Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Happy New Year!  Today is the new challenge for the Funkie part of the Frilly and Funkie Design Team.  The first challenge of 2017 New Year's Inspiration is hosted by Jenny she has asked us to be inspired by New Year's resolutions.  For this challenge  create a vintage or shabby chic project depicting what you are inspired to do/achieve this year.

I have been inspired by 2017 to think positively.  I used Joy as my word for 2017. 

I created a wall hanging to put in my craft room to keep me focused on Joy in 2017.

I started with the music stencil in the background and misted it using wild honey distress stain spray. I repeated a few times on mixed media paper.  I also used it on a gessoed cardboard background.

I then used a variety of stamps and objects to think about Joy and how I could give joy, find joy, choose joy and be joyful.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I hope you find joy in 2017!



  1. What a beautiful wall hang Suzz! I love the colours and all the book print layers! Joy is such a great word to choose for your 2017 goal, can't go wrong with that in mind! Wishing you a happy 2017!

  2. This is wonderful, Suzz! I love that you chose the word "joy" and not happiness because joy is something you can choose for yourself and is not dependent on circumstances. I love the way you mixed text, color and design here...and I love bees, so that really makes me happy as well. Wishing you joyful moments in 2017!

  3. Love your project and your choice of words. If you have joy, you automatically have happiness and peace and hope and on and on. There is lots of wonderful stenciling on your wall hanging and the colours exude joy.

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL, Suzanne. I love it! Joy! Yes, indeed!!

  5. Most surely a way to stay on track and positive throughout 2017 Suzz! LOVE all the textured layers and warm, sunny colour palette. Thank you for sharing xx

  6. Beautiful hanging to remind you to find joy in all you do! Love those colors and your design is fabulous! Great inspiration!

  7. Suzz, this is an absolutely stunning creation! I love the color palette, gorgeous texture, and everywhere you look there is something amazing to catch the eye! Such a work of art to ring in the New Year!


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