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Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag

Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  Linda is our hostess this go round, and the theme is “The Sound of Music.”  I’ve created a very fun Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag to share with you, but before we get into that, let’s see what Linda has to say about this challenge.

“When this challenge goes live, I will be in Key West for the annual Songwriters’ Festival. I thought it would be fun to create something vintage or shabby chic that tells what music means to you and/or to depict a favorite song.”

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 1

I’ve created this shabby chic vignette on a Tim Holtz Medium Sized Etcetera tag.  Don’t be fooled by the word “medium” .  This tag measures a whopping 6.5″ wide x 12″ tall.  It’s made of what Tim calls “thickboard” which the package says is made to be “collaged, altered, and embellished.”  In other words,it can handle anything you throw at it or on it!

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 2

I dug deep into all my TH supplies for this shabby chic crafting adventure, and you can find the links to all those items in the Thumblinky below.

The Story Behind Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag

(This is a personal story, and if you’d rather not read it, just skip below and look at the pretty pictures.  I won’t mind one bit! )

I’ve always loved the music of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the song “Our House” was definitely a favorite.  But in 2013 an event took place that moved it right to the top of my list.

A few of you know that my darling husband Dale had emergency quadruple bypass surgery in November 2013.  The main artery to his heart was 99% blocked, and every nurse, physician and medical professional during our stay in the hospital told me that he was a walking miracle.  Not only did he NOT die (Thank you Dear Lord) but he suffered no heart damage and came through the surgery like a champ.

He did, however, develop some complications after surgery that led to a 10 day hospital stay. These were some of the most stressful, scary,  difficult days of our 40+ year marriage.  When we were finally released to come home, it was a glad and joyous day.

A few days after getting home, we were sitting in my old studio.  The sun was shining through the double windows, and I was playing the radio while I worked and Dale rested.  Our House by Crosby, Stills & Nash began to play, and we both spontaneously got out of our chairs and began to slow dance with the golden sunbeams shining on us.  In no time, we were both weeping tears of gratitude and love because we were so aware of how close we had come to losing one another.   So, this song has deep meaning for the two of us.   When Linda issued this challenge, it took me about 10 seconds to create a project that would include the lyrics of this song.

If you’re not familiar with it or if you’d just like to hear it again, have a listen on me!

On with the Show: The Details

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 3

First, I covered the tag with Tim’s “Dapper” paper collection, then sanded and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  To create a ledge for my Paper Dolls and Tiny House to rest on, I stained and cut a wooden ruler.  Dapper Brads are inserted into the ruler’s round holes.

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 4

After covering the larger Tiny House with designer paper, i brushed on Picket Fence Distress Paint to give it a weathered look.  Next I created gingerbread trim by cutting cream cardstock with Tim’s Lace Thinlits Die.  The house was so light in color that it seemed to “float” off the tag, so I added some black accents with various Idea-Ology Rub Ons.

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 5

I stained a wooden picket fence with Vintage Photo, then brushed it with Picket Fence and Weathered Wood Distress Paint.  This was glued onto the base of the house. To reflect the “two cats in the yard” line from the song, I added this cute novelty button.  Next, because the song mentions putting flowers in a vase, I added these Petaloo blossoms to the vignette. My round “window” is actually a wooden button topped with another novelty button.

A Beautiful, Abundant Life

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 6

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Happy.  This darling couple is one of Tim’s Paper Dolls.  I colored in their clothing with alcohol ink markers.  The next step was running a Glassine Paper Bag through a texture fade to create some texture. Then I sponged the raised edges with Vintage Photo.

To give Mr. & Mrs. Happy a lift, I popped them up on foam tabs and added them to the distressed pinstripe paper panel.  Next, I added a ticket, a rusty house, novelty buttons and more rub ons.  I especially love the one I added below the ruler that reads “a beautiful, abundant life.”

A Song in my Pocket

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 7The glassine envelope opens to reveal a little art tag that reinforces the challenge theme.

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 8

I printed out the lyrics and added them to the back of the tag.

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 9

The other ruler piece sits at the top of the tag along with some inked up Scrabble tiles, and other bits and bobs from Tim.

