Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Just my Type Challenge @ The Frilly and Funkie Blog

The Challenge

Today begins a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog and Jenny is hosting this time around and she says,  "As a trained touch typist I love vintage typewriters. I love the way they look and sound and the font they create. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface. "For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes a typewriter, typewriter keys, or typeface.

My Take on the Challenge
Many of you that join in the Frilly and Funkie Challenges are so great at stamping and using inks.  Me, hmmm, not so much.  I like challenges to be learning experiences so I hauled out some alcohol inks, stamps and Distress Specialty Stamping paper.  First I added drops of alcohol ink onto my stamping paper, letting it pool and blend together.  Then I used black archival ink to stamp on the alphabet you see as well as the Write Your Story stamp.  

I started with a piece of type paper from Graphic 45's Typography collection and used Tim Holtz's Traveler stencil to stencil on some travel words.  Then I used Distress Ink - Black Soot to color the stenciled words. Next I layered on the alcohol inked papers and a photo of myself at the ripe old age of 19!  I used a bit of crocheted black cotton lace around the stamped paper layer and added some flowers.


I stamped the typewriter on Distress Specialty Stamping Paper and then fussy cut it out.  Then I covered it with Distress Collage Medium Crazing.  That cracked nicely but it also curled up.  Not a good thing!   So I attempted to "fix it" by filling in the cracks with Glossy Accents.  That left the cracks and held it together so I guess its ok but I wouldn't do this particular process again.  I embedded the pen nib in the wet Glossy Accents.





How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes a typewriter, typewriter keys, or typeface,
and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Well, I had so much fun creating this page, I'm putting it in my Book of Me mini album!  Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

Maggi


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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Showcase at the Frillie and Funkie Challenge Blog

Join me at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog for a tutorial to make these 2 cards and tag from Stamperia Christmas papers.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has lots of Stamperia paper collection in stock so stop by and see the goodness!

Christmas Cards & Tag Tutorials Stamperia Christmas PapersChristmas Cards & Tag Tutorials Stamperia Christmas Papers

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Vintage Styled Layout Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts


Hello Little Birdie Crafts fans!  I am thrilled to be back with my second post as a guest designer for Little Birdie.  If you missed my first post, a step card tutorial, you can view it here.   Today I am sharing a heritage layout with you AND a tutorial where I'll show you how to make this layout and the floral vine.

A Vintage Style Layout

I am using a vintage photo taken in the early 1940's during WW II on this layout. Vintage layouts are some of my favorites.  To achieve a vintage look, think muted colors, browns, creams, the softer color palette.  Torn edges and papers add an authentic look.  I always think to myself, what would something look like if it had been created 50 years ago and had been handled by many people?  The edges would be ragged, perhaps a few tears and stains, these looks characterize the vintage look.





Tutorial

Step 1:
I like to save every scrap of paper that I can, so when you see a paper on top of another paper, you can believe that I have cut the center out of the back paper!  So for the first layer, trim a 1" frame from a  12" x 12" paper.
  
Step 2:
For the next layer, trim a 12 x 12 paper to 11 ¾" x 11 ¾" and distress the edges.  Then use the Script Stencil to stencil on some words.

 Step 3:
Tear contrasting strips of paper and layer as shown in the photo below.


 Step 4:
Now let's make a floral vine to use on our layout.  Take 5 small wire stemmed roses and twist 3 roses together.  Next, twist two roses together.  Now glue the two sets of roses together as shown in the photo.  You can twist the ends of the two sets together.   




Step 5:
Glue some greenery from the flowers along the wire stems. 
 Step 6:
Select 3 larger flowers to use in the center.  Trim away excess cardboard so that it doesn't show beneath the flowers.  There you have a pretty vine that will look lovely on your layout!



  
Step 7:
Add the floral vine to one side of the photo and arrange more flowers on the opposing side. 


  



Now add a title and any other embellishments you like.  Now you have a beautiful keepsake heritage layout.




Thank you for joining me a Little Birdie Crafts today!

Supplies Used from Little Birdie Crafts

Flowers - Rosalind Swiss Coffee
Flowers - Pauline Swiss Coffee
Flowers - Daisies Swiss Coffee

Other Supplies
Maja papers:  Frost Basics, Vintage Romance, Vintage Summer

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

All Creature Great and Small Challenge at Frillie and Funkie


I'm thrilled to be hosting my first challenge at the Frillie and Funkie Blog!  I bet you can guess what the subject of my challenge?  Yep, of course it has something to do with animals!  Animals delight us in so many ways; perhaps a trip to the zoo with the kids has made you smile. Maybe you have fur-babies that are a big part of your life. My fur-babies are my children and hold the top spot in the hierarchy of my home! For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that is centered around animals. It could be your pets or a vintage photo. Could be an animal you fear, spiders anyone??? Eeeek!!!! No humans please, just animals on your project, otherwise anything goes.


The Process
I used a large Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag to create this piece.  I love the Etcetera tags because they are made of a sturdy thickboard and take mixed media applications so well.  The first step was covering the entire tag with a coat of thick gesso.  I didn't try to smooth it out as I wanted a textured appearance.  Next I grabbed my set of Prima Old Walls Rust Effect Paste.  I applied that with a palette knife starting with the darkest color, moss.  I added the next color, cool grey, before the moss dried so that the colors would blend together.  

In this photo you can see the process part way through, where I have add some color to the tag.





 Here's the tag after I finished adding the third color, cream.  The large white spots you see are where I added no color as these places are covered with paper.  No need to waste product there!


Closeups
While the background was drying, I fussy cut flowers from Stamperia's Wonderland collection. That is the most gorgeous collection, its so artsy and vintage, pretty colors.  I am a huge fan of Stamperia papers!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries many of the Stamperia collections too!  Hurray for that. 

Next I glued the paper flowers to the dry tag with Distress Collage Medium - Crazing.  This medium leaves subtle crack beneath the surface adding to the aged appearance.

The background of fussy cut flowers paired with pretty Petaloo roses gives this piece lots of dimension.  I used white roses and tinted them with Lindy's Cream Brulee Cream and Salt Water Taffy Starburst Mists.



I used a frame from Tim Holtz's Baseboard - Frames set and I covered it the same way that I did the background with Old Walls Rust Effect paste.

That sweet pup is my Chili who went over the bridge when she was only 7 years old.  She had multiple auto-immune diseases and we could not save her.


 This quote is a transparent sticker from my stash.  It's really old, maybe from 2006.  The butterfly is caste from paper clay and then painted.  Along the edges I painted on some embossing ink and used beeswax embossing powder to give the wings some shine.


 To finish off the tag, I went around the edges with Prima Metallique Wax in Rich Copper.    In this view you can see how I popped up the framed photo adding to the dimension.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project centered around animals and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here!

Maggi


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