Frilly & Funkie “Count Me In” Challenge: Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House

Frilly & Funkie “Count Me In” Challenge: Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another wonderful challenge over at the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The one and only amazing Jenny is our hostess this go round, and the name of the challenge is “Count Me In.”   I went “off the page” for this challenge and created a Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House.  But before I share it with you, here’s what Jenny has to say about this challenge.

Count Me In!
For this challenge you need to use your choice of numbers to add that special ‘sum-thing’ to your vintage or shabby chic project. Make them count as part of the design, not just a last-minute addition!

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 1Now this was a fun, fun project!  First of all, I adore G45’s Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection.  Secondly, it’s always fun to go “off the page” and create a 3-D project like this.  The base is a Tim Holtz Vignette House.  I wish I had a dozen of these!  They are just a blast to work with!

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 2

Use Distress Paints to alter the brown base of the vignette house.  First, I put down a light layer of Picket Fence.  Next, I added a light layer of Weathered Wood.  Then I dry brushed randomly with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke.  The end product was mostly covered with designer paper, but you can see the paint around the edges.  It makes me think of an old Cape Cod house.

Learning to Fly

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 3

I just never get tired of using this adorable flying pig!  He took the place of honor in the attic of the vignette house where he stands guard over the Olde Curiosity Shoppe below.  I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to his lovely wings, because let’s face it…a flying pig calls for glitter!  Fussy cut one of the corner details from the signature page to serve as the spire on this funky little house. “Learning to Fly”  is one of Tim’s “Clippings” stickers.  (Product links are below the post.)

The Apothecary Shoppe

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 4To add depth and dimension, I used old corrugated packaging between my layers.  If you like to fussy cut, as I do, this collection will make you very happy.  I fussy cut the apothecary shop window from the signature page of the collection.  Add Glossy Accents to the clock faces (numbers) and to random bottles within the shop.  To add even more numbers to my composition, I used a sticker from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE collection.

Butterflies!

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 5In this photo, you can see the cute metal feet and the ornate keyhole that I altered with Vintaj Paints. I also fussy cut a bunch of beautiful butterflies, more border flourishes and a funky old key/clock image from the paper collection. (More numbers.)  I just love Tim’s new monocle, and it works so well with this collection.

Magical Roller Skate

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 6When our middle son was little, he wrote a series of stories about a flying boot.  This magical roller skate image always reminds me of those charming little stories, so it’s a favorite of mine!  After fussy cutting the roller skate, I layered it up with a bunch of other fussy cut images, some chipboard, and a Prima Roman Numeral,

A Cure for What Ails You

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 7Fill the apothecary shop window with lovely little glass vials.  I’m sure you will find a cure for whatever ails you within.  I filled the bottles with glass beads, then “labeled” them with stickers from the sticker sheet.

If you look closely at the steampunk bicycle border, you will see that the wheels are actually clock faces with Roman Numerals.  More numbers!

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 8Cover sides and roof with designer papers, fussy cut images and more stickers.

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 9Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House for Frilly and Funkie Count Me In Challenge by Kathy Clement Photo 10

Now It’s Your Turn

We want to “count you in” for this wonderful challenge, so get out your crafty goodies and create a vintage or shabby chic project where numbers take the spotlight in the design. Link it up over at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, April 11th.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie.  The next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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15 thoughts on “Frilly & Funkie “Count Me In” Challenge: Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Vignette House

  1. Carol

    I love how you always mange to take inspiration from the present and the past with your beautiful projects. Love everything going on with this fabulous creation Kathy. Lots going on to brighten a dull day x

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  2. Jenny Marples

    Wowzers Kathy! There is just so much to take in with this amazing house! I couldn’t quite believe it had started life as the vignette base when I saw the finished creation!! A complete feast for the eyes with those fabulous numerical touches xx

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  3. Susan Smit

    Hi ….didn’t you know….’pigs don’t fly!’….lol….I love this pig with wings. You have inspired me to dig out the collection again, invest in the new Vignette House and get moving! Love this post! Inky hugs

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  4. CraftDee Handmade Cards

    WOW!!!! I started viewing your creation on my Note phone but there was so much to take in that I had to switch to my computer’s 23″ monitor!! My eyes were having an absolute “party” with all the wonderful things you incorporated in this work of art! I have gone back a couple more times and found more new items that I missed the previous 4 – 5 times (but who’s counting LOL).
    Thanks for sharing!
    Dee

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  5. stampersuzz

    This is fantabulous! I love how you created a house full of goodies! Love that pig and his sparkly wings! Gorgeous details and I agree with Dee there are so many goodies to explore in this house!

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  6. Candy Colwell

    Kathy, this totally blows me away! Every little nano-inch has something amazing to look at! What an imagination you have! Those G45 papers and YOU are a perfect combination! You bring out the best in every beautiful image.

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  7. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, Let me count the ways that I love this project! First it’s 3D and I always love a 3D project, especially yours! Second, it’s got a flying pig with glittery wings–of course it does! Last, and not least there is so much darn stuff to look at, but it’s not chaotic…everything has it’s place. Great use of numbers! I hope I get to be counted in! Hugs!

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  8. soozyb2013

    Now you are talking my language Kathy. Love the oddities! I do love that paper series and wish I had gotten it from my gal but I dragged my feet and now it’s hard to find here. Ordering from the US is not an option at this time either, the shipping kills you on paper products. Anyway back to your project. I look at it and find new things! You stash them in every little spot available 🙂 Great work and it can live here if you like!!!

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  9. Cec

    So very vintage and so many awesome things to look at in this project. It reminds me of the General Store at the local pioneer village. Love the bright blue feet – adds to the happy feel of this.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. Glenda B.

    Whimsical and I love your attention to detail. Awesome that the flying pig is at the top of the house “Leaning to Fly”!

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  11. Julia Aston

    wonderful colors and images on this beautiful paper! What a great way to decorate this vignette Box – loved finding all the little bottles inside as I looked more closely! Julia xx

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