Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Grungy Mixed Media Altered Frame with Tim Holtz, Prima, and Ken Oliver

Welcome! Today the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie team get to present their inspiration for the current challenge  at Frilly and Funkie.  Our talented hostess Suzz has chosen the theme "The Year of....."  She says, "Welcome to a brand new year!  I am not very good at New Year Resolutions but I do like to think about what I want to focus on in the New Year.  To help me do this, I pick a word that is my word for the year and try to use that word to keep me focused on what is important. The challenge to you is to  pick a word that will be your inspiration for 2018.  Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes your word of 2018.  The word can be part of a sentiment, phrase or stand alone on your project as long as it is featured somewhere in your art."

I never knew how difficult it would be to chose a word to focus on for the year; I guess I never really thought about it. Initially my mind went to 'Intention' as to live life with intention, but I'd just posted my project, "Intentions", and it seemed a little redundant. The word 'home' kept coming to the surface, because my husband and I have been working on a plan to downsize in a few years. So not only do I intend to focus on working on our house alongside my husband, but to focus more on the people I love who live in and visit our home.

I chose an old canvas from my stash and removed the wrapped canvas by pulling out the (many, rusty) staples. I painted the inner edges with two coats of gesso and adhered an old Tim Holtz paper with house blueprints to the outer edges and face of the frame.

 Before adhering the paper to the face of the frame, I embossed it with Tim's Lattice Texture Fade. After the papers were adhered, dried, and sanded, I applied a wash of Burnt Orange and Burnt Umber Color Bursts with a soft paint brush to the outside edges and face of the frame. I swiped Prima's gold Crackle paste through a Wendy Vecchi bricks stencil, and when dry blended with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. Lastly I smeared on more Rusty Paper to make it work with the background.

 I wanted to make the inner edges of the wood frame blend with the back panel, and colored with Distress stains in Stormy Sky and Picket Fence, but I really didn't like how it looked. I ended up mixing up some more Color Bursts in the same colors as the rest of the frame and applied it with my finger. The Picket Fence stain was still wet, and it all blended into the perfect vintage chalky finish. Yippee for happy mistakes!

My background is from Tim's Correspondence Paper Stash, colored with Distress Oxides -- Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo. I used his Crossed Stencil with Light Modeling Paste mixed with Viva Rusty Paper and lightly touched stenciled areas with Prima Metallique wax. I did some background stamping with Oxides and Tim's Lattice and Flourish stamps and also with chalk paint and a pen cap.

I cut a Tiny House from another paper from the Correspondence pad and inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DOX. The roof is thin chipboard inked with Black Soot and Walnut Stain DOX and smeared with Rusty Paper. I assembled the house and realized it needed to be thinner to work with the depth of my frame. I cut the back off and scored the sides midway, so the back flap could adhere to my background. To support it I added  scraps of foam core and thick cardboard to the back side of the house. The roof was also cut to fit the depth of the house. See? I'm already working on downsizing our home!

I adhered the happy couple and Heartfelt die cut with Distress Vintage Collage medium and scribbled and shaded with Distress crayon.

The scroll die cuts were colored this summer when I was so blessed to have a play date with my friend and team mate, Autumn. I've been hoarding them for the perfect project. I backed them with a second set of cut from black card. I backed the house with a Tim Holtz doily die cut. My flowers are Color Your Own by Little Birdie and Tim Holtz Bouquet. Both the flowers and Clippings Sticker were colored with Distress Oxide. "Home" is a quote chip distressed with DOX and crayon.

Have you chosen your word yet? We would love to see how you portray your special focus word for 2018 in a vintage or shabby chic project and enter our "The Year of" challenge! Please check out all the details and even more inspiration from my Frilly and Funkie teammates at Frilly and Funkie.

Thank you for stopping by today and for your lovely comments! They mean so much to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products were used on this project and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Step by Step - Embossing With Distress Paint, Crayons and Alcohol Ink

Welcome friends! Here's a little sneak peek of the Saturday Step by Step I've got on Frilly and Funkie today. I hope you'll get a chance to stop by the blog to see the full project and details on how I've made my mixed media backgrounds. I'd love to hear from you if you give this technique a try!

I'd like to share with these challenges, if you wouldn't mind popping over to the blog for the completed project:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44 - "Ring in the New" Showcasing a new technique; new to me product -- Prima Wax.
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Thank you for your visit today!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The First Snow for Frilly and Funkie

Hello friends! It's time for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie Design Team to unveil their makes for Cec's challenge, 'Three Is Not A Crowd'.

 Here is how Cec describes her theme: Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows - the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three.

This is a super fun challenge, and really quite easy, since I think we tend to do things in three's naturally. I started off with an inky background using three colors: Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Obviously, I used three Christmas Paper Dolls. I colored them with Distress Markers in the same three colors and after cutting them apart, I layered them in three different heights, using adhesive foam on two of them, and the first adhered directly to the background.

There's three blue stamped Swirly Snowflakes that I inked in Cobalt Archival ink and clear embossed. There are also a trio of icy snowflakes using Tim's Snowflake stencil and Grit Paste. While the paste was wet, I sprinkled with  Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

I used the grit paste and glitter two more times (for a total of three, dare I add).  I made three snowballs out of half pearls covered in grit and glitter mixed with Stampendous Shaved Ice. This new to me lovely product was another of the 12 gifts my friend Autumn sent me for Christmas. Thank you, again, Autumn! I love this stuff! I used it again under the boy's feet, but it looks as if their little sister is above that messy stuff. I couldn't resist putting just a bit in her big brother's hand. I think he's up to no good!

I just love using the grit paste and glitter for the snowflakes. It couldn't look more like freshly fallen snow. Speaking of SNOW, I'm happy to say we have been enjoying our first and possibly our last snow of the season here in the coastal south. While it's a little treacherous driving on the side roads and walking, since there's a good layer of ice beneath it, it IS perfect for sledding! Woo Hoo! We've been having some real good fun!

Lastly, I used three layers of card over my card blank. A Christmas Clippings sticker fills in for my sentiment.

I hope you're inspired to play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Allsorts Week 449 - Something New (Stamependous Shaved Ice)
SumMore Fun Mood Board #19 (Stampendous Shaved Ice)

Thank you for visiting!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products I've used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: