Thursday, July 19, 2018

Guest Designer - Stefania Salmi

Say hello and welcome back to our Guest Designer for the 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' challenge. Stefania (Stefi) Salmi of Scrappallino blog was the Design Team's Top Pick for the 'Letter Perfect' challenge.


Hello everyone, my name is Stefania, I'm 58 years old (well...will be...next month) and I live in Ferrara, Italy.

I enjoy walking or riding with my bicicle, but what I love the most is dipping my hands in every kind of colour, texture pastes, having fun with stencils, stamps, patterned papers and old family pictures. I love everything Tim Holtz and also Dyan Reaveley' style, I don't know exactly how to mix and match these two different styles, but I do know that I love them both to bits!

I am so honoured and excited to have been asked once again to be Guest Designer here on the Frilly and Funkie Blog...Thank you so much!!!


When I saw the Challenge's theme, suddendly a family photo from 1958 came to my mind. At the train station of Bologna, while waiting to board, my Aunt Elia is pictured with my sister in her arms, to her side stands my handsome Grandfather and Aunt Tea, sitting on a suitcase...I wasn't born yet.

As always, our family photographer was my Mum...and she passed her passion for photography on to me, we often spent beautiful moments together while looking at cherished old pictures. I knew the stories behind every single photo, because every time I kept asking her questions about the who's, the where's, the years...Completely mesmerized by her tales...how much I miss all this!

From that picture at the Station, and all those memories, this small and simple LO 8”x8” came to be.

As a base I have used a sheet from Tim Holtz's Collage Mini Paper Stash, covered with a thin layer of Gesso.

Stamped the train image (Paris to London CMS160 Stamp) with a slow drying Black Ink, covered with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I have coloured the stamp with Distress Markers and later fussy cut all around in order to insert the picture.

With the Blending Tool I have added colour to the sides of the paper with Distress Oxide Valnut Stain and then spritzed with water to achieve all those beautiful stains.

With Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and a stencil I have created some sort of frame for the picture, once dry I added on the textured parts few touches of White Gold Metallique Wax, just to soften the brightness a bit.


I die cut few Tags from Tim Holtz's Classic Kraft Stock (perfect to be embossed and distressed) and added some tickets embellishments. I stamped few stains on the tickets and aged them with Distress Vintage Photo.

I couldn't resist to add few touches of Baked Textures: Patina Oxide and Vintage Beeswax on the edges.


Before calling a project done, expecially with a LO, I always take a picture to see how it looks...I think it helps a lot to see the overall effect! I often take off or add embellishments, stamping etc..In this case I was bothered by the empty area on the right side of the picture, so I decided to add a bit more of texture with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste.

It's a very simple LO, but I do hope you enjoyed the process. For more photos of my project, pop over to my blog.

Stefi

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Stefi's layout is fabulous, perfect for the theme and so very personal, which makes it extra special. 

After you have checked the details on her blog, we hope you will get the traveling bug and share a creation for our 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' challenge, which can be found HERE. You have lots of time as it is open through 11:55 pm on Tuesday, July 31st.

On the meantime, check back on Saturday for another fabulous Saturday Showcase from one of our Design Team members and then next Wednesdaywhen the gals from the Funkie side of the team will be here to bring you their inspiration for the challenge.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Challenge

Hello, Friends! It's Kathy here, and it's my honor to be hosting this Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Challenge. Summer is a great time to travel. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic travel themed project. Think folded maps, cruise ships, road signs, compasses, passports, trains, planes or automobiles. As long as your project features a travel theme, you're headed in the right direction.

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 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.

As always our fabulous designers have created some inspiration for you. This week the gals on the Frilly side of the Design Team are sharing these wonderful creations (click on each image for a closer look).

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design
Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

Maggi Harding - Scrap Travel & Bark
Card with hidden tag, Funkie Junkie Boutique

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge so simply use the link below to share your vintage or shabby chic travel themed 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, July 14, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Memoranda Paper


Hi there.  It is Cec here and today I am presenting the Saturday Showcase featuring the wonderfully vintage Memoranda paper pad from Tim Holtz.

I thought it might be fun to make an accordion mini album that could be mistaken for a little junk journal in the making.  I sure hope I haven't confused you but as you walk through this project with me I think you will understand why I could not decide what it really is.

This little album is about 3" square and 2" thick at the thickest part and before I share the instructions for constructing the base, here is a little walk through.  I think the most fun part of going through this little album when it is untied is that because it is an accordion, it is never ending.


