Monday, July 25, 2016

Huge Blowout Clearance Sale at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


Just a quick heads up, friends.  We are having a huge clearance sale over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  It's 50% off retail on everything in our Clearance section.  Great products from favorite brands and designers.  Hurry before we sell out.  Sale ends July 31st.



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Focus - Wendy Vecchi Stamps

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny here with a brand new Friday Focus. This our opportunity to share with you ideas, tips and techniques for using a specific product or range currently available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And even better news, that product then has an extra 15% discount added through the coming two weeks!

In the spotlight this time are Wendy Vecchi stamps, a real favourite with the whole Design Team. When trying to figure out a way to show them being used for a new canvas I was inspired by Wendy's own gorgeous home decor, iconic American red barns and the Folk Art/Primitive Art movements. So, from all of that here's my finished canvas (click on each image for a closer look - and trust me, you need to get in all close and personal to see the detail of these beautiful stamps!)...


The background represents those red barns, though this is one that has weathered and aged over time. I used a bunch of little wooden canvas stretcher pieces and gave them a wash with layers of Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood and Barn Door (of course!) Distress Paint, rubbing each dried layer with a wax candle to provide some resist reaction. Many of the traditional barns appear to have white door and window frames but for this I went with another American icon, the traditional picket fence. By first adding a layer of Texture Paste coloured with Potting Soil Archival Reinker through the Picket Fence stencil the perfect base was created on the uneven surface to add a layer of Crackled Texture Paste and Picket Fence Distress Paint. I couldn't resist stamping the Botanical Register background stamp using Ground Espresso Distress Paint over the top for a little detail. I love that stamp because it adds just a small amount of vintage text where it's needed (as seen HERE).



Wendy loves her flowers so I added a floral display over the background. The hearts were covered in one of Tim Holtz Textile Surfaces and the Mat Minis Flower Pot with the remains of the coloured Texture Paste. Wendy often shows how you can use parts of larger stamped images so I used the Spring Bouquet SiSi set on Newsprint paper and coloured with more Distress Paints. Once glued/sealed to some Blackout Clearly for Art they were cut out and shaped with a heat tool before being stacked and arranged. Finally I added a single phrase from the Just Say It background stamp - as well as working beautifully for a background in its own right (as shown HERE) this stamp gives you so many useful phrases all in one!



This was such a fun project to do and I hope you're inspired to check out more of Wendy's fabulous designs, especially while they are carry that extra 15% discount at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All Lined Up

Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here as your host for our latest challenge, 'All Lined Up' For this one we need you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines or rows of things are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don't count!)

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.

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 please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

In this our second week we take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team to give you even more ideas (just click on each image for a closer look);

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

 Sue Carrington  - Stamping Sue Style

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


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It's time to see some amazing inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team to give you some ideas (just click on each image for a closer look):

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures

Now it's over to you; how will you include lines, rows or columns in your project? We'd love to see so you can be in with a chance to win. And remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has to share with us.

For now take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx


Monday, July 18, 2016

Challenge Winners - All in The Family

Here we are again at the beginning of a new week and it's time to announce our latest winners here at Frilly and Funkie. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter our 'All in The Family' challenge. There were lots of fabulous projects family based projects from you and the Design Team really enjoyed reading the stories behind each of them. After much deliberation we chose the overall winner, #18 Inkysplatters.


Here's a glimpse of an amazing memory album, constructed over two weeks to hold precious family photos. We highly recommend you hop on over to see the whole album HERE. Congratulations Inkysplatters on being our favourite for the 'All in The Family' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.

And now for the next three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges; this week's choices are... #1 Jane Tyrell, #7 Autumn Clark, and #17 Susan (Paper Puddle)!!! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

And finally Random.org has chosen a lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #19 Barb Turpin!

A huge thanks from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations again to our winners. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Inkysplatters) for the Top 3 badges (Jane, Autumn and Susan) and for the gift certificate details (Barb).

Our current challenge, 'All Lined Up' runs through Tuesday, July 26th. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday Step by Step - Christmas Stripes

Hello Everyone, Pamellia here! So glad you dropped in to Frilly and Funkie today for my Saturday Step by Step. I have put together a complete tutorial on the Christmas card I made for Jenny's "All Lined Up" challenge. I really had fun playing with my wonderful new products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!! I hope you enjoy!



I cut three panels from the Pion Design paper stacks Siri's Kitchen and A Day in May, sizes 6", 5.5" and 5" squared. I layered them onto slightly larger panels of white, distressed all the edges and layered them together with foam squares.


I cut a panel of corrugated cardboard about 5" x 3".


I cut a deer from striped Pion Design paper using the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die, and edged it with Potting Soil Archival ink from Ranger.



I chose a great image from the Tim Holtz Festive Ephemera pack and distressed it.


Some seam binding that I coloured with Distress ink spray Walnut stain and then tied in a bow.


I cut a doily with a Prima die and pulled out a couple of these fabulous wood chippies from Southern Trading Co.


I made this ruffled ribbon using May Arts ribbon. To see a full tutorial on how to create these wonderful ruffles, visit my Friday Focus on May Arts Ribbon here.


Time to layer a few things together to make sure the base design has a good balance.


Next I cut some leaves out of a striped page from the Tim Holtz Yuletide paper pad and edged them with Potting Soil.



I used some of this lovely baker's twine, a beautiful reindeer charm and some jingle bells to add a little extra festive cheer.


I added some Petaloo flowers and Wild Orchid flowers as well as some Tim Holtz Mirror Stars.


Some last minute touches with some Prima Gesso, Holiday Words die, a little clothes pin, Chit Chat stickers and a spritz of Picket Fence for good measure.



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. There's still lots of time to enter our current challenge "ALL LINED UP", where Jenny is looking for your shabby chic or vintage style project with straight lines! We'll be back first thing on Monday to announce the winners of our last challenge, so make sure to check in for that.

Thanks for stopping in!
Hugs, Pamellia :)

If you would like to try some of these wonderful products, they are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: