Wednesday, September 4, 2013
It is time for another new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time it is an easy one - ANYTHING GOES. Of course your project must be vintage or shabby chic but you can create anything in your Frilly or Funkie style. Don't forget though that you can only enter your project at Frilly & Funkie and four other challenges.
Now I know I am supposed to be making Frilly projects for your inspiration but I had a request to make a card for a friend to give to her minister because he is leaving her church to go to a large Toronto church. I decided to accept her commission and kill two birds with one stone so this is my Anything Goes offering.
Literally as this posts I am landing in Birmingham, England for a three-week vacation visiting dear friends, including Sue my teammate at Frilly and Funkie. Since I am going to be gone for so long I had to get all my DT projects done before I left along with related blog posts so when I saw a chance to lighten my load, I have to admit I took it.
I used some Bazzill card stock for the card blank and some very old Provo Craft paper for the background. I used some Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger to create one panel and then embossed a piece of Recollections card stock with a Tim Holtz Patchwork Texture Fade to create another panel. It was also inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used the Tim Holtz Stuff to Say stamp set to stamp the sentiment and the Steampunk set for the three dapper gentlemen using Ranger Black Archival ink. The sentiment was cut out with a pair of Fiskars deckle scissors and then inked with the same Distress Inks. The gentlemen were stamped onto a piece of plaid paper from my scraps and inked. I added some burlap, a few metal pieces and a button on top of a little embossed circle.
So this certainly isn't Frilly but then it can't be when it is for a fellow and I don't really think it is Funkie so let's call this FRUNKIE - LOL.
Here are the products I have used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique - a super place to shop since everything is always discounted at least 20% from the manufacturer's suggested price - and the most awesome customer service.