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
Now 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!
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
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
To 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.
In 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
When 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
Fill 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!
Cover sides and roof with designer papers, fussy cut images and more stickers.
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!