Now It’s Your Turn

Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Sound of Music Challenge Photo 10Now that I’ve shared my Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag with you, I’d like to invite you to share your own “Sound of Music” project with us over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Simply link your project up on the F&F blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, May 9th.

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 and 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.  You can find all the details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make.

I hope this Our House Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag project contains some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sunflowers Mini Album with G45 Time to Flourish

Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation: Sunflowers Mini Album with G45 Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Nancy is our hostess this time, and the theme is Floral InfatuationCreate any kind of vintage or shabby chic project where flowers are the focal point. With that in mind, I designed and created a Sunflowers Mini Album using Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish August papers. You’re invited to enjoy a tutorial and a video tour today.  Let’s get started!

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5I adore sunflowers. This time of year, they are in full glory.  Every time I see a field of these radiant blooms, my spirits are lifted and I am reminded to keep my face turned toward the sunshine and not the shadows.  So I guess it was a natural for me to choose to make a sunflower mini album for this challenge.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 Just look at this color palette: teal, yellow, gold, green…color me inspired!  The album was created with a kraft cardstock base and decorated with the August papers from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish Collection.

Golden Splendor

Time to Flourish was released with matching chipboard flowers,. It was fairly easy to alter these into bodacious sunflowers. Each blossom was carefully shaped, spritzed and inked.Teal and copper Czech bead were glued into the centers to mimic sunflower seeds.  When everything looked “just right” I piled them onto the front of the sunflower mini album in a cluster of golden splendor.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

Cover Story

Adding ivory burlap to the cover created an extra layer of texture.  And I love the vintage metal findings from Graphic 45.  To age them, I tapped them with Ranger Vintaj Patina and Moss.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10

Sunflowers here, there and everywhere!

Here is the first opening of the album.  The side pocket contains a folder for photos.,  Pretty cut out images have been tucked into the belly band on the right hand side.   A 4″ x 6″ photo can be mounted on the base, and more can be tucked under the belly band. Prima gold crackle accents were added with one of Tim’s mini stencils.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

This square tag pulls out from the center pocket.

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11Sunflowers Mini Album, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 12You can see that I filled the pockets of this sunflower mini album with all sorts of good things!

YouTube Video Tour of Sunflowers Mini Album

Because I find it hard to get a feel for the “flow” of a mini album through still photos, here’s a short YouTube video tour.  It runs about 4 minutes.

How to Build the Base for the Sunflower Mini Album

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words?  Well, I found that to be true when trying to write a step out tutorial for this album base.  I finally gave in and built a second base while shooting a video.

That pretty much covers everything for me.  Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create your very own Floral Infatuation project and link it up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before midnight EDT on Tuesday, September 6th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Frilly Funkie By the Sea

Frilly Funkie By the Sea Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another challenge over on the Frilly & Funkie Blog, and this go round, I get to be the hostess.  Hooray!  Since I’ve not had time to take a real vacation this year, I keep taking little virtual getaways by creating beach themed projects.  It’s like the old long distance commercials from so many years ago: it’s the next best thing to being there!  So I’ve created this By the Sea Altered ATC box that is loaded with vintage goodness and a beachy color palette.  But before I share it with you, here’s the details on this By the Sea Challenge:

It’s summertime, and our minds turn toward the shore where we find sparkling sands, delicate shells and refreshing breezes.  Let’s take a virtual beach trip by creating any kind of vintage or shabby chic project that features a nautical or beach theme and color palette.

By the Sea with Prima French Riviera and Graphic 45

By the Sea Altered Graphic 45 ATC Book Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie By the Sea Challenge, Product by Prima French Riviera and Graphic 45 Photo 2Ooh la la!  I love these beachy blues!  The box base is a Graphic 45 ATC Box.  After texturing the Prima French Riviera papers with a woodgrain embossing folder, I glued them onto the sides of the box.  Next, I coated them with Distress Vintage Vintage Collage Medium and smudged them with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Paint.  All the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I distressed a Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Door Plate to add to the front of the box.  And, you’ll see one of the Graphic 45 Ornate Keys as well. Then I tied all those shades of blue together with some gorgeous Petaloo Penny Lane flowers.

