‘Frilly & Funkie’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie : Be My Valentine?

    8th February, 2017 by iGirlZoe

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

    This time it’s my turn to host the challenge and I’ve chosen the theme BE MY VALENTINE! “Love is in the air, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, this challenge is to make a card for your sweet Valentine in a vintage or shabby chic style.”

    iGirlZoe: Be My ValentineIt has been snowing here in Copenhagen this week. A light dusting in comparison to the snow we used to enjoy in Gruyere, but it definitely put me in the mood for a blue palette when making my valentines card.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    To begin, I swiped broken china, frayed burlap and walnut stain distress ink onto a non stick craft mat. Spritzed with water, picked up the ink with a brayer and rolled it onto mixed media heavystock. Added numbers remnant rubs and lightly sanded with a sanding grip.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I inked the Tim Holtz newsprint stamp with potting soil archival ink and rolled the stamp lightly over the background in random places. LOVE this stamp, it’s one of my most used.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I created the hearts using Wendy Vecchi’s faux granite technique. It’s such an easy and effective technique. I used cornflower blue archival ink and embossing powder and the splatter background stamp, all by Wendy Vecchi.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    Naturally I used the new idea-ology paper dolls. I used the photo tinting technique on the flowers, using a victorian velvet distress marker. I mounted the dolls onto 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I inked the edges of a new idea-ology quote chip with potting soil archival ink and adhered under the paper dolls feet. I sanded the edges of a piece of the classic kraft stock, brushed with a collage glue stick and burnished with a foil transfer sheet from Ranger ink.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I flicked some black soot distress paint over the background and attached a fluted ring fastener and a discontinued idea-ology chain tassel. I’m dedicating this card to my crafty friend Sue Adams, who hoarded packs of these chain tassels and shipped them from the US for me. Friends help friends hoard discontinued idea-ology!

    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.

    Zoe

     


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  2. Frilly & Funkie Winter Hues

    25th January, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! I’m delighted to be back on the Frilly & Funkie design team for another term. This week it’s the funkie side of the team to join the challenge.

    This challenge is hosted by Suzz (Suzz’ Stamping Spot), who has chosen the theme WINTER HUES …SUZZ says, “The weather this time of year in the Midwest gets to be a bit chilly, icy, snowy and overcast. These elements of the season create a beautiful palette of colors which I am calling Winter Hues. This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project.”

    iGirlZoe: Winter HuesI love this challenge! I used blue, white, grey and silver in my card… and yes, brown, plenty of brown!

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    I worked in layers and blended pumice stone distress ink onto mixed media heavystock and spritzed with water. I love this technique and especially love the fantastic mottled effect the distress sprayer gives. I dried with a heat tool, stitched the edges with my sewing machine and mounted onto black core’dinations kraft core, which I sanded of course.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    On top of that, I layered a piece of silver idea-ology metallic kraft stock. I sanded the edges with a sanding grip and blended in vintage photo distress ink.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    For the next layer wanted to try and recreate an embossed technique Tim Holtz demonstrated in Creative Chemistry 103 with the shadow press. It didn’t work exactly as I had hoped, but I managed to make it work for me, and quite liked the effect. I rubbed a versamark ink pad over the raised portion of the embossing folder and ran it through my big shot with mixed media heavystock. I then poured embossing powder over the top. This is where it didn’t work properly… I can’t find my brayer, I had it at the weekend but now it’s MIA and when I used the versamark ink pad it touched the flat portions of the folder and there was embossing powder everywhere! Using a dry paintbrush, I carefully brushed the powder off the negative portions and melted the powder with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    I blended stormy sky distress ink onto the card, edged with vintage photo distress ink and spritzed with water. I used this particular embossing folder as it reminded me of the cold winds blowing. I was pleased with the effect as there is powder in the debossed detail and a little splattered around which looks like it was an “on purpose!” I am trying SO hard to “embrace imperfection” and not “freak my freak” as Tim says in Creative Chemistry.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    Next, I die cut a stitched rectangle frame and snowflakes with more of the silver idea-ology kraft stock. Sanded with a sanding grip and blended in vintage photo distress ink. I adhered them with glossy accents.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    I added a sentiment from the new idea-ology clipping stickers. I sanded the edges and blended with vintage photo distress ink. This sentiment just worked perfectly with the frosty cold colours.

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    I also added a new idea-ology adornment index clips which I LOVE LOVE LOVE! I mounted it over a scrap of ephemera I had leftover from another project! Did I mention LOVE?!

    iGirlZoe: Winter Hues
    Finally I added an idea-ology fluted fastener to the center of the largest snowflake which I flattened with a hammer. My favourite bit though, was adding a new idea-ology paper doll! There are no words to truly describe how much I love these!

    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.

    Zoe

     


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  3. Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

    20th January, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Happy New Year friends!

    Sorry that it’s been over a month since my last post. I spent Christmas in the UK with family and have been working on some projects for Creativation (formerly CHA)… but more on that in a later post. 😉

    Today I have the pleasure of hosting the Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! We’re featuring Tim Holtz and Ranger Collage Mediums and Texture Pastes, and for the next two weeks The Funkie Junkie Boutique are giving an additional 15% discount off these products! YIPPEE!

    iGirlZoe: Friday Focus
    For a closer look at this weeks Friday Focus, pop over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

    Have a great weekend and if you’re at Creativation, have a great show!
    Zoe

     



  4. Frilly & Funkie Holiday Gift Tags

    10th December, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends! I have a SATURDAY STEP BY STEP over at Frilly & Funkie with some holiday gift tags.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Tags

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Tags

    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Zoe x

     



  5. Frilly & Funkie Home For The Holidays

    7th December, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! This is the last challenge for the year.

    This challenge is hosted by Kathy (Kathy by Design), who has chosen the theme HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS …KATHY says, “Let’s get ready to Deck the Halls by creating some home decor for the holiday season. You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes …basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don’t celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme.”

    iGirlZoe: Home for the Holidays
    This final challenge theme is really fitting, as I will actually be going “home for the holidays!” With so much to do before we go, I decided to make some gift tags to adorn my gifts this year. I will be back on Saturday with a step-by-step for this gift tag.

    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.

    The Frilly & Funkie Design Team will be back in the new year with a brand new set of challenges and I’m delighted to be joining the Design Team for another term. Wishing you all a happy holiday season.
    Zoe x

     


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