Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Shabby Chic Card with Prima Lavender Collection

Hello, Friends! Welcome to another edition of Saturday Showcase.  I'm excited to be here, and hope you have some creative time set aside this weekend as I have a lovely shabby chic card tutorial using Prima's Lavender Collection.  Many of us love the look of richly patterned papers, but have been timid about cutting into them.  I think today's project will set us free to dig into our paper stashes and create beautiful things!

Isn't this collection just gorgeous?  And look at all the layers!  I'll show you exactly how to put this 5" x 7" top fold card together in the YouTube video below.  

In addition to the supplies from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, you will need the following to make this card:

  • Two 8.5" x 11" sheets of plum colored cardstock
  • Two 8.5" x 11" sheets of lavender cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Scoring Tool
  • Ribbons and buttons from your stash
  • Hot Glue Gun or other quick setting adhesive

So go grab a cuppa and a snack, notebook and pencil and we'll get this show started!

How To Create a Shabby Chic Layered Card with Prima Lavender Collection

Wishing you a weekend filled with joy and creativity!


Prima Lavender Shabby Chic Card Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Guest Designer - Stefania Salmi

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to Stefania (Stefi) Salmi, our Guest Designer for the 'Dare to Resist' challenge. Stefi was the Design Team's top pick from the 'Three Is Not A Crowd' challenge. You can find her blog Scrappallino HERE.

Hello, my name is Stefania, I am 57, I live in Italy. Few months ago I moved from Milan to Ferrara, a beautiful Renaissance town, but I find it yet difficult to be at my ease here

I like walking and biking. Fall and its colours are a feast for my eyes. I love winter freezing and robins, baking bread, biscuits, cakes… and unfortunately I like eat them all, too!

Since I was a child I liked playing with paper, colouring and cutting books. I loved paper dolls because I could express my creativity (even if I didn’t know what it meant) styling and creating many dresses for them. From then on colours and tools have risen out of all proportion and I think Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley have their responsability! LOL!

My hobby is a real soul therapy, it makes me feel happy.

I am very lucky and joyful to share with you this Art Journal page.

I used Paint Resist technique with Distress Paint Picket Fence.

First I randomly applied pieces of washi tapes and some Idea-ology Remnant Rubs (they can resist to colours). At bottom I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder to stamp little hearts (it is a resist technique too).

I squeezed a little amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my craft sheet, I gathered it with a ink roller and I covered the stamp. Soon I stamped the image. It is very important to clean immediately the stamp because the paint dries quickly.

When the background was dried, I coloured the page with Distress Oxide:

1.   rubbed Oxide on craft sheet (for my page I used 4 colours)
2.   sprayed water
3.   gathered ink with paper
4.   sprayed water again on the page and dried
5.   repeated this passage until I reached the desired colour

Recently I like collage technique, so I though to create a flowered composition with gorgeous Idea-ology Botanical collection.

I drew the vase and cut it using one of many papers I did using Paint Resist technique.

Before sticking vase and flowers, I created some textures with stencil and Transparent gloss texture paste.

Once dried, I coloured it and the pages edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

You can find more details on my blog  there is an Italian post, because it is very difficult for me to translate, but there are many descriptive pictures.

Notwithstanding my performance anxiety (LOL) I enjoyed myself a lot and it is a great honour for me to be here as guest designer.

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After you have popped over to Stefi's blog to check out all the details of her fabulous page with all the resist techniques, come on back and share your own resist projects; the 'Dare to Resist' challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on February 27th.

And make sure you join us here at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog this coming Saturday, February 17th for a new Saturday Showcase tutorial.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dare to Resist

Happy Valentine's Day dear readers! Autumn with you today as the Frilly side of the team presents our inspiration for this challenge. I've chosen the theme Dare to Resist. For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we'd love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project. There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new. Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT 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!

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

This week we have some wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team to get those creative juices flowing (just click on each image for a closer look);

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Kathy Clement-  Kathy by Design

Now it's your turn to join in the fun here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter your projects below and remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has in store for us.

Next week's inspiration will be just as hard to resist as the Funkie side of our team shares their projects. We would love for you to become a follower so you won't miss a thing. We dare ya!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste & Artisan Powder

Hi!  Suzz here.  I am going to share how I used a variety of gold and brown goodies to create the background on this card.

1.  Paint a sheet of mixed media cardstock with gesso.  Let dry.  (I like to create a full sheet to allow me to pick and choose the sections after I am done for my tags, cards, etc.  For my samples I cut it down into pieces to show each step)

2. Apply gold crackle texture paste in sections of the crossed stencil over the gesso background.  (This was done randomly in various sections of the background)

3.  Sprinkle the artisan powder over the still wet crackle paste.  (Use a scrap paper in the background to catch excess powder)

4. Spritz water over the powder. (You can add more water to make the powder dissolve completely or leave more of the concentrated color with less water)
5. Spritz Ground Espresso on edge and spritz with more water.
6.  Now the fun begins... Spritz with more water, tilt, turn, lay flat,  you decide how much color to keep or drip off the background.

7. Splatter Tarnished Brass Distress Stain into the wet ink. The gold will spread and leave spots of gold in the midst of the brown ink.

 8. Pick up gold ink from Unicorn Hair with paint brush.  (You can use the wood end of the brush for more concentrated circles or the brush for softer blobs of paint)

9. Touch end of brush to paper. Based on the liquidity of the ink / water  your gold will spread.
10. Let your paper dry.  The ink will soak into the gesso and lose some of the deepness of color.
 What I like about this process is each one turns out differently and you can keep adding more drops and dollops of gold, brown or shimmer.

 Here are all the different pieces created during my samples and original project:

 I hope this has you grabbing your inks, stencils, and paints and inking it up this Saturday! Don't forget to come play along with us in the current "All You Need is Love" Challenge.

Get Inky!