Let’s Make it A Trio Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Cracked Glass Technique for Let’s Make it a Trio Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Hello friends!  It’s time for another great challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Sue is our hostess this go round,  and this is her theme: Let’s make it a trio!  She is challenging us to work in 3’s on a project, 3 tags, 3 panels, 3 arches etc…. so for this challenge create projects including 3 of something, but this does need to be the main focal point of your project.

Here’s my Let’s Make it a Trio project:

Let's Make it a Trio for Frilly and Funkie 01This was such a fun card to create!  I chose to work with Pion Design Paris Flea Market papers and they are soooo lush!  Now, how many three’s did I incorporate into my Let’s Make it a Trio design?

  • I die cut THREE of Tim’s Ornate Frames, then stacked them with adhesive foam to create a dimensional frame for my image, which was treated with THREE layers of UTEE, heat embossing between each layer.  I sprinkled in a few fine grains of glitter and embossing enamel so that the framed image would look like a very old photograph.  When the embossing had cooled completely, I gently bent it to crack it, giving it the look of cracked glass.
  • There are THREE loops on my woven black stripes linen
  • The linen is topped with 3 sweet Wild Orchid Craft blossoms
  • I used three different types of ribbon and trim (see the wrinkled pink ribbon and the white burlap string bow that is holding the bundle of love letters together?)
  • There are 3 fussy cut butterflies
  • There are also 3 postage stamps

So, I think I managed to meet Sue’s “Let’s Make it a Trio” Challenge

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy.

Let's Make it a Trio for Frilly and Funkie 05I achieved the crackle finish on my frame by painting it with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  When it had dried, I spritzed it with a tincture of water and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I love this technique!

Let's Make it a Trio for Frilly and Funkie 04To give my bundle of love letters more body, I distressed the edges and added layers of torn paper behind the image from the Paris Flea Market ephemera.  Everything was inked up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make them look like letters found in an attic trunk, and then I added the real bow, burlap string and painted bird cage charm. The sweet little key from the Valentine Embellishment kit was tapped with Distress paint, and makes a lovely body on my butterfly.

Let's Make it a Trio for Frilly and Funkie 06The inside of the card uses THREE different papers from the paper collection and a lovely stamped quote from Wendy Vecchi’s brand new Blooming Art Stamp set.

You can find links to all these supplies in the Funkie Junkie Boutique if you click on the thumblinkys below the post.  Everything in the shop is priced about 20% below retail price, and you’ll never find better customer service anywhere.  Besides, her shop is GORGEOUS!

Be sure to pop over and visit the Frilly and Funkie BLOG where you will find lovely inspiration from the Frilly side of the team for this Let’s Make it a Trio challenge.  And don’t forget to play along with us!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot on the Frilly and Funkie BLOG, 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!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



Links to these items in the Funkie Junkie Boutique

18 thoughts on “Let’s Make it A Trio Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

  1. margiehmalone

    I missed a couple of the 3’s. but it is a beautiful card. I thought you were shutting down your studio. And here you are in a contest! I do Love the card.

  2. Carol

    And you are 3 times a clever lady Kathy. Beautiful ladies, the cracked effect makes it all so vintage.Gorgeous and feminine. X

  3. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy, this is just gorgeous!! I love how you layered up your frame like that, and your UTEE cracked image is so wonderfully vintage! I love the little key at the butterfly body, and of course, I adore the Pion papers. tee hee. What a lovely collection of trios and a stunning card! hugs 🙂

  4. Nancy Dynes

    OH MY GOSH, Kathy!! Your cracked glass technique is both beautiful and brilliant, and I can’t wait to try it!!! Your card is an absolute vision of loveliness. I have counted your trios, and if my math is correct you have seven of them, making both you and Pamellia (who has four trios) overachievers–lol! Thank you so much for sharing your process. A visit to your blog always makes my day brighter!

  5. Juliette Hendry

    Kathy, your card is so inspiring! My small contribution is to add another three….LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  6. Judy B

    Gorgeous card Kathy! The papers are gorgeous and as usual your design is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  7. sara emily barker

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this vintage card, Kathy! Three times over and then some more! That cracked glass technique on the frame is the most amazing realistic looking vintage glass I’ve ever seen! It looks like one of those old oval bowed front frames I spent years searching for. That paper is gorgeous and one the top of my paper wish list! I have to chucke just a little because I believe you and I had a similar vision, which you will see on Thursday. Sweet little birdcage, too:). Big hugs! PS Sorry I’ve been mia–my computer crashed about 2 weeks ago, and I’m slowly piecing my life back together.

  8. jenscull

    oh my goodness, this is amazing! I’ve not heard of the distress technique you used on the cameo image before, so will have to give it a try. I’ve always done the UTEE in the freezer for mine. love the way yours turned out. and that linen ribbon is fabulous!!!

    thanks for sharing your beautiful project! 🙂

  9. stampersuzz

    So many beautiful details and love the angles you shared as I missed many things when first looking at your gorgeous card. Love the cracked glass on the cameo image. The layering of the frames was brilliant. Love everything about this!

  10. Jenny Marples

    WOW Kathy! So many trios! Even the lady in the image has three flower bouquets! I love that these various trios combine to make such a gorgeous layered card. The triple frame is incredibly effective. Jenny x

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