Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vintage Valentines

Hi, Maggi here and welcome to the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge.

It's sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine's for our loved ones? For this challenge we want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples. No bright red please. Show us your vintage side with vintage colors and images. If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.

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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

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 postYou 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.

First up, the Frilly side of the Design Team shares their vintage creations;

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark


Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design
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Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Now it's your turn to share your Valentines projects here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter them using the link below and remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has in store for us. There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie gals next week too so make sure you look out for those.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday ShowCase - Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks & Tim Holtz Yupo Paper

Happy Monday to you all! The Saturday Showcase slipped to Monday and I am happy to share with you some inspiration using the Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks using the Tim Holtz Yupo Paper.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper Sizzix Butterflies for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I spent quite a few hours playing with the alcohol inks and then cutting some of the backgrounds out to use on a few projects.

I started with the Translucent Yupo Paper and the reds, greens, yellows and blending solution.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paperfor the Funkie Junkie Boutique

For any of my backgrounds I like to first layer on a light alcohol ink. To do this I put three drops of the color first on the felt and then add a few drops of alcohol blending solution. I smear this up and drown across the entire surface. After I cover the surface, if I want to remove the streaks I just dab across the surface to let the blending solution bubble up the color.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Once that is done, I let the surface dry. Next for the background I was trying to create with the drops and circles I start by dripping directly from the bottles onto the background. I drip as single color in multiple places across the surface. While it is wet I will drip blending solution over the circles I have created. I then like to let them dry before I add the next set of circles. I add them by dripping more circles and more blending solution.

If I don't like where the colors are blending I will bring in large amounts of the blending solution and let it spread to lighten up the background. You can see I did that on this background after I added the green as it was getting muddy.

I let the green dry and came back with yellow dots. The more blending solution on the background that is not dry will help expand the circles. After it dried I added the red dots back into the surface.

My next attempt was still on the translucent background with greens, blues and yellows.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

On this one I added much more blending solution and didn't let the colors dry in between adding more colors. I also used the heat gun to push the colors around the background.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

You lose the hard edges and it becomes much more free form without the circles of color. After it dried I came back and added some more circles by dripping the colors directly onto the dry background.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I then pulled out the white Yupo cardstock and created a much softer and blurrier background by adding many drips of blending solution and using the heat gun to push the colors around.

You can see the blending solution and inks pooling off the edge of the paper.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

When it dried you can see how it pooled colors around the edges and how the white cardstock helps keep a much richer color.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I then added some drips of blending solution.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I finished it with adding a few drops of blending solution to a clean felt pad and dabbing across the surface to get tiny bubbles across the surface.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

For my last sheet I used White Yupo Cardstock and decided to use the felt applicator for all my colors.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I covered the background with the yellow alcohol ink first by adding a few drops of yellow ink mixed with a few drops of the blending solution.

I then started adding a hint of brown ink with a few drops of blending solution and dabbed it on the right side of the paper.

I repeated with a fresh piece of felt with a blue alcohol ink mixed with the blending solution. I didn't re-apply and ink and kept dabbing all the way over to the left.

I then added a bit more brown. I left drying time between each color and replaced my felt each time I put a new coat of color.

I also at the end just used a clean applicator with just blending solution. Most of all the important thing with the alcohol inks is to just try out new ideas. The medium is fun and forgiving!

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I didn't finish off this piece, I just put it on a card front to finish later.

I did die cut a bunch of butterflies and leaves from the other backgrounds:

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper Sizzix Butterflies for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I quickly put together a tag and a card using the butterflies:

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper Sizzix Butterflies Stampers Anonymous Entomology for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I purposely left the background of the cards white and simple to highlight the beauty of the alcohol inks.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper Sizzix Leaves Stampers Anonymous Entomology for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I also cut out a dragonfly from the leftover backgrounds.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tim Holtz Yupo Paper Sizzix Tattered Dragonfly for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

The yupo paper allows the alcohol inks to shine and the alcohol inks come in a variety of colors to allow you to pick your color combinations. The Funkie Junkie Boutique has the papers and inks available to purchase. There is still time to play in the Inspired By Challenge!

