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.

Stampers Anonymous The professor Stampers Anonymous Merchant Wendy Vecchi Monarch Prima Marketing Wild and Free For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
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!



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


  1. Suzz, oh to be a butterfly on your craft room wall, where the magic happens! I adore this card, starting with the brick background and working through each creative layer! The pops of red with the otherwise neutral palette is so eye catching. I particularly love the ball chain embellishment. What a charming make! Sending hugs! Sara Emily

  2. How fun is this! Love your funky houses with all the eclectic embellishment.

  3. I love this so much! The neutral color palette is a genius choice, as it really lets all the elements shine. The pops of red really draw my eye to the details. You are so clever! I can tell you love your home from this lovely piece! xo

  4. Oh Suzanne ! Just a really unique collage of great depth. Love it.

  5. Wow! Love the details here, and agree with others that the neutral tones are perfect here! Wonderful collage!!

  6. As ever, a masterclass in layering and stamping Suzz! Your houses are collaged beautifully here and I love the little touches like the diamante trim, the altered key and clip and those crackle bricks. Gorgeous!

  7. I love the bleached driftwood look of this - so pale and elegant with those hits of vibrant red to warm it up. Brilliant collaging in 2D and 3D - just fabulous!
    Alison x


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