Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Make It A Tag!

Welcome back!  It's one of the busiest weeks of the year so we are continuing our simple challenge "Make it a Tag" - Christmas or winter themed.  Our Funkie team is back to share their take on this challenge.

Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps & Scraps

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Anita Houston - The Artful Maven

**************Week One Post***************
Being the busiest time of the year and my turn to entertain you all for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie, I thought it would nice to keep it simple with "Make It A Tag."  Show us your tags in the Holiday Spirit celebrating Christmas or Winter for example.  Maybe you even make your own gift tags or place setting tags, whatever, just tag it! 

To kick this last challenge of 2012 off, the lovely Frilly team has so much joyful inspiration to share!  As always there are two prizes offered!  A random draw $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique (which can be redeemed once the store reopens in January) and a team's favorite project badge!

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Light in the Darkness Challenge Winner

Hello friends and welcome back to our winners' post for the Light in the Darkness challenge that ended last week.  We had some really sensational pieces entered and I have to give kudos to the design team too.  They really rocked the challenge with some amazing inspiration pieces.  Thank you to all who played and thank you to the DT for providing ongoing inspiration throughout the past year.

Among all the wonderful entries for this challenge, we had one that really stood out and we have awarded Lynn, entry #15, with our Funkie Favorite winner's badge.  Lynn's tongue-in-cheek Christmas village had us rolling on the floor laughing and in awe of her sensational mixed media work.  Here's a shot of her village:
Congratulations Lynn and thank you so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!  Please email Linda at for the code for your sidebar Funkie Favorite badge.

And we have another lucky player in the challenge. has selected Jessica, #6, as our $25 gift certificate winner.  Congratulations Jessica!  You will have a $25 credit to shop with just as soon as the Funkie Junkie Boutique opens back up - hopefully that will be early in January.  Please email Linda at for your gift certificate code.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along in the A Light in the Darkness challenge.  We are always so thrilled to see you all participating!  And speaking of participating, don't forget our current challenge is to make a holiday themed tag - how easy is that?  No excuses now - hope to see an entry from all of you to help us finish out the year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Share

It's time again to kick off a new fortnight of Sunday Share...and of course that means selecting a winner from our last sharing.  We had three players this time sharing what they had made with items purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and has selected entry #3 - Connie from Lil' Scrapers Ink Spots as our 25% off shopping coupon.
Right now the boutique is closed until after I move and get settled, but I do expect to be able to open a bit earlier than the late January date I initially set.  I am actually hoping to throw the doors wide open again the first week in January so stay tuned...

Congratulations Connie and thanks to everyone who shared with us this fortnight.  Here is the tag that Connie shared, which she also entered in the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  Love that riveted metal background and the steampunk style gears!  Connie, please email Linda at for your 25% discount coupon code.  And if you use it during my reopening sale, you will be able to save even more on your entire order!  Congratulations again on being this fortnight's winner!
Have you shopped at The Funkie Junkie Boutique? All you have to do to enter is link up any creation you have made using products from my boutique here at Sunday Share. The only requirements are:

1) you must use something you purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (the new one or Zibbet or Etsy)
2) you haven't shared it already here at Sunday Share
3) you have to mention the product in your post as well as my boutique and provide a link to my boutique

That's it - easy peasy and a fun way for you to showcase your work over here at Frilly and Funkie! So what are you waiting for? Link your work up below. If you need some guidance in knowing how to share your work here, read this post and let us know if you need further assistance.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Step X Step - Embossed Flowers

Marjie Kemper here, with a Step X Step using the Tattered Florals die, layers of ink, stencils, and embossing powder.  In the picture below, I'ved used Texture Fades to dry emboss all three flowers:

They look interesting, but check out how much better they are after I heat emboss them, too.

Just press the entire piece into a Versamark pad.

Then cover the flowers with clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Once they were all done, I realized they were too similar and I needed some contrast.  So I cut a plain black flower and dry embossed it, and then cut another shape entirely and just heat embossed it (so it's totally smooth, almost glassy, with no added texture):

I used small chipboard pieces to pop up the top two layers

I ended up going with 3 of the 5 flowers, and saved the others for another project. Here's my finished card, which I shared on my blog the other day.

Thanks for visiting!  Please join in our current challenge if you haven't already.  It's open through Tuesday, December 25th. We wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday StepXStep - Frosty Canvas

Happy Saturday to all of you!  For my Saturday StepXStep, I decided to tackle a canvas, which will be a Christmas gift.  I don't do very many mixed media or canvas projects, because I am not really sure what I am doing and have not had the luxury of classes.  This was quite fun to make, so if you are like me and let limitations hold you back, don't!  Go for it!  I really loved this and do so see myself doing many more!  Here is what I did and I hope you will go gather up different mediums and just have a good old fashioned play!