Suzz

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Inspired By

Welcome to 2019. It is Cec here and I am your hostess for the first Frilly and Funkie challenge of the year. I am calling it 'Inspired By' and here is how I describe it:

I don't have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.

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 Funkie side of the Design Team is back this week with their inspired by creations. To get all the details, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blogs;

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Paper Dolls Snippets Ephemera Swivel Clasp Story Sticks Game Pieces For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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WEEK ONE

The Frilly side of the Design Team is up first with their inspired by creations. To get all the details, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blogs;

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!
3D Texture Fades Embossing Folders

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge so use the link below to share your 'Inspired By' projects with us. Tomorrow we will be presenting a post from our Guest Designer for this challenge so make sure to check that out. Then be sure to come back next week when the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here to share even more inspiration with you.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Easy Mixed Media Techniques With Tim Holtz Ice Flake Bigz Die and Embossing Powders

Hello and welcome to the first Saturday Showcase of 2019! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year's celebrations and are ready to get back to crafting! Today I am shining the spotlight on Tim Holtz' Ice Flake Bigz die and some of the embossing powders Linda stocks in The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake1

I was a little sad that I only got to use my Ice Flake die once for Christmas crafting on my altered book, but with most of winter still ahead of us (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway), I think it will get plenty of use for winter birthday cards and other wintry projects. And there's no time like the present to get started on next year's Christmas cards.  In keeping with our current challenge 'Inspired By', I stalked a few of my favorite blogs for ideas.

I wanted to make some winter cards to send as New Year's/thank you cards, so I grabbed my die and started cutting into all kinds of substrates. I ended up using thin chipboard, Metallic Kraft Stock and corrugated card board waste packaging for my projects. Sadly, the thicker cardboard didn't cut cleanly due to a die cut machine problem. But I thought it looked kind of cool, so I set it aside to use. I discovered I can get a clean cut from this detailed die if I rotate the die one turn before removing the substrate and then make a second pass.  Let's get started! Remember to click on any photo to zoom in.

Boundless Imagination

I was really inspired by Zoe Hillman's grungy Christmas card for my first make. Well, I'm just inspired by anything she creates.

Here's how I made the background:

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 Cut Metallic Kraft Stock to size and emboss with Kaleidoscope 3D Texture Fade. Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint with a cosmetic sponge randomly.

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 Next apply Frayed Burlap paint and spritz the panel to blend the colors. Heat dry a bit, and wipe with clean paper towel to remove some of the wet paint.

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 Make sure the panel is dry before sanding with sanding grip, exposing the kraft from the raised areas. Lastly, swipe Ground Espresso Distress ink pad over the panel to ink the exposed kraft.

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Die cut the Ice Flake from chipboard and heat emboss with Ranger Hammered Mixed Media powder. I love the variation of coverage of the powder from a single application which it makes it look like authentic hammered copper. Cut a second Ice Flake from black chipboard and adhere the two with Distress Collage Medium Matte, off setting a bit. (Sorry, I grabbed the wrong jar for the 'missed steps' photo shoot in this photo and others further along.)

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Alter an Ideaology Word Band by rubbing Black Soot paint into the recesses; then wipe the paint from the face. Edge the band with Antiqued Bronze paint and emboss with the Hammered powder.

To complete the card, wrap the gold panel with Ideaology Jute String strung with the altered Word Band and adhere that panel to black card. Swipe Prima White Gold Metallic Wax around the edges of the black card before adhering to a card blank. Adhere the Ice Flake with black adhesive foam tape and add a black heart diamond cluster sticker.

Now let's take a closer look at the finished card so you can see how it all came together. Excuse the bad photo--the relentless grey skys we've had here are terrible for photographing metallic images.

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Here's a closer look which shows the true colors.

