Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Harvest of Gratitude

Happy Wednesday!  Fall has arrived and moved onto the cold temperatures of winter!  I was happy to see the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie called "A Harvest of Gratitude".   The talented Kathy provided us with this challenge and it had me thinking about the beautiful fall leaves, family and how thankful I am to gather around the table with all of our loved ones on Thanksgiving. 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Music & Advert Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Ranger Distress Inks, Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Kathy describes the challenge as:

"There is always something to be thankful for.  In this gratitude themed challenge, we are asking you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that portrays something that fills your heart with thanksgiving.  Use harvest colors and be sure to tell us how your project reflects your thankful heart."

I was thrilled as I love fall with the beautiful colors, leaves, family and thankful for all of these things. 

Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Music & Advert Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Ranger Distress Inks, Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I am not going to share the details now but will be sharing them later on the Frilly and Funkie blog.
 

Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Music & Advert Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Ranger Distress Inks, Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I did want to show that I created the card without the acorns and decided to go out looking for some caps to paint in gold and add to the card.  I think it adds a nice layer of texture and fun!
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Music & Advert Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Ranger Distress Inks, Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
A few close ups of the leaves showing off their beautiful colors!
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Stampers Anonymous Music & Advert Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Ranger Distress Inks, Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Please come 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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Impress Us!


Happy Halloween!  The Frilly and Funkie Challenge this time is called "Impress Us" and is hosted by the creative and talented Sara Emily.  She describes the challenge as follows:

I'm calling my challenge 'Impress Us'. Who doesn't want to make a great first impression? For this challenge, we would like you to use your embossing folders or any other way you can make an impression on your vintage or shabby chic project. Go ahead and 'Impress Us' with your creativity!

Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique


In hindsight I should have realized that today is Halloween and created a spooky impression and share it!  But I had this cool new icing paste from Prima and all I could think of was impressing something into it and created a golden background.

Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I created a variety of background pieces using the following method:


Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 I cut my circles first and slathered them with the icing paste.  You decide how much you want to put on but when you impress it the excess will ooze out the sides. :)

Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 After you put the icing on cut a piece of tissue paper to lay over the icing.  Excess tissue paper will help keep some of the icing from getting on your embossing folder. I put tissue paper under and over my icing circle or paper.

Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Lay the tissue paper wrapped icing paper into the embossing folder. Close the folder and press down to emboss the icing paste.  You could use a heavy book, rolling pin or anything else to put the pressure on and get the image.

Open the folder and pull the embossed image out.  Clean off the folder with any excess icing paste.

I then took a variety of distress ink sprays to ink up the white cardstock and tissue paper.  I decided on my bigger pieces to pull off the tissue paper while it was wet with the distress spray inks.  On one of the pieces you can see it reflects the pull of the paper from the icing.  
Sizzix Texture Fades Botanical Primi Icing Paste Vintage Gold Idea-Ology Christmas Clippings Adornments For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I then took the pieces and cut any excess tissue paper and trimmed down the pieces to pull together my card. I used extra gold ink and gold icing to add more touches of gold around the edges of the layered pieces.

I hope you are inspired to try out some new ways of impressing images!  Come join us in the challenge this week!  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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Haunted Halloween

Happy Wednesday!  Time for a funkie challenge reveal on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog!  The challenge this time is "Haunted Halloween" hosted by none other than the talented Jenny Marples!

Here is how she describes the challenge:

" It's time to get your freak on and go all out for Halloween. We want to see your ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It's going to be spooktacular!!!"

How can you resist that!  Especially with Halloween just around the corner.

Stampers Anonymous Mr. Bones Stampers Anonymous mini Halloween 3 Stampers Anonymous Merchant Idea-ology Remnants Tim Holtz Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I have been waiting to use the new Mr. Bones set from Stampers Anonymous and pulled out the skull to ink up first! 
Stampers Anonymous Mr. Bones Stampers Anonymous mini Halloween 3 Stampers Anonymous Merchant Idea-ology Remnants Tim Holtz Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I have so many different backgrounds laying around from various projects that I try to use them whenever I can.  This particular scrap was for a project for my daughter and she didn't like the effect.  I kind of thought Day of the Dead and would work well with Mr. Bones.

I added a touch of script on the top half of the page with the stamp inked up once and stamped many times to get the uneven faint script.

I then stamped Mr. Bones and embossed him in black embossing powder.  I added highlights with a gold gel pen.

I then stamped the banner and the circle frame on white cardstock with black ink.  They also were embossed with black embossing powder.

I used a leftover rosette from my witch's wand project.  I stamped the number 31 using gold ink and outlined with a watercolor pencil. I stamped the circle around the numbers and cut out with a die.

When I had the top half of the card laid out I realized I needed something on the bottom. Lucky for me I had a ton of remnant rubs for halloween with the different sized spiders which creepily crawl along the bottom half of my card.

I hope this has inspired you to get your haunt on!  Come play along with us!  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!

Happy haunting!

Suzz

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Just My Type

 Hello!  Welcome back!  Today is Funkie Time on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The Funkie side of the team is sharing their delightful and awesome projects for the current challenge: "Just My Type"  

The current challenge is hosted by the extremely talented Jenny and this is how she describes the challenge:

"As a trained touch typist I love vintage typewriters. I love the way they look and sound and the font they create. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface."

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous INventor 1 Idea-Ology Index Clip Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Quote Chips For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I knew right away I wanted to use the Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 stamps.  I pulled out a ledger book in my stash to decorate to capture notes and measurements for a project I have going on.

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 Idea-Ology Index Clip Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Quote Chips For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I inked up some white cardstock using the Ranger Distress Oxides (Antique Linen & Ground Espresso).  I splattered, sponged and sprayed water to get a mixed distress effect.

I then used the ledger stencil to add a hint of brown ledger lines over the background.  I dug into my extensive collection of ephemera and found this lovely lady who reminded me of a secretary and a fantastic catalogue card from the library.

I stamped the old fashioned type writer over the back of one of the cards and layered them into the background.

I stamped the space bar along the bottom and then cut out the letters from the typewriter stamp to add as glossy letters.

On the inside I used the wallpaper pages to add a hint of colour and pattern.

Tim Holtz Wallpaper for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 And on the back side I continued with the library them and stamped the dates and columns and overlaid them with some pretty remnant rub-ons.


Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-Ons Stampers Anonymous Documented For the Funkie Junkie Boutique


Now I have a fun little ledger to capture my notes for this project which is both functional and whimsical!

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous INventor 1 Idea-Ology Index Clip Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Quote Chips For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 There is still time to share your fun type inspired art!  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