This is one of the covers and since I wanted it to lie flat when it was completely open I decorated it very simply:
  • Flower made from Kraft Core (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a button for a centre
  • Leaves cut from Kraft Core (Tim Holtz) cut from Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz)
  • Venise lace
  • Chitchat sticker (Tim Holtz)
  • Ephemera (Tim Holtz)
Left side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top.  The back is left plain so it can be used as a journaling spot
Right side:
  • Pocket trimmed on an angle and glued on right side
  • Quote chip (Tim Holtz) inked with Vintage Photo DI
  • Two rectangular journaling spots
Left side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot with carved coconut shell button
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Right Side:
  • Flip-up that can hold more journaling or a small photo
  • Ticket from my old stash (Tim Holtz) 
  • Punched circle to hold the flip-up down when closed
Left Side:
  • Half circle tuck spot with venise lace
  • Rectangular journaling spot
Right Side:
  • Pocket with metal key
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Left Side:
  • Rectangular side tuck spot
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Right Side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
  • Flower made from Memoranda paper (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a carved coconut shell button for a centre

This is the other cover and it was decorated in the same way as the first one.

Left Side:
  • Pocket trimmed on an angle and glued on right side
  • Quote chip (Tim Holtz) inked with Vintage Photo DI
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
Right Side:
  • Band tuck spot
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Left Side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot with filigree metal embellishment
  • Rectangular journaling spot
Right Side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top

Left Side:
  • Flip-up that can hold more journaling or a small photo
  • Ticket from my old stash (Tim Holtz) 
  • Punched circle to hold the flip-up down when closed
Right Side:
  • Chevron tuck spot
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Left Side:
  • Pocket tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
Right Side:
  • Half circle tuck spot with flower made from Memoranda paper (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a button for a centre
  • Rectangular journaling spots
Left Side:
  • Pocket tuck spot with metal key
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Right Side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top
I am going to explain how this came together even though I did make a few changes before I decorated it.

These instructions are just meant to be guidelines and can be altered to suit you. My husband kindly made a template for you to follow.  If you have a printer that will print on legal sized paper (8 1/2" x 14"), you can print this to size if you wish since he made it to scale.



  • Create the accordion base from a 12" x 12" piece of kraft card stock or whatever heavy weight card stock that size you choose.
  • Cut card stock into three strips 4" x 12" and score each piece on the short side at 1" and on the long side at 3", 6" and 9".  
  • Clip from the bottom up to the 1" score line on each of the folds at 3", 6" and 9".  Now you will be left with little flaps that can be turned into pockets.
  • On at least two of the strips, cut away the bottom right section as shown in grey.  
  • Glue the remaining portion of this section with the bottom cut away to the corresponding section on the left side of the second strip.
  • Add the third strip in the same manner as the second strip.  
  • Starting with the first strip, fold on all the score lines as indicated by the dashed lines making sure to alternate mountain and valley folds.  You should now have an accordion folded strip about 30" long with a mountain fold at each end. 
  • Mark the two end panels as covers and leave alone for now.  The pocket flaps on each end should be folded to the back.
To Finish:
  • Decorate each remaining panel and create inserts.  
  • Cut a background piece of Memoranda paper 2 7/8" square for each panel, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Create pockets and tuck spots on each panel, decorating everything with Memoranda paper.  At this point I decided I didn't want little pockets on every panel so I removed some and replaced them with a variety of tuck spots.
  • Turn the accordion over and decorate each panel on side two, including the back sides of the two covers panels.
  • Add a strip of ribbon centred across each cover panel.  These will act as ties to hold the album closed and the length of ribbon will depend on whether you want to make bows or knots as I did.
  • Cut two pieces of chipboard 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and adhere to cover panels over the ribbon.
  • Decorate the covers.
There you have it - a little album that could be turned into a little junk journal if you want to add more "stuff" in each tuck spot.

If you want an album that is large enough to hold photos, then just adjust the size of your strips but join them together in the same manner as shown to make a larger accordion.

Despite all the pages, tuck spots and inserts, I only used a few pages from the Memoranda paper pad so watch for more projects from me featuring this fabulous paper.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"B" Happy

Hello everyone. It is Cec here and I am the hostess for the current challenge - I am calling this one "B" Happy and here is what I have to say about it:

Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that.

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 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.

As always our fabulous designers have created some inspiration for you. This week the gals on the Funkie side of the Design Team are sharing these wonderful creations.

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Idea-Ology Paper Dolls for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe

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WEEK ONE

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new Design Team member here at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog! Maggi Harding (Scrap, Travel & Bark!) who will already be well known to so many of you, is joining us on the Frilly side of the Design Team. We know you will love seeing her projects through the coming months and hope you will join us in giving her a huge welcome.

As always our fabulous designers have created some inspiration for you. This week the gals on the Frilly side of the Design Team are sharing these wonderful creations.

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge so simply use the link below to share your vintage or shabby chic "B" Happy inspired 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.