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Possibility

This make was inspired by the way the Ice Flake did not cut entirely from the waste packaging, but I turned to Tim Holtz for the background details.

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After cutting the Ice Flake make sure all points are set back into the panel and use the chipboard waste from the previous project to act as a mask. Pounce through the mask with an embossing dabber.(You can see I forgot to take a photo of the panel before I applied the embossing ink.)  I chose the dabber over an embossing ink pad, so I could get it in all those fine areas. Sprinkle with Bone Mixed Media powder with the mask in place. Tap off the excess powder, pop out the parts that are cut through before heat setting, so they won't stick into the background.

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Ink the panel with Ground Espresso ink and wipe off the ink from the embossed Ice Flake. Mask the flake with another die cut and splatter with Ground Espresso and Tarnished Brass spray stains. I made sure the darker color was dry before splashing with the metallic.

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To capitalize on the peekaboo areas left behind the Ice Flake, cut a backing panel from Metallic kraft stock. The Stamp Platform makes it easy to stamp a pattern around the edge. I used the pattern on the left from the Ornate Trims set, inking it with my Versamark embossing pad. The stamp on the right is not inked and is just there to provide stability when pressing down on the platform cover. The piece of tape marks where I need to stop applying ink to the stamp, so there's no overlap.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder then swipe with Black Soot paint. Let it dry just a bit and then wipe off the excess with a clean paper towel.

Adhere the Ice Flake panel to the gold background, and add embellishments. Cut 2019 from a scrap of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using the smallest of the Stencil Numbers dies, then heat emboss with more of the Bone powder.  Color the Ideaology Word Band and Hex Fasteners with Picket Fence paint and the gumdrop with Mushroom alcohol ink.

Here are some photos of the completed card and closeups that show the details.

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 12

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 13

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Winter

I love Tami Bastiaans Ice Flake Etcetera Tag! Her Ice Flake is so ICY, and her background is mixed media magic!  I didn't want to make a direct copy, so I used different products and techniques to achieve a similar look on my Winter card.

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Die cut a Layered Snowflake and emboss with the included Texture Fade. Cut the snowflake into sections and adhere to a Heavystock panel using matte collage medium (not the multi medium shown in the photo). Paint over the entire card with Impasto Snow White paint. I used my finger for this. This is very thick, and works to add another layer of texture. (I also chose this medium to see how it would react with the crackle paste.) Thickly apply Opaque Crackle Texture paste and leave to dry over night.

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 After the crackle thoroughly dries give it a coat of Collage Medium  before and after applying and wiping back Weathered Wood Distress paint. Finally, scribble with Tumbled Glass Distress Crayon and blend it around the panel with a dampened finger. Adhere this panel to black card.

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Adhere an Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheet to a piece of scrap card. These are adhesive backed sheets of thin metal that come in two sizes. The 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inch size is perfectly sized to cut out this snowflake and word embellishment.

Cut the Ice Flake and a small panel from the metal card and from black card. Die cut the word Winter from the Holiday Words Thin Thinlits set. Color both pieces with Sailboat and Mushroom alcohol inks using an alcohol ink applicator and then heat emboss them randomly with Emerald Creek Fractured Ice powder. This powder is one of my favorites for creating authentic icy looks. Adhere both the Ice Flake and Winter panel to the black panels.

Cut a sparkly panel, (this is from my stash) mount on a black card blank and adhere the crackled background to it. Adhere the Ice Flake and Winter panel to the background using black adhesive foam tape.

Here are some shots of this completed card.

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 18

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 19

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 20

Mixed Media Techniques Tutorial by Sara Emily Barker for The Funkie Junkie Boutique https://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturday-showcase-easy-mixed-media.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake 21

I hope you've found some inspiration in these ideas on how to use this versatile die and these gorgeous powders. A list of the products I've used is listed below, all available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And remember there's still plenty of time to enter our current  Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'Inspired By'. Be sure to stop back on Wednesday when the Funkie side of the team will be showing you how they are inspired.

Happy crafting!
Sara Emily