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



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WEEK ONE

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 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 #16 Shermi! 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, '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.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday Showcase -- Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly, Alcohol Pearls and Distress Oxide Sprays Tutorial

Welcome to our Saturday Showcase, where we focus on a product or product range available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It's Sara Emily here, and today I'm shining the spotlight on Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz die released at Creativation 2019, along with some of his new Distress Oxide Sprays and Alcohol Pearls. Grab a snack and beverage; we've got a lot of ground to cover!

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There are two different sized butterflies on the die, and they are meant to be layered or they can be used each on their own. I love the size variation, allowing them to be used on just about any sort of project from home decor to something as small as an ATC. I'm starting with the larger of the butterflies.  I used mixed media paper to cut from, but because this is a Bigz steel rule die, you can cut just about any substrate, including cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminum and many other materials.

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I die cut the butterfly and sprayed it with Distress Oxide sprays in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and Distress Spray Stain in Rusty Hinge. I did not dry between colors, but just kept spraying each color.  I set it aside to dry on it's own. After it was dried, I spritzed with water and dryed with a heat tool. Then I flicked on watered down Ground Espresso ink. Sadly, the water from that oxidized the colors even more, and a bit more than I would have liked. The trick to Oxides is knowing when to stop throwing water on them! I wasn't totally bothered by the chalky look in the end, so I decided to embrace imperfection.

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I dripped Mineral Alcohol Pearl on the body. It leaves a beautiful sheen, but when I flipped it over, the other side was darker and matte. Just to see what would happen, I dripped more of the Pearl on this side. The result was a variegated rusty look, which is the body you see in place in the right photo above. I cannot express how much I love these Pearls; they are a game changer for me.

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I decided to 'fill' the holes in the wings with this same rusty look. I used the Mineral Pearls on some scraps, the same way I did the body and adhered them in place on the back side. Pretty nasty looking at this point. I cut another butterfly from watercolor paper and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.

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I adhered the two butterflies, off setting a bit and gave him a set of antenna fashioned from copper wire brushed with Black Soot Distress paint.

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I colored 4 Hex Fasteners in pewter with Mineral and Black Soot paint, and used this same combination to color the edges of a sanded panel and a scrap (not shown) of Metallic 2 Kraft Stock. I love the authentic copper-patina-before-it-oxides look. I adhered a Clippings Sticker to the scrap for my quote.

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I cut and sanded a panel of Classic Kraft Stock, blended edges with Ground Espresso and gave it a couple spritzes of Iced Spruce Oxide Spray.

I chose a panel I had in my stash that I considered a failed mixed media attempt, but might come in handy for a die cut. I'm pretty certain it was a stencil monoprint with gold embossing  powder sprinkled on the wet Fired Brick Distress Oxide. It looks like I also stamped and embossed in gold. More recently, I added Floral Collage paper and blended with Frayed Burlap. I still didn't like it, so back in the bin it went. For this project, I saw it's potential as a background and gave it a spritz of Iced Spruce Oxide spray in opposing corners. After assembling the panels, I splattered it with Black Soot paint. I adhered strings pulled from a scrap of canvas, and layered the butterfly over them. A scrap of vintage cotton lace from my stash backs the quote. Linda carries a wide variety of beautiful lace trims in her shop that can easily be made to look vintage with Antique Linen or any of the brown inks or sprays.

Following are some photos of the completed card and closeups.

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Next, I wanted to try out Celestial Alcohol Pearl that comes in Kit 4 along with Mineral shown above and Smolder.

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I cut just the small butterfly from a scrap of Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Modeling Film. I splashed it with Mermaid and Wild Plum alcohol inks. In the second photo, you see a puddle of 'run off', which can be used again. I wasn't happy with how the butterfly looked at this point, so I sprayed it with rubbing alcohol to mix and lighten the colors.  I quickly blotted it with a paper towel, and this is my result. The great thing about alcohol inks is they are very fluid and forgiving on nonporous surfaces such as Yupo, metal or plastics. You never know what you're going to get and you can always start over.

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While I liked my result, I just couldn't resist that puddle. I dropped on a bit of alcohol to reactivate it and placed my butterfly face down into the puddle. Next, I poured a couple of drops of Celestial Pearl onto my glass surface. I picked up some of the ink on the dumb end of a paint brush and used it to make dots on the wings. Lastly, I just dropped some Celestial directly on the wing tips and used a pipette to drop tiny drops of alcohol into the Pearls while they were still wet.

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 I do have Alcohol Blending Solution (linked below), and I do use it, but I also like to use 91% rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to work my inks. It has similar effects, and I can get really cool effects by just spritzing it onto my alcohol inked panels.

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I heated the butterfly with my heat tool and shaped the wings. I love how Clearly For Art goes limp and is totally pliable when it's heated. If you don't like the result, simply heat again and re-shape. In the first photo, I'm showing the reverse side, because it's so pretty. The inks and alcohol traveled through the holes and around the edges.  I adhered black paper to the back  using Distress Collage Medium after heating and shaping the butterfly. I colored a black body with Celestial and blended the edges of both pieces with Black Soot ink.

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I cut the larger butterfly from white and black card and layered them, adhering at just the center. I layered the inked butterfly and body and adhered a thread bundle to the back side and set it aside to work on my background. Look how shimmery those Pearls are!

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I cut a 140 lb. watercolor paper panel using the new Organic's Thinlit die. I just got the Chrome Precision Base Plate for Thinlits (linked below) recommended by Stacy of Tattered Nest Designs. It cuts these intricate designs like a dream, even through these heavier papers. Thanks, Stacy! I trimmed the edges and adhered the die cut to a second panel of watercolor paper using Collage Medium. I made sure it was completely covered in medium and allowed it to dry just til it was dry to touch.

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I sprayed the panel with Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Oxide sprays. I let it sit for a couple of minutes and then gave it a spritz with water. I blotted with a paper towel to remove some of the ink until I was pleased, and allow the panel to dry on it's own.

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 I cut a black frame using Stitched Rectangles Thinlits die, and an additional watercolor paper panel to provide yet another frame.  The sentiment is a Metallic Quotations sticker layered over a scrap of black card colored with Celestial. When everything was assembled, I masked the butterfly and quote and splattered with watered down Black Soot paint.

Following are some photos of the completed card and closeups.

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While I had the butterfly die out, I played a little more. I made this one on a black card scrap early on in my play with my new Oxide Sprays, but didn't take any photos to document the process. I could not for the life of me duplicate it to use it in my tutorial (and you can see in the first photo below I tried numerous times). I used up a lot of spray trying to duplicate the look, but thankfully that didn't go to waste -- I used the spray remaining on my mat on a masterboard to make my Artist Trading Coins and booklet HERE.

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So, I got to thinking maybe the scrap of black card I cut this butterfly from had some sort of coating on it. Perhaps if I gave the butterfly a coat of collage medium before I sprayed it. Well, you can see that didn't give the result I was looking for. But I kind of liked the way Fossilized Amber looks on the butterfly with a splash of Antique Linen Spray stain and drips of Smolder Alcohol Pearls and layered it with one of my failed attempts. By the way, I purposefully left the bits in the wings, because I wanted to see how the sprays would pool in the cracks.

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For my final play, I did not take process photos, but perhaps I can talk my way through it. To make this grungy steampunk butterfly I cut a set of butterflies from Metallic 2 Kraft Stock. The small butterfly is embossed with Kaleidoscope 3D Texture Fade and both were sanded after cutting. I painted both with Black Soot paint, dried it somewhat and wiped off the remainder. I dripped the large butterfly with Smolder and the small one with Celestial Pearls. The body was cut with black card and colored with Smolder. Now that I see the photos, I think this would even look better with a squirt of Mineral, and I would have like to have used it on the monoprint background above. But I made this after that card was complete, and I wanted to give Smolder a try on it's own. There's always another time.  I'm sure both of these will end end up on a project sometime, but for now, I've set them free in my garden.

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 The sun finally poked out, and this one was able to show off his shimmery spots.

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  The steampunk butterfly was initially attracted to rusted garden ornaments, but found his way to the ferns.

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Thanks for hanging in there with me! I hope you're inspired to play with Distress Oxide Sprays and Alcohol Pearls and picked some ideas for using the Tattered Butterfly die. A list of the products I've used is listed below, all available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And remember you still have a few more days to enter our current  Frilly and Funkie Artist Trading Coins challenge.

Happy Crafting!
Sara Emily

Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly 20% off - use coupon code DIEDISCOUNT
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die - Organic 20% off - use coupon code DIEDISCOUNT
Distress Oxide Sprays
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls - Kit #4
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution