Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Neutral Point of View

Hello and welcome! It's Sara Emily here delighted to host our newest challenge, 'Neutral Point of View'. We're seeing a lot of pastel and brighter colors this time of year. For this challenge we're inviting you to step away from all that color and play with your neutral art supplies. You can add a few pops or hints of color, but be sure we see mainly neutrals on your vintage or shabby chic design. (Think black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, ivory; even gold and silver.)

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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

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 post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to have 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.

Look at these amazing creations the Frilly side of the team has made to inspire you! To get the details of their creations, just click on their blog names, and you will be taken directly to their blogs.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint

Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Now it's your turn to show us your Neutral Point of View here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter your mainly neutral vintage or shabby chic projects below. We can't wait to see what you will create!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has created and again next Wednesday for even more neutral inspiration from our Funkie side of the team!

Crafty hugs!
Sara Emily

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Pocket Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It's Kathy on board for this week's Saturday Showcase.  One of my favorite crafting pursuits is to alter common household items into a beautiful piece of art.  Paper lunch bags are loaded with potential, cheap and readily available and so much fun to alter.  I've dressed this standard lunch sack up with soft, shabby chic papers from  Prima's Love Story 12" x 12" collection.


This is a real Cinderella story!  The humble brown bag (white in this case) has been transformed into a multi-pocket card filled with all sorts of goodies like ATC tags, mini photo wallets, gift card wallets, art tags and more.  The lunch bag I started with measured 5 1/8" wide x 10" tall.  With just a few simple folds, a quick visit to the sewing machine and the addition of hand dyed seam binding ribbon and Prima flowers, you have a gift fit for a Queen!


You can create this bag without using a sewing machine, too.  I just find it's the quickest way to get the job done.  But if you prefer to use adhesive, go for it!  Just be sure to only add it to the sides, or you lose the ability to open the pockets.

I've prepared a quick video tour of the altered bag and all its contents for you, followed by a very simple tutorial showing you how to create the base and the pocket liner panels.  I've left it to you to fill and decorate your bag as you see fit.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just click on the play button, and we're off on another crafty adventure!



I hope you'll never look at a paper lunch bag the same way again!  Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,
kathy

Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Note: I could not get the Thumblinky to grab the image for the Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Album, but you can find it HERE.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Elegant Jewels

It is Cec here and I am your hostess for the current challenge. I am calling it Elegant Jewels and here is how I describe it: Let's make a vintage or shabby chic project in jewel tone colours such as deep purple, emerald green, jade green, burgundy, bright turquoise to name a few AND to make your project extra special, add some sort of jewel or gem, which can be anything from a dollar store find to a piece of broken jewelry.

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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

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 post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to have 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.

This week the Funkie side of the team are here with some wonderful inspiration for you. To get the details of their creations, just click on their blog names and you will be taken directly to their posts.

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe


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WEEK ONE

The Frilly side of the team are here today with some fabulous inspiration for you. To get the details of their creations, just click on their blog names and you will be taken directly to their posts.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Once you have checked out their projects, we hope you will join in on the challenge and share your creation with us. The challenge runs until 11:55 pm on April 24th so you have lots of time to create.

In the meantime come back tomorrow to see what our Guest Designer has created and then next Wednesday the Funkie gals on the team will be here with their inspiration.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge Winners - Bloomin' Marvellous

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'Bloomin' Marvellous' challenge. We were delighted to see lots of beautiful entries showcasing flowers. Thank you to all of you who took the time to join in the fun.


Having taken time to look at them all the Design Team chose #16 Martina Stoycheva who shared this pair of beautiful tags. We loved the vibrant colours and wonderful layering. Congratulations Martina on 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 with all the details.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices this time were, in numerical order; #10 Sabine, #19 Carol and #23 Wendy. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.


And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #3 Mimi! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

A big thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Elegant Jewels' runs through Tuesday, April 24th and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday April 18th with some more inspiration for you. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Distress Oxides, Foam Stamps and a Gesso Resist Background

Hi everyone! Jenny here with the latest Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase - a weekly series designed to share ideas, tips and techniques for using the huge variety of products stocked at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Today I'm sharing a video tutorial which uses Distress Oxides with Tim Holtz Ideology Foam Stamps and shows how to create a simple Gesso Resist Background. When combined they create the cards shown below;


Let's get started with the video tutorial;


With the basis of the background and flowers completed it just took a few more steps to create the finished card. I completed the background with further stamping using Tim Holtz 'Ornate Trims' Stamp Set with more Watering Can and Jet Black Archival Inks. After adding a little machine stitching Potting Soil Archival Ink was blended around the edges and the background could then be mounted onto black sanded Classic Kraft Card.


I fussy cut around the flowers, blended the edges with more of the Potting Soil Archival Ink and glued them in place on the background. You'll notice I added some extra leaves, turning to Bundled Sage Distress Oxide to stamp them as it coordinated with the existing colours. A few dots of Liquid Pearls (which can also be found in stock HERE) were added to the centres of some of the flowers.


You will have spotted that I ended up making two cards with the identical design - having cut out the flowers and added them to the Antique Linen background I wondered whether a different colour choice could have been better. The second was created in exactly the same way as the first, this time using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide as the ink of choice. Which do you prefer I wonder?



I hope you've enjoyed today's Saturday Spotlight tutorial video and encourage you to drop by every weekend to see what the team have to share. And don't forget, we have a new challenge, 'Elegant Jewels', running through April 24th. The Funkie side of the team will be back on April 18th to share their projects and we look forward to seeing your own jewel toned projects.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Guest Designer - Jennalee Anderson

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the Elegant Jewels challenge.  Please say hello and give a warm welcome to Jennalee Anderson of The Papered Soiree.  Jennalee was the Design Team's Top Pick for the Get in on the Action challenge.


Hi!! I am so thrilled to be here as Guest Designer for the Elegant Jewels challenge.

My name is Jennalee Anderson. I live in the Salt Lake Valley with my husband and our dog, Pepper. And yes, I am one of those crazy fur mommas!! I am a self-proclaimed mixed media artist and spend most of my free time in the studio making messes. My current love is combining paper and textiles with lots of messy stitching. I love sharing my creative journey on my blog, Instagram, and various Stampington publications.



When I first read about the Elegant Jewels challenge I was truly stumped!! After throwing around a few ideas, I finally landed on making a piece of jewelry. A mini house journal necklace had been on my list to try for awhile, and I thought why not now?

Can you believe that this is made from Shrinky Dinks? Distress Inks and a bit of Distress Paint offer up that warm, rich color. It’s a simple project, with huge impact. The addition of a Tim Holtz Assemblage charm took it to the next level. The jewel tones from the various fibers really brought everything together.

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To get all the details on how Jennalee made this little gem, just pop over to her blog and then come on back and share your creation for the Elegant Jewels challenge.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on April 24th so you have lots of time to create.

Don't forget to come back for a visit on Saturday when one of the Design Team members will have a terrific showcase for you and then next Wednesday the funkie gals will be sharing their inspiration for the Elegant Jewels challenge..