Frilly & Funkie Sing, Sing, Sing

21st January, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Cec (CW Card Creations), who has chosen the theme SING, SING, SING …Cec says, “Make a shabby chic or vintage project with music as the central theme. You can add musical instruments, music paper, sentiments about music or even vintage images with a music theme.”

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing SingCec’s challenge theme immediately made me think of bird song. I live right next to a park and love hearing the birds chirping away.

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
I created the background and some embellishments with Tim Holtz wallflower paper stash. Altered one of the new idea-ology wall hangers with picket fence distress paint. Added remnant rubs to the label, overlaid with an epoxy sticker and adhered to the faceplate. Rubbed leftover picket fence paint over idea-ology boxwood twine and adhered to the top with hot glue. I adhered the background onto a piece of embossed cardboard painted with picket fence distress paint and inked with vintage photo distress.

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
After adding some music washi tape, small talk stickers and lace trim, I had just about finished. A little last sanding and the background RIPPED!!! I sat for a few moments wishing for a “click undo” button and then set about “fixing it” …aka making it worse!

I inked, spritzed, misted, rubbed, tried to cover with rubons (they wouldn’t adhere). Then the lightbulb moment…

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
Texture paste was the answer! Texture paste is always the answer! It covers a multitude of sins, adheres to just about any surface and with a little distress re inker… can be any colour you like! I chose weathered wood so it would match the eggs I had stamped with weathered wood distress ink with the Tim Holtz nature walk stamp set.

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
Using a palette knife I spread texture paste through the numbered stencil. I chose “16” to mark the new year.

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
Once thoroughly dry I placed the stencil back over the texture paste and stamped with the overlay stamp from nature walk set that I used to put the spots on the eggs. I actually love the ’16’ so let’s call it a happy accident. 😉

iGirlZoe: Sing Sing Sing
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. Love those happy accidents, this is wonderful Zoe despite your trials and tribulations! Fabulous layers and colours and love how you echoed the colours of the eggs on the texture paste numerals, lovely! Deb xo

  2. YAY!!! We can see you now! Gorgeous hanging Zoe, and what a fabulous happy accident! Actually it really balances the whole design and echoes that row of stamped eggs perfectly. Love it! Jenny x

  3. Astrid says:

    Happy accidents, don’t you just love them…. this is a super hanging, it makes me long for Spring, – love it!

  4. Nicole says:

    Hey, looks like the “User Error” issue has passed! Great project and I ADORE the hanger! Happy to see you back online! Thank goodness for the techie other half!

  5. Gorgeous! LOVE the hanger and the all the texture!

  6. Autumn says:

    Such super details on this piece, Zoe! Love this!

  7. Liz Walters says:

    Zoe, THANK YOU AND YOUR HUBBY TOO for all the time and effort you put in to show us how to see your hard work and the Periscopes at CHA.
    I appreciate you and I promise to keep your brains mostley intact

  8. Deb L says:

    Beautiful piece Zoe!

  9. paula says:

    Beautiful! Texture Paste is the answer for a lot of problems, lol! The hanger looks great too. Appreciate the inspiration today.

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