Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"William Morris Style"

Hello friends, welcome back to Week #2 of Jenny's William Morris Style challenge.  Our talented Funkie style designers have some really stunning samples to share with you this week.  There is still another week to go and if you haven't played along, you really should join in this very unique challenge, especially with these wonderful inspiration pieces to get you started.  All the details can be found below in the Week 1 challenge section.  Can't wait to see what you will share with us!


******Week 1 Post/Challenge Details******

Hello and welcome everyone. Jenny (Buttons) here reporting for duty with the next Frilly and Funkie Challenge. This fortnight's challenge is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and in particular the work of the designer William Morris. This group of artists and craftspeople believed things in their lives should be well made and hand-crafted. So for this challenge we want to see;
  • muted colours (for example, the original Distress colours are perfect)
  • natural elements (like flowers and foliage)
  • and you must include an animal of some kind.
Patterned backgrounds are also a great idea if you fancy having a go. Avoid using lots of embellishments and cute images this time. Here are a few pictures to get your creative juices flowing.

Now, here is some wonderful inspiration from the Frilly Design Team.

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 


Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


  1. Oh, the Frilly team have risen to this challenge superbly as ever. Your work is amazing. Can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by your ideas. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Brilliant inspirational work - so perfect for theme. Nicola x

  3. So beautiful! I just might have to jump in and play :)

  4. wow the frilly team have done it again, gorgeous samples! hugs trace x

  5. Love the wonderful inspirational pieces from the DT for this challenge.

  6. William Morris style??? WOW! Now that's a challenge! Way to go DT!!! Love this!!! I hope I get well enough to participate in this one!!!

  7. Great challenge this time - I'm off to play

  8. Oh my goodness, Sue's project is amazing. I so love it.

  9. Great theme!! Will be submitting soon.

  10. EEK - it says the collection is closed on the LInky!!
    Alison xx

  11. Oh dear, I think my brain is out to lunch! Thanks for the heads up - collection has been re-opened!

  12. Thanks to Jenny for a fab challenge - I so loved doing this one and the DT have pulled out all the stops and created some fabulous artwork.
    Fliss x