Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Home, Sweet Home

Howdy!  It's Funkie time at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog!  The talented Sara Emily is hosting our challenge called "Home, Sweet Home".   She describes the challenge as:

"Whether your house is grand or modest, neat or messy, there's no place like home. Houses get bought and sold, but home stays with you forever. For this challenge, I would like to see how you interpret what home means to you on your vintage or shabby chic project."

I decided to mix it up with different stamps and things for me that represent home into a collage of ideas.

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I started with a scheme to represent our physical home with a touch of bricks and colors.   The background is covered with gesso and then with stenciled bricks in crackle paste.

Stampers Anonymous The Professor Stampers Anonymous Merchant Prima Marketing Wild and Free For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I pulled out the house dies and cut a lot of them. (They will be showing up in future posts for sure!) I had fun using a variety of stamps and colors to make them pop. 

The various elements are just stamped, sponged, and layered.  Each element was selected to represent our family and home.

Hop over to check out the rest of the design teams beautiful inspirations of Home Sweet Home.  Get inspired and join us in the challenge!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Products:

Stampers Anonymous Merchant
Stampers Anonymous The Professor 
Prima Marketing  Wild and Free
Stampers Anonymous Great Outdoors  (Family stamp)
Stampers Anonymous Mail  Art 
Stampers Anonymous - Entomology
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Christmas
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Shifter 
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Bricked
Ranger Archival Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Watering Can, Orange Blossom, Jet Black 
Ranger Distress Oxide - Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Hickory Smoke
Tim Holzt - Idea-Ology - Ball Chain
Tim Holtz - Idea-Ology - Hinge Clips  
Tim Holtz - Idea-Ology - Story Sticks 
Large Metal Keys
Wendy Vecchi - Embossing Paste - Crackle
Prima Art Basics White Gesso 
Dina Wakely White Acrylic Paint
Black Charcoal Pencil
Hero Arts Memory Definition Stamp
Waterbrush


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims

Howdy!  I can't believe we are already in June!  I am back today for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge hosted by the wonderfully talented Jenny.  She is challenging us with Embellishments, Trinkets, and Trims. 


She describes the challenge as:

"Linda sells a huge array of beautiful embellishments, trinkets and trims in her store, from metal filigree pieces and charms to buttons, laces and ribbons. They can be the important focal point on a project or the final finishing touches that complete it. However you wish to use them lets see those embellishments, trinkets and trims in action on your vintage or shabby chic entries."


I may know a little bit about embellishments, trinkets and trims. :)  I have a few different jars on my crafty shelves full of bits and bobs.    

If you go shopping at the Funkie Junkie Boutique you can see Linda has a fondness for pretty and fun embellishments.   I have quite a few of her beautiful embellishments in my collection and they are what inspired my tag! 

I knew I wanted to showcase the flowery embellishment and had these lovely oblong filigree pieces that coordinated.  I decided to layer them together.


 I first painted the silver filigree with white paint to give it a coat.  I wasn't sure where I was going with the colors but I painted the pieces.

While they were drying I decided to create an architectural background.  I took a piece of mixed media cardstock and cut it to the size of a tag. 

I smeared the surface with embossing paste.  I like to have a heavy coat for the technique I wanted to showcase.  I took a piece of tissue paper larger than the tag and laid it on top of the wet embossing paste.  I then inked up the stamp and pressed it into the embossing pasted and pushed down. 

This gives you a beautiful embossed effect by pushing the imprint into the wet embossing paste.  The beauty of it is your stamp stays clean and the image is imprinted.  I used black ink to add the detail but you could do this with now ink and just use the sprays to pool in the crevices for a softer effect.

After it dried I came back and spritzed the background with blue and antique linen distress sprays.  Once that was dry I was trying to decided what to do with my embellishments when I thought why not add a hint of gold highlights to my background.


That inspired the rest of this because I ended up spraying my painted filigree with amber distress oxide spray. I heat set the color and then I used the gold wax to smear a gold finish.  I painted the ball and chain with gold paint.  And painted a few other metal pieces to coordinate. 

I added splatters of white paint to the background to lighten the effect.  I found the gold sentiments and added them. 

The pink came from the flower I found in my embellishment jar which had a pink crystal in the center.  I decided to use that to add a series of pink crystals over the background of the tag.

The tissue paper inspiration came from the Vintage Journey's June challenge to use Tissue Paper.

Come join us in the fun at Frilly and Funkie! 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Products:

Antique Silver Filigree
Antique Silver Filigree Flowers
Metal Filigree Flowers
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste 
Ranger Distress Sprays - Antique LinenFossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers 
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt, Jet Black
Tissue Paper
Prima Farmhouse Ephemera 2
Prima Vintage Art Pebbles
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ball Chain
Prima Marketing Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
Prima Marketing Sparks Acrylic Paint Unicorn Hair
Dina Wakely White Paint 
Dina Wakely White Gesso



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mother May I?

