Thursday, April 27, 2017

Guest Designer - Donna Billek

Please say hello again to Donna Billek, who is our the Guest Designer for the Put Your Inking Cap On challenge.  Donna's blog is Inkysplatters and she was the Top Pick from the You've Got to Know When to Fold Em challenge.

Hello! I am so pleased to be joining the current challenge, Put Your Inking Cap On, for the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog as a guest designer! It is such an honor to be asked to submit a guest designer project so thank you to the Frilly and Funkie Design Team. Thank you also goes to Linda who graciously supports the challenge blog and to all of you who submit projects for the challenges. I am always amazed at the talent and types of projects submitted!

As many of you may know, I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my beloved and our four-legged furry family. While I’m still pretty new to mixed media, I enjoy learning new techniques or trying out new products every time I’m working on a project. There’s nothing like forcing yourself to work outside your comfort zone and this current project was no different!

This challenge is great fun as we can’t use any pre-patterned papers and, if you are anything like me, it was definitely a challenge! So, out came the stencils, inks, paints, flowers, tissue wrap, archival ink, and stamps! I decided on a cream, purple, and brown set of colors which, to be honest, is not a normal set of colors for me. I started off by creating my background for the canvas using plain Idea-ology tissue wrap, a stamp, and archival ink.

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Donna has definitely risen to the challenge with this lovely canvas.  How fun that purple seems to be the go-to colour for this challenge.  If you want to see more details of her creation and how she created without patterned paper, just click here to be taken to her blog. When you are finished come on back and share your inky creation with us. You have lots of time because the challenge, which can be found here, runs until Tuesday, May 9th at 11:55 pm EST.


  1. This is stunning! Hard to believe that this is NOT your comfort zone, Donna, as you hit all the right notes for color, texture, shine, composition and inky goodness! Thanks for being our Guest Designer for the "Put on Your Inking Cap" challenge!

  2. This is so beautiful Donna! Your work definitely makes you look like a seasoned pro - stunning! Congrats on your feature. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Beautiful - love the colors and all of the texures. So great to have you as our Guest Designer this time, Donna. Congratulations again on being the Funkie Favorite for the You've Got to Know When to Fold 'Em challenge.

  4. Magnificent Donna! LOVE that stamped background - it works perfectly with your frame based collage and chocolate box colours. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  5. Beautiful Donna! I am feeling a lovely garden bursting from the canvas. Thanks for joining us as a guest designer!