By the Sea Altered Graphic 45 ATC Book Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie By the Sea Challenge, Product by Prima French Riviera and Graphic 45 Photo 3I added a bunch of pretty charms  from the Funkie Junkie Boutique to custom dyed seam binding ribbon.  You can get a good look at the texture in this photo.

By the Sea Altered Graphic 45 ATC Book Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie By the Sea Challenge, Product by Prima French Riviera and Graphic 45 Photo 6I used more of the woodgrain paper inside the box along with chipboard and ephemera pieces from the collection.

By the Sea Altered Graphic 45 ATC Book Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie By the Sea Challenge, Product by Prima French Riviera and Graphic 45 Photo 10There is an ATC tag mini album tucked behind the focal image on the right.  The back of each tag has a flip out photo mount, so you could store 3 photos on each tag, and add one larger photo tot he back of the box, if desired.

By the Sea on YouTube

Rather than load a ton of pictures into the post, I’ve prepared a very short, 2 minute YouTube video so you can see all the fun details.  I hope you enjoy!

I hope you’ll join in on this fun challenge by  linking up your own By the Sea themed vintage or shabby chic project over at the Frilly & Funkie BLOG.  The design team will ask the designer of their favorite project to take a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  Three other designers will be awarded badges to display on their blogs and everyone who follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a draw for a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

To get inspired, why not hop on over to the Frilly Funkie BLOG to see what the rest of the Frilly team have prepared for you.  And next week, the Funkie side of the team will share their take on the theme as well.

You have until midnight on Tuesday, August 9th to play along.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Frilly & Funkie: Opposites Attract!

Opposites Attract!  New Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Do you ever feel like your crafting is stuck in a creative rut, making the same old same old things all the time?  Well, there’s a new challenge up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog called Opposites Attract! and it might be just the creative shake up you need to move your mojo into a new gear.

I am the hostess for the challenge this go round, and here are the details for Opposites Attract!

For this challenge, the Frilly side of the team will be creating a project in Funkie Style, and the Funkie side of the team will create a Frilly style project.  We’re asking you to break out of your creative rut, deep and create any kind of project you choose, as long as it is not done in your usual style and color palette.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!
Because I am on the “Frilly” side of the team, my challenge was to create a project in the Funkie Style.  After conferring with members of the Funkie team, I felt that for me, that meant to spend loads of time building a background with inks, texture pastes, stamps and stencils.  Here’s what I came up with:
Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 01 I had never made a master board before, so I decided this would be a good place to start my challenge.  (In case you don’t know…a master board is a background that you create with inks, stamps, paint, texture paste, stencils, etc.  It’s usually a large piece of paper that you can then cut into smaller bits to use in multiple projects.)
And, I created a SnapGuide Tutorial so that you can see step by step how I went about creating my master board.

Check out How to Create Cards With a Mixed Media Master Board by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are a few more close up views of the finished product.

Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 02One of the things I loved about “going Funkie” was the amazing freedom I felt while playing with the inks and pastes and sprays.  It was FUN…and the texture was fabulous!

Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 03I created a hand made flower and backed it with a custom dyed seam binding bow.  The little chipboard tag is from Graphic 45’s Artisan Style Collection.

Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 05Here’s a close up of the texture I was talking about.

Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 06On the inside of the card, I did more layering…but this time with papers from Artisan Style.  I did bring a little “Funkie” inside with the tag I tucked behind the mini postcard, though.

Opposites Attract Frilly Funkie 07This is a Staples Ivory ATC tag that has been inked and stamped.  I had to “split” the sentiment stamp so it would fit on the tag.  If you’ve never done this before, I’ll tell you how I do it.  My secret is to block of the section of the stamp I don’t want to use with a Post-It note or Scotch tape.  Yes, I taped over the “we grow old” portion of the sentiment.  Then I inked my stamp, pulled off the tape and stamped the first half of the sentiment in place.  Then I reversed the process to stamp the remainder of the quote.  Simple, right?  Just remember to pull off the tape or Post it before you stamp, or you’ll end up with a horrible mess.  Just sayin’!

