Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Vintage Valentines

Hi, Maggi here and welcome to the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge.

It's sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine's for our loved ones? For this challenge we want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples. No bright red please. Show us your vintage side with vintage colors and images. If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.

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 postYou 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.

It's time now for the Funkie side of the Design Team to share their vintage creations;

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Wallpaper Ranger Distress Ink Worn Lipstick For The Funkie Junkie Boutique


First up, the Frilly side of the Design Team shares their vintage creations;

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Now it's your turn to share your Valentines projects here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter them using the link below and remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has in store for us. There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie gals next week too so make sure you look out for those.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Challenge Winners - Inspired By

It is time to announce the Design Team's top picks from the Inspired By challenge.  Thanks to everyone that played along in our first challenge for 2019 and for sharing what inspires you.

After some deliberation, the team has chosen #9 Tracey as the overall winner.  Her gorgeous tag with its wonderful combination of textiles and paper definitely gives the feeling of the angel that inspired her.  Congratulations to Tracey for being our favourite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.  You will be contacted shortly with details.

In numerical order, the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 badges for this challenge are #4 Plony, #8 She is Crafty and #10 Toni. Please email Linda at for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

Finally, we have randomly chosen one lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Congratulation this time go to #6 Olivia!  Please email Linda at for the gift certificate details.

A huge thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who participated and congratulations to all our winners.

The current challenge, 'Vintage Valentines' runs through Tuesday, January 29th and the gals on the funkie side of the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday January 23rd with some more inspiration for you. We hope you will be entering this time around so that we can see what you create and so that you too can have a chance to win.

 Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Making Backgrounds with 3D Texture Fades

Happy Saturday, here we are in 2019!  I am thrilled once again to be part of the Frilly and Funkie DT and to have the chance to share my favorite products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You all inspire me with your stamping, inking and card making techniques.  I'm more of a paper artist, just give me some glue, scissors and paper and I can snip up a great project in no time.  But give me ink, stamps and paint, well that sends me to the corner to scratch my brow and wonder what to do with it all!  We all have our comfort zones, don't we?

Well for me, it's all about stepping out and doing something different, so today I want to share with you my little journey with Tim Holtz's 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folders.  I love the deep impressions you get with these folders.

Something Frilly!
So let's start with a frilly card where I used the Kaleidoscope 3-D folder.  I used Core'dinations cardstock and cut a piece to fit the folder. I lightly misted the card stock on both sides so that the impressions would really pop.  Then I ran it through my Vagabond 3 times; that ensures maximum embossed dimension. (Caution:  the sandwich for these embossing folders is different than the "normal" embossing folders so do be careful!  With the Vagabond you use ONLY one cutting pad.)

After running through my Vagabond, I simply applied some white paint to my brayer and brayered lightly over the surface of the paper.  I love how the white paint really highlights the raised impression.  Finally I gave the paper a light spritz with Lindy's Creme Brulee Cream Mist.  Unfortunately, you can't really see the effect of the misty sparkle, but trust me, it looks great, give it a try!

From there it was easy to cut the embossed paper to size and use as a background on this pretty card I made with Graphic 45's Garden Goddess.  It's simply layered with design paper and a scalloped border sticker, topped with flowers and a butterfly.  Now the card is truely worthy of a garden goddess with that fabulous embossed design!

Now Let's Get Funky!
I used the Mechanics 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder to create this next background.  Here's where I crawled out of my comfort zone!

First I embossed my card stock.  I used tan card stock and misted on both sides before embossing and ran it throug my Vagabond, 3 times, remember that.

Time to create some interest on that background. So, I grabbed a fan brush and Dylusions paint in Slate Grey, Vanilla Custard and Ground Coffee.  

 I used a fan brush because the bristles will clump together like you see in this photo and when you run the brush over the paper you'll get streaks rather than solid color. I took care not to put too much paint on my brush so that I'd get streaks.  But then I spritzed the paint to spread it out a bit, makigng the custard color more of a background than a streak.

After applying the custard color, I followed with slate grey and then ground coffee.

I also discovered that you will get a different effect if you have to smoother surface of the paper face up than the textured side up.  The one on the left is the smoother side.  When the textured side is up, the paint highlights the paper texture as well as the embossed textures.

Now it's a masculine card!
It was really easy to turn this into a masculine card.   I think I'll give it to my husband for Valentines, he'll like this a lot better than a hearts and roses card! I cut a card base from Tim Holtz's Memoranda pad and added my embossed panel.  For embellishments I "dirtied" up a piece of measuring tape, added some gears and a word band.  And of course, I rubbed on just a wee bit of vintage gold Prima wax just because I wanted to give the card a few highlights!

 Prima rust paste system is 3 different colors of paste that when used together will give a really rusty corroded look. I start by painting on the brown rust and then I add some gold rust.  Next I dab on some red rust.  You want to blend the colors a bit so that it looks like rust.  There's really no wrong way to do it.

A strategically placed word band finishes off my card nicely.  I used copper Prima Metallic Wax to highlight the words.

And finally, something in between:

This time I embossed with a piece of silver metallic using the Foundry 3-D Embossing Folder.

After embossing, I painted it over with Dylusions Slate Grey and then quickly rubbed most of the paint off.  This served to dull the bright shine of the metallic paper.

Then I misted with black mist letting the mist pool around the raised areas.  Before the mist dries, use a paper towl to dab off much of the mist, being sure to leave mist in the crevices and around the "plates and rivets."  Let the mist dry throughly before procedding to the next step.

Lastly, I lightly rubbed areas with Prima's Rich Copper Metallic Wax and Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap to give a weathered worn loo.

Now you're all set to add this panel to a card and look what a vintage looking card it makes when paired with Stamperia's Precious collection.  I cut a 6" card base and fitted the panel to the left side.

 At the upper right, I added a fussy cut image from the Precious collection and topped that with some pretty blooms.

I added a bride and groom to turn this into a wedding card and a love word token at the bottom to set the mood.

I hope you've enjoyed my journey with the 3-D embossing folders.  I think you'll find lots of ways to use them as they are quite versatile.  Stop by The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you can find the products I've used.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Guest Designer - Beverly Jordan

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Vintage Valentine challenge.  Beverly Jordan was the Top Pick from the 'Tis the Season for Gift Giving challenge and can be found on her blog, Beverly Jordan.

Hello everyone, I am Beverly, from Orlando, Florida, and am so honored to be a Guest Designer for this brand new challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog...A big 'thank you' to the Design Team for this chance!

I have been crafting since I was a child, and am an avid scrapbooker, card maker, and love to make mini albums for gifts. I love scoping out antique markets, creating 100+ Christmas cards 10 months ahead of time and baking delicious original desserts for my family while practicing as a Dental Hygienist these past many years.

I created a Valentine Mini Album using a 3D Die by Spellbinders. The die was designed for a 3D card but thought it would be perfect to use for this project which I made a Valentines Mini Album. By using the die cut frame and only attaching it to the spine, I was able to make a vintage, shabby chic, album. Am planning on adding photos of my hubby and I, for his Valentine! Being a ribbon addict doesn't help, but it was fun adding several different ones of different textures and colors.

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To see all the details of Beverly's mini album, click here and you will be taken to her blog. Once you have checked her creation out, come on back and share your Vintage Valentines with us. The Vintage Valentines challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm EST, January 29, 2019.

Check back with us on Saturday when one of our designers will have a new Saturday Showcase for you and if you need more Valentine inspirations, the gals on the funkie side of the team will be here to show you their projects next Wednesday.