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:





38 comments:

  1. Wow...this color combo is just so beautiful, Sara Emily! I love that you combined stenciled, textured snowflakes with stamped, embossed snowflakes. The contrast is striking. How clever to make snowballs with half back pearls! This is just such a happy winter scene, and I love all the wonderful ways you used three.

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  2. A great piece Sara, love the snowballs.
    Avril xx

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  3. hahaha! That mischievous trio is definitely up to no good with those snowballs all on the "ready" beside them, Sara Emily. Beautiful use of the oxides, and fantastic layering of your "paper dolls" although they look far away from being dolls, and quite the "hurry up and turn your back so we can throw these at you" sort of "dolls" LOL Thanks for the tip about "altering" pearls, too. huggers, de

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  4. Love this card with those three imps just waiting to toss one of those fabulous and very cleverly made snowballs. The background just screams snow. If you want more once your snow disappears, I am more than happy to share since the pile at the end of the driveway is now 8 feet high.

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  5. Such a lovely card Sara Emily! the background is fabulous and love the addition of the snowballs! I agree, grit paste looks like the real thing. TFS!

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  6. Such a fun creation using your new crafty goodies, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  7. Oh, wow, Sara Emily! I love this! You've created such a wonderful scene. Love the snowballs and the boy holding one--so creative! You always showcase Tim's products wonderfully. So glad you got some snow. We had a nice snowfall then a bit of ice the other day. Temps will be near 60 on Friday so I guess it will melt a lot away. However, back in the 30s this weekend.

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  8. Ooh this is so nice and I love those little snowballs!! How cute are they?!! You are always so clever with these things xx

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  9. This is really fun! Love those snowballs and that you added some snow in the boys hand. Snow games! :) Love these colors and the way you tinted the images. A winning design! Hugs, Autumn

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  10. AWESOME project! Love the vintage kids!

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  11. This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors of the background!! The snowballs are such a fabulous touch!! Those kids are too cute!! I love this, my friend!! It's winter fun on a card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. I really love examining all of the different elements you add to your projects! That shaved ice looks so COOL! Perfect on those snowballs. Thanks for joining us with our current mood board challenge at SumMore Fun!

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  13. Your tutorial was so good I've pinned it. Love your piece xoxo

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  14. This is really lovely Sara, your background is wonderful, and the paper dolls fit in so well, Where would we be without these now! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week. Sue xx

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  15. Looks fab, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

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  16. This is stunning Sara!! I love the gorgeous background with the lovely snowflakes and the three little paper dolls are just too cute!! Love the snowballs too .. a fabulous touch of whimsy! A really fabulous and fun little scene!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

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  17. Simply beautiful Sara! I love the Christmas paper dolls. Your background is amazing and I love the texture to..so pretty my friend!
    Sorry it's been a while since I have visited~I have been spending a lot of time with my father. He has been pretty sick since Thanksgiving and back and forth in the hospital and just now starting to see bits of improvement finally. He sure has been through an awful lot this past year...it makes me so sad that they have to struggle so much.
    I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas and new Year! Wishing you the best in 2018 Sara~
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  18. Beautiful Background! I LOVE the vintage photos and how cool to try the Shaved Ice! I still haven't try that yet! :) Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Challenges! We hope you continue to join us! :)

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

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  19. Gorgeous card. Background is amazing. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  20. Love this, Sara Emily! Your colors are awesome and I wouldn't have thought to use grit paste for the snowflakes but love it and will have to try it. So clever how you made your snowballs!! Just awesome...hugs!

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  21. This is fantastic Sara!! I just love that background! All of those wonderful colours blended together in a whirlwind of wintery swirls. The contrast of the dark snowflakes, the amazing texture, the vintage images, and those absolutely fabulous snowballs!! Another masterpiece Sara, you go girl!

    I was just getting used to having a Canadian winter this year, when suddenly our temperatures have shot up through the roof. The snow is almost gone! Time to put away the fur lined boots and pull out the galoshes! HAHA!! Hope you are having a great week my friend. sending hugs and wishes :)

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  22. This is adorable Sara Emily! I love the addition of the distress rock candy and I love that you layered the kiddos for depth!
    hugs my friend,Jackie

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  23. Beautiful card Sara! I love the background and snowballs!

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  24. I just love the little group of children, they look so lovely against that gorgeous background you created - I love your 'threes', especially those amazing snowballs!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  25. A beautiful card Sara and a fabulous tableau with those cute little children in the snow. Your background is gorgeous and the snowflakes are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

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  26. Fabulous dreamy background! The three kids are so cool with the layering and I heart the snowballs and snow!!!

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  27. How I wish we had a single day of snow here... I love your scene, the beautiful background and the colours. The children trio is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media blog!

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  28. Beautiful!! So fun and that background is amazing!! I love it!! Thank you for joining us and playing along with our Mood Board Challenge at the SumMoreFun blog. DT-Amy

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  29. What a wonderful demonstration of the power of three Sara Emily! Love that beautiful snowy background and the gentle colouring of the snowballers xx

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  30. Stunning! The details are so beautiful. Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun's Something New Challenge. DTL Lisa

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  31. A really beautiful wintry scene I can feel the cold! I love the snowballs, grit paste sounds interesting I have not heard of that before.

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  32. What a gorgeous tag! I am in love with how you used different techniques on the snowflakes! As many times as I've seen the Tim Holtz paperdolls used, I don't remember ever seeing them layered to create a dimensional little grouping, so I thought that was brilliant! You've done a remarkable job here and I was so inspired by this piece. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  33. What a fun card, love this look and will have to try that snow technique! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for challenge #19, look forward to seeing more of your designs
    ~DT Heather

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  34. I truly love your background; it's amazing! I enjoyed reading about all the different techniques you put into this card, as well. I think I'm going to have to look for that "snow." Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our try-something-new mood board! Hope to see you again! ~DT Jamie

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  35. What a Beautiful card for the Victorine ~ SumMoreFun challenge. We hope to see you entering more of your stunning projects into our challenges in the future, thank you for joining in with us. DT MaryAnn

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  36. I love this the snowballs are a great idea. Thanks for joining us at SumMore fun good luck!
    Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!

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