Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Frilly and Funkie challenge. We're the new kid on the challenge blog block specializing in something old - vintage in all it's many forms, styles, dimensions. If you are a vintage lover, we have something for everyone from frilly and shabby to funkie and grungy. We have two design teams - one is Frilly and one is Funkie. This week they are all participating but normally we will start our challenges with the Frilly line up and the second week the Funkies will share their take on the challenge theme. Sound like fun? There will be lots of fun stuff happening on the blog with numerous informative posts throughout the week.
I'm hosting this week and we are starting off with a wide open challenge - just make something in your favorite vintage style and share it with us at Frilly and Funkie. I had such a blast making this card with the new Secretary Pool set just released today from Artistic Outpost. Because I am guest designing with them this month, I got the set ahead of time to make samples with. The sentiment is from another new release Quote and Quotables.
How do you like my typewriter ribbon? Maybe I should ask if you even knew it was a typewriter ribbon. In fact, I'd like to ask, have you EVER used a typewriter? In fact, I thought it was such a fun question that I put a poll on my sidebar. I have to confess to using typewriters even BEFORE they were electric! We had one in my home that looked very similar to this image - maybe that's why I love it so - LOL!
Back to the typewriter ribbon - remember struggling with those things when they wore out and had to be changed? I made mine out of a piece of rayon seam binding and used Copic markers to color it. My ribbon reel was handmade from two pieces of filigree metal that I sell in the shop. It started out an antiqued bronze color and I altered it with Pitch Black Alcohol Ink (love altering metals). Stop by the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog this week as I will be doing our first Friday Focus on using filigree metals. And Saturday at Frilly and Funkie, I'm doing a Step-by-Step on how I made this card. So I'll save the deets until then. In the meatime, you can go shopping in my Funkie Junkie Boutique. Listed below are the product links for what I used here that I sell in the boutique. There is a 10% off coupon just for trying my Zibbet boutique good through March 31st. Just use MARCH10 upon checkout.
Can't wait to see your vintage creations linked up at Frilly and Funkie.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 12:30 AM