Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!

Hi there!! Georgie here with you today to host the second week of our next challenge. When I first started here I was so excited and very happy, and then when asked to choose a challenge theme, the one thing that sang out to me was:

Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!! 

So this is the theme :) This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!

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 be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past when they have entered too many other challenges. 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.

And now it's the turn of my fabulous Funkie teamies to share their amazing creations;

Nicole Wright - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n

Sue Carrington  - Stamping Sue Style

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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WEEK ONE

Here are some amazing creations from my fabulous Frilly teamies;

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Pamellia - My Little Craft Things


Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


Over to you lovely people now, we can't wait to see what you create!

Tomorrow we'll be back to share the incredible artwork of our latest Guest Designer, and next week the Funkie team will provide you with their own inspiration.

Hugs,
Georgie xx


Monday, May 25, 2015

Challenge Winners - Snap, Crackle, Crackle!

Welcome to the beginning of a new week, and for those in the US and UK we hope you're enjoying an extended weekend! It's time to announce the winners of the 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle!' challenge. Thank you to every one who took the time to enter with some amazing crackled creations. It was great to see so many of you joining in the fun. The Design Team really enjoyed looking at how everyone had incorporated the theme into their projects and it was hard to pick just one winner, but in the end we voted for #21 Shrinking Mimsy.


We loved the use of crackle on this tray, complimenting the beautiful flowers to transform a thrift shop find. Find out more about how it came together and see some close up photos on Elizabeth's blog. Congratulations Elizabeth (Shrinking Mimsy) on being our favourite for the 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle!' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.

And Random.org has chosen a winner for our $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #19 Carol Stamps.


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 (Elizabeth) and for the gift certificate details (Carol).

Our current challenge, 'Happy, Happy, HAPPY!', runs through Tuesday, June 2nd and the Funkie side of the DesignTeam will be back this Wednesday, 27th May to share what makes them happy. 

We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win. And please make sure you follow our rules; you can enter up to 10 challenges including ours, and a maximum of 3 entries per person to our challenge. Please remember to link back to our challenge in your entry and mention in your post that you are entering this Frilly and Funkie challenge.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Step X Step- Crackling Glass

Well, who doesn't love Crackle! Why not crackle glass! Oh the possibilities! Welcome to this Frilly and Funkie Saturday Step X Step. I'll show you how I crackle glass perfect for your projects or paper crafts and while it dries we'll watercolor and bend metal! Now that I have you thinking...let's crackle! 

I shared this project a couple weeks ago here and I wanted to show you how I managed this technique.


I started with an old jar and glue. You can also use Ranger's Glue n' Seal.


Cover the jar with an even coat of glue.


I left the flat circle alone so you can see a peek window,


While that dries it's a good time to watercolor the Perspective Butterfly.


I started with Mermaid Lagoon! Do you have yours yet?


Add the cracked pistachio, mustard seed and abandon coral.


Look...it's drying! You want to see this mat look.


To get a more bold look you can use your distress markers to accent and make that color pop!


You can see here how I'm accenting to get that more intense color!


Now that the glass is dry add a coat of Distress Crackle Paint!  Once the crackle is done drying you can add all your embellishments.


While you wait for the crackle to dry it's a good time to do some fussy cutting.


Ink the edges.


I put a coat of Clear Rock Candy Stickles on the butterflies.


I wanted to add a wordband to the lid so this is where we get to bend it!


Use your crafty pliers and bend a little bit at a time to achieve a nice even curve.


See, it takes no time to bend your wordband,


I used some linen ribbon to wrap the lid and attach some hot glue to help it stay put.


And there you have it! A pretty cracked project! While you wait you can work on some creative accents.


You can even crackle acetate or clear packaging for your paper crafting. How about a crackled glass jar full of creepy things for Halloween. Or crackling a frosty scene for a Holiday project. There's so many great ways to apply this!

I hope you enjoyed the Crackle Technique.

Cheers

Nicole

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Welcome to today's Guest Designer - Lucyna

Today we welcome Lucyna (aka Lula) from U Luli as our Guest Designer. Amelia was chosen by the DT as the winner of the 'Stencil Mania!' challenge. Let's move on to hear from Lucyna and see what she has made for the current challenge 'Happy, Happy, Happy!!!'


I am thrilled to have been invited to guest design for Frilly and Funky. Thanks bunches Ladies for this opportunity!

A little about me:
My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula. I come from the north of Poland. Fifty-six, part time working wife, mum of two grown up boys and a happy grandma. I started my crafting journey 3 years ago as a card maker and immediately became an addicted paper-lover. My latest craze is playing with mixed medias and altering things. I love challenges to spark my creativity and I love making crafty friends all over the world!


This is my take on the theme: Happy! Happy! Happy!
I loved doing this wall hanging for three reasons:
1) the metal frame with a gecko was handmade by my son and given to me as a gift
2) metal parts and mixed media are my fav things to work with
3) love nature and wild animals seems to be so happy to me


I primed the thick piece of cardboard with heavy gesso. Then applied texture paste through the stencil. Next it was time to attach the frame with extra heavy gel medium. Time for the best part! I hoard lots of broken jewelry and the gecko received a large amount. Another wash of gesso was given. I have used various paints and inks to colour the whole piece. Sprayed some mists and then rubbed on some metallic gilding wax. I decided to do some stamping and heat embossing to add some interest to the background. The lettering is an altered chipboard. I hope you like my gecko!


I'm sure you'll all agree that Lucyna's altered art piece is amazing!!! Isn't it wonderful that she has been able to start with something hand made by her own son too! Make sure you hop on over to Lucyna's blog HERE to see lots more of her fantastic artwork.

No doubt this has provided you with even more inspiration for the current challenge, 'Happy, Happy, Happy!!!' You'll need to enter it to be in with a chance to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, so what are you waiting for... get happy!!!

And just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday May 23rd DT member Nicole has a fabulous Saturday Step by Step in store for you so make sure you join us for that!