Hi everyone and welcome. It's my turn to host the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Boy oh Boy!' For this one we need you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a man or boy in mind. Let's see those male themed creations come to life.
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!
Anyone tuning into my blog recently will have noticed I'm on a mission with the Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Stack - seriously, I LOVE IT!!! Grab yourself a Found Relative and some of your favourite Idea-Ology trims and you're all set for some fun! I find myself creating a back story for these as I go and it seems to help everything flow even more. So without further ado say hello to Edgar...
As a boy Edgar helped his Pa in their mid-West general merchandise store, his favourite task to take care of the small selection of rugs. Edgar loved looking at the intricate patterns woven into so many of them, trying to work out how they were created. One time his Pa took him to the big city; the hustle and bustle, tall buildings and busy streets were wondrous but best of all was the shop window display for a high end carpet emporium. The owner had captured the magic of the Arabian nights and Edgar was in awe. Sure enough, with permission granted, he did his best to do something similar at his Pa's store with the limited supply of rugs in stock and as many pieces of glittering decor he could borrow from home without his Ma noticing. It worked! Sales soared and the range began to increase year on year as Edgar came up with new and interesting ways to display them. In time Edgar took over the store, turning it into a carpet emporium sourcing the best woven floor coverings from around the World. He even got to travel to the far shores of North Africa to hand pick ever more wonderful designs, finally getting to see for real how they were made.
It may look as intricate as those carpets but this tribute to Edgar came together really easily. I stencilled the background with white gesso and added some simple stitching. On top, layers of ephemera, a Flash Card, an embossed Kraft Core Coredinations card 'rug' and various touches of metal. You can find links to a full list of ingredients at the end of this post.
The rest of the Funkie side of the DT have come up with amazing projects of their own so make sure you hop on over to Frilly and Funkie to see them. Then it's your turn to get make something with a man in mind to be in with a chance to win. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
I'll be back with more Dapper fun soon, but for now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx