Thursday, May 23, 2019

Guest Designer - Corinne Rollet (a.k.a. Coco)

Please welcome our Guest Designer for the 'Mother May I?' challenge, Corinne Rollet (a.k.a. Coco).

Hi, I was thrilled to be invited to be a guest here at the Frilly and Funkie blog, after I won with this make with natural elements for the ‘Back to nature’ challenge last September. Thank you so much again to Linda and her team for choosing me as the winner. The team is made up of such talented ladies, and the projects are just brilliant. Thank you for the honor!

My name is Corinne Rollet from France, known as Cocofolies or simply Coco – my nickname – in our crafty world. I'm a happy stamper, mixed-media crafter and teacher, working in freelance from 2015 after I stopped my initial profession of engineer to follow my dreams. I am also a mother of five children including twin daughters of only 11, so, very busy every day as you can guess :) But working full-time among my stash of goodies & art supplies in my messy space, with my cup of coffee always on my table - and chocolate too Lol - make me just very happy.

In the past I have been a proud designer member for Katzelkraft, Tando Creative and Crafty Individuals for a long time, and published in several craft magazines (the most recent one being Rubber Stamp Madness Summer 2019). I have no particular style, I just love what is beautiful, detailed, and a bit whimsical and colorful sometimes.

Over the years I've made many friends in the crafting world who have shared great lessons and techniques with me. Today I enjoy passing along my techniques and my love for Mixed Media in my area too to the ones attending my workshops and classes, not only on my blog. My only hope is to continue to grow as an artist and teacher for many years to come. But living of our art nowadays is not easy, sadly. So let’s see what life will be in the future for me! As long as I can continue to create, I am glad.

This is really an honor for me to be the feature Guest today on the blog and share with you two lovely projects for my mother made with love for the occasion. Based on the 'Mother May I' theme I chose to make a beautiful inchies card for my mum, with delicate birds as she loves them and nature. She is the one who gave me in my childhood the taste for natural elements and birds too myself!
Here my card.

My apologies because I don't have many photos of the intermediate steps but here is a peek at my work in progress:

I started with some scraps of gel printed papers. Your leftovers are perfect for this type of project! I used small punchers to create my inchies, in combination with some small rectangles perfectly cut out thanks to a very useful Bigz die, ‘Mosaïc’.

For the background, I had the idea to repeat on a plain black cardstock a beautiful Crafty Individuals square stamp using blank ink. I then played with all the inchies, trying to do a pleasant patchwork on my background. You need a bit of patience, but this is a fun process! Don’t glue anything at this stage, just keep in mind your arrangement or take a picture!

The next step was to stamp small birds - also stamps by Crafty Individuals (CI-265 and CI-266), I chose the most lovely small ones from my collection of bird beauties – on some of the inchies. I mated them on kraft cardstock and distressed them for a lovely vintage look.

I then had a lovely playtime to highlight some areas around the birds using pencils or paint markers and my fingers.

I used a little piece of recycled corrugated cardstock to frame one of my bird inchies, to make it pop out a little.

As shown on the picture I played with a mix of enamel chunky/vintage embossing powders, and also some great ones I have from Seth Apter. It is so easy to do, just drag around all the borders your Versamark pad then heat emboss with a mix of powders! Of course, you can repeat this process until you are happy with the result.

My mother celebrates her birthday at the same time as Mother’s Day! So I have also created a lovely dreamy scene with this young lady coming from my stash of Tim’s ephemera on a chunky arch in complement of the card. All stamped images are from Carabelle Studio, the small and tall greyboard leaves are from my old but still loved stock of Tando Creative goodies. Everything was painted with love, and If it could be inspiring for you that would be great for me.

Hopefully you will be inspired to create your own ‘Mother May I’ project and share it here at the Frillie and Funkie challenge nlog. I really enjoyed working with this theme - thank you Suzz for choosing it! Huge thanks to the whole Design Team for inviting me to be a Feature Artist this month. It’s been a real joy. Hugs! xxx

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Pop over to Coco's blog and check out the details of her project and all her other fabulous work and then come on back and share your creation with us. The 'Mother May I?' challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, June 4th.

On Saturday one of our designers will be here with a new Saturday Showcase and then the gals on the Funkie side of the team will be here next Wednesday with more inspiration for the challenge.


  1. How lovely to see Coco in the spotlight with two fabulous projects.
    Alison x

  2. Gorgeous card Coco!!!! and I love your mother arch!!!!!

  3. Coco, so wonderful to have you here as our Guest Designer! I enjoyed learning more about you, and both your projects are stunning! Thank you so much for your inspiration and hard work! Hugs! Sara Emily

  4. Coco beautiful designs and love both your projects! Thank you for sharing your art with us as a guest designer!

  5. Coco, I love your use of color! These are such beautiful cards! Thanks for being our guest designer!

  6. Oh gosh Coco both projects are gorgeous! I love seeing how you've used the inchies to create a clever ornithological mosaic and adore the little girl in her fairy garden. Thank you so much for sharing these with us xx

  7. Oh, I'm glad to read your lovely comments ladies, you're all so very kind!!
    I sincerely would love sharing my work with you more often than I did the past year, being so busy bee :)
    And I also would love being able to read every post, because each and every of your shares with step-by-steps and tips is so wonderful, interesting and precious.
    Thank you again so much for your kind invite Cec and all, it was really great to be your guest at last!!!
    Bises :) Coco xxx