Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Little Rusty

Hello!  It's Wednesday which means it is time to get Funkie!  As in the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge  A Little Rusty!

Our host this time around is the uber talented Autumn and she is challenging us with rust!  Her description:

With the end of summer nearing, some of us have gotten a little rusty with our creating due to holidays and lazy days. For this challenge let's break out a rusty color palette in preparation for fall. Whether you take the challenge literally and use rusted metal a faux rust technique, or just the color in your vintage or shabby chic project - the choice is up to you! We can't wait to see your creativity in full swing!

My hands have brown and orange for a few days now because I was enjoying getting very inky on this challenge!

I started with all kinds of bits and piece of leftover scraps and just kept adding on!

I took out extra vellum bags, pieces of manila cardstock and even paper bags! 
 Then I dug out the extra die cuts and started to pull them into my inky splendor along with cutting more new shapes too!

 I used to big manila tags for the covers and stamped a new stamp in gold embossing as a background!

 I delved into my ephemera drawer for a few more bits and pieces.

 And just had a blast embossing, inking and stamping.

I hope you enjoyed the walk through of the many pages and layers.  Come and join in and show off your rusty side.

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.

Get inky!



  1. I am speechless! I have struggled so much (even with my own theme) and getting into the rustic fall palette. I am so sad to see summer go and am clinging to blues and greens! Your gold embossing and wayward elements have my jaw on the floor and inspiration rising! WOAH girl! This is incredible and something I very much want to CASE. Big hugs, Autumn

  2. This looks great! For me, the projects I enjoy the most are like this one where you just rummage through the bits and scraps and see what comes up. The random and spontaneous nature of working this way can give some outstanding results. This is a great example of that!

  3. What a gem! I can feel the joy you experienced as you created this incredible mini junque journal. So much texture! The combo of rust and gold lens a feeling of elegance. Did you just create a new art genre? "Elegant grunge?" Seriously this delights me! It's just free and dynamic and utterly fabulous!

  4. Yes, Suzz! You have created something so unique and truly elegant here! Flipping through the pages, I see that you have really had some fun put this together. Such an inspiring make! Well done, you! Hugs!

  5. Wow! This is an amazing little album.I love the cover with the sepia tones and metallic. Just beautiful.

  6. Oh Suzz what a triumph! Seeing the tag cover unfold to reveal so many imaginative and beautiful rusty elements is a joy and I so enjoyed seeing how random scraps can be combined and embellished to create a wonderful completed project xx

  7. Hi Suzz! Wow, look at all that gold and rust! This is so gorgeous. Love all the little details. I hope you are well!


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