Happy Wednesday to you!  I am here to share my creation for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge which I am hosting called "Mother May I?".

I was inspired by Mother's Day being in May and decided to make the challenge about being inspired by our Mothers or people who have been Mother's to us in all areas of our lives.

Here is how I described the challenge on the Challenge Blog:

"May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother's Day and honor our mothers. I am challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life. It can be a favorite memory, something based on her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure. Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!"

Stampers Anonymous Natures Walk Stampers Anonymous Say Something Prima Marketing Wendy Vecchi Washi Tape For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
My projects for this challenge were inspired from something my mother would say to us when we did something that made her happy.  She would tell us "You make me happy in my heart".  I loved that phrase and when I started thinking about my mother those words popped into my head.

Stampers Anonymous Natures Walk Stampers Anonymous Say Something Prima Marketing Wendy Vecchi Washi Tape For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I used the idea of happy in my heart to create a visual translation of the phrase and tried to  blend elements she would have loved. 

I continued with the same concept and created a card with the same elements of colors. 
 
Stampers Anonymous Natures Walk Stampers Anonymous Say Something Prima Marketing Wendy Vecchi Washi Tape For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I love the heart shapes and playing with them by outlining them with watercolor pencils. I used heart dies laid over the backgrounds and traced with watercolor pencils.  I then used the waterbrush to soften the edges.
Stampers Anonymous Natures Walk Stampers Anonymous Say Something Prima Marketing Wendy Vecchi Washi Tape Sizzix Wildflower For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 The flowers were cut out in a previous project and laying on my desk.  I added some distress stain sprays to add a mix of the same colors.

I know if my mom were here she would have loved the idea and what I created for her.  She loved when I would create something and share it with her.

Suzz

Products:
Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet
Stampers Anonymous - Nature Walk
Stampers Anonymous - Something to Say
Prima Marketing Dream Without Fear
Wendy Vecch Make Art Washi Tape 1
Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1
Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays  - Peeled PaintFossilized Amber
Prima Watercolor Pencils
Idea-Ology Story Sticks
Idea-Ology Typed Tokens
Seam Binding 
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays - Walnut Stain
Ranger Layering Stencil - Nordic
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste 
Idea-Ology Long Fasteners
Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee
Tim Holtz Jute Twine
Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder
Key Charms 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

I Love It Because Challenge

Welcome back to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.  This week the challenge is "I Love it Because" and is hosted by the talented Jenny who has asked us to share a project inspired by things we love.  Here is her description:

"How often do you create something just for you that makes your heart sing? Doesn't it feel great when you do! My challenge to you is to make a vintage or shabby chic piece of art, be it a journal page, a tag, a card, a home decor project etc, that fills you with happiness and makes you smile - don't forget to tell us why you love it so much."


I have so many different things I love to do while creating but I know there are a few I tend to use or techniques I love to use.  I don't always love the end result but I always love the process of creating or trying something new. 
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I have always been drawn to color combinations of neutrals.  I am fascinated with the idea of the old vintage gold leaf pages and how beautiful the stark contrast between a white / ivory backdrop with black and gold and brown.  A natural color palette with touches of grunge and metal. 

The reason I started paper crafting was for the stamping. I can use images provided in the stamp sets and use them in a variety of ways so my happiest place is using stamps and inking them up.
 
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I started with layering stamped images using masks and black archival ink over top of brown inky splatters. 

I stamped a sentiment (another thing I love to use in my art) in the bottom right corner.

I used a versamark ink pad and pen to draw a line over the ruler and around the inside of the circle and around the edges of the paper.  I then sprinkled with the embossing powder and heat set  and added a few touches of gold around the edges and on the edges of the bug.

I cut slits around the edge of the stamped circle to insert the bug and the metal clip. 

This is my favorite way to mix images with touches of gold and layers of stamping. 

Come join us in the challenge and show us what you love about your art!

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.

Thanks for sharing your time with me!

Suzz

Products:

Stampers Anonymous - The Professor
Stampers Anonymous - Entomology
Stampers Anonymous - Fragments
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Wild and Free
Yvonne Blair - Impression Obsession - Dreams
Ranger Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs 
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink Pen 

Ranger Embossing Powder - Gold
Idea-Ology - Clasp Fasteners
Bronze Jump Ring Set

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spring is in Full Bloom

Hi!  Welcome back, just in time for the Funkie Side of the Challenge "Spring is in Full Bloom"!   The talented Maggi is hosting the challenge and here is her description of the challenge:

"This is my favorite time of the year. Here in the south the trees and shrubs are all blooming and showing their splendor. Many are busy planting their vegetable gardens. The migrating birds have returned to build nests and raise a new family. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that illustrates the magic of spring in bloom!"

I have to confess we are sitting in 3 inches of snow right now. A late snowfall for us but it is definitely hiding the spring flowers right now!  :)  I played around with a variety of things but ended up with a vintage inspired spring card.

