Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Floral Infatuation Challenge!

Hello! Welcome to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! It's Nancy, and I'm beyond thrilled to be hosting our new two week challenge.

Our theme, Floral Infatuation, celebrates the beautiful blooms of the season. The guidelines are super simple: create any vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as a focal point.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing 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 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 the guidelines, 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.

The Frilly ladies are here today, and we're absolutely blossoming with inspiration!

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures

Thank y'all so much for visiting with us. We'll return tomorrow with something special from our latest Guest Designer and in one week to share the fabulous floral stylings of the Funkie team!

Now is the moment we turn everything over to you. We know you've got a great stash of flowers, so pick your faves and start creating! We'll be stopping by your blogs to get a close up view of your gorgeous art. Wishing you joy, laughter, and crafty adventures!



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Step by Step: Halloween Hanging

Hello and welcome, Zoe here. I am delighted to be your host for this Saturday Step by Step with Frilly and Funkie. I created some mini Halloween labels for the current “It’s a Small, Small World” challenge using the incredible new Halloween stamps by Tim Holtz. Here’s how…

Step 1: Stamp 12 labels onto distress watercolor cardstock. Ink up the stamp with vintage photo distress archival ink and then "kiss" the stamp with black soot distress archival ink.

*The trick is to leave some portions of the label stamp untouched with the black soot ink so the vintage photo shows through for a worn look.

Step 2: Fussy cut the labels. Ink background stamps with a DIY distress ink pad and lightly mist with water and stamp onto the labels. Dry with a heat tool. 

Step 3: Once dry, blend in antique linen and vintage photo and edge with walnut stain distress ink.

Step 4: Stamp ground espresso distress ink onto a non stick craft mat and squeeze a little water from a waterbrush and mix. Pick up the ink and tap the water brush to create splatter to the backgrounds. Dry with a heat tool.

Step 5:  Stamp images onto distress watercolor cardstock (smooth side) with black soot distress archival ink.

Step 6: Fussy cut the stamped images and blend in antique linen and vintage photo distress ink.

Step 7: Choose card layouts and stick into place with glossy accents and add any remnant rubs, stamps or embellishments.

Step 8: Set card toppers aside to dry and start work on the base.

Step 9: Follow steps 1-3 of this cool paint resist technique from Tim Holtz.

Step 10: Once completely dry, blend in walnut stain distress ink. Really "go against the grain" to work the ink into the recessed portions on the woodgrain. Dry with a heat tool.

(for a darker woodgrain effect, rub the walnut stain ink pad directly on the cardstock and dry with a heat tool) 

*note: different base inks will affect the finished colour of the woodgrain.

(for a more weathered look, lightly damp a piece of kitchen paper and gently rub over the surface to lift the walnut stain ink from the portions of the card the paint resists. Work in small sections so as not to get water into the recessed sections)

Step 11: Using matte multi medium to adhere 4 pieces of cardstock to a piece of cardboard, (it can be a scrap piece as seen above as will be covered).

Step 12: Rub ground espresso distress stain to the edges directly from the bottle. 

Step 13: Adhere the card toppers into place in rows of 3 and decorate with some idea-ology hardware.

Step 14: Attach a loop to the back of the cardboard if you wish to hang on the wall.

Step 15: Use leftover labels to make party invitations, dare cards or put your favourite Halloween recipes on the back and pass onto friends.

I hope you enjoyed the step by step. Don' forget to take a look at the current "It's a Small, Small World" challenge and have a great weekend.