Thursday, April 11, 2019

Guest Designer - Pirjo Repo

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle challenge. Pirjo Repo of Repolainen reissaa & räpeltää was the Design Team's top pick from the Artist Trading Coins challenge.

Hi, I'm honoured to be a guest designer at Frilly and Funkie for this Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle challenge.

My name is Pirjo Repo from Finland and I am known online as Repolainen.   I have done something with my hands most of my life .... draw, paint, a bit of everything since my skillful grandmother taught me. Now as an occupational therapist I can use my talent in my work too. I also love traveling and spending time with my lovely family!

Here is what I recycled ... a little ice cream container got a new life with cutting dies, stencils, lace and Inka Gold colours.

Inside the container are memories from all over the world.  I made some art "coins" to remember all of those wonderful places where we visited. The coins have been made from rubbish, broken jewelry and birch bark on one side and on the other side are photos of the places visited.

The container with those funny coins also works as a memory game because you can guess which country was visited and when?

I love this kind art and I will make more coins in the future.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this challenge.

Hugs, Repolainen

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To get all the details of Repolainen's ice cream container transformation and all the coins she creates, just pop over to her blog.  Once you have checked it out come on back and share your creation with us for this challenge.  The challenge runs through 11:55 pm EST on April 23rd and can be found HERE.

On Saturday, one of our designers will be here with a new Saturday Showcase and then next Wednesday the gals on the funkie side of the team will be here with their inspiration for the challenge so do visit us often.


  1. Wow! This is amazing! I love the way you turned that ice cream container in to a work of art. The fact that you also made it into a memory album is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and being our Guest Designer!

  2. Thank you so much Kathy!!

  3. What a beautiful way to store some gorgeous art and memories! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie as a Guest Designer!

  4. Such a wonderful transformation of that ice cream tub to a stylish container that will hold so many memories! So inventive and colourful! Thank you so much for sharing with us xx

  5. This is an idea I am going to need to try out- GREAT for a photo 'album' of treasured pics!!!
    Your design is a fave of mine- the World Thinlit Die!!!
    I love how it looks "ocean blue" all over!!!