


Take a couple of the small metal corners from Tim Holtz Vignette Accents set and cover them with White Gesso. When dry sand them slightly to reveal some of the metal underneath. Glue these in place over two of the Lace Baseboards Frame on the cover.


To finish use Glossy Accents to stick Transparent Wings over the top of the flower bundle and wrap a little string and wire around the bottom of the stems. Add a Big Chat sticker to a piece of thick card and glue in place on the frame.


I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's Saturday Showcase tutorial and find the links helpful too. Don't forget there's still time to enter the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Spring is in Full Bloom' HERE.

Have a great weekend!
Jenny xxx

Links to the products used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique;

Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Notebook