Wednesday, May 4, 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);

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!

We'll be back tomorrow with inspiration from our latest guest designer, so be sure to check back and see how they fared with this Opposites Attract Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
Kathy

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Focus on Prima!


Hello and welcome to the Friday Focus on Prima! It's Nancy here, kicking off the celebration of all things Prima at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. That means all Prima products will be available at an additional 15% off until May 13th! 

Today I'm sharing a card created with one of Prima's fabulous new paper collections, Tales of You and Me


The base of the card is formed by distressing, layering, and stitching the papers. Next comes the fussy cutting (a lot of it!). Multiple layers of the same design are carefully cut, popped up with foam adhesive, and layered to create a dimensional garden. 



Linda is now carrying a large variety of mulberry flowers in her shop! I stained the white wild roses with distress spray to coordinate with the colors of the paper collection. I also added a few other flowers from my stash to complete the bouquet.  


The altered wooden key is coated with Prima Heavy White Gesso and crackle texture paste, then aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added two natural twine bows to this card. One just isn't enough anymore-lol! 

Prima art stones are tucked into the nooks and crannies of this garden. They're tinted with three different shades of Tim Holtz distress markers then gently misted with water.    



The sentiment is a sticker from the paper collection! It's layered on top of several layers of design paper that have been 'artistically' torn. You'll also find a sweet Prima chipboard bird and rose embellishing my little flower garden. The chipboard pieces are self adhesive, making them simple to adhere to your projects.


Thank you so much for stopping by for a peek at my card!! Now it's time to treat yourself to the some Prima goodness from  The Funkie Junkie Boutique! I've shared only a tiny sample of the new Prima inventory Linda offers in her shop. There's so much more to see, so grab a cup of tea and relax over some well deserved retail therapy!     

Hugs,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's Not Easy Being Green!

Hi! Suzz here. I am hosting a challenge in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd. For this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way. 

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 also include in your description what you up-cycled or re-cycled. 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 Funkie 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
(Halo's Crate)

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 
(Baked Bean can)


Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons
(Coffee Jar)


Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe
(paper scraps)


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WEEK ONE

Here are the fabulous 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
Upcycled Domino Confectioner's Sugar Box


Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things
(Recycled the packaging from  Sizzix Celebration Words die set)


Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations
(Recycled the diffusing lens from a set of LED traffic signals)


Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures 
(altered 'book box' from my Goodwill bag) 


Does that have your imagination sparked? Look around and see what could use a little up-cycle or dig through those re-recyclables! Get creating and come back and share with us your art!

We'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration from our latest Guest Designer - what will the recycled item be for this one!... until then,

Suzz