Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stamperia Roses & Laces for The Frilly and Funkie Blog Challenge

Mother May I Challenge
Our new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog is up and Suzz is hosting.  May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother's Day and honor our mothers. Suzz is challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life. It can be a favorite memory, something based on her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure. Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!

My Take on the Challenge

My Mother is my inspiration for so many things, most importantly, how to live a good life.  She passed away September 21, 2018 at the age of 96 1/2.  This will be my first Mother's Day without her and I know it will be hard.  For the last 10 years I have hosted a big family meal with a menu of Mom's choosing.  I thank my Mother for so many things but most importantly for teaching me to be strong, independent, and honest.  And I really can't thank my Mom without also thanking my Dad as he was her partner for life (72 years!) and together they taught us how to live the good life, but always having compassion for fellow man.

I used Stamperia's Roses and Laces papers for my layout.  Have you taken a look at Stamperia papers?  They are stunning and different from so much that is on the market.  Really rich vintage colors and images. The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries an extensive line of Stamperia, be sure to stop by and take a look.

Eileen  Hull's new Molten Dimension Embossing Powders by Emerald Creek

Ya'll I love embossing powder and I have like a gazillion of them!  Eileen's are really special because they are so thick and dimensional.  AND they layer nicely too!

Take a look at the leafy vine.  First I dabbed embossing ink on the chipboard.  If it's a large piece like this one, I do half at a time as the embossing ink tends to soak into the chipboard if you don't first paint it...and I usually don't. Too lazy 😅!    

First coat of powder was Aqua Splash.  After that cooled, I dabbed a bit more embossing ink on, just in random spots, and then added a bit of White Wonder embossing powder.  I heat embossed that and while the melted powder was still hot I sprinkled on tiny bits of Golden Rod and Polished Silver.  I love the multi-color effect!

 The filigree piece beneath the flower and clock was a silver metal piece that I heat embossed the same way as the chipboard.  Doesn't it look so pretty?  A WORD OF CAUTION:  If you heat emboss metal, DO NOT touch for several minutes, the metal gets really really HOT!!

Just above the filigree piece I made a pocket to tuck tags into.  This is a really fun way to do some hidden journaling.


On either side of the photo I used a die-cut made from silver foil paper and the Provincial Impresslits die.  The I lightly applied a little bit of embossing ink with a paint brush and sprinkled with Baked Velvet Aegean Sea.  I love how it fills in the impressions with color.

The flowers I used are Little Birdie Crafts.  You can't see it so much in the photo but these are really sparkly, sooooo pretty! 

I stenciled a bit on the background using a rosette stencil.  You can see it on the right corner above  and on the right corner below, under the flowers.  I rubbed Distress Oxide Iced Spruce over some of the stenciling to make it stand out.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, Mother May I.  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.

Emerald Creek Eileen Hull Molten Dimension Embossing Powder - White Wonder
Emerald Creek Eileen Hull Molten Dimension Embossing Powder - Golden Rod

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. What a gorgeous photo of your dear Mom. I know it had to be bittersweet for you to create this one, Maggi. But it is so filled with the love you felt for your amazing mom. The details are incredible! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  2. This is lovely, so much detail,the tags are a great addition. My mom's been gone for 12 years, but this challenge brings to mind so many of the things she loved and collected.

  3. Maggi, you have made a beautiful layout in honor of your beloved and lovely Mom! I can imagine loving memories came to mind with each gorgeous detail you added. I love those embossed pieces and exquisite Stamperia papers that set the stage for your Mom's gorgeous photo Lovely inspiration! Hugs! Sara Emily

  4. A Beautiful layout and memory of your Mom. So sorry for your loss. I too mourn, now 9 years sinse her departure here on earth, but feels like yesterday. Thank you for sharing this amazing memory page.

  5. Gorgeous layout honoring your mom. I loved the beautiful words you shared about your mom and dad!

  6. Such a gorgeous layout to compliment the photo of you wonderful mom Maggi. The way you've framed her beautiful smiling face with the embossed elements and flowers is so perfect and compliments the paper collection so well. Thank you for sharing it and those memories of your mom and dad with us xx


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