Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home Frilly and Funkie Challenge

The Challenge

Our new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog is up and Sara Emily is hosting our "Home, Sweet Home" challenge. Sara Emily describes her challenge, "Whether your house is grand or modest, neat or messy, there's no place like home. Houses get bought and sold, but home stays with you forever. For this challenge, I would like to see how you interpret what home means to you on your vintage or shabby chic project."

My Inspiration

I chose to do a layout featuring a photo of my family to represent my home. My Dad was in the Army, so we lived all over the world rarely staying in one place longer than 2 1/2 years. Consequently, for me, a home is not a house, it is my family.  Wherever my family is, that is where I find my home.  



The Details

I used layers of Stamperia's Old Lace paper collection and gold kraft paper to scrap my photo.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great selection of Stamperia.  A tip for tearing paper:  Paint a thin water line on the paper where you want your tear, then just tear it.  You'll find this to be so easy and your paper tears where you want it to tear.






The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries Eileen Hull Designs new Molten Dimensions Embossing Powders.  The title I used is chipboard heat embossed with Golden Rod Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder.  This powder is really thick and chunky.  I got complete coverage with just one coat though it usually takes 2 coats on chipboard with other powders.


The Flowers

These gorgeous burlap flowers are Little Birdie Crafts and they are spectacular to me!  I used just part of one package on this layout.  I love that there are buds as well as flowers all in one pack!




Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Venise Lace Trim - 2 inches

How to Enter the Challenge


Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, Home, Sweet Home.  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.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Taking a vacation from crafting....

I am on the road to Alaska and so taking the summer off from crafting.  Well, you know I do always travel with a few supplies for those rainy down days but otherwise this summer is all about our road trip to Alaska.  We lived in Fairbanks, AK 1995  - 2000 and fell in love with the vast beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. 

Come follow our adventures on my Alaska Road Trip blog,

Our traveling companions!  They are great travelers, Nika sleeps all day and Tisha looks out the window.



 We're currently on the Alaska Highway and our doghouse on wheels is getting a bit dirty!



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Time for another challenge over at The Frilly and Funkie Blog and this time hosted by Jenny.  Her challenge is Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims and she says "Linda sells a huge array of beautiful embellishments, trinkets and trims in her store (The Funkie Junkie Boutique), from metal filigree pieces and charms to buttons, laces and ribbons. They can be the important focal point on a project or the final finishing touches that complete it. However you wish to use them lets see those embellishments, trinkets and trims in action on your vintage or shabby chic entries."

My Take on the Challenge
I totally love Stamperia papers and The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries many of their collections.  One of my favorites is Alice, what a wonderful fun collection.  I also happened upon Tim Holtz's Big Talk Snarky quote collection.  Oh there are some great quotes in there, many of which I've said in my head, but fortunately not aloud!  Anyway, I thought this quote worked with the Alice papers.

As usual I've used a Graphic 45 large tag in kraft.  Then I layered up some of the design papers.  Alice is fussy cut and popped up over a cut-apart card that is also popped up with cardboard.  (I use cardboard when I am popping up larger pieces as it provides a sturdy base without have to use so much foam tape.  It gets expensive ya know?)

I used charms, a button and ribbons to embellish my tag.   The two teacups are fussy cut from the design paper and popped up with foam dots.



I stenciled on the word Adventure before adding Alice to the tag. The Big Talk Snarky quote is printed on bright white paper which just doesn't work.  A quick inking with Distress Antique Linen fixed that right up.




Take a look at that ever so cool white rabbit charm down in the lower corner.  Isn't that just the coolest charm? (click on the photo for a better look.)  I used a silver filigree metal piece and heat embossed it with Ancient Amber embossing powder.  I layered on a flower and topped it with this cool rabbit charm from the store.  



The metal teacup and teapot charms are from my stash and I've no idea where they came from or how long I've had them.  They work nicely with this tag though!

 I wanted a gold button over my gingham ribbon but didn't have one so I used Eileen Hull's thick embossing powder to make my own.  I just dabbed on some embossing ink, sprinkled on the powder and heated.  I think it turned out great!  




How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims. 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 Frilly and Funkie Blog.

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Round Silver Tone Filigree Embellishments - Set of 4 (similar to the filigree flower I used)
Graphic 45 Large Tag (this one is ivory, I used kraft)

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