Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Showcase at Frilly and Funkie - Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock

I am sharing the Saturday Showcase at Frilly and Funkie this week and it is all about Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock.  Here is a peek at one of the projects I created:

To get all the details on how I made this card and see more projects using this fabulous paper, pop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spring Has Sprung - I Hope

It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Maggi, our hostess for this one calls it Spring is in Full Bloom and describes it like this:

This is my favorite time of the year. Here in the south the trees and shrubs are all blooming and showing their splendor. Many are busy planting their vegetable gardens. The migrating birds have returned to build nests and raise a new family. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that illustrates the magic of spring in bloom!

So, where I live we won't be able to plant for another 5-6 weeks, just lost the last of the mountains of snow a week ago and the temperatures keep plunging every second day so winter coats are still fighting the spring coats for closet space. That means flowers are still a way off for us.  I decided for this challenge I would just feature my new favourite flower stamp set - Country Flowers by Wendy Vecchi.  They look more summer to me but since Mother Nature is off her meds and has no respect for the calendar, I figure we are going straight from winter to summer here.

I started by cutting a panel of card stock and using a scallop circle die to cut a window in it before I ran it through an embossing folder called Victoria.  The panel was distressed and then inked with Dried Marigold and Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).  I cut a smaller panel of paper from the Spring Farm House paper pad (Prima) and mounted it behind the scallop cut out before I added the panel to the card blank.  I cut a couple of sections from the Amber Moon paper pad (Prima) in my Funkie Junkie Boutique stash to create a couple little pieces if ephemera that I tucked inside the cutout.

Next I stamped the flowers using the solid stamp first using a lighter shade followed by the detail stamp with a darker shade.  The orange flower was stamped with Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade and the yellow flowers were stamped with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.  I used a water brush (Tim Holtz) to smooth out the colour and add a wee bit of shading before I die cut them.  I thought they needed to be toned down a bit so I covered them with some Picket Fence DI and then used some glossy accents to add microbeads to the centres of the flowers.

The leaves were stamped in the same manner as the flowers using Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint DI.  The butterfly was stamped with Dried Marigold and Gathered Twigs DI and some little Chocolate adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) were added to the body.  A few more pearls were scattered around to finish off the card.

I hope you will join us for this challenge.  One random winner will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall pick receiving an opportunity to join us as a Guest Designer.

Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for products used to create this card:

Prima Marketing Spring Farmhouse 8x8" Paper Pad
Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stamp, Die, Stencil Set - Country Flowers
Distress Ink Pads
Scor Tape
Glossy Accents
Kaisercraft Adhesive Pearls - Chocolate
Tim Holtz Water Brush, Detailer Brush Tip TIP33080

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Whiskey and Lace

It is time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Kathy is our hostess for this one and she is calling it Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle.  Here is how she describes it:

Earth Day is April 22nd, so let's honor the day with a vintage or shabby chic project that includes an item that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin. You can use an old jar, glass bottle, packaging material or other bits and bobs to create your upcycled masterpiece. Be sure to tell us in your post what your recycled item is and how you used it, as it may not be apparent in a photo.

My Son-in-Law recently sold one of his restaurants and before he did I managed to grab a few empty whiskey bottles that he hadn't taken to the recycling depot so I thought altering one would be perfect for this challenge.

I started by giving it a generous coat of a chalky acrylic paint, which sticks to glass quite nicely and then I added a coat of white gesso (Dina Wakley).  When I started I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the bottle and in the end I covered most of this up.  For the next layer I used some collage medium (Tim Holtz) and added crumpled up tissue paper to give it a bit of texture.

Once the tissue was dry I covered the bottle in rows of lace from my Funkie Junkie Boutique stash.  I also added a row of pearls and some pink braid that I found in my stash.

I needed a stopper since the bottle came without one so I cut down a cork that I recycled from a bottle of lovely red wine we had with our dinner (I am sensing a pattern here - 😃) and that exercise confirmed that I will never make it as a wood carver.  Once I got the cork the right size, I gave it a couple coats of white gesso and then added a row of pearls on a string and a row of lace.  An Idea-ology knob (Tim Holtz) was added to the top.

The focal image was created on my computer by combining a couple of free digital files (The Graphics Fairy for the cherub and Creavapeur for the script) and then adding it to the back of a die cut frame that I covered with texture paste (Ranger).

I cut some crinoline petals using the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) and dyed them with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) before layering them to create flowers.  Adhesive pearls  were added to the centres of the smaller flowers and a pearl cluster was added to the larger flower.

A metal butterfly was altered by covering it with white gesso and then inking it with Worn Lipstick DI.  I also created a bead chain using beads and chain from my stash along with some jump rings from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The loopy bow was created from pieces of dyed seam binding that came on some packages from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I would love to see what you transform for this challenge.  It runs until 11:55 pm EST on April 23rd so you have lots of time to create.