Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday Focus for Frilly and Funkie

I'm back with a short post today, I'm sharing all the nitty gritty from my project on Wednesday on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

So, for all the details on how my Christmas screen together you'll need to hop over to Frilly and Funkie. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Tis the Season at Frilly and Funkie

We're kicking off the second week over at Frilly and Funkie of the Tis the Season challenge. Nancy is our lovely host and here's what she has to say:

With Christmas quickly approaching I've chosen the theme of: 'Tis the Season!' I'm keeping it super simple. You may create any type of vintage or shabby chic holiday themed project - whatever winter holiday you celebrate!

I decided to make a Christmas screen, but I'm not sharing too many details today as I'll be back on Friday to show you how it came together. The panels were all cut using the Tim Holtz Arches die and then used Distress Inks to get some colour down.

 I did some spritz and flick and then stamped using Archival inks. To add more splatter I used a white Sharpie pen, flooded it and then flicked it at the panels. The holly leaves and berries are done with embossing powders and the text on this panel is also done with embossing powder. I used the Tim Holtz snowflake stencil with Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste which the above photo has picked up beautifully.

I die cut lots of greenery using the Tim Holtz die and added a little embossing powder to these too. I'll leave it there for now and fill in all the details on Friday, so make sure you pop back then !

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Grungey Christmas reminder board !

Hello ! Today we're kicking off the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils and we also have a few changes happening. So to find out what's happening make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog.

The new challenge which starts today is hosted by the lovely Julia who has chosen Grungey Christmas, here's what Julia has to say:

I love Christmas but I'm a little shy when it comes to the bling, glitter and tinsel bit. We'd like to see you step away from the normal Christmas colours and create a mixed media piece which has a real touch of grunge. Think alternative colours, layers, antiquing and all things which are not pristine red and green! Remember to add in some stamping or stencilling too!

Now to say this was a challenge for me is a huge under statement ! Although I love mixed media and getting very messy I still seem to be quite tidy in my design. So, I went with the flow and this is where I ended up....

I'd got an offcut of some greyboard and also grabbed some pieces of paper.  

I covered the greyboard with torn up pieces of paper to create some texture, then glued these large snowflakes to the board. I then painted it with Gesso and then with Caramel Fresco Finish paint. Still not sure where I was headed but keeping grunge at the forefront of my mind, I then used Toffee Fresco Finish paint over just the snowflakes.

I've skipped a couple of steps here, but I used some Prima Crackle Paste and a spatula and spread it over the whole piece in random places.

I then used an Emma Godfrey stamp with Potting Soil Archival ink and stamped over the board and on the snowflakes.

I used watered down Purple Rain Fresco Finish to add some colour. 

The two words are from a Darcy Wilkinson stamp set and I've stamped onto painted mountboard. The little pegs have also been painted with Purple Rain and then glued into position. All that was left to do was add the reminder notes !

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.