I love looking at magazines. I work all day on a computer and getting back onto the computer to scroll through ideas is usually not on the agenda for me. But give me a stack of magazines I am happy to browse through them and get inspired.  I was inspired by a series of all neutral layered cards and used that as my starting point for this card. 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology collage paper travel Stampers Anonymous Entomology Dina Wakely Media Tape Sizzix Wildflowers Stems #1 Distress Stain Spray Picked Raspberry Ranger Layering Stencil Nordic Holiday Knit for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I started with making some tissue paper flowers.  My first attempt I used on the card with was more of a round flower without too much layering.  I thought it turned out cute but wanted to see if I could get more layering.  I tore a strip of the collage paper and added a thin strip of double sided tape along the edge. 

I used the strip with the tape to fold over the tissue paper into a circle and I ended up with these fun flowers:


The flowers needed a center and I used a button to give them a focal point. I then used a heavy duty needle and stitched twine through the  button. I decided to use a thin wire to make stems for the flowers and I also pulled the wire through the button holes to keep the stem and the flower together. 

I also played with Dina Wakely mixed media tape. I acquired this tape awhile ago and have been wanting to play with the tape and finally got the chance! 

The tape is like tissue tape but with a surface that you can decorate.  I put embossing paste through the stencil onto the tape, I stamped on it, I painted it with gesso and I spritzed it with distress stain spray.  

I was really pleased with the effect. You can see pieces of it on the card in the background. 

I hope you are inspired to share your spring flowers with us at the challenge. 

 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, because choosing just one winner is so hard! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz 

Products: 

Ranger Distress Stain Sprays - Antique LinenPicked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Antique Linen
Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Jet Black 
Buttons


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Timeless Tulips

Tulips bring such bright pops of color when the weather just begins to shift from the long cold winter to peeks of warmer weather to come.

The new Darkroom Door Timeless Tulips stamp gave me a chance to create a bit of spring while we are still seeing snow!

I was lucky enough to receive this stamp from Darkroom Door to play with and design a few different views of the tulips. 

I mixed them up with a few other stamps from Darkroom Door. 
I used Seth Apter's Vintage Beeswax to give a antique coat of wax over the stamped image.


I splattered and painted with distress inks over the stamped image.

I stamped the tulips and cut them out after embossing with the Vintage Beeswax.  I created a simpler collage with the french script and a lovely sentiment.



And I layered the flowers and colored with a hint of watercolor. 

I hope this brings a little spring to your Saturday!

Suzz

Products:
Darkroom Door - Timeless Tulips 
Darkroom Door - Butterfly Garden
Darkroom Door - Sentiments Stamps - Sympathy
Ranger Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry
Ranger Archival Inks - Blue Violet, Jet Black,
Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder
Watercolor Pencils
White Gel Pen
Copic Alcohol Marker
Versamark Watermark Ink

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle Challenge

Hi!  It's Funkie time at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The current challenge is hosted by the extremely talented Kathy and she is challenging us to re-purpose, re-use, or re-cycle something.

She describes the challenge as:

"Earth Day is April 22nd, so let's honor the day with a vintage or shabby chic project that includes an item that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin. You can use an old jar, glass bottle, packaging material or other bits and bobs to create your up-cycled masterpiece. Be sure to tell us in your post what your recycled item is and how you used it, as it may not be apparent in the photo."

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I was ready for this challenge!  I have a stash of re-cycled items.  I pulled out a variety of things and added to the pile after I started my project. 


I have these cute boxes my husband is getting from his shaving supplies and I love how sturdy they are.  I decided to cover it with old ledger paper and cut the pieces to cover the sides of the box.   

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The box came together with bits and pieces.  I die cut a bunch of flowers, butterflies and leaves from kraft packaging paper, paper bags and scraps.  After I covered the box with the ledger paper I covered the edges with design tape.  

Next I sponged on distress ink over the layering stencil to add a slight pattern over the ledger paper. 

I used a pair of  pretty kraft paper butterflies as the main focal point on top of my box.  I spread crackle gold embossing paste over the layering stencil to give them a frilly touch.  
Kraft Sizzix Tattered Butterflies For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I  made sewing pattern paper roses from the tattered pine cones.  The texture of the sewing pattern is like a nice tissue paper in a pretty neutral color.  I finished the flowers with a shower of  tarnished brass spray. 

Some vintage snaps were embossed  with gold embossing powder to add a sparkle and I added the same gold edging to the other embellishments. 

The inside is stamped with a simple quote.

I hope this has inspired you to pull out your re-recyclables and join us in the fun!


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, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Product List (links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique):

Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Die
Sizzix Tattered Pine cone Die 
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Faded Jeans 
Ranger Distress Spray Tarnished Brass
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Prima Art Texture Pasted Gold Crackle
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Crossed
Yvonne Blair - Impression Obsession Stamp
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Elementary Design Tape 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Date Dials
Ranger Distress Oxide Walnut Stain Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink 
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Quote Chips