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The Princess and the Peacock Box Card Tutorial

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card Tutorial forFrilly and Funkie Things with Wings

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another challenge with the Frilly and Funkie design team.  Pamellia is our hostess this time around, and the chosen theme is “Things With Wings.”  I think you’ll enjoy The Princess and the Peacock Box Card tutorial I’ve prepared for you.  But first, let’s get the details about the challenge from Pamellia:

Create any vintage or shabby chic project with something that has wings. It can be butterflies, bees, dragonflies, whatever you can think of.

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card/Album  with Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2And here it is: The Princess and the Peacock.  Is it any wonder that I love to create with these gorgeous papers and images?  Swoon!

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4I’ve been having a lot of fun with my Prima Rust pastes.  I love the way they transformed the Ornate Frame die  into a tarnished gilt beauty.  The paper really looks like tarnished metal, which is so very cool. And speaking of transformation,  the image inside the frame was treated to a UTEE beauty treatment. Three layers of embossing, then cracking after cooling create this great cracked glass look.

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3Rust paste also transformed the tiny crown found on top of the mirror.

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6Custom dyed seam binding was created with a few spritzes of Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.  Once the ribbon had dried, I very lightly misted it with Ranger Mica Spray.  Teal Sugared Botanica blossoms help balance the design.

 

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1Antique Bronze Filigree metal pieces were also treated with Rust Paste, Mica Spray and Vintaj Patins inks.

A Look Inside The Princess and the Peacock Box Card/Album

The Princess and the Peacock Box Card, Enchanted Forest, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7I started out making just a standard 7″ x 5″ top fold card, but my imagination got away from me, and I ended up with this hybrid box card instead.   It’s a very fun design, but hard to capture in still photos.  So, I prepared a short  YouTube video tour so you can really get an idea of how the inside mechanisms work.

The Princess and the Peacock Video Tour

The Princess and the Peacock Video Tutorial

Just in case you want to make one of these fun hybrid box card/album creations, I’ve prepared a step by step video tutorial to guide you through building the base.  Enjoy!

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create your own Things with Wings shabby chic or vintage project and link it up at The Frilly and Funkie Blog before midnight on Tuesday, September 13th.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose our top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing 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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Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another great challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Cec is our hostess this round, and the theme is “It’s a Small, Small World.”  In keeping with that, I’ve prepared an Enchanted Forest Petite Album.  But before we look at it, let’s see what Cec had in mind when she imagined this wonderful challenge.

Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style.  Your finished project can be anything from the size of an inchie, matchbook or domino to the size of a playing card or note card, which means anything from 1 inch to 4 inches and it does not have to be flat.  Be creative and let us know in your post just how small your project is.

And here’s my Enchanted Forest Petite Album….because it’s mini-er than a mini album!

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 3

I found a pattern for a really neat folded mini album that uses just one sheet of 12×12 paper.  (You can find it HERE.)  I had to cut the size down to make it work for this particular challenge, and after some trial and error, found that a 10×10 square worked perfectly.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 25If you do try to make one of these albums, I recommend that you use very thin paper…like the brown paper that The Funkie Junkie wraps all orders in.  Or, a brown paper grocery bag would work well…and newsprint, too.  Otherwise, with all the creasing that goes on, the album becomes too bulky.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 4The covers are slightly larger than an ATC; they measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ .  It’s got quite a lot of room for goodies inside, despite it’s small size.  There are two inside slash pockets that I stuffed to the gills (you know me) and there are two hidden pockets between the front and back cover that I loaded up with a couple of fun pull out cards.

A Look Inside the Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Here’s a quick look at the inside spread.  The pockets are formed in the folding, which is fun.  I fussy cut these gorgeous images from the 8×8 pad and created some fun inserts.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 12The back of the pockets is lined with black cardstock.  I have loads more photos for you to peruse in the short YouTube Video below.

If you click on the little symbol in the lower right corner, you can view full screen.  And, if you want to stop and study a page, just click on the pause button.  I figured this was easier than overloading you with elebenty hunnerd detail photos.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

Are you inspired by this Enchanted Forest Petite Album?  I’d love it if you joined the fun over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

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.

The guidelines for entering are simple: create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Hop on over to the F&F Blog for even more inspiration!  The projects are tiny, but the creativity is ENORMOUS!

Thanks for stopping by.  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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