Monday, May 23, 2016

Challenge Winners - Opposites Attract

Welcome to the beginning of a new week and our latest winners here at Frilly and Funkie! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter our 'Opposites Attract!' challenge. There were lots of wonderful projects from those of you who wanted to challenge yourselves to trying out a new style and the Design Team loved seeing them all. After much deliberation we chose our winner, #11 Anne Redfern (Redanne).


Anyone who has seen Anne's incredible work will know that she truly stepped well outside her comfort zone and embraced the Opposites Attract challenge in creating this fabulous Frilly style project. Congratulations Anne on being our favourite for the 'Opposites Attract!' 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 Sara Emily, #8 KarenB and #15 Inkysplatters!!! 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 #4 Carol!

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 (Anne) for the Top 3 badges (Sara Emily, Karen and Inkysplatters) and for the gift certificate details (Carol).

Our current challenge, 'Oh The Places You'll Go!' runs through Tuesday, May 31st. 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!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Guest Designer - Samra Leshinski

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the current challenge.  Say hello and welcome to Samra Leshinski of Paper Talk with Samra who was the design team's Top Pick from the Boy oh Boy challenge.


"Hello, my name is Samra Leshinski and I live in Las Vegas, NV with my loving husband, son, and a variety of pets. I work full time and card making is my pastime addiction. I ventured into actual blogging and participating in challenges in April of 2014.

If I had to pick my favorite style that would definitely be Shabby Chic, but I try to have variety in my work. It makes me so happy to see big smile on someone’s face when they receive my handmade card. I am still learning a lot about all the different ways to create textures and details on the projects and am trying to have fun along the way.

I know that my card making is not going to change the world, but spreading a little joy here and there is one small step that I can take to make the world a better place."




"I would like to thank Linda and Design Team for this amazing opportunity and great honor.

When I started thinking trains, planes, automobiles, I asked myself: Why not a Hot Air Balloon??? So I went ahead and created a shabby chic card with a hot air balloon as my focal point.

I used lace ribbon; vellum doily die cuts; layer upon layer of distressed patterned cardstock from my stash; metal filigrees painted with white distress paint; bling and chitchat stickers. Making this card was like putting together pieces of a perfect puzzle. Everything seemed to fit together just right, at least to me…

I hope this travel themed card gives you additional inspiration for this amazingly fabulous challenge."


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Samra has certainly treated us to a gorgeous shabby card featuring that fabulous hot air balloon and you will want to get all the details so head over to her blog by clicking here.  

We also hope you will think travel and create a project for our current challenge since you have until 11:55 pm EST on May 31.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Oh The Places You'll Go!

Hello and welcome! Zoe here hosting the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge, ‘Oh the places you’ll go!' I will be taking a short break from the Design Team while I move from Switzerland to Denmark. With this in mind, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, auto-mobiles, ships, maps, globes.

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.

Let's start with some travel inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team to get those creative juices flowing (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 your turn to show us how you travel here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter your projects below and remember to come back next week to see some more travel projects from the Funkie side of the Design Team. And tomorrow we'll have some inspiration from our latest Guest Designer.

Zoe



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday Step x Step - Frilly card

Hello and welcome to today's step x step ! It's Sue here and as promised I'm back to show you how my Frilly project came together for the current Opposites Attract challenge. Now as my life with the Frilly and Funkie team started on the Frilly this wasn't too hard but I did have to exercise some restraint with the acrylic paint !



I've had the Wallflower stack of paper for ages and not used it so this was the perfect opportunity to dip in to it. I cut three pieces each slightly smaller than each other so that they would mat and layer up. I then distressed the edges and zipped around them with my sewing machine. 


 Using a Prima stencil and some Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste I spread it over the paper. I decided to leave it white to keep the colours delicate.


When I think Frilly, flowers are the first thing that come to mind. I've not made any roses for absolutely ages so I decided to make a trio from some more paper from the Wallflower stash. To shabby them up a little I rubbed some Tree Branch Archival ink over the edges.


Swirls are also something that  I associate with the Frilly side and to add a little texture I used Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Paste. When it was dry I rubbed some Tree Branch Archival ink around the edges but left the swirl mainly white.


 I used the same Prima stencil with more Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste on this little MDF dress form.


I painted the dress form using Art Alchemy acrylic paints, then decided that the colours were way too bright to be Frilly so I rubbed white acrylic paint over it to knock the colour back and also rubbed brown acrylic paint over the raised areas of the embossing paste. 


I also dug out some little white paper roses and wrapped the wires around a small paint brush and rubbed Tree Branch Archival ink over the flowers. 


The stick pins started life as pearls and I've changed their colour using Espresso Alcohol ink. The little butterfly is by Petaloo and I've used more Tree Branch Archival ink to shabby it up.


To finish off I slotted in some twine twirls and loops in between the roses. 


Just one last photo to share the dimension on this card, I shall definitely need to make a box for this one !

I hope you've enjoyed today's step x step, you still have time to explore your opposite side with us !

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Focus: Tim Holtz Stamps

Hello, It's Zoe here with Friday Focus here at Frilly & Funkie! Friday Focus is when we highlight a particular product or range from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and for the following two weeks there will be an additional 15% discount off that particular product.

This week we're featuring Tim Holtz Stamps!


I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz Stamps and the new sets are no exception!


I used the new patchwork stamp as the background for both of my cards. Blending distress inks onto distress watercolor cardstock, spritzing the stamp with water and stamping. The water bleaches the colour of the distress ink. It's such a simple technique and so effective.


I stamped top hats from the new dapper stamp set onto distress watercolor cardstock with archival ink and blended brushed corduroy distress ink in.


I used another stamp from the new dapper stamp set and blended in brushed corduroy and flicked with water. I fussy cut the top hats and mounted them onto the card in stacks.


I  mounted the card onto idea-ology burlap surface and a cream card.


I stamped paint brushes from the artful tools stamp set onto distress watercolor cardstock. I blended brushed corduroy distress ink over the brush heads and fired brink distress ink over the brush handles and fussy cut.


I stamped the painters plaque from the new dapper stamp set. Blended in a little brushed corduroy distress ink and flicked with water. Once dry it was adhered, covering the base of the paint brushes.


Finally I mounted onto idea-ology cork surface and a cream card.

All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and don't forget that all Tim Holtz Stamps will have an additional 15% discount for the next two weeks, the perfect reason to treat yourself. Sue will be back tomorrow with a Saturday step by step.

Have a great weekend and happy shopping!
Zoe

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Opposites Attract!

Hello, Friends! It's Kathy here, and I'm very excited to be hosting my very first challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Blog! The theme for this challenge is 'Opposites Attract!', and I hope you will have as much fun with it as we did.

For this challenge, the Frilly side of the team was asked to create a project in Funkie Style, and next week, the Funkie side of the team will create a Frilly style project. To play along, we're asking you to dig deep and create any kind of project you choose, as long as it is not done in your usual style and color palette.

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. For this challenge, we'd also love to hear how you did something OPPOSITE of your normal style (and we'll be taking a peek at your regular projects to see your normal style). 

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.

Here are the amazing projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team to inspire you and get you started (click on each image for a closer look);

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style


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And from Week One here are the amazing projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team to inspire you and get you started (click on each image for a closer look);

Kathy Clement: Kathy by Design


Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations


Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things


Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures


I really enjoyed working in a style that was opposite my normal style, and it's clear the other Frilly gals did as well.  I'm sure you've seen something here that will spark your imagination, and get you thinking in the OPPOSITE direction.  We can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
Kathy