My canvas is  5" x 7" in which I covered with white gesso, applied some white tissue wrap and then torn some off.  Next I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the canvas and more torn white tissue and some fine netting.  Let this dry and applied another coat of white gesso.

Once dried I gave a spray of Dylusions, London Blue and pounced with a wet baby wipe and also edged with the now blue baby wipe.  Let this dry, I then spackled on a couple of snow flakes using Dylusions stencil, lifted the stencil off and then spread a thin layer here and there.  Added some Tea Stain and Pearl Fragments.  Once dried, I covered with Mod Podge and added different glitters, including some glass glitter.  Used one of Tim's music stamps and embossing in gold, here and there.  Pretty much that was the background.  What took the longest with the background was waiting in between for the layers to dry and I really got pretty excited about adding bits and pieces more!

Just kept adding glitter, etc!

The Snowman was cut from grunge paper and chipboard.  I cut an extra hat and nose, his scarf and hatband were cut from the dry baby wipe.  I gave a quick outline as to where the hat and nose would be placed, as to keep the texture paste off, for a smooth fit.  Once I applied my texture paste and it dried, I coated it with white gesso and while wet applied some glitter.  From there I applied Mod Podge and more glitter, until I was happy!  Any clear drying medium can be used.  Between the layers of gesso, Mod Podge, tissue, etc., you can have some messy edges and that is where Tim's little awesome hammer comes into play.  I like smooth edges. 

I use waxed paper to lightly press in glitter

For the finishing, I used some Chit Chat words and edged them with Bronze Distress Metallic Stain and backed them with black.  The hat and nose were first colored with Distress Markers and then covered with Stickles.  I pounced a couple of holes to wire in my gold pipe cleaner and some gold tinsel and lights.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I know that we are all so busy this time of year and that makes your visit even more special!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Focus: Distress Markers

Please note:  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is temporarily closed for moving, and will not reopen until around January 20th, so the Friday Focus products will not be offered at 15% off until then. Sorry for the inconvenience.'s Friday! Anita Houston here, and it's my turn to host the Friday Focus. I want to show you one of my favorite techniques using Distress Markers, which happens to be stamping with them onto Specialty Stamping Paper. They are a match made for the creative good I tell ya!
Have pieces of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper cut and ready, as well as stamps ready to go. I'm using images from Tim's Mini Holiday series. Using Distress Markers, color directly onto the leaping deer rubber stamp.
Give your colored in stamp a good huff of breath.
Here comes the cool part. Stamp your image onto the Specialty Stamping Paper. Give your stamp another huff of breath, and stamp the image again onto another piece of the paper. You can even repeat again...that is how color rich these markers are. Even a light mist of water will make even the faintest hint of color on the stamp come alive and make for a wonderful watercolor effect. Cool huh?
Always use a light blast from a heat tool after stamping onto Specialty Stamping Paper to set the color.
Repeat the coloring, huffing, and stamping again using the sprig and acorn image. Keep stamping it around the main sprig until all color is gone.
Repeat again using the mini tree image.
More coloring, huffing, and stamping using the large tree image.
Using Jet Black Archival, stamp the leaping deer onto a piece of Idea-ology Masking Sheet. Dry and cut it out.
Using a scrap sheet of paper, freehand cut a wave pattern to mimic a hill.
Apply the mask onto the stamped leaping deer and then apply the hilly scrap paper on top of the deer.
Color in the mini tree cluster image using the Distress Markers, huff on it, and stamp it onto the scene right where the scrap paper meets the Specialty Stamping Paper. Stamp it several times after huffing along the scene. Remove the paper and mask and dry.
Here is the coolest part. Apply the scrap back onto the scene where it matches up, and begin coloring in the sky portion with Distress Ink right over the Distress Marker images. The Distress Markers resist the Distress Ink.WOW!  I used Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass for a graduated look to the sky.
Using the Black Soot Marker, trace around the leaping deer image to make it really pop. Stamp a sentiment onto the top portion of the scene using Jet Black Archival. Ink the edges of the paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink except the edge with the white portion.
Adhere the paper scene onto a Kraft card. Ink the edges of the card as well with the vintage photo.
Use Stickles to highlight parts of the scene for that special Christmas sparkle.