I really enjoyed playing at Opposites Attract, and I hope you’ll give this challenge a go.  You can link your Opposites Attract Challenge up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog until 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 17th.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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It’s Hip to Be Square Challenge at F&F

Feeling Groovy Card for It’s Hip to Be Square Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Get out your sunglasses and bell bottoms and put some flowers in your hair, because it’s time for the It’s Hip to be Square Challenge at the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog. Cec is our hostess this time around and here’s what she says about this fun challenge:

Let’s go retro and make a square project influenced by the brighter colours and/or images of the hippie era of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Think psychedelic, paisley, peace and vintage rock and roll. 

Oh, this one is right in my wheelhouse, because that was my era!  I remember the neon colors, paisley prints and funky fashion like it was yesterday.  With that in mind, I worked up this little 6×6 placard and titled it “Feeling Groovy.”

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 01I had loads and loads of good inky fun creating this retro piece.  I started with a 5″ square of watercolor paper that I spritzed and embossed with a paisley Spellbinder’s embossing folder.  I pulled Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks out and went to work on adding the psychedelic colors of that era that I remember so very well.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 02I smooshed the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water until they beaded up then pressed my watercolor paper into the lovely inky puddles, drying each layer as I went along.  After several layers of ink were applied and I was happy with the colors, I rubbed my ink pads lightly across the embossed portions of the card to bring out the raised edges.  Then everything was spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  I stitched the background onto black card, and double matted it with shocking pink and gold metallic card.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 03Flower Power is a phrase I remember well, so I had to add some pretty hand made posies to the design.  Using Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning and Delightful Daisy cling stamps and dies (new to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  How exciting!) I created these brilliant blooms.  I added flower soft and Prima Flower Centers and I really like how the black grounds the blooms and makes them pop off the page.  I painted the petals with Glossy Accents when they were finished.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 04“Butterflies are free” was a poster almost every teen had on her wall, so I had to add one to this composition.  Again, I used Heartfelt Creations dies that Linda is now carrying in her boutique.  This one was stamped, embossed and dipped into the same inky puddle as the background.  I used an Ideology pen nib for the butterfly body.   My sentiment is from Wendy Vecchi’s new Blooming Art stamp set, also in the shop.  Oh, and I had to add some crocheted lace, because nearly every girl I know got married in a dress that had crocheted lace somewhere…including this girl! I die cut a mini easel from chipboard and glued it to the back of the placard so that it can stand on its own.

And now the real fun begins, because YOU get to play along in this wonderful challenge! Just link up your own It’s Hip to be Square project on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog. The winner will earn the chance to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Be sure to check out the Frilly & Funkie Blog for even more inspiration for this fun It’s Hip to be Square challenge.  I can’ t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

 


Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Children’s Hour Pocket Card for Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the latest Frilly & Funkie Challenge.  Our hostess this go round is the shabbylicious NANCY who invites us to Layer it Up by creating a shabby chic or vintage project that includes multiple layers.  We invite you to play along with us, and link your own Layer it Up project to the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The winner will earn the honor to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! So without further ado, let’s Layer it Up!

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 01These cold, dreary winter months have me longing for spring, so I chose to work with the March papers from Graphic 45’s gorgeous Children’s Hour collection.  The glorious gold and green hues make my heart happy, and I can almost hear the dandelions pushing through the soil as I write.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 04You can see there are loads of layers, stitching, distressing and embellishing on the card front.  I limited my color palette to green and gold to unify the design.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 03One tip for working with layers is to mat them on complementary cardstock.  I also try to vary the size of my prints by using a mix of large, medium and small prints.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 05In keeping with the Layer it Up! theme, I made sure I had plenty of layers on the inside of my card, too.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 06I love the look of white embossing on kraft cardstock.  And this stamp from the collection makes me feel like a kid again!  Remember the joy of swinging up into the springtime sky?

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 08My layered pocket was made by tearing an ephemera card , stamping it with the sentiment and then stuffing it full of lovely tags and my favorite herbal tea.

Be sure to visit the F&F BLOG where you’ll be greatly inspired by the DT projects.  I hope you’ll join the fun with our Layer it Up Challenge!  I’ll be looking for you!

You can find links to all the products used on this card below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy


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