Wednesday, March 27, 2019

March Madness Challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog

Challenge Theme

Time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog and this one is so fun!  It's all about March Madness ans Suzz is our hostess!  She says, "Don't be afraid, the challenge isn't going to require you to use basketball inspired images. Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice: The Mad Hatter asks Alice: "Have I gone Mad?" and Alice replies "I am afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project. There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself. The possibilities are endless. Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story!"

My Take on the Challenge

My inspiration is simply the Mad Hatter, oh how I love to make hats and so I crafted this funky far-out hat for the Mad Hatter to wear.  I used Stamperia's new collection, Alice, to make this colorful hat.  Now isn't that just the perfect collection for this project!!  You can find it at The Funkie Junkie Boutique but better hurry, because, Stamperia papers sell out pretty quick.

The Flowers

I made the largest flowers on this hat using one of my favorite flower dies, Sizzix Alterations Tattered Florals.  I just love these pretty flowers!

I made two of them, and then I added some of Graphic 45's gorgeous lush Triumphant Red Roses.  They come in a  pack complete with rosebuds, leaves and spirally thingys!   (Thingys, that's a technical term, 😃)

Take a look at the White Rabbit charm dangling, isn't that just the cutest!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has them in packs of 6.  I imagined that the Mad Hatter needed some scissors so I have a pair of those dangling from this mad hat too.

Every seamstress needs buttons so there are a couple of those nestled in there too.

One more view of the White Rabbit, I think he's heralding the handmade flowers!  😉  I misted them with Lindy's to give them lots of sparkle.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, March Madness.
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, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

Supplies Available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Definitely a masterpiece. This is so beautifully creative!

  2. Maggi this hat is just wowzers!!! I love what you created! The hat is gorgeous and fabulous! The embellishments are inspired! I love the dangling little scissors!

  3. I just KNEW you would make a hat! LOL This one is certainly Mad Hatter Tea Party ready! What a wonderful creations...and your handmade flowers are gorgeous. Clever you!

  4. Oh my goodness now isn't that simply perfection Maggi! Love so much that you've created a magnificent hat with all that gorgeous detail including the flowers and hanging scissors xx

  5. Love the black gingham bow with the red flowers—POP. The whole hat 🎩 is just so fun and pretty.

  6. Maggi, you have outdone even YOU with this amazing hat! The papers are just incredibly beautiful, and you have brought them to life with that amazing handmade flower and the roses. I love the details of that white rabbit charm, scissors and button. This is a favorite for me and your photography skills really shows off it's artistry! Hugs!


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