Monday, March 19, 2018

Challenge Winners - Get In On The Action

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'Get In On The Action' challenge. We were treated to some very clever entries showcasing ideas for adding action elements to projects. Thank you to all of you who took the time to join in the fun.

Having taken time to look at them all the Design Team chose #7 Jennalee Anderson who shared this beautiful tag with a hidden tag. We loved the vintage layered look to this birthday card and the clever way she 'redacted' her message. Congratulations Jennalee on being our favourite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted with all the details.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices this time were, in numerical order; #3 Rox Boyce, #6 Sabine and #10 Drea Slee. Please email Linda at for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #5 Sharon Fontenot! Please email Linda at for the gift certificate details.

A big thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'Knock on Wood' runs through Tuesday, March 27th and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday March 21st with some more inspiration for you. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Shadow Box Card Tutorial

Happy Saint Patrick's Day friends! Autumn with you today to share a simple shadow box card tutorial featuring the new Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper.  A good while ago I came across THIS pin (cute, I know!) and wanted to recreate the idea Tim Holtz style, then my friend Julie posted THIS and it really inspired me to finish my concept.  The beauty of a shadow box card is its ability to fold flat for mailing. This particular card will fold to 6 x 5 3/4" to fit into a 6 1/2" square envelope. The front section measures 6 x 4 3/4".

I was having so much fun that I made two of these cards. I just couldn't stop! First let me share the details of my spring design, though the measurements apply to both cards.

To begin, cut one panel to 6 x 6 3/4" and two panels to 6 x 5 3/4". Score the longer panel one inch from each side. Score the second two smaller panels half an inch from each side.

I cut my panels from watercolor paper. I cut one sheet of Tim's new Worn Wallpaper to 5 7/8 x 4 5/8" for the front section. The side sections were cut to 5 7/8 x 7/8". To make my window, I used Tim's largest Stitched Oval die, first cutting the wallpaper, then attaching to the center of my largest watercolor panel and running through again. This makes sure things are even without being too thick for the machine.

Next I cut a Paper Cut Bird die from Metallic Kraft Core. I sanded with an emery board (thanks for the tip @carolinasweetlee ) then inked it with a variety of Distress Oxides for an aged look.

I cut an oval from one of my smaller two watercolor panels. Then I glued my bird to the back, cutting off one section and adding it to the bottom to fill the space.

I gave the final of my smaller two watercolor panels a light sponging with a variety of Distress Inks.  I spritzed the panel and lifted some of the ink for a mottled look.

Next, I assembled my pieces. I folded the flaps of the center bird panel up and used wet glue to attach inside of my front panel. Then I folded the flaps of my inked background panel up and adhered inside of the front panel, butting up to the middle panel.

You can see how they line up better here.

I decorated with a Paper Doll, a handmade flower, a quote chip and an embossed butterfly, all relatively flat for mailing.

I made the flower with the Small Tattered Florals die and Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The center is a Say It In Crystals gemstone by Prima (SIIC).

I embossed the Mini Detailed Butterfly in the GORGEOUS new Metallic Sage embossing powder by Ranger. SWOON!

For card two I stained my Worn Wallpaper panels with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I thought this particular pattern resembled four leaf clovers.

I used a base of kraft card and used the second largest Stitched Rectangle to cut my front panel window, slightly offset. I used the largest Stitched Rectangle to cut my middle window.

I stained Wildflower dies and mounted on black bases for stability then glued my flowers to the perimeter of the middle window.

I embellished the front with handmade four leaf clovers made from tiny punched hearts. I used a spring of die cut greenery as a base to glue my petals onto. The flower was made with a Tim Holtz flower punch and dyed with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used the same ink with a bit of Pumice Stone for the stamped background panel and stamped a Tim Holtz text stamp in Watering Can.

These cards were so much fun to make and I have so many variations running through my mind. I hope you do too and are inspired today. Leave me a link in the comments if you try this tutorial. :) 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Guest Designer - Jess Madaglia

Please say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the 'Knock on Wood' challenge, Jess Madaglia.  Jess was the top pick for the 'All You Need Is Love' challenge and can be found on her blog, Two Mad Dahlias.

Hi, My name is Jess Madaglia. I am a Boston girl now living in Arizona with my husband, daughter, and four kitties. I am a mixed media artist that specializes in grunge and snark. I'm a retail manager by day and a crafter by night.

I created a spring tag inspired by the warm weather we’ve been having here in Arizona. I used a medium sized Tim Holtz etc tag as my base and added wood elements in the form of a Tom Holtz Ideaology ruler, a vignette box, and a framed panel. Lots of flowers can be found blooming all over the tag.

I used Distress crayons (Vintage Photo, Black Soot, and Walnut Stain), Distress paints (Picket Fence, Black Soot, and Tarnished Brass), Distress markers (Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar, and Broken China), Distress Collage medium, Tim Holtz wallflower paper, Tim Holtz typography letters, Prima flowers, vintage flowers, cheese cloth, Tim Holtz decorative tape (Rose), Tim Holtz industrious stickers, Tim Holtz alcohol ink (mushroom and gold), Distress spray stain ink (tea dye and walnut stain), Ideaology beaded berries, Ranger texture paste, and a Scalloped Mandala stencil from The Crafters Workshop.

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For more details on how Jess made this fabulous creation full of Tim Holtz products, just pop on over to her blog. When you have finished checking it out, come on back and share something that you have created with wood in the 'Knock On Wood' challenge, which can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on Tuesday, March 27th.

The Funkie side of the Design Team will be back on March 21st with more inspiration for you and there will be a new Showcase to check out on Saturday so be sure to take a look.