Frilly & Funkie Chalk It Up

30th September, 2015

Iā€™m excited to share my first project as part of the design team over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Shelly Hickox (Stamptramp), who has chosen the theme CHALK IT UP …Shelly Says,”Chalk is such a versatile medium and we want to see how you can use it in your vintage or shabby chic creations. You can choose faux chalk technique, chalk inks, powdered chalks, or even a stick of chalk – it’s up to you!

iGirlZoe: Chalk It Up
I chose the faux chalk technique using antiquities frosted embossing powder on a frame mounted to an altered Tim Holtz idea-ology burlap panel. My current design obsession is apothecary, so I wanted to create a little vintage pharmacy.

iGirlZoe: Chalk It Up
The apothecary bottles and tiny vials from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology range are my absolute favourtie, so I had to use some. The burlap panel is the perfect depth to stand the bottles. I covered some with alcohol inks and some with distress crackle paint. The labels are from the apothecary vials set. The frame, label pull label and signage behind the bottles were stamped with stamps from the undertaker set.

iGirlZoe: Chalk It Up
I took inspiration from Paula Cheney by trimming the burlap and covering the edges with paper. For some final touches, I added an idea-ology clock key to the side of the burlap frame and an idea-ology heirloom rose covered with alcohol ink on a fussy cut found relatives card.

Thanks for stopping by and take a look at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used for this project are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. What an absolute gem of a first project!!! I LOVE the way you’ve combined the chalk into the label and border – it really lifts the whole look and works perfectly with those delicious bottles. It’s as though there’s a sprinkling of arsenic over it all!!! (though I’m sure you didn’t šŸ˜‰ Thrilled silly to have you on the team. Jenny x

  2. butterfly says:

    What a fabulous apothecary window – love the chalky noticeboard and all those wonderful little bottles.
    Alison xx

  3. marci piraro says:

    Marvellous! The pharmacist really stands out from the background. Love the rose (blood red, of course) in his lapel. I like the chalk look as a frame, very effective here. And, of course, all the little vials you have created.

  4. Nicole says:

    Stunning first piece with Frilly and Funkie! So very happy for you! They are a GREAT team!

  5. Deb L says:

    Awesome piece Zoe!

  6. Anne R says:

    Oh wow Zoe, your faux chalk technique looks amazing! I just love apothecary themed projects at this time of year and this one is superb. Anne x

  7. Cec says:

    What a fabulous vintage piece. Love the chalkboard frame and all your little details, especially the rose in that dapper gentleman’s lapel. Welcome to the team.

  8. Tamara R. says:

    You never fail to impress